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From cinnebar <>
Subject Re: Website redesign
Date Mon, 02 Nov 2009 09:52:04 GMT
On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 10:39 AM, maddiin wrote:

> Reading your comment makes me think of a theatre scenery with two old guys
> sitting in a loge and being sarcastic about the show. ^q^

...just in case and to avoid confuse I wasnt being sarcastic at all...

Otherwise all good...I have dropped some option re “CouchDB in the wiki
graphic" :

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 3:35 PM, Chris Anderson wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 7:18 PM, maddiin <> wrote:
> > cinnebar wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi agree that excess and overkill is undesirable.  The content of the
> >> graphics is still fluxy...still experimenting with ideas... and the set
> >> online is gradually being updated...
> >> The oriental symbol is a Japanese symbol for couch and I have been using
> >> it
> >> because images cant be translated the way text can.  Do you think that
> the
> >> use of this symbol would alienate American or European users or
> >> compromises
> >> the 'identity' of CouchDB?
> Word! CouchDB's identity is pretty strong, and can be transmitted
> through many media. The key is the replication story.
> * I really like this thread because it reminds me of the early days of
> Rails.
> One of the first things that really catapulted Rails into the
> mainstream was DHH's screencast. With all our creative energy, if we
> could start pushing it out to the world in the form of tutorials and
> hello-world examples, Couch would be everywhere. The key is making it
> super easy to get started.
> I think a big part of Rails' early success was the website:
> The design is less important than the content.
> Having all the blog posts, wikis, videos, case-studies, IRC logs,
> screen-casts, etc. available in a an easy-to-digest website, will make
> no-hassle for newcomers, which is the most important thing.
> I know a software package that makes making a website like that really
> fun: CouchDB.
> So go for it! Creating content is the most important thing. If we use
> CouchApps to aggregate content, then we can all share our views of the
> web via replication. Eventually as we overwhelm youtube, blogs, etc,
> with how-to-use-CouchDB content, people will see how simple it is.
> I think we can structure it all with hashtags and feeds, Jon Udell
> style, and use CouchDB to persist and serve it. But really it doesn't
> matter, as long as we make it easy for new arrivals to find just what
> they need to know about CouchDB, while at the same time giving them a
> taste of the "Relax" feeling.
> Chris
I agree a lot with these comments.

Still a ways off from smoothly operating replication hub here and tinkering
with graphics meantime...honestly any excuse to make graphics...and CouchDB
surely is a worthy cause...Anim vid or stickers definitely just steps

...Things like the hand drawn diagram of CouchDB structure on the homepage
are an important part of the "relax" aesthetic.  I have impression of
Japanese culture from CouchDB being a serious piece of tech while aspiring
to easy and a relaxed state of mind at the same time.  CouchDB Zen.


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