[drupal-devel] DrupalForge?

Jeremy Epstein jazepstein at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 07:29:57 UTC 2005

> Well, when I first noticed the new mamboserver.com site, it looked too
> drupal.org-ish to me... and it still is. Look at the sidebar, the
> footer, the blurbs on the homepage :)

I haven't been over to mamboserver.com for a while, but I just checked
it out now to see what's changed. And you're right, it DOES look

In fact, the 'what is mambo...' blurb and the tabs are so similar to
drupal.org, that I suspect they've copied us. In which case... COOL!
Mambo is copying Drupal! We're being used as a benchmark for a site
with double our user base!

However, I agree that Mambo's site design still looks decidedly
corporate and upmarket, while Drupal's site design clearly says
'community project' and 'work in progress'. I tried to think of some
other sites that have similar designs, for comparative purposes, and
this is what I came up with:
mamboserver.com -> apple.com
drupal.org -> lego.com

Take a look at the pairs of sites side-by-side, and you'll see what I
mean. The similarities are mainly in the choice of colour. Maybe the
Drupal community should look into making little plastic toys, just as
a fundraiser on the side? :-). Clean, modular, accessible, semantic,
usable, and [free... err, I mean...] reasonably priced plastic toys,
of course.

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