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Re: Site facelift?

by locust (Sexton)
on Nov 18, 2010 at 08:58 UTC ( #872158=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Site facelift?

Here's an idea to get the site revamped

We have a t-shirt contest on the site. The purpose of the t-shirt is to promote Perl and move away from the "Perl is dead" crap that's going on.

For example:

  • Perl's not Dead
  • $truth =~ s/\<php\>/perl/ig
  • <? I Suck ?>
  • <? Perl is Better ?>

Then have perlmonks.com on the back or something...

We set a goal of however it might cost to hire a pro UI & Web Designer to revamp the site and show a meter on the front page. Once the goal is reached, then we can get it done and launch the new version.

I think this could work!

Oh yeah, the winner of the contest get's their shirt sold on the site, and these proceeds fund the project


Comment on Re: Site facelift?
Re^2: Site facelift?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 18, 2010 at 09:13 UTC

    Perl is like an eldest kid in the family who was loved by everyone when it was the only kid in the family. The problem is now there are many siblings of Perl coming out there, hence its not loved with the same intensity as that when it was a kid.

    What will bring Perl back to glory are not those old childhood chubby looks. But adapting to the latest trends in the market like getting standard syntax defaults, a good packaged distribution which will work out of the box, Shiny and easy to use help sites like these, Keeping release promises and delivering on time. Currently the complains lie on the lines confusing and too many syntax module options, a difficult to configure and maintain production distribution unique to each project. Also frameworks on par with stuff like RoR, Django, Twisted.

    A sooner production ready(by common definitions), stable, spec compliant Perl 6 will help.

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