So lets say we do it
Dimitrie O. Paun
dpaun at rogers.com
Thu Oct 31 17:09:38 CST 2002
On October 31, 2002 05:05 pm, Jeremy Newman wrote:
> Oh pick ME ME ME! :-)
OK mister, you're on! :)
> I don't volunteer my weekends often, so speak now.
IMO we need to reorganize the front page a bit more than that.
-- the big "Navigation" box is wasted space, because
1. It contains items everybody expects as a left-hand menu
2. Contains no real content
-- while pretty, the layout is a non-standard, and is a wee bit
too far away from the "least surprise" principle
-- the news/announcements need a bit more space
So here is my suggestion:
1. Have a left-hand navigation menu, as follows:
Look at http://www.gimp.org. It's not the nicest, but the home
page is simple, and has a link to almost all relevant info:
Download, Mailing Lists, FAQ, Docs, Screenshots, etc.
You need only *one* click. In our site, you need 3-4 clicks,
scrolling, etc. Vast majority of people don't have such a long
Look for example at http://mesa3d.sourceforge.net/, it's not
pretty, but you can get to most stuff in *one* click.
2. The main area (in the middle) should be "Announcements"
We should have there the last 2-3 announcements, and at
the end a link to the archives. Each announcement gets
a bold title, and a few lines of text. Here we'll
have Wine releases (the few lines of text will contain
the What's New stuff), WWN releases (for which we can
lists the story titles), etc.
I'll stop here. What do you think?
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