[openbeos] Re: New website home page mockup

  • From: "Thom Holwerda" <slakje@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 15:23:21 +0200

While I really like this mockup (clean and to the point), I really think
Haiku should more strongly emphasize its heritage (BeOS). Since most of the
potential initial userbase will consist of die-hard BeOS fans such as
myself, emphasizing this part of Haiku's past is critical, I think.

Just a suggestion.

Thom Holwerda
Managing editor at http;//www.osnews.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: openbeos-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:openbeos-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of Jorge G. Mare (a.k.a. Koki)
> Sent: maandag 28 augustus 2006 15:12
> To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [openbeos] Re: New website home page mockup
> Axel Dörfler wrote:
> > Hi Jorge,
> >
> > "Jorge G. Mare (a.k.a. Koki)" <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >> http://www.zeta-zone.net/haiku/haiku-home-mockup.jpg
> >>
> >> I hope his will help visualize what I think would be the best way to
> >> expose the sheer amount and types of information that we will have on
> >> our website; this would also reflect that focus that we want to have
> >> on
> >> developers for now.
> >>
> >
> > While I personally prefer news snippets, and the other dynamic contents
> > in right hand side navigation (similar to what we have now on the test
> > page), I like what you did very much, too. You make a lot of content
> > available directly, without looking too busy (at least IMO), and an
> > overview page like this (that will probably fit on one single page)
> > makes a lot of sense as a front page as well.
> > Sure we'll have to make sure it'll look good in a larger browser window
> > as well, but that should be possible to achieve.
> >
> > I would have expected "Download" to be part of the top level
> > navigation, and not in the upper right corner, but at least that part
> > will get handy when you know the page already.
> >
> This is a reflection of our current focus on development.
> When Haiku 1.0 is released (or when we have a public beta, if there will
> be such a thing), "Download" could be brought to top level navigation. I
> would also be inclined to have a visual aide probably in the form of a
> "Download Haiku" or "Get Haiku" button in the front page.
> > Just one more question: should the language pop up stay? Do you intend
> > to have localized welcome messages while keeping all the other content
> > in English?
> >
> It does not have to stay for now; however, I would like to have the
> capability in the future.
> By the way, this mockup is meant to be just conceptual; the design
> itself, including selection of color, fonts, icons, etc. is not
> necessarily good.
> Koki

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