[R] www.r-project.org

hadley wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Tue Apr 25 19:30:27 CEST 2006

Hi Romain,

Generally a competition is a bad way of coming up with a new design. 
It generally emphasises looks over function and, of course, requires
people to put in a lot of effort for a small chance of gain. I'd also
agree with Friedrich that few people will enter.

My opinion is if that people thought it was truly important to have a
better R homepage, it would be better to start a collection and hire a
professional developer.  Otherwise, there is a very real risk that we
will end up with something worse than the current.


On 4/25/06, Romain Francois <francoisromain at free.fr> wrote:
> Dear R users and developpers,
> My question is adressed to both of you, so I choose R-help to post it.
> Are there any plans to jazz up the main R website : http://www.r-project.org
> The look it have now is the same for a long time and kind of sad
> compared to other statistical package's website. Of course, the
> comparison is not fair, since companies are paying web designers to draw
> lollipop websites ...
> My first idea was to organize some kind of web designing contest.
> But, I had a small talk with Friedrich Leisch about that, who said that
> I shouldn't expect too many competitors.
> So, what about creating a small team, create a home page project and
> then propose it to the core team.
> It goes without saying it : The core team has the final word.
> What do you think ? Who would like to play ?
> Romain
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