[Pydotorg-redesign] I think that the current site structure needs
to be scrapped altogether.
lac at strakt.com
Sun Sep 21 11:26:52 EDT 2003
Right now, it looks as if somebody has said 'the most important thing
is to have all the links that are important up there on the first
page'. Pack 'em in. This is an efficient design for people who
already know what they want, more or less.
It is, however, an intimidating design for those who are coming here
for the first time, and I thought those were the ones that we were
They want gateways to 'education' 'business use' and 'useful press
clippings you can use' and 'FIRST TIME HERE' and so on and so forth.
What they want to do is explore, and layouts for exploration look
very different from layouts for sitting down and getting a lot o
work done right now. The latter reads 'pure hacker', and there is
indeed a place for such a page -- but down someplace in the
'for Programmers' section.
If we don't produce some sort of consensus on how we are going to
limit the information shown on the first page, we are going to end
up with a very pretty site that still scares the managers, scientists,
educators, and journalists away.
Laura, who is still too busy to do anything until end of October.
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