Hi Erik,

I like your design a lot, and I think your presentation of the PicoLisp 
language and VM is also well done. I suggest you drop the sentence about fresh 
air and stagnant, statically typed world. I think you/we should include a few 
words about which OS platform(s) that are supported, and which are not so much 

I like the font you've chosen, and I also think your new logo is very nice. (I 
made the old one.)

I think I would have made the black background and the black headings a little 
less black, but that's just my first impression.

I really think PicoLisp deserves a new website design like this. Well done!


From: picolisp@software-lab.de <picolisp@software-lab.de> on behalf of Erik 
Gustafson <erik.d.gustaf...@gmail.com>
Sent: 12 December 2015 19:18
To: picolisp@software-lab.de
Subject: PicoLisp Website

My dearest fellow PicoLispers,

I should have shared this two months ago! I don't know why I didn't. Anyway, I 
think PicoLisp is the coolest and wanted to give something back to the 

I made a functional mock-up of a possible new homepage for PicoLisp, which can 
be found here:


I set out to build something that reflected the awesomeness of the language as 
I see it, while respecting everything that came before me. The logo is just a 
different take on the existing logo.  And you'll recognize a lot of the writing 
from various PicoLisp sources and tutorials; I grabbed the bits that I thought 
most effectively described what PicoLisp is about, and weaved them together 
with some of my own prose. I think it's fun read (albeit a little verbose) that 
would inspire newcomers to give PicoLisp more of the attention it deserves.

It was built entirely with PicoLisp, love, and CSS. No frameworks, no extra JS 
(or BS, for that matter). I tried to keep the CSS as minimal and modular as 
possible - just a few tools and utils that I think fit very well into the 
PicoLisp philosophy.

Do try resizing your browser! It's pretty responsive. Not bad for my first 
foray into the world of frontend design :)

Now, I will admit that this falls more towards the designer side of the 
developer/designer spectrum of websites. It's basically a PicoLisp version of 
the Haskell website at this point. I'm not entirely sold on it myself and the 
'Try It' section is pretty corny, but I wanted something concrete to work 
towards and this is what came of that effort.

I'm more than happy to answer any questions about the code or design choices. 
Even more, I'd love to hear what you all think! What do you like? Anything that 
doesn't sit well?

Frankly, my end game is to inspire the community to begin work on a new 
PicoLisp website. PicoLisp has come so, so far in the last year! It's spreading 
to more architectures, embedded devices, more people are joining the mailing 
list than ever, writing and sharing software. I love every second of it! So I 
wanted to give you all something to react to, to start the conversation.

I had a blast creating this, and I hope that comes through!

Peace, love and PicoLisp,

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