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From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: Geronimo Web Design - New Versions Updated From Feedback
Date Thu, 08 Dec 2005 03:18:33 GMT

Yes, this requires some thought.  I made a start at a proposal in my 
first response, but I certainly don't claim to know the best 
organization here.

I usually don't like to see what appears to me as a random groupings of 
items or a lot of duplicate links on a page.  But that's just me and I 
can see where it might be helpful to have the same item duplicated in 
several places so that different users can find them where they may 
expect them to be.

It would be good to get some ideas from the home pages of other open 
source projects and from folks with a lot more experience than I 
concerning what a user/developer/etc... would find important for an open 
source project so that we could put the common items in the most obvious 
places and tucked away whatever isn't as common to simplify the view 
(but still be able to locate it without too much searching).

Then again as Erin pointed out, it might be more important to just get 
something that looks reasonable out as quickly as possible for V1 and 
then enhance it as we learn more.


Epiq Geronimo Team wrote:
> Joe,
> You mentioned the navigation - that is an area that we could use a 
> little bit of assistance on.  I think the key areas that we could use 
> some help on would be what are the primary navigation links (ie what 
> should go into the tabs) and the navigation links on the left as these 
> will be consistent thoughout the site.  The area on the right can be 
> used for featured information.  Does anyone have ideas about what should 
> appear on these areas?
> Epiq Team
> Joe Bohn wrote:
>> #1 is the style that I like the best.   Looks really good!   We just 
>> need to decide on the content in the various locations/tabs.
>> Joe
>> Epiq Geronimo Team wrote:
>>> Here are three new designs:

>>> These designs are based loosely on version 1 of the previous designs 
>>> posted and we have tried to incorporate the feedback we have received 
>>> regarding headers and navigation into the design.  The current left 
>>> nav bar has used the existing web site navigation. Let us know what 
>>> you think.
>>> The Epiq Team

Joe Bohn

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot 
lose."   -- Jim Elliot

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