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Re: SEUL: If you need an help

Robert Hopcroft wrote:

> Doug Loss wrote:
> > Lorenzo De Tomasi wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm a student of graphic design and design of interfaces at Politecnico
> > > di Milano (Italy).
> > > If you want I can help you to create graphics  (logo, icons, cursors,
> > > poiters, etc) and interaction for a new operating system or program interface
> > > based
> > > on Linux...
> > > I have some ideas for a good and simple interaction...
> > >
> > I held off answering to see if anyone else would ask for your help.
> > Here on SEUL we've talked occasionally about a website redesign, but
> > we've never made a determined effort to do such a redesign.  The
> > seul-edu section, where I'm most active, has three or four people
> > working on a redesign of just its section right now.  Personally, I
> > wouldn't like to see seul-edu and the overall SEUL site become very
> > different in design.  I know you didn't talk specifically about website
> > design, but it might be worthwhile to discuss it.  Should such a
> > discussion take place here, or on seul-pub-www?
> I would initially leave the discussion here as there is little going on and there
> are people here who might get involved. I agree with you that it would be bad to
> get seul-edu desynchronized with the rest of the seul site. Actually I've put in a
> lot of thought on this subject but have not said much since I have not seen much
> overall interest. Anyway,
> here is my current thinking. I would view seul as the following three pieces:
> school (education), home and office (soho). These things are so intertwined and
> there is so much overlap that it would not take significantly more effort to deal
> with all of them, and once they are in place there is that much more chance that
> they would attract people.

I agree :)

> Going to the seul homepage, the writing down the left
> side is barely readable. My thought is to put the real common things like "about"
> across the top like many web sites do.

ok :)

> Then create icons for the others spread
> across the page. The list of supported projects has gotten big. For seul-edu, I
> was thinking of a schoolhouse for an icon. Clicking it would set one in a
> classroom where a blackboard would have written on it our news items. Next there
> would be the teacher's desk and on the desk there would be a stack of books. Most
> of what is on the seul-edu web pages is text which can be thought of as a book.
> Thus clicking on a book on the desk brings up that material. This fits in with
> things like the cell biology course. When we get too many books for the table, we
> can go to the library and continue on. Sorry something came up, I will have to
> continue later.

be careful, this idea can become 'trash' if you don'tpay much attention... :)

> Bob