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Various small website update ideas

Hi everyone,

Here are a few ideas I've been collecting in recent months -- just small
tweaks we could make to the main LibreOffice website. Any thoughts on them?

* Discover menu: next to Writer, Calc, Impress etc. should we say what
they do? Like "Writer - word processor"

* http://www.libreoffice.org/discover/libreoffice/ -- add some
screenshots here

* http://www.libreoffice.org/discover/new-features/ -- do we need that
big green image at the top? It doesn't seem to have much meaning

* Also on that page: do we need the collapsible headings? At least in
Firefox, they sometimes get lost behind the floating top panel when you
click on them

* http://www.libreoffice.org/discover/templates-and-extensions/ -- as
there are only two sections there, we can probably remove the
collapsible code as well and just have them static

* http://www.libreoffice.org/discover/screenshots/ -- should we make the
screenshots open in a new tab

* http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/install-howto/ -- change Mac OS X
to macOS (probably need to keep a redirect here though, to stop breakage
in other sites that link to this page)

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On December 13, 2017 9:40:47 AM MST, Mike Saunders <[hidden email]> wrote:

>* http://www.libreoffice.org/discover/screenshots/ -- should we make
>the screenshots open in a new tab

Opening in a new tab is evil! The technical user can do it if desired and the nontech users will get confused ('how do I go back?'; 'Where did the website go?')

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El 13 dic. 2017 13:41, "Mike Saunders" <[hidden email]>
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Hi everyone,

Here are a few ideas I've been collecting in recent months -- just small
tweaks we could make to the main LibreOffice website. Any thoughts on them?

* Discover menu: next to Writer, Calc, Impress etc. should we say what
they do? Like "Writer - word processor"

* http://www.libreoffice.org/discover/libreoffice/ -- add some
screenshots here

* http://www.libreoffice.org/discover/new-features/ -- do we need that
big green image at the top? It doesn't seem to have much meaning

* Also on that page: do we need the collapsible headings? At least in
Firefox, they sometimes get lost behind the floating top panel when you
click on them

* http://www.libreoffice.org/discover/templates-and-extensions/ -- as
there are only two sections there, we can probably remove the
collapsible code as well and just have them static

* http://www.libreoffice.org/discover/screenshots/ -- should we make the
screenshots open in a new tab

* http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/install-howto/ -- change Mac OS X
to macOS (probably need to keep a redirect here though, to stop breakage
in other sites that link to this page)


What about using gif animations to show features 'in action' like
https://www.codeinwp.com/blog/wordpress-4-9/

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Hi Daniel,

On 13/12/2017 19:17, Daniel A. Rodriguez wrote:
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> What about using gif animations to show features 'in action' like
> https://www.codeinwp.com/blog/wordpress-4-9/

Sure, that'd be good, but that's a much bigger job (like making the
videos). The ideas I proposed are just quick fixes that I could make in
the next week or two, before the Christmas break here starts.

Cheers,
Mike

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El 14 dic. 2017 06:06, "Mike Saunders" <[hidden email]>
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Hi Daniel,

On 13/12/2017 19:17, Daniel A. Rodriguez wrote:
>
> What about using gif animations to show features 'in action' like
> https://www.codeinwp.com/blog/wordpress-4-9/

Sure, that'd be good, but that's a much bigger job (like making the
videos).


Yes, it's a lot of work. But community can help :-)

The ideas I proposed are just quick fixes that I could make in
the next week or two, before the Christmas break here starts.


What about thinking about that again in March/April? Inviting the community
to make language-specific version's too.

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Hi,

Something else for the list: someone on Twitter pointed out that various
links on our download page are to HTTP, rather than HTTPS:

https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/

For instance, Torrent, Info, Translated User Interface. I can change
those to HTTPS if nobody objects...

Mike

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Hi all,

On 13/12/2017 17:40, Mike Saunders wrote:
>
> * Discover menu: next to Writer, Calc, Impress etc. should we say what
> they do? Like "Writer - word processor"

Done.

> * http://www.libreoffice.org/discover/libreoffice/ -- add some
> screenshots here

Done - added one screenshot, to break up the text.

> * http://www.libreoffice.org/discover/new-features/ -- do we need that
> big green image at the top? It doesn't seem to have much meaning

Turns out I can't remove that image so easily without changing the page
template, but it's not so offensive. Meanwhile I've center-aligned the
embedded video.

> * Also on that page: do we need the collapsible headings? At least in
> Firefox, they sometimes get lost behind the floating top panel when you
> click on them

Done - they were really causing problems, depending on when you clicked
them. Each section is short so I've turned it into flowing text.

> * http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/install-howto/ -- change Mac OS X
> to macOS (probably need to keep a redirect here though, to stop breakage
> in other sites that link to this page)

Changed the label and text where I can.

Mike

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