[Pydotorg-redesign] I think that the current site structure needs
to be scrapped altogether.
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sun Sep 21 13:40:38 EDT 2003
On Sun, Sep 21, 2003, Dylan Reinhardt wrote:
> We're currently ignoring 90% of our customers and it shows. The
> web site is virtually useless as a tool for reaching or converting
> anyone who isn't already bought in. We're holding potential converts
> at arm's length. The site is unfriendly, cold, and unattractive.
> Nothing about it is going to enhance our reputation or build our user
That's opinion, not fact. We still have not achieved consensus about
design goals, not even talking about the extent to which the current
design does or does not achieve those goals.
> Well, here's the problem. The people who are willing to expend work on
> a real redesign are not the same people as those who are currently in
> charge of www.python.org. We're left spinning our wheels because the
> people who have decision-making authority appear to think that the site
> is actually pretty good. By almost anything other than open source
> hacker standards, it is not.
Again opinion. If you look at successful sites such as Amazon.com or
cnn.com, I think it's hard to argue that python.org does significantly
worse at the organizational level.
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