[Grok-dev] Re: Grok site: changing "Learn" to "Documentation" in
the main navigation
sebastian at urbantalk.se
Thu Jan 3 12:54:47 EST 2008
And I am advocating the ruby-on-rails version because of the described
benefits. Please look at the original design
3 jan 2008 kl. 13.40 skrev Tres Seaver:
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> Sebastian Ware wrote:
>> The nouns require you to know what you are looking for in order to do
>> what you want to do. I believe that the verbs are infinitely more
>> usable, because it requires us to do the thinking, whereas nouns
>> leaves the thinking to the visitor (who has little or no idea of how
>> we structured the website).
>> Nouns are good for experts (on the grok website). Verbs good for the
>> "newbie visitor". However, a good search is even better for experts
>> the content grows to be more than what is really easily browseable.
> Can we assume that other successful open-source / free software
> sites might provide clues to what "works"? A quick survey:
> - http://python.org/ uses nouns for navigation.
> - http://djangoproject.com/ uses nouns as the "structure" (the
> navigation links at the top of each page), but has "Meet Django"
> as its lead item on the homepage.
> - http://rubyonrails.org/ uses nouns for navigation, but has verbs
> ("Get Excited", "Get Started", "Get Better", "Get Involved") on
> the homepage.
> - http://turbogears.org/ uses nouns for navigatino, *except* for
> the "Install" section.
> - http://extjs.com/ (Ext JS framework) uses nouns for naviation,
> *except" for the "Learn" section.
> - http://drupal.org/ (PHP CMS) uses nouns for navigation, *except*
> for "Download".
> - --
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