Your opinion on my version of website

Mark Evenson evenson at
Wed May 16 07:12:46 UTC 2018

> On May 15, 2018, at 16:48, Mariano Montone <marianomontone at> wrote:
> Hello everybody!
> I've been working on a new version of website.
> Let me explain: I had an idea for a Common Lisp website. I was not happy
> with So I started designing/developing. But then I came
> across, and thought I could build on top of that
> instead. The result may be that my personal ideas and preferences may
> not be good for mission in particular, or the
> maintainers taste. That's why I want your opinion on it.
> I'll be glad if some of it gets to replace some of the
> site, but if not, I have not problem at all.
> My version of the site is hosted here:
> I started developing on top of this branch:
>, that I
> found better than other branches.
> Can you guys try it and give me your opinion?


I just had a chance to review your work:  very good!  “fresh", “modern", “crisp” are some adjectives which spring to mind.  You made quite natural and intelligent choices for additional content, such as the Reddit feeds. 

As such, I would certainly love for its use as the main source for The next meeting of the Common Lisp Foundation (the organization the runs should be June 6, where we can probably come to a decision, but overall, our first goal has been to move away from Ruby into CL-MUSTACHE which your version seems to do quite well.  

There are some minor things that I would change, mainly about the visual space which  the menu bar occupies.  And the rest of the CLF board will undoubtedly have things they would want changed, so there will be a bit of back and forth, but thank you so much for the initiative.  

I’ll try to get back to you in the next couple days about next intermediate steps.  Please ping me next week if you haven’t heard from me.

Mark Evenson

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