ANN: New Wiki Theme
andy.doan at linaro.org
Wed Nov 16 16:22:17 UTC 2011
On 11/16/2011 06:15 AM, Dave Martin wrote:
> I think for the table of links we do need an explanation of what each
> item is, though this should literally just be a few words.
Thanks for the feedback!
I've created a bug with all your comments. I'd also like to point out
the road-map I'm trying to put together. I don't really disagree with
anything you've said. However, I have to balance it with other feedback
and direction I've gotten so we don't end up with this.
> There are also some things there which would be fairly incomprehensible
> to a newcomer. What is "Cycles", for example? People also won't be
> able to guess what "Connect" refers to without laboriously reading the
> other text.
> I would vote for removing all the links from the introductory paragraph
> -- the precence of links disrupts the readability of the text
> unnecessarily IMHO, and putting all the links into the table.
This is an interesting idea. I'm +1'ing it.
> Could we also experiment with ordering the links so that the stuff for
> newcomers appears first, and the resources for developers come afterwards,
> perhaps in a separate table? We need to give newcomers a bit of extra
> help, because they're the people who will need it.
This is something I'm thinking more on and plan to improve. However, 4
of our most popular pages (Android, DevPlatform, Builds, Source) are in
the top corner of the table.
> On a more frivolous note, could we change the title to something like
> "Welcome to the Linaro Wiki"? This is friendlier, and helps to
> suggest that the site is for non-experts too. In practice, the wiki
> isn't just for developers, after all.
I think this might be more of a branding question. I'll have to ask.
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