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Re: Website "easier editing"

From: Bernardo Barros
Subject: Re: Website "easier editing"
Date: Fri, 7 May 2010 12:27:26 -0300

Yeah, that's right. One page is better. But the order is important.
Also describing how "easy" or "difficult" a method is.

On 7 May 2010 11:59, Hugh Myers <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.
> --hsm
> 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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