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Thu, 18 Aug 2005 14:55:40 -0700
I skimmed the recent thread about the website, and I think a lot of
the comments are valid. Specifically, I think it's true that the site
is aimed almost entirely at the existing community.
I think the design I donated two years ago is about due for a
refresh, so I spent a few hours on a new design. It's a fresh take on
the same ideas, but with more emphasis on getting people excited and
up and running. The idea is to give GNUstep the feeling of a real
The current site's biggest obstacle to success is information
overload. I tried to address this a bit on the home page, but I think
GNUStep in general would benefit from some *new*, highly-focused
articles on building your first app.
Right now, documentation is somewhat scattered across:
Getting Started (/experience/documentation.html)
This is overwhleming to the casual observer.
What "Getting Started" really needs are 3-5 "flagship" tutorials that
are intended as the first point of contact, and that a newbie can get
through in an afternoon. A critical piece of this, I think, is that
these tutorials are written in the same style and voice. These
tutorials could be supplemented by a "More Tutorials" page.