New Python.org website ?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Thu Jan 19 09:05:59 CET 2006


Shalabh Chaturvedi wrote:

> > Tim the Taller (I presume he's taller; he's Dutch) and the other critics
> > fail to realize is that no one reads "content".
>
> I disagree completely. I wouldn't touch a new language or technology
> without first reading content. Neither would my boss, or any other
> manager for that matter. This is not a watch, a garment, a toothpaste or
> a burger. It is a software product, which needs a lot of content.

> The few words in captions should indeed be conveying the message. Which
> brings up a good question - what message does python.org want to convey?
> Is beta.python.org doing that?

What puzzles me (and scares me) is that some people seem to think that
anyone would go to python.org and expect a corporate fluff site.

It's like when I asked a "suit" friend with long industry experience to check
the python marketing list; his spontaneous reaction after reading some of
the "we must do this because non-programmers think like this" discussion
was one big WTF-are-these-guys-talking-about-why-do-they-hate-python ?

The current site needs an incremental style overhaul, a less cluttered front
page, and some signs that python.org's actually using modern Python tools
for the site.  And it needs to be more alive, both style-wise and content-
wise.

It does not need to treat its target audience (be it developers nor managers)
as simpletons.  Companies in the Python space don't do that, so why should
python.org ?

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