[ZWeb] Re: IA for zope.org

Casey Duncan c.duncan@nlada.org
Tue, 5 Mar 2002 09:56:13 -0500

I like. I do see a definite distinction between Webmasters and Developers. My 
only concern with it is that it might cause initial confusion between what it 
and dev.zope.org is for. I'm not thinking of a better way to make this 
distinction other than stating the difference when someone clicks on 
Developers thinking they will find info on core dev there. Maybe "Zope 
Core Development" can be a link from there to dev.zope.org.

I think this is a very good start though, and here are some potential 

Under webmasters, a "Zope managment" link to relevant resources for using the 
ZMI, WebDAV and FTP might be useful...

Under community I would add "Zope Sites" for community sites like 
ZopeZen/ZopeNewbies et al.

Also under community, there should be a "Contribute" link with content on 
projects, initiatives and ideas that need resources. Perhaps these can be 
trackers, or some sort of "workgroup" functionality (later perhaps).

Under Developers it would be nice to have an "Examples" category. Obviously 
we need content for this. I volunteer to make some.


P.S. Lets try to make the search functionality *useful* too 8*)

On Monday 04 March 2002 05:00 pm, Lennart Regebro allegedly wrote:
> I wouldn't mind having two different paths to the content, one according to
> type, and one on the intended audience. It would require two separate
> menus, and to make it clear that they are unrelated one should in that case
> be organized vertically and one horizontally. Something like this:
> -----------------
> ZOPE       Newbies     Webmasters    Developers     Members    Search
> News
> Documentation
>    How-To's
>    Technical features
>    The Zope Book
>    Books in print
> Download
>    Newest Zope
>    Latest beta
>    Featured products
>    Products
> Community
>    Members
>    Mailing list
>    Archives
> ------------------
> Under "Newbies" you would find things like:
> Introduction/What is Zope
> Getting started
> Under Webmasters:
> DTML-Manual (ie direct link to the relevant parts of the Zope book, I
> guess) ZPT-manuals (------"-------)
> Most popular products
> Frequently asked questions
> Join the zope-list
> Under Developers:
> Getting started with ZClasses
> Setting up a good python development environment
> ZClasses manual
> Developers manual
> Join the zope-list
> Under Members:
> Join
> Login
> Under Search:
> Possibility to search only how-tos, only products and so on...
> I do see a difference between "webmasters" and "developers", ie between the
> people that create sites and the people that create products. Maybe this
> difference doesn't really exist, but I do think that there is a huge
> difference between these two things, and it would be quite possible to
> split this.