Fw: Re: RFC: Proposed new web site design

James Mckenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 25 10:18:19 CST 2008

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>From: James Mckenzie <jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net>
>Sent: Nov 25, 2008 9:01 AM
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>Subject: Re: RFC: Proposed new web site design
>Daniel Scharrer <dscharrer at gmail.com> at Nov 25, 2008 8:50 AM (MST) wrote about Re: RFC: Proposed new web site design
>>The new user-centric design looks promising. Contrary to some others I
>>quite like the round corners and more modern look. Here are a few
>>- Light gray text on a white background is not so nice.
>This is very hard to read.  I like a shade of Yellow on a Green background.  White on Green is better.  Easy on the eyes.  White on Red is also good.
>>- I don't really like the icons too much: As others mentioned, a
>>simple down arrow for the 'Download' icon might be better
>The use of the down arrow is intuitive as well.  This may lead directly to an available download or download page.
>>The Development icon is really non-intuitive. Better alternatives would be
>>gears or a wrench (or both).
>+1 for gears with wrench.
>>- I think a big "Compatibility" link, as done in the re-layout, really
>>belongs onto the front page. I'm guessing many users will want to know
>>if their favorite app runs with wine before the download link even
>>becomes relevant, both for users who are deciding weather to switch to
>>Linux / Mac and those that just want to find out if there is any
>>reason to upgrade from the Wine version that ships with their distro.
>I agree.  A link to a Compatibility page should be on the Front Page where users can find it.  The compatibility page should have categories rather than colors as well:
>Runs with Wine unaltered
>Runs with Wine with Windows DLLS
>Partially Runs with Wine
>Partially Runs with Wine with Windows DLLS
>DOES NOT RUN WITH WINE (Yes, the bold is deliberate.)
>>+1 To the idea of getting screenshots back on the page,
>+1 to this as well.  A small, clickable, screenshot of a running application does wonders.
>James McKenzie

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