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From Nicholas Kwiatkowski <nicho...@spoon.as>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] new website
Date Sun, 13 Jan 2013 23:32:02 GMT
Reply Inline:

Fixes will be on staging, and will be pushed to production once buildbot
finishes with them.

On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 5:04 PM, Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Nice work.
>
> Viewed on OSX with Safari
>
> A few questions:
> Why is download link in the menu bar orange?
>

I made it orange to highlight it.  Based on some conversations I had with
some UX folks, we made the assumption that most people coming to the site
either want to download the latest build, or find out what the heck Flex
is.  Highlighting the download menu in orange draws the eye there, and the
big rotating banner draws people to it to find out what Flex is about.


> Would it be good to indicate that menu links are either site links or off
> site links?
>

Didn't think about that, but sure.  Should be pretty easy to do.


> We're using US english should we be more international?
>

Should we?  Yes.  Can we?  That is a good question.  The CMS that we have
to use through Apache is VERY limited.  You can't do shared or common
resources, you can't do replacement strings, and we are limited to
pre-compiled pages only.  We could make a complete copy of the site to
internationalize it, but we would then be keeping multiple copies of all
the text around.  US English was chosen because that is my native tongue.
 If anybody wants to contribute (in SVN) ways to make it a bit more
"standard" that would be great.


> How is latest tweets on the home page updated?
>

We are relying on the RSS feed Twitter provides and a JavaScript library
that they provide to bring them in and display them on the page.


> Do we really want the font that small/thin/low contrast?
>

All of the fonts and sizes are responsive, so users can increase or
decrease the size with no penalty to the experience.  I choose 1em for most
areas, and .9ems for the rest of the text.


>
> A couple of very minor issues:
>
> Home page.
> Apache feather is greyed out.
>

On purpose.  At one time, it faded in when you moused over it, but I may
have broken that.  I'll check it out.


> Remove period from "Utilize the tooling, workflow ..." none of the other
> screens have "." at the end of sentances.
>

Fixed.


> Can the licensing, desktop application etc boxes be made the same height?
>

Not easily.  It kinda bothers me too, but in order for them to be
responsive and look right everywhere (including font size changes), they
need to be floating...


> In latest news perhaps change read more buttons to smaller links?
>

De-emphasized them so they are regular links again.


> In the latest news section the title are underlines and are links but this
> is inconsistent with other links in the site.
>

That is primary because they are also headers.


> The title links in "Learn Flex" are different to the title links in the
> latest news section.
>

Yes.


> "About Us" , "Subscribe" etc look like link but aren't. I expected "Latest
> Releases" to be a link/links.
>

Forgot about those.  Fixed.


>
> What is Flex?
> Is the "find out more" button meant to do something?
>

Fixed.


> Something a little odd going on with the left hand side margin and the
> bullets points at the bottom of the page.
>

This came from the bootstrap stylesheet, and is consistent with the other
pages too.  Let me see what I can do to fix it.


>
> Features
> Like the layout but font seem a bit bit after the tiny fonts on the other
> pages.
>

Same font, just bigger.


>
> The Team
> Need more committers to fill out their details here. Should we just remove
> text and mug shot for anyone who's not entered their info?
>

I think we can keep the generic mug shots, but we may want to change the
profile.  I want to keep some text there so people know what to edit,
but....


>
> Project History
> Issue with bullets points and left side margin.
>

Style Sheet issue


> Need a little space above the news titles. Any reason titles are a
> different style to other pages ie not underlined?
>

I think that is because I used the default h4 tag from the CMS rather than
the custom one from the style sheet.  Should be fixed now.


>
> Mailing List
> Issue with bullets points and left side margin.
>
> Getting Started
> Missing heading.
>

Fixed.


> Issue with number lists and bullets points and left side margin.
>
> Getting Started Videos
> Boxes touch each other vertically.
>
> Download pages
> Issue with number lists and bullets points and left side margin.
>
> Previous versions
> Need link to 4.8.0?
>

Yup.  When I was putting this together, the archives were messed up.  Do
you happen to know the direct link I can use?


> Wasn't expecting the installer to be on this page.
>

I think Om put that on there.  I don't think it's bad, but the highlight
should be the old SDK versions, I think.


>
> Thanks,
> Justin
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