[sword-devel] web site

Geoffrey W Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 19 Oct 2000 17:57:45 -0700

On Thu, 19 Oct 2000 23:36:59 +0100 Paul Dean <paul@redeemed.org.uk>

> Comments:
> Come to think of it, I have to say that the only thing I don't like
> about the present site is the style - in terms of functionality it's
> excellent -- it takes each person to where they want to go to with a
> minimum of fuss.  But I hate black web-pages and the graphics look
> unprofessional.  Just my 2 cents, as the yanks say. :)

I don't care for the scroll down windows on the left to choose your
operating system and select what you desire to download. At work we use
Netscape on 17 inch monitors. The choices are hidden and have to be
scrolled to. 

> I don't think it's great to have to download and install several 
> bits to  get something useful - sword, modules, gui interface.  I think
> windows  user should be able to download it all(ie the essential
modules) in 
> one  zip file, with an install program.  I think a linux/gnome user 
> should be  able to download an rpm with gnomesword, with sword and
> modules included.  /Everyone/ wants at least kjv and mhc, right?

I agree whole heartedly. When I tell friends and others where and how  to
download I find myself explaining to them;  first select their operating
system (not Linux) and then to download first the interface (only the
latest 1.4.7), Then go back and select modules, then KJV etc.. And of
course telling them not to select any locked modules.

I like what the Online Bible web site does. They have a Starter Pack
which contains the interface, KJV, Strongs, Mathew Henry, and a
dictionary and maybe something else. One file downloaded and installed
and they are able to put their software to use.

> Paul

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