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Re: New iteration on the Emacs homepage

From: Nicolas Petton
Subject: Re: New iteration on the Emacs homepage
Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2016 11:00:53 +0100
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Rasmus <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Nicolas,
> Nicolas Petton <address@hidden> writes:
>> I also worked on the "Features" section and made brand new screenshots,
>> and worked a bit on the descriptions.
> I like the screenshots.  It’s nice with the shadow and edgings.
> I like the colors and the fonts very much!  The purples are excellent.
>> Also new, I added 3 videos from Emacsrocks.com by Magnar Sveen.
> Maybe it's a good idea...  But they are too small.  Please don’t assume
> that I want to watch videos in full screen.

I plan to open videos in lightboxes instead, so it won't stay like that.

> The dark purple video box/section is so small compared to the other
> boxes/sections IMO.

Yes, I agree. I'll add a title to this section and add more bottom

> On the videos.  Are these placeholders or do you plan to keep these exact
> videos?

I plan to use the latest 3 videos from emacsrocks.com.

>    - Since you like to use the default theme + Gnome3 in screenshots,
>      shouldn’t the videos use this?  Also, it seems to be use a OS-Macs
>      titlebar.

I know, but I'm not the author of these screencasts.

>    - The first one doesn’t use nadvice.
>    - The second seems to use features not present in emacs -q (multiple
>      cursors?).  wouldn’t it be nicer to show off features that are
>      present out of the box?
>      - Showing off wdired and rectangle-mode are cool features and might
>        be good topics.
>      - I find the video to be all over the place.  But maybe it’s because
>        I’m mistaking built-in features with features that are in the
>        multiple cursor thingy Magnar is talking about.
>      - It’s too long IMO (for longer presentations I prefer text).
>    - The third video starts with a poorly written statement (with "funny
>      math") from someone that I don’t know.
>      - I love Paredit!  And this is actually a pretty cool demo of it.
>        Nonetheless, it’s not part of emacs -q and thus I think it doesn’t
>        belong here.

Well, I think emacsrocks.com screencasts are really well made, exciting,
short and to the point.


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