[kde-promo] kde.org fixes and adjustments
justin at neomantra.org
Tue Feb 16 13:37:31 UTC 2010
So it sounds like there is a lot of agreement to change the KDE.org menu to
just show the subcategories of only the menu item that the user is currently
mousing over or clicking on. Is there someone willing to take
responsibility for making this change? Just wanted to make sure this didn't
fall through the cracks.
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 1:26 AM, Ben Cooksley <sourtooth at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 12:22 PM, Justin Kirby <justin at neomantra.org>
> > On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 12:45 PM, Nuno Pinheiro <nuno at oxygen-icons.org>
> > wrote:
> >> On Wednesday, 10 de February de 2010 17:01:48 Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> >> > On February 9, 2010, Daniel Laidig wrote:
> >> > > It's obvious that currently the application menu doesn't look too
> >> > > with the current design and for marketing reasons it might be nice
> >> > > focus on some brands etc but I also think that mirroring the KDE
> >> > > here is still a pretty good idea. This is probably what most (non
> >> > > KRunner addicted) people are used to when looking for an
> >> >
> >> > the question this raises in my mind is: do people use the website to
> >> > learn
> >> > how the launch menu works? or is it a higher priority to make the
> >> > applications discoverable on the website regardless of the launch menu
> >> > to
> >> > ensure our marketing and communication efforts are as effective as
> >> > possible?
> >> >
> >> > > One thing we should avoid is having only a selection of featured
> >> > > applications in the navigation (as it-s suggested). Scanning the
> >> > > navigation is like scanning the table of contents in a book and by
> >> > > that
> >> > > you guess if the section holds the relevant information and is worth
> >> > > taking a closer look. At least that's how I work. ;) Just having
> >> > > random items in there doesn't seem like a good idea.
> >> >
> >> > agreed.
> >> on the other end we can't simply put everything there, the site s just
> >> big.
> >> Personally, i would not mind that each main section contained its links
> >> after
> >> pressing, The problem about this is that its harder to get a full scope
> >> everything we have but on the other end it will be incredible easy to
> >> implement with the current website design in a "just makes sense way"
> >> we can had an link that show a overview of the site .
> > Yeah I agree with this. The primary sections at the top are grouped in
> > a way that all subsections listed for that category are likely the only
> > thing the user wants to see when they mouse over or click on one of them.
> > For example, someone interested in the "Community" aspect probably
> > care what the sub options are under "Developer Platform" and vice versa.
> > Sure, someone might care about more than one area, but why not just let
> > view one subsection at a time? I think the groupings are good, and so are
> > the sub menu contents...but if we just show one subset at a time then the
> > menu would be a much simpler thing to understand for people imo.
> > Fwiw I got similar feedback to this when asking for first impressions
> > the LinkedIn KDE group. (that it's too much info at once)
> This would be good, and improve the page visibility on the whole I believe.
> Many other sites already do something similar to this.
> > - Justin
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