Forum OpenACS Improvement Proposals (TIPs): TIP #41 (vetoed): Changes to front page and layout have to be tipped

I propose that changes to the front page ( and the layout / design of the site have to be approved in a TIP process to become effective.

To make sure, the front page consists of all HTML content visible there, including header and footer.

Reasoning: The question asked by Joel in TIP #40 and the discussions we had about the change of the header a while ago.

Execution: If it is a change of text, include your new version and the old version in the TIP. If it is a makeover of the design, post a URL to the the new design.

Posted by Lars Pind on
We have a poor home page and a lack of resources.

Perfect is the enemy of good.

We should encourage improvements. There will always be people who have somehting or other against whatever wording we come up with, but we should reward people who take constructive steps to improve the status quo, rather than people who obstruct those efforts.

We should have lower, not higher, barriers to Getting Things Done.

Hence, I suggest

- use your best judgement

- no TIP required

- post a heads-up in the forums,


Posted by Jeff Davis on
I agree with lars. No from me as well.

It's not like we are engraving web pages in granite anyway, it's easy to change, tweak and converge on something we agree is good.

I also agree that we do _not_ need to TIP changes to the home page.