[pydotorg-www] Updates to Jobs HowTo page

David Goodger goodger at python.org
Wed Jul 21 23:17:42 CEST 2010

I just noticed this while cleaning up my inbox, missed it when it
arrived, sorry.

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 12:44, Martin Thomas <martin at martinthomas.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 10:43 AM, David Goodger <goodger at python.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 10:37, Martin Thomas <martin at martinthomas.net>
>> wrote:
>> > I have made a number of changes to the jobs howto page
>> > (http://www.python.org/community/jobs/howto/):
>> And I made some further improvements.
> Thanks.
>> I note that your changes put more text up-front. This discussed a
>> while back, and IIRC we agreed that this would have the effect of
>> fewer people getting to the most important part: the template. It will
>> be interesting to see what effect these changes have.
> I took advantage of the fact that the template viewed on the webpage is
> in a highlighted block. In addition to adding some text, I also trimmed a
> little.  I wanted to remove the volunteer paragraph.. do we really need that
> on both pages?

I think that point needs more emphasis, not less. I'm tired of seeing
reminders from impatient job posters. But it's near the end, so I
doubt many will make it to that point in the instructions. If anything
needs to be up-front and boldfaced, it's that.

-- David

> Based on the postings recently, people who make it to this page have
> little trouble finding the template but needed some help with filling it
> in.
> Hopefully, the  changes will help there and save some rework.
>> > Does anyone know why the bullet points after the template are indented?
>> > It
>> > is not a CSS issue, as far as I can tell.
>> Do you mean the numbered list? Item 1 was not properly indented, so it
>> didn't show up as a true HTML "list item" (it was just a paragraph
>> with "1." at the beginning; fixed now). Items 2 and up were properly
>> indented, and showed up as list items. The indentation is just how
>> browsers format lists.
> Facepalm. Thanks.
> //m
>> --
>> David Goodger <http://python.net/~goodger>

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