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Re: www.gnustep.org should change screenshot


From: Gregory Casamento
Subject: Re: www.gnustep.org should change screenshot
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 11:42:41 -0500

Perhaps we should also consider removing the screenshot from the front
page entirely and add a "gallery" section for all kinds of
screenshots.

On Sunday, December 5, 2010, Gregory Casamento <address@hidden> wrote:
> All,
>
> On Sunday, December 5, 2010, David Chisnall <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 5 Dec 2010, at 14:47, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
>>
>>> In any case, check the homepage of www.gtk.org
>>>
>>> It is easy, simple... actually I don't like it too much, but it is clear. 
>>> It contains to much information,
>>> but gives easy access to the goals and to sections of the site. We are not 
>>> that distant (also
>>> because... during the last web-design remake we used that for 
>>> inspiration...).
>>>
>>> It doesn't try to showcase GTK on windows and mac and linux! It doesn't 
>>> show glade either.
>>
>> Well, it doesn't showcase GTK on Mac because GTK on Mac requires X11 and 
>> looks ugly.
>> I think GTK on Windows has improved slightly recently, but it's also not 
>> really something that
>> they'd want to showcase.
>>
>> However, there is a big difference between GTK and GNUstep: Most people 
>> going to the GTK
>> site will already have used an entire desktop environment that is written 
>> using GTK.  The web
>> site doesn't need to showcase GNOME, because pretty much everyone going to 
>> the GTK
>> site will already be familiar with it.
>
> Agreed.
>
>> In contrast, people going to the GNUstep site are likely to have either no 
>> preconceived ideas about
>> it, or think of it as 'that WindowMaker thing,' maybe 'a recreation of that 
>> old NeXT stuff'.  For us,
>> it is very important to highlight the fact that we support integration with 
>> environments that are not
>> NeXT-like or even Mac-like.
>
> This is one of the reasons I'm for showing something in addition to
> the NeXT look on the front page.  I believe if people have to dig into
> the website for more than 5 minutes they will categorize us as
> nostalgic.  It is very very important to give a sample of what we can
> do right up front.
>
>> I agree that showing GORM is not so important - having a UI builder is no 
>> longer unusual or
>>  interesting, and you can't convey the difference between GORM / IB and 
>> other GUI editors in a screenshot.
>
> I agree with this.  Gorm is important, but it's more important to show
> what GNUstep is capable of in addition to Gorm.  This is why showing
> themes and showing apps which users will want to use is so important.
>
>> David
>
> GC
>
> --
> Gregory Casamento - GNUstep Lead/Principal Consultant, OLC, Inc.
> yahoo/skype: greg_casamento, aol: gjcasa
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>

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Gregory Casamento - GNUstep Lead/Principal Consultant, OLC, Inc.
yahoo/skype: greg_casamento, aol: gjcasa
(240)274-9630 (Cell)



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