In the spirit of the IF Archive CSS Comp we thought we’d open up the design of the Homepage to the forum community. We would like the homepage to be useful as a general place to point someone to introduce them to all things IF. So we’d like it to contain a short introduction to IF and links to this forum, the IFDB, the IF Wiki, Planet IF, the Archive. Anything else is up to your creativity.
I’ve posted a very basic idea of what we’re after, but please don’t limit yourself to following my design or structure. Unlike the Archive’s CSS Comp you are free to write any HTML you like, and you’re free to include JS, though we don’t think much or any will really be needed.
Please submit designs by the 31st of January 2014, by posting them here in this topic (please attach as ZIP archives). Please feel free to collaborate, and if you have an idea for a change to another design, you can consider politely suggesting it to them. After the entries have been received there will be a week of popular voting, after which the winner will be proclaimed and the design uploaded!
If you have any suggestions for other links to be included on the home page, or an alternative ‘About IF’ paragraph, please suggest them here too. If the winning design excludes a link which the forum consensus thinks should be included it will be added in. Please do suggest alternative ‘About IF’ paragraphs - I used much of Emily Short’s description because it seemed the least encyclopaedic I could find, but even it ignores Twine-like choice based works which are now firmly part of the community’s corpus.