It's great to see the website getting more integrated; also I find the colour scheme for the wiki very pleasant. However, I think the choice of categories and the navigation need some thought.
The number of main categories is now seven, which I think is a good number, but the number of pages we have is going to be a lot bigger. This means we have to find a way to navigate to pages that are not directly linked by one of the big buttons on the left. I can imagine three possible scenario's:
-some or all of the pages display a page that consists of links to various pages that fit in a category
-all links just link to single pages, except one that has a page similar to the wiki index
-all links link to single pages, while at the same time showing a secondary menu containing links to to various pages that fit in the category in the main bar on the left. The current wiki index page disappears.
I think the first two options are far from ideal; in the first one, you never get to a meaningful page right away, while in the second one, a secondary navigation menu is introduced that is competing with the main menu on the left. Hence (unless someone comes up with another way to solve this) I think we should use the third option and use expandable/collapsible menu's. Basically the start situation would be:
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Then, if someone clicks "introduction", the "introduction to luxrender" page shows on the right and the menu expands:
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[b]-introduction to LuxRender[/b]
-goals and philosophy
The page that is displayed on the right would always be indicated with a different colour, background or font. Once another main category is clicked, the previously selected category can collapse again.
I've attached a text document with a category organisation proposal, containing the following main categories: introduction, gallery, download, documentation, (material library), forum, development, contact.