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Re: new Firefox/splash page for FC6?



On Wed, 2006-09-13 at 11:43 -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-09-13 at 02:02 +0100, Dimitris Glezos wrote:
> > O/H Paul W. Frields έγραψε:
> > > For now, Dimitris, go ahead and keep working on the page as static HTML
> > > content.  If/when you're done with your part and ready to have it edited
> > > and polished, send it to the list.
> > 
> > Okey, I just done v03 (v02 skipped). You can view it live here:
> > 
> >    http://dimitris.glezos.com/box/foss/fc6-browser-splash/
[...snip...]
> >    * Change the "Fedora system homepage" text? Rahul wonders if "system" 
> > translates well. If yes, please give suggestions. I tried to eliminate 
> > "Core".
> 
> To me, 'system' is less personable.  So, we need something friendly that
> makes sense when translated.  Here are some ideas, let's iterate:
> 
> Your Fedora Home Page
> Fedora Default Homepage
> Fedora Home
> Fedora Local Home
> Home on Fedora
> Fedora Start Page

I like the idea of reversing the positions of the logo and the text, and
simply making the top header say, "Welcome to Fedora Core 6!".

> >    * Change the icons from Echo to Bluecurve? I think this is 
> > unnecessary, because they are small in size and future-compatible ;-)
> 
> Is Echo going to come out for FC6 later?

If it does it will be a non-default add-on.  Target right now is FC7.

> I don't know about this one ... despite the coolness, it does help the
> user experience to have consistent icons.  'Course, Bluecurve is
> inconsistent anyway, so this could just be more of that same ...

Bluecurve +1 for now.

> >    * Should the language names be localized and not in english?
> 
> Esp. if we cannot easily make the page auto-shift to the right language,
> this could be very nice.

+1

> >    * Are we going to have a local copy of the Installation Guide as well?
> 
> No, there is no package for it yet, in Core or Extras.  We should move
> to get it into Extras; maybe we can even link out to it and include a
> quick "Or install it locally with Pirut or 'yum install
> fedora-install-guide'."

It wouldn't make a whole lot of sense, would it?  I.e., "Read the guide
on how to install the system you just installed"?

> >    * Rahul: Can the disclaimer be worded better to sound less throw away?
> 
> I shortened it a bit.  It might be that we want to make the note class
> more visible?
> 
> >    * Are the links to "Other languages" really necessary?
> 
> I like it, where we have them.  It is an elegant fall-back if the JS
> doesn't auto-detect the local language.

Yes!

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