Fla, I’m happy to change the logo, but I really don’t think we should go back to the old logo from the pre-alpha days. I remember the core team changed the font to Roboto a while ago, so I’ve made a logo in that font. The one you link to below is horribly pixellated when I tried to use it, as it’s too small an image.
Remember that these pages are simply something to replace immediately the almost-two-year-old diasporaproject.org site, which is where diasporafoundtion.org currently redirects. These pages aren’t perfect, but at least they are a lot better, in terms of the information they present, than those ancient pages. I’m still waiting to hear from @seantilleycommunit or @dennisschubert about getting them on the site. Once they’re there, we can discuss a more long-term solution, but I think Sean and Dennis are already working on that. These are simply to have up-to-date information available to new and prospective users NOW, while there’s a massive influx. A lot of new users are confused, and about 95% of them are signing up to jd.com because they don’t understand about the different pods and decentralisation, which is why these updated pages are so necessary right now, not in a few weeks’ time. jd.com is groaning under the strain of new users signing up - I keep getting the ‘we’re over capacity right now’ warning - and proper information is needed to encourage people to sign up to a range of pods, so that the network is more balanced and no one pod is over-stretched.
For this reason I think it’s important to have the decentralisation explanation above the sign-up, but for those who want to go straight to the sign-up information, there is a ‘Sign up’ button in the header bar. Reducing the image height and therefore the black bar height is fine, but this requires fiddling around with the CSS files (simply reducing the bar height creates a nasty line under it as the masthead doesn’t move up). I simply don’t have time to do that at the moment.
I took off the ‘getting involved’ and ‘supporters’ pages, but Sean asked me to reinstate them.
Let’s get these short-term pages up NOW so that people at least have access to proper information before signing up to Diaspora (usually to jd.com), and then we can discuss what to do for a brand new site for the future.