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Re: website: say what Guix is at the very top

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: website: say what Guix is at the very top
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:22:25 +0100
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Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:


>> In principle I think it’s a good idea.  In practice I’m not sure what
>> this would look like, though.
>> For instance, does that mean /distro would be a “second home page”, with
>> screenshots, contacts, blog entries, baseline, and all?  Or would it be
>> different?  What would be remove from or add to the actual home page?
> I think of /distro as just a leaf page, not a whole website on its own.
> - The logo in the menu bar should be the Guix logo.  The GuixSD logo
>   could be shown in the contents of the /distro page.
> - The menu should probably have an item for GuixSD
> - The screenshots are applicable to GuixSD only, in my opinion, so they
>   don’t make much sense on the Guix home page.  I guess we could have
>   Guix-only text “screenshots” to show the command-line user interface.
> - I’d remove the “All packages” button from “Discover GuixSD”
> - “GNU Guix in other GNU/Linux distros” is a great section that should
>   link to the Guix package manager’s home page.
> - I would remove the blog, contact, and “GuixSD and GNU Guix in your
>   field” sections from the distro sub-page to avoid duplication.

Sounds reasonable and actionable.

> - The two sites should have separate Download sections.
> … and as I imagine these changes I become confused about how to link to
> these two download pages.  Having a single “Download” link at the top
> bar would not work when we want to offer separate pages for GuixSD and
> Guix.  We could have /distro/download, which would be linked from the
> /distro page, just like we currently have /download linked from right
> after the introduction.  It would have to be a very prominent button,
> shown “above the page fold” so that we can drop the “Download” item
> from the menu bar.
> The download page for GuixSD should offer the GuixSD options first and
> link to the Guix download page ater the options — and vice versa.


So I guess we should start working in that direction.
Anyone willing to start?

WDYT, sirgazil?


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