[R] www.r-project.org

Philippe Grosjean phgrosjean at sciviews.org
Tue Apr 25 19:32:30 CEST 2006

The R Web site is working fine. Even if it is not relifted from a long 
time, it is functional. So, this is the point... and it should remain, 
at least, as functional as it is.

One aspect that could be easily relooked is the CSS file. I would 
definitely be in favor of a more styled CSS. I mean, there are now new 
fonts around that are designed to be more readable than Times, Helvetica 
and Courrier on the screen, and equally fine on the printed material. 
With CSS, it is always possible to define several fonts for one style, 
so that the style "degrades" nicely in case of missing fonts. So, such 
kind of change is safe, even for very old computers.

It would be wonderful if we could get a more actual CSS file for R doc, 
for the Web site, and I would use the same for the R Wiki. That way, we 
will got homogeneity in the presentation.

So, I definitely encourage you for (microchirurgical) propositions to 
actualize the presentation of the R Web site, and I will follow the 
decision of the R Core Team on this topic to make the R Wiki looking 


Philippe Grosjean

Romain Francois 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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