[sword-devel] html site

Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 19 Oct 2000 13:27:57 -0700

	I see your point, but I think what is confusing about SWORD is that
there are too many facets.  Windows users typically don't care about
Linux, or servlet interfaces, or source code, or anything else.  I think
there should be things on the menu like:

	SWORD Modules
	BibleCS (Windows UI.  'CS'? It's a long story.)
	BibleTime (KDE UI)
	GnomeSword (GNOME UI)
	Irenaeus (curses UI)
	diatheke (perl based CGI for web developers)
	SWORD Libraries (for developers)

maybe more.  But this might make each subpage much easier and more
specific for the user to navigate.

Like on the windows UI main page, I'd want to have simple download links
for the software and where to get modules.  That's about all typical
Windows user can deal with :)  Sorry to bag on the windows guys and
gals; it's all in jest-- mostly (a little girl once said, "they only
come out at night... mostly").

	Does that make sense?  Or do you still feel that we shouldn't break up
the main page this way?


David Burry wrote:
> I can see that conceptually crosswire is the hosting location for several
> projects.... however... what other projects are there other than sword?  If
> sword is the only option in the menu, what greater functionality is there
> in having the menu to begin with right now?  Until you get a second project
> on the web site, I don't see how the collage-of-all-projects page would
> look any different than the main sword home page body for now.  ;o)
> Web sites should not be designed to conform rigidly according to political
> structures, for they make the most confusing web sites.  Rather they should
> be designed to get the info wanted by the user to the user as quickly and
> as easily as possible (and tastefully pretty too if possible), IMHO.
> Dave
> At 12:36 AM 10/19/2000 -0700, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> >OK,
> >         Here are a few 'ideas' from a NON-artistic, functional point of
> > view.
> >Anyone with creatively artistic skills can fill in the gaps:
> >
> >Conceptually, CrossWire is the hosting location of a number of
> >opensource Christian projects.  The initial page should be designed to
> >allow easy index access to any of these projects.  Maybe these could be
> >in a sub-heading, or possibly in a java-script menu of some sort.  I
> >don't know.
> >
> >The rest of the page might change often and be kindof a collage of
> >lastest news from some of the projects.
> >
> >OK, I guess that's all the ideas I really have for now.  I'm sleepy.
> >Goodnight,
> >
> >                 -Troy.