[maemo-community] Minutes of web design meeting, 13/1/2009

From: Dave Neary dneary at maemo.org
Date: Wed Jan 14 13:30:46 EET 2009

Quim Gil wrote:
> ext Dave Neary wrote:
>> wazd had some criticisms of the current front page design. He wondered
>> why "Documentation" got a link, and "Talk" didn't. Dave said that "Talk"
>> would be part of both the Support and the Community pages, and that
>> Documentation snuck back onto the front page. After some discussion,
>> Dave asked wazd to bring his comments to the mailing list.
> The talk.maemo.org news came later than the mockups, isn't it?
> As a user of maemo.org and ITt I also expect to have "Talk", "Forum" or
> something in the top navigation, and even offer something like the last
> 10 posts + more in the home itself.

I'm not necessarily against - and since the Summit, we should now have a
fairly high quality feed from ITt to include in a news stream - but I'm
wondering why the forum would get a different treatment from say mailing
lists, IRC, Bugzilla, or any of the other user forums we have. It seems
to me like having the user forum on a "Get help" support page, and on
the "Get involved" community page, is sufficient exposure.

Also, I'll ask the question here while I'm at it: should Documentation
get a top-menu billing on the front page?

I was sure I remembered that we had agreed that it was in general
meaningless, and should be left to sub-pages (developer docs, support
docs, user docs, community docs)? But looking back through the archives,
it got re-included before Tim's final layout proposal, after Andrew said
"something we *need* to re-introduce - there's no "Documentation" link".
 I did disagree at the time, but it got added back in to the mock-ups at
that stage.

One of wazd's complaints in the meeting was that there's no room to
extend the top-level menus if it's needed, and if we now want to add
"User forum" or "Forum" to the front page, either as an element of the
page or as a top-level menu item, then we're probably going to have to
put it in the place of "Documentation".



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