If you haven’t heard already allow me to share with you the fact that the Enlightened Perl Organisation website has had a redesign.

The site had a previous design from circa July 2008 which was done at the time as a JFDI placeholder look while awaiting a new design, unfortunately that weekend effort lasted for three years as many other projects took precedence.

Old look for the site

Old look for the site

This year, as part of the Google Code-in initiative under the banner of the Perl Foundation I asked for a new look to be made and was rewarded by a refreshing view from Webdos:

Fresh new look

Fresh new look

Webdos and I then went back and forth, I updated elements like the logo and the colours to fit with how we portray the organisation, to complete a final look from him:

Almost final design from GCi task

Almost final design from GCi task

From that look I have tweaked and refined slightly to produce the current look which seems to work well on multiple screen sizes:

 

Current 'new look' site

Current 'new look' site

There are one or two more tweaks to do:

  1. The form page uses the old style at present as the code that powers this is being modified;
  2. There are some tweaks to be done for displays on mobile phones;
  3. The SAN and Ironman sites need to be updated, SAN will have the same look and Ironman will adopt several of the stylistic changes into its own new design.

All of these will be done on a rolling basis as the site is further worked upon. the next stage is to get a copy of the existing site onto github so that people can branch and upload changes that can then be spun onto the main site to allow more contributors to the site. I will of course keep you all updated of these changes and provide appropriate links in due course.

-mdk