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Re: Website Designs

On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 23:02:22 +0200, Runa Agate Sandvik <runa@samfundet.no> said: 

> On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 11:35:10AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> Starting to come up with mockups before we have
>> goals/audience/requirements in place seems ... wrong, somehow.

> I had a chat with Sam Hocevar right after I created LayoutProposal and
> a few minutes later we had http://wiki.debian.org/WebsiteLayout as
> well :)

> I agree that we need to have the requirements in place before woking
> on anything, but I'm quite sure on what the goals are and who the
> audience is ;)

        I read that page, and I am afraid it is not at all clear to
 me. Can you point to me where those things are spelled out? Let me see
 if I can walk this through:

>  Step 1: identify needs

   Merely lists which web pages are in scope -- but nothing of the
 audience. It also hand waves at the usual goodies: unified, accessible,
 no javascript or flash, etc.  There is nothing concrete, or anything of
 any real substance here, when it comes to real goals or a target

> Step 2: analyse the current backends

        Again, nothing about who the target is.

> Step 3: analyse the current layouts

        No idea who the readership is gonna be.

> Step 4: create mockups for all sites we wish to change


        So, since my telepathy powers are obviously on the blink, can
 you tell me what the goals of the rewrite (apart from the 30000 foot
 buzzwords of accessibility, browser independence, restrict javascript)
 are? What are we trying to achieve (well, apart from look prettier, and
 perhaps reduce information presented [not sure about the last one]).

        Frankly, function is not something I have seen discussed -- just

        And who is the target audience?

        New users?  Current users? Experts? Novices? Developers?
 Derivative distributions? Marketing people? Press?


Many people are unenthusiastic about your work.
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@acm.org> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/>
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