[maemo-community] maemo.org redesign

From: Dave Neary dneary at maemo.org
Date: Fri Oct 3 11:54:12 EEST 2008
Hi Tim,

I like it! Some comments all the same...

Tim wrote:
> Here is an idea from me...
> The first is the "home" page:
>     http://samoff.maemobox.org/maemo_redesign/samoff-maemo.org-redesign_idea_0006.png

I think having the big buttons at the top is the right thing to do.

However, I see the left hand side of the page as mostly dead space - I'd
prefer to have one "About maemo.org" block, lower on the page, and drop
"this website is yours!" and "Explore" blocks, in favour of having two
different types of dynamic content on the page.

The reason I like this design is because it is a nice compromise between
Quim's approach and mine, I think - with big bright buttons bringing
people where they want to go quickly, but with new content all the time.

I'd change the page, then, to have a "Featured downloads" block with
some variable content (say top 3 starred applications or top 3 by
downloads, or the pearl, the top download, the best rated) on the left,
above an "About Maemo" block, and News/People/New Downloads on the
right, with News being the default tab.

I'm also a bit disappointed to see the "Download new software" button
disappear - I think that's the #1 reason people will come to the site,
and the "Add-ons" link at the top doesn't really do enough for me.

If we do go with a downloads block in the main page, I think there needs
to be a really prominent "Get more applications here" link with a big
coloured button on there.


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