[maemo-community] Maemo.org

From: Jarmo.Tikka at nokia.com Jarmo.Tikka at nokia.com
Date: Fri Jan 9 13:20:13 EET 2009

I just joined this maemo community mailing list. I had not noticed we
have created this new list...

Great that we have action s going on to imporove usability of maemo.org
site. It really requires some restructuring so that people are able to
find needed information from it.

E.g. my proposal is that usability of site is the main criteria for you
when you plan new site structure. If people are able to easily find
information what they need from the site that would be excellent. If
site even looks great that would be big plus. If new site just looks
good but usability is not better than we have in current site another
restructuring will be required in near future.

Number of these restructurings of web site should be minimized because
they tend to break all external links to the site.

As a reminder site usability has been discussed also in maemo bugzilla.

>Wireframes: Frontpage, Development, Community
>Layout: Frontpage, Development, Community
>HTMLs: Frontpage <http://openbossa.andrecunha.com/maemo/index.html>,
>Development <http://openbossa.andrecunha.com/maemo/interna_1.html>,
>Community <http://openbossa.andrecunha.com/maemo/interna_2.html>
>Download files here 
>The basic structure for CSS is there. It looks good only in 
>IE7 and FF2/3,

I agree that these examples look much better than current layout we have
in site. Would it be possible to implement also little bit more
usability issues to the new structure.

How I see it people visit maemo.org because:
- they need to install/upgrae latest image or SDK
- they need to find out some official documentation for certain
technology area
- they need to see if certain problem has been reported or write a new
bug report
- they want to see what is happening in maemo community

For me these new layouts seems to emphasize only this last type of usage
e.g. social issues. In my opinion also those other usage patterns should
be made easier.

For example we do not have links to the latest maemo image/SDK release
in front page. Another example is that we list same issues (active
members, last posts etc) in all subpages, in that right side columns.

Anyhow I think you (maemo community members) have done very good work
for the site...

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