Round two of the front page structure changes...
chris at unixpages.org
Tue Dec 2 15:31:46 PST 2003
On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 04:06:40PM -0500, Tom Rhodes wrote:
> Greetings yet again,
> Last night my brain just went in several different directions on
> how well this could turn out. And yet, there is always that lingering
> thought of how bad this could end up if I'm not careful. Taking a
> few comments on the list and off, as well as a few of my own ideas,
> i've crafted another patch.
> This patch is rough around the edges and not commit-ready, even
> though it does build. My goal with this one was to throw out some
> ideas, sort of get the ball rolling. So, honest opinions are very
> welcome here... This patch will:
> o Break up the support area into two different types. Multi-language
> and English (since the site is in English anyway). This will add
> a link to the translated documents on the front page. With this
> I tried to be fair and place all the multi-language and english-only
> options in two categories. This may need another look-over.
> o Takes a stab at the Vendors area, without any modification. The
> vendors link(s) should probably go under our Software or 'Getting
> FreeBSD' areas. But this can be argued.
> o Adds the upcoming events link under a Community section. It could
> be argued that local user groups should go here in place of under
> Support. But a broader opinion on that would be nice...
> Comments please... :)
I like it, but I think there are still way too many links in the
As you already notes, the 'Vendors' section actually belongs to the
'Software' section. 'Documentation' and 'Support' could be consolidated
into a 'Resources' section.
The 'Multi-language support' section is not needed, IMHO. I think
people would expect documentation in a given language on the web
pages of that specific language, http://www.freebsd.org/de, for example.
Maybe we should put the links to language specific web pages in a more
prominent position (and list all available languages on the front page).
In general, we should unclutter the side bar. IMHO, NetBSD and OpenBSD
have done a good job in this regard. 4 or 5 big subsections which
roughly categorize the links to subsection pages, which can contain all
the other stuff.
BTW, thanks for taking on this task, Tom :-)
Christian Brueffer chris at unixpages.org brueffer at FreeBSD.org
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