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Re: Website "easier editing"

From: Hugh Myers
Subject: Re: Website "easier editing"
Date: Fri, 7 May 2010 08:59:06 -0600

A somewhat pragmatic approach would be to use a single page suitably
subdivided if no scrolling is involved. Else use a two page solution.
The fewer pages a user has to link to the faster that person finds
what they are looking for.


On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 8:13 AM, Graham Percival
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Colin Campbell has been working with me on the Introduction of the
> new website.  However, we're still debating what to do with the
> "Easier editing" page:
> In particular, should we:
>  1) list all programs that help or produce lilypond input code on
>     this page, or
>  2) only list a few programs here and list the rest elsewhere?
>     (probably somewhere in Usage, with a link from this page
>     to that location)
> When he began working, he had one opinion and I had the other.
> But over the past four months, we've switched positions like a
> finely-honed comedy act -- we still disagree, but we've both taken
> up the other person's initial position.
> The argument for #1: we have a unified place for people to look;
> it's easier to update; it's easier to find; etc.
> The argument for #2: it doesn't make sense to have algorithmic
> programming environments like Strasheela and FOMUS in the same
> list as Denemo, Frescobaldi, and LilyPondTool; having the extra
> options will only confused newbies; if we keep 4 or 5
> "highlighted" programs in this list and move the rest somewhere
> else, it won't be much harder to maintain the list; etc.
> I'm not particularly looking for votes on this issue -- rather,
> I'm looking for reasons for (or against) #1 and #2 that we haven't
> thought of.  It would be great if somebody said "we should do #x
> because XYZ" and then have us go "of course!  XYZ!  That makes
> everything totally clear; we all agree due to XYZ."
> If you have other concerns about the website, please don't mention
> them here.  I'll be posting other questions once this issue is
> resolved.
> Cheers,
> - Graham
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