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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: [WWW] two questions about DL button on home page...
Date Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:01:44 GMT

On Apr 24, 2012, at 10:54 AM, Kay Schenk wrote:

> Hi all--
> Right now, when I click on "I want to download OpenOffice", I don't the
> expanded green button I was getting last week, for example. I had made some
> changes to this a week or so ago, but the changes that I incorporated, and
> the green button itself were just fine after that. I think my current
> experience may be due to a problem with getting the mirror link but I need
> to confirm this in a bit.
> So, question #1.
> I would like someone else to try this and let the list know what your
> results are -- are you getting the expanded green button or being shuttled
> to /download/index.html instead?

Being shuffled to /download/index.html

> Question #2. If you're not getting the DL button, or even if you are, how
> strongly do you feel about having  the expanding button, or would  just a
> jump  to /download/index.html be just as good?

Fine with going to download/index.html.

> I know there was a LOT of discussion when this design first emerged, but,
> it would much much easier for changes in DL code -- Rob's proposal  for
> unification of yesterday for instance -- if we could just dump this
> "internal" DL button on the home page. Yes, the buttons are the same to the
> eye anyway on both the main index.html page and /download/index.html but
> the html implementation is different, different enough that both these
> areas need to be changed when changes are needed. Additionally, dumping the
> "generated" button on the home page would allow us to standardize more
> easily on incorporating the DL button  -- the code used on
> /download/index.html -- on other pages like the NL pages.

Exactly, I've been thinking about this and how to try to make the "download" topnav button
be intelligent about the primary download.


> Thanks for looking at this and responding.
> -- 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MzK
> "Well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
> And life has a funny way of helping you out
> Helping you out."
>                            -- "Ironic", Alanis Morissette

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