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Re: cdimage website maintenance (was: Bug#322030: Woody CD images deserve to be more visible)

On Tue, Aug 09, 2005 at 04:44:47PM +0200, Richard Atterer wrote:
>On Tue, Aug 09, 2005 at 02:33:37PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>[about the pages under /CD/]
>> Changing the look of the pages so that they more closely match the
>> top-level site might help.
>*sigh* Yes, indeed. I'd like to keep the Debian CD/DVD image though, it's
>nice! :)


>If only there were a global left-hand navigation and breadcrumb trails
>("Home -> foo -> bar") for easier navigation.  Displaying the standard
>navigation bar ("About Debian", "News"...) on all pages is not really
>appropriate for a website of this size. For the CD pages, it would be
>useful if the different pages ("FAQ", "net install", "buy") were easily
>accessible from other CD-related pages.

Yes, true. I know there has been discussion about reworking the main
Debian pages. We should get involved in that, maybe... :-) -www
people, am I remembering correctly?

>> For example, from the top of www.debian.org, the toolbar link "Getting
>> Debian" (which will be the first link many people will follow) points to
>> http://www.debian.org/distrib/ . That page doesn't link to _any_ of the
>> CD download pages, which is clearly silly.
>When I had created /CD/, /distrib/ and /distrib/cd were created by someone 
>else to "guide" visitors around the "ugly"/"overloaded"/whatever main CD 
>page. At the time, I chose not to argue because it wouldn't have helped.
>So the existence of these pages is more the result of some personal 
>differences, maybe the time has come to clean things up.
>Clearly, there is a large overlap between /CD/ and /distrib/ - IMHO only
>one of them should exist.

Yes, definitely. Maybe for this some mockups and an IRC/email
discussion of options would be useful.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
You raise the blade, you make the change... You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane...

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