[ZWeb] Guide for Corporate Decision Makers
ethan mindlace fremen
Mon, 05 Mar 2001 13:32:49 -0500
--On Thursday, March 01, 2001 19:03:37 -0500 Donald Braman
> Hope you don't mind this slightly snarky post. I stumbled across the
> "Guide for Corporate Decision Makers" and it got me thinking...why are
> there so few large sites hosted by Zope in the case studies section? Why
> isn't Zope.org selling Zope? If I hadn't stumbled accross this page
> accidentally, I would never have known that CBS New York and Greenpeace
> used Zope.
I've got to do a better job of rustling up case studies.
> 1. What Zope Is (now under "Learn Zope", which isn't the most intuitive
> title for a description of Zope).
Do you think the "Introducing Zope" link on the documentation page is
> 2. Reasons to use Zope, including: success stories at small, medium, and
> large institutions;
This is a good one. I think we have some floating around: I'll try to
collect them together.
> a guide for IT decision makers (including a discussion
> about support);
What I want to do is expand the Zope Solution Providers page into a section
to let people that provide support more thouroughly explain what services
they do offer.
> and reviews/news about Zope (Most of this is now in
> "Resources", which is not the most intuitive place to go for "marketing"
Agreed: I'm going to move towards a news section, which will have all these
sorts of references.
> 4. How to use Zope ("Learn Zope" isn't really about learning Zope).
/Documentation isn't an intuitive place to go for learning zope?
> 5. About DC, it's relation to Zope, etc. (this seems to spread between
> "Learn Zope" and "About Zope" and the DC site).
Ok. Hopefully the new Digital Creations site will explain this more
> 6. About the site itself (in "About Zope.org" is fine, though more details
> about who runs the site, contacts, etc. would be nice...this coudl be the
> same as 5).
Ok... email@example.com is the primary content, though there's also the
zope-web. Perhaps it should have more prominance?
> 7. Zope News as a sidebar, not a cenral menu item.
Hm. I was actually going to have the default view of zope.org be mostly
newsie, with sidebar links to the rest of the stuff.
This is a challenge: The statistics say that most of our visitors are
frequent. I assume those people get very little value out of a home page
that's mostly targeted towards people that haven't used zope.
Nonetheless, we need to target new visitors as well.
> 8. More in the left column (python sites...whatever).
I am planning to simplify to a 2 column layout that has all the relevant
links on the right and contentish things on the left.
Thanks for your feedback,
ethan mindlace fremen
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