[Marketing] Static+wiki website integration problems to be fixed before Monday - urgent
sdaly.be at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 14:15:14 EDT 2009
The problem Ivan is that casual visitors who are not wiki experts (&
there are millions of us ;-) fall into the maze of the wiki and can't
It's really vital that anyone who arrives in the wiki be able to find
the site homepage very, very easily.
On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 7:01 PM, Ivan Krstić
<krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
> On Mar 14, 2009, at 4:02 PM, Sean DALY wrote:
>> * The new homepage (sometimes called the "static site") should be
>> http://www.sugarlabs.org. It should *not* be http://sugarlabs.org.
>> http requests to that address should land on http://www.sugarlabs.org
>> instead so visitors bookmark that address and not the shorter one.
> Working on this now.
>> * the old homepage (http://sugarlabs.org/go/Main_Page) should now be
>> called the wiki homepage, to communicate its role as the main page of
>> the "workspace" part of the site. So it needs to have its title
>> changed from "Sugar Labs/Welcome to Sugar Labs" to "Welcome to the
>> Sugar Labs wiki".
>> We had also agreed that its URL (and indeed all
>> those of the wiki part) would become http://wiki.sugarlabs.org
> Working on this now.
>> * However, the wiki section stacked logo needs to link to the same
>> address: http://www.sugarlabs.org, and not http://sugarlabs.org.
> Done, but I think this is the wrong decision. In MediaWiki wikis, the logo
> almost *always* lands you back on the wiki's home page, instead of taking
> you offsite. I think this is good practice, and find the alternative (logo
> goes back to static site) somewhat bewildering. I propose re-linking the
> logo to the wiki home page.
>> * On http://sugarlabs.org/go/Main_Page, there is a link called Home in
>> the green menu bar, it links to http://sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Labs. It
>> should link to the homepage instead (http://www.sugarlabs.org). The
>> current link remains accessible in the lefthand section list under
>> Community/Sugar Labs.
> I find this similarly bewildering. All the other links in that green menu
> bar take you to portions of the wiki, so it's a reasonable expectation that
> if you click, say, 'Getting involved', and then want to get back to the home
> page, that clicking 'Home' in the green bar would take you there. Instead,
> if I make the change you're suggesting, it'll take you offsite.
> Instead, I suggest removing the 'Home' link from the green menu bar
> altogether, and adding a sentence to the green home page description that
> says "You are currently browsing the Sugar Labs community wiki. You may also
> visit the official _Sugar Labs website_." (where the underlined part is a
> link to the static site). Thoughts?
> Ivan Krstić <krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> | http://radian.org
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