Brainstorming Project Page Makeup

On the idea of what a clean, useful, and simple project description page should look like: I was giving this a bit of thought last night and thought I’d share what I came up with. Perhaps some recommendations can improve the list? 🙂

Here’s what I think a project page should have:

  • Description and lots of images. People love images.
  • History. Why was it conceived of? What led up to its beginning?
  • Purpose. What does it aim to accomplish?
  • Technical details. Language, development time, RCS, etc.
  • Changelog and version history. Be brief, but a lot of folks find it useful to know why a new version was released.

This is just version 1, of course. I’m sure improvements will come soon.