[Clipart] PR for 0.16
jon at rejon.org
Mon Aug 1 10:41:13 PDT 2005
Please add this, or file a new bug please...I for the most part agree
with all these assessments...
On Mon, 2005-08-01 at 17:25 +0100, Stephen Silver wrote:
> Christopher Ellison wrote:
> > I want to echo some of those comments. As of now, www.openclipart.org
> > has a developer-ish look----meaning, it doesn't look clean, simple, and
> > designed for the user. But perhaps that is what is needed/desired right
> > now.
> > Has there been a discussion on design? For instance, the "Incoming Clip
> > Art" panel is nice...but it isn't something that I would consider
> > essential (as in front page material) for a website aiming towards the
> > general user---actually, I found it somewhat distracting/confusing.
> > Overall, I am wondering: Where is the white space? It seems kinda busy.
> > Anyway, I look forward to any responses.
> I think the main thing is to make the page better for newcomers.
> With this in mind, here are some suggestions:
> * Remove the list of incoming clipart, as you suggested. There should be
> a link to the incoming page in the sidebar.
> * Remove the news. Instead, have a separate page for news, and link
> to it in the sidebar.
> * Remove the Google search. This is confusing, and anyone who wants to
> search openclipart.org using Google can do so using Google directly.
> * Remove the screenshot. Speaking as someone with a dial-up connection,
> this is just plain annoying. There is already a link to the
> screenshots page in the sidebar.
> * Remove the submit form. There is already a link to the submission
> page in the sidebar.
> * Have a somewhat more detailed description of the site, rather than
> just the two short paragraphs we have at present. This extended
> description should also contain links to some of the more important
> pages for newcomers, such as the clipart browser, download page,
> submission page and incoming folder.
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