Re: Website Designs
On Thu, 26 Apr 2007 16:03:20 +0200, Gerfried Fuchs <email@example.com> said:
> * Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2007-04-26 08:14]:
>> If accessibility is a goal, how are you certain we are not meeting
>> my language, it uses no flash, it is accessible y braille terminals.
>> Have we not already met the goals, then?
> I'm sure you have heard it somewhere before already, but: "There's
> always room for improvement." "If you reach your goal you are dead."
>> If there are parts of the goals that are not met, can you point me to
>> concrete shortcomings? And why can't just those shortcomings be
>> answered, rather than a redesign from the ground up?
> If there wouldn't be any shortcomings then how would you explain the
> regular mails about people getting lost in the links? About not
> finding what they are looking for? Like, "Getting Debian" sounds poor
> to me, and when you actually follow that page you get to a page where
> you can't get Debian but rather have a longish explenation about the
> different approaches, and when you decided you just want to download
> the damn thing and click you are again at the next hop with longish
> explenations about netinst, jigdo and stuff.
Thanks. This is indeed a concrete step -- making it easier to
access the ISO and jigdo images, and perhaps a _short_ explanation of
the benefit of the latter. I see it more as fixing a bug, rather than
something that needs a redesign of the site with mockups (the
navigation can be fixed without really doing a full redesign).
>> Does anyone have _any_ idea what the goals of the redesign are?
> Improvement of navigation is definitely one that I hope to see in it.
> And with some design tricks this can be quite easily and especially
> effective be enhanced. Of course, it might not be easily enhanced for
> every accessibility needing person, but that doesn't mean we can't do
> things for a lot (as long as we don't make it worse for the others).
I agree with fixing issues with site navigation. I would like
to help in that.
>> this raises concerns that the whole effort is doomed to failure --
> Right, everything can fail. And quite a lot things do. And did in
> history. That doesn't mean that _trying_ to put some effort in is a
> failure, rather the contrary. Like history showed.
You elided the bit about where not knowing the target audience
is why I thought it would fail.
One of the initial ideas thrown about was to optimize the site
for the "lambda user". While not a goal I agree with, at least there
the target audience was better defined
It is more rational to sacrifice one life than six. Spock, "The Galileo
Seven", stardate 2822.3
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