[mythtv] Official Thread: Mythtv.org Redesign

Sean West sean.west at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 03:40:58 UTC 2007

Hello all!

I have made a quick mockup of a simple, easy on the eyes look:


(note: the "Screenshots" link is with the mouse over it.)

Tell me what you think and any changes you would like to see.


On 4/13/07, Chris Petersen <lists at forevermore.net> wrote:
> Welcome to the official thread about the mythtv.org website redesign.
> Fyi, what is below is similar to the note I sent out before, but does
> contain a few edits and new info, so please read.
> To reiterate, I am a fairly experienced web designer (I've been doing it
> for about 13 years), and although I would certainly appreciate help with
> the html/css/javascript side of things, I'm mostly looking for someone
> with art skills (which I do not have).
> I would really like to see the redesign of mythtv.org be able to spread
> to trac and the wiki as well (unified header/menu), but it doesn't
> necessarily have to do so.
> You can see a VERY rough sketch of my own designs at
> http://newmyth.forevermore.net/ -- I stopped working on this when I
> realized that I would need some artwork.  I also have some mockups done
> by Justin Hornsby (juski in irc / one of which you can see at
> http://www.juski.co.uk/mockup11.png). Other than that, I like pieces of
> the layouts from Gallery and Pidgin (formerly Gaim), although I don't
> love either layout, and am not entirely attached to the whole "top and
> left nav" layout, although it has sort of become the standard in web
> design these days.
> With that said, I have received a rather large number of responses about
> this project, and since the best way to start these things is with a
> couple weeks of brainstorming, I would like to see a mockup front page
> from anyone interested in participating.  Just reply to this message
> with a link to your design.  If you don't have somewhere to post your
> design, please email it directly to me (not to the list) and I will post
> it on my website for you.
> -Chris
> Also, I expect that some of you will be tempted to redesign pieces of
> the MythTV logo.  I do *not* know how Isaac and other devs feel about
> the topic, but imho everything but the the grey "mythTV" text is open
> for redesign (that being "treatment" rather than "hero", as some
> designers would say).  However, since this is initially a brainstorming
> session, feel free to redesign as much of the logo as you feel will help
> your design.
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