[Grok-dev] Re: Web site ready for relaunch?

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Mon Jan 21 08:47:57 EST 2008


We're getting there. Great work!

Now for my show stopper:

I think the 'download' link isn't working right now. If you click that 
you get the release info on the latest release. This actually doesn't 
explain to beginners how to download and install Grok! We need a page 
that explains how to install Grok. I think we can just recycle the text 
from the start of the tutorial. I think it's fine to duplicate it for 
now; we can always merge them back together at some later point.

> Top Level Pages
> ******************
> I was screwing around with the home page & friends a little bit more. I 
> restored the "Download" link, but I removed the "Develop" link. For this 
> link we had, "*Develop* your application with Grok. Documentation, 
> forums, mailing lists." Which I couldn't figure out what to put for 
> content for this besides links to the Documentation and Community 
> sections. There is still lots of room for improvement in these areas.

I think merging them is good enough for now.

> People want:
> * Marketing oriented text and images for: 
> Evaluate/Download/Learn/Develop/Participate
> * Improvements to the Navigation area
> After we re-launch we can bring up a new preview site where we can 
> sandbox improvements to this stuff.

Sounds like a good plan.

> However we also need people willing 
> to contribute art assets, layouts and text. If some design oriented 
> folks are able to come up with image mock-ups for these pages and we can 
> reach a general consensus of agreement to these areas I'll be willing to 
> do the HTML/CSS/Plone grunt work to make it happen.
> Also for the most part I think we should focus more on adding useful 
> content at the moment, e.g. better Grok project information (core 
> development policies, Release notes, upgrade notes), better text 
> explaining the unique benefits of Grok, etc. The content that people are 
> willing to write and maintain should then inform the layout of our 
> marketing oriented pages rather than vice-versa.

A good point, and I agree.

I think we should just look at resolving the download issue. I also 
noticed some extra newlines in various code samples in the main 
tutorial, like here:

$ python
Python 2.4.4
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.


(The >>> should follow directly, of course).

I wonder what's going on here?



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