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Subject cvs commit: apache-1.3/htdocs index.html.en
Date Mon, 01 Nov 1999 21:48:50 GMT
dgaudet     99/11/01 13:48:49

  Modified:    htdocs   index.html.en
  i asked a friend who does interface design to comment on the "it worked"
  page.  i liked what he had to say.
  > From: James Home <>
  > reading over the page, it appears that the primary audience for the
  > page is the person who's installing Apache. this doesn't really make
  > sense though; the only information it's necessary to convey to that
  > person is that the server is working, and the simple presence of the
  > page does that.  sure, there are the links to the Apache homepage and
  > to documentation, but those don't require much prominence; if someone
  > is looking for them, they're easy to find.
  > I'd say that the primary audience for the *information* on the page
  > is the poor befuddled user who doesn't know an Apache helicopter from
  > an Apache web server and wants to know what happened to the website
  > they've spent weeks working on.
  > so how is a user like that going to experience the page?
  > - a logo that they don't recognize at the bottom of the page
  > apparently claiming responsibility for it;
  > - some confusing "It Worked!" message at the top of the page;
  > - a somewhat threatening and vague message that, despite the fact
  > that this page is all about this mysterious software called Apache
  > (note that it isn't explained that Apache is web server software
  > until the very last line of small text), Apache isn't responsible for
  > the site, and I should "contact the administrator of the site
  > involved" (of course, if I was an end user who didn't understand how
  > web servers work, I would assume *I* was the administrator of my
  > site, leaving only this mysterious organization to contact).
  > - clicking on the most prominent link takes me to another page that
  > doesn't specifically mention web servers.  there's a contact link
  > though, which takes me to the page with the email address and Sally's
  > phone number.
  > I did a quick mockup to demonstrate how I think this might work better:
  Submitted by:	James Home <>
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.2       +26 -38    apache-1.3/htdocs/index.html.en
  Index: index.html.en
  RCS file: /home/cvs/apache-1.3/htdocs/index.html.en,v
  retrieving revision 1.1
  retrieving revision 1.2
  diff -u -r1.1 -r1.2
  --- index.html.en	1999/08/27 15:08:02	1.1
  +++ index.html.en	1999/11/01 21:48:49	1.2
  @@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final//EN">
  -  <TITLE>Test Page for Apache Installation on Web Site</TITLE>
  +  <TITLE>Test Page for Apache Installation</TITLE>
   <!-- Background white, links blue (unvisited), navy (visited), red (active) -->
  @@ -11,41 +11,29 @@
  -  <H1 ALIGN="CENTER">
  -   It Worked!  The Apache Web Server is Installed on this Web Site!
  -  </H1>
  -  <P>
  -  If you can see this page, then the people who own this domain have just
  -  installed the <A HREF="">Apache Web server</A>
  -  software successfully.  They now have to add content to this directory
  -  and replace this placeholder page, or else point the server at their real
  -  content.
  -  </P>
  -  <HR>
  -   If you are seeing this page instead of the site you expected, please
  -   <STRONG>contact the administrator of the site involved.</STRONG>
  -   (Try sending mail to <SAMP>&lt;Webmaster@<EM>domain</EM>&gt;</SAMP>.)
  -   Although this site is
  -   running the Apache software it almost certainly has no other connection
  -   to the Apache Group, so please do not send mail about this site or its
  -   contents to the Apache authors.  If you do, your message will be
  -   <STRONG><BIG>ignored</BIG></STRONG>.
  -  <HR>
  -  <P>
  -  The Apache
  -  <A
  -   HREF="manual/index.html"
  -  >documentation</A>
  -  has been included with this distribution.
  -  </P>
  -  <P>
  -  The Webmaster of this site is free to use the image below on
  -  an Apache-powered Web server.  Thanks for using Apache!
  -  </P>
  -   <IMG SRC="apache_pb.gif" ALT="">
  -  </DIV>
  - </BODY>
  +If you can see this, it means that the installation of the <A HREF="">Apache</A>
web server software on this system was successful.  You may now add content to this directory
and replace this page.
  +<P><HR WIDTH="50%" SIZE="8">
  +<H2 ALIGN="CENTER">Seeing this instead of the website you expected?</H2>
  +This page is here because the site administrator has changed the configuration of this
web server.  
  +Please  <STRONG>contact the person responsible for maintaining this server with questions.</STRONG>
  The Apache Software Foundation, which wrote the web server software this site administrator
is using, has nothing to do with maintaining this site and cannot help resolve configuration
  +<P><HR WIDTH="50%" SIZE="8">
  +The Apache <A HREF="manual/index.html">documentation</A> has been included
with this distribution.
  +You are free to use the image below on an Apache-powered web server.  Thanks for using
  +<IMG SRC="apache_pb.gif" ALT="">

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