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From J Chris Anderson <jch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: CouchDB brand identity and design of couchdb.apache.org
Date Sun, 11 Jul 2010 22:41:49 GMT

On Jul 11, 2010, at 3:30 PM, David Coallier wrote:

> Hey everyone,
> 
> On 11 July 2010 22:19, Filipe David Manana <fdmanana@apache.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 9:54 PM, Avi Flax <avif@arc90.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 16:47, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Would it be worth trying keeping the names of those various
>>> technologies, but organizing them in a neater, simpler, cleaner way?
>>> AKA not a word cloud?
>>> 
>> 
>> Thinking better, having only names of programming languages (Perl, Ruby,
>> etc) and platforms (.NET, Java, etc) might give the wrong idea that Apache
>> CouchDB provides libraries for all those languages and platforms.  All the
>> existing libraries are third party.
>> 
>> 
> 
> Here are some scribbles I've done on Friday and some things (From
> crazy to boring) that I've thought of and I'm starting to learn
> towards the utterly simple graph.
> 

I think we need to focus on the things CouchDB can do that others can't.

That means:


p2p Replication / sync

Running on Mobile Devices

Queries against heterogenous data

(something I'm missing?)

> Anyways:
> 
> 1) Hand scribble in notebook:
> http://david.couchone.com/images/65a917c2a53e7f5f70ad500015001277/couch-2.jpg
> 
> 2) Same as above with legend:
> http://david.couchone.com/images/65a917c2a53e7f5f70ad500015001277/couch-3-legend.jpg
> 
> Those two diagrams present some flaws. They are horizontal diagrams
> where they should be horizontal to fit on the couch page.
> 
> Here are some much simpler images and how they'd look if on the site.
> 
> 3) Diagram: http://david.couchone.com/images/65a917c2a53e7f5f70ad500015001277/couch-4-gfl.png
> Look on CouchDB:
> http://skitch.com/davidcoallier/dm4hh/apache-couchdb-the-couchdb-project
> 
> 4) Even simpler diagram with less arrows:
> http://david.couchone.com/images/65a917c2a53e7f5f70ad500015001277/couch-5-gfl.png
> and how it'd look on CouchDB's website:
> http://skitch.com/davidcoallier/dm466/apache-couchdb-the-couchdb-project
> 
> I'm not very thrilled by any of them even though I like the third one
> (3) but I hope this can give some people some better ideas :)
> 
> 
> --
> David Coallier


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