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Re: website mockups, what is fedora?



On Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 12:34:47AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 08/21/2009 10:14 PM, Rex Dieter wrote:
> > Máirín Duffy wrote:
> > 
> >> There is a clear trade-off here - either you "do wrong" by the
> >> community, or you "do wrong" by users who want to try your distro but
> >> run away screaming because you've confused and scared them. 
> > 
> > Thank you (and others!) for the thoughtful replies, there's a lot there
> > think and munch on.
> > 
> > I guess it's just many (including myself) failed to see any evidence or
> > justification for the claims of "confused/scared new users" and the
> > current greatly simplified design choice.    And... because the board
> > says so, continues to not be all that satisfying.
> 
> I spend quite a lot of time in the community forums answering newbie
> questions and users do get confused quite a bit on what to download. I
> know it doesn't really match the KDE perspective of things but more
> choices do confuse people. They do not necessarily understand x86_32 vs
> x86_64 or GNOME vs KDE or what an ISO image is or how to actually burn
> them etc. Now the approach to solving that problem might actually be
> different to the current design but the problem is real.
> 
> If you want to see this for yourself, grab a few non technical end users
> and show them
> 
> http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora (current)
> 
> vs
> 
> http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-all (previous default page)
> 
> vs

   http://duffy.fedorapeople.org/temp/woot/page2.png

That's the correct page to draw the analogy.  The front page is not an
apples to apples comparison because it's never had a clear way to
download anything at all.  (That notwithstanding the page1 mockup is a
huge improvement in that regard.)

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