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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: [DOWNLOAD][PROPOSAL] How to download another version than offered in the green box?
Date Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:32:01 GMT
Any comments and opinions about this topic?

Thanks

Marcus



Am 05/30/2014 12:32 AM, schrieb Marcus (OOo):
> One more design question.
>
> The both download buttons have now a hover over effect. They are
> displayed inverted.
>
> So, what do think is better as permanent design?
>
> - Go back as it was before:
> Light background, dark border, dark text
>
> - Go with the new inverted look:
> Dark background, light border, light text
>
> - Leave it as it now, to have both is perfect.
>
> Please tell me. :-)
>
> Thanks
>
> Marcus
>
>
>
> Am 05/30/2014 12:03 AM, schrieb Marcus (OOo):
>> OK, here is another update:
>>
>> http://ooo-site.staging.apache.org/download/test/index_droplist.html
>>
>> What was updated?
>>
>> - Disabled the old green box for now. Put the focus to the new.
>>
>> - Using the $NL_LANG variable in "index.html" will pre-set a language
>> instead of using the browser-guessed language.
>>
>> - Added hint text - directly below the headline - that the download
>> comes from Sourceforge.
>>
>> - Added data for 4.0.1 and 4.0.0, so all 4.x versions are working.
>>
>> - The 2 links with icons got a cursor with "help" sign.
>>
>> - When choosing not fitting selections, this is shown to the user with a
>> hint text what the alternative is.
>> Then 2 download buttons got a cursor with "not allowed" sign.
>> Examples:
>> - Mac OS X 64-bit and AOO 4.0.1 or AOO 4.0.0
>> - Mac OS X 32-bit and AOO 4.1.0
>> - Hebrew and AOO 4.0.1
>>
>> - When browsing with an unsupported OS (that means, other than Windows,
>> Linux and Mac) then the user gets a hint text that this is not
>> supported and what to do as alternative.
>> Then 2 download buttons got a cursor with "not allowed" sign.
>>
>>
>>
>> What is next?
>>
>> - Do we want to offer AOO 3.4.1 as last stable 3.x release?
>>
>> - Updating the "Full vs. Langpack" text in separate window.
>>
>> - Updating the "analyze.html" webpage to use it as "broken link
>> reporting tool".
>>
>> - Separate code and strings.
>> Then it will be easier to use the same download webpage on all
>> localized websites, get the same look & feel everywhere but with the
>> freedom to translate the text.
>>
>>
>>
>> Testing:
>>
>> - Testing via Browsershots.org is somewhat challenging. Often the
>> requests are expiring before the screenshots are ready.
>>
>> And still no IE available. :-(
>>
>> But it looks good so far on Windows, Linux and Mac with Firefox,
>> Chrome, Opera and Safari.
>>
>> Do you still have some more suggestions?
>>
>> Thanks :-)
>>
>> Marcus
>>
>>
>>
>> Am 05/19/2014 12:47 AM, schrieb Marcus (OOo):
>>> This weekend just a little update as I was not able to do more work
>>> (healthy problem):
>>>
>>> http://ooo-site.staging.apache.org/download/test/index_droplist.html
>>>
>>> - The [Reset] button is gone.
>>>
>>> - Styled the 3 select boxes as the default look & feel is, hm, just
>>> default. ;-)
>>>
>>> - Styled the both download buttons more eye-catching. To keep it simply
>>> I've intentionally avoided to use graphics as I think a text button is
>>> better suited here.
>>>
>>> - The icons and links for "full install vs. langpack info" and "Report
>>> broken link" were moved to the sub-green box. Because it's terrible
>>> difficult to keep the text and link status correctly updated for
>>> different selected values.
>>>
>>> Marcus
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Am 05/04/2014 06:37 PM, schrieb Marcus (OOo):
>>>> Another update, seems this weekend I've my productive phase: ;-)
>>>>
>>>> http://ooo-site.staging.apache.org/download/test/index_droplist.html
>>>>
>>>> What was done:
>>>>
>>>> - Grey box:
>>>>
>>>> - Bye, bye grey color - hello green freshness.
>>>> - The select boxes are prefilled with the browser guessed data.
>>>> - The information link has now a (i) icon.
>>>> - Added a "Report broken link" - pointing to the debug webpage.
>>>> The icon alone is maybe not meaningful enough, therefore an
>>>> additional text link.
>>>> (Of course the debug webpage needs further work to really work as
>>>> report function.)
>>>> - All not primary important data are now in the sub-box.
>>>> Now it looks more clean.
>>>>
>>>> - Green box:
>>>>
>>>> - All not primary important data are now in the sub-box.
>>>> Now it looks more clean and the focus is set for downloading only.
>>>>
>>>> - Links:
>>>>
>>>> - I've moved and deleted links and also adjusted the headlines.
>>>> - In the nav bar as well as in the colored boxes.
>>>> - Of course it's just a suggestion and can be discussed/changed.
>>>>
>>>> What is not yet working:
>>>>
>>>> - The version drop-down-box has still no effect for others than 4.1.0.
>>>> It's a bigger effort as I've to take into account every
>>>> available build for every release in the past.
>>>> - The [Reset] button is now not working as expected, however maybe
>>>> it's indeed no longer necessary?
>>>>
>>>> What do you think?
>>>>
>>>> What are the next steps:
>>>>
>>>> - Make the version drop-down-box work for older releases.
>>>> - Improve the styling of the both download links.
>>>> - Combine the both green boxes.
>>>>
>>>> - And further suggestions from you.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks in advance for testing. :-)
>>>>
>>>> Marcus
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Am 05/03/2014 12:41 AM, schrieb Marcus (OOo):
>>>>> I've done some further work.
>>>>>
>>>>> http://ooo-site.staging.apache.org/download/test/index_droplist.html
>>>>>
>>>>> What is working:
>>>>>
>>>>> - Filesizes are shown for selected full install + langpack.
>>>>> - Checksum links are shown for selected full install + langpack.
>>>>> - When choices are done a little help icon is shown. Click on it to
>>>>> get
>>>>> to a help text for "full install vs. langpack".
>>>>> - Some release data is shown like in the green box.
>>>>>
>>>>> What is not yet working:
>>>>>
>>>>> - The version dropdown box has no effect yet but it shows already how
>>>>> it could work (likely).
>>>>>
>>>>> - I've not tested with all browsers. So, maybe something is not
>>>>> working.
>>>>>
>>>>> What are the next steps:
>>>>>
>>>>> - Reduce the additional links in the green box and re-work in the
>>>>> right
>>>>> hand nav bar - delete duplicates, change order/positions, delete if
>>>>> not needed here, etc.
>>>>>
>>>>> In general, this should result in a clean-up.
>>>>>
>>>>> - Make the version drop-down box work to choose from older releases.
>>>>>
>>>>> After that I'll publish a new update to the webpage and go on with
>>>>> your
>>>>> further comments and suggestions.
>>>>>
>>>>> So, please have a look and don't hesitate to comment.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>
>>>>> Marcus
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Am 04/29/2014 12:40 AM, schrieb Marcus (OOo):
>>>>>> Thanks a lot for your input.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> A few of them (delete some obviously not needed text, make the choice
>>>>>> order of the drop-dwn boxes irrelevant) are already committed. But
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> most need more time.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Please don't expect to have this full-featured for the AOO 4.1.0
>>>>>> release. I need more time to do all this. Luckily the need work-free
>>>>>> days are coming. :-)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Marcus
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Am 04/27/2014 08:19 PM, schrieb Marcus (OOo):
>>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> while enjoying the Easter time I made some progress about a
>>>>>>> long-term
>>>>>>> problem:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> - Downloading the offered file via the green box is fast and
easy
>>>>>>> - Downloading a different file than the offered is not
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Via the big table on the "other.html" is now easy to maintain
for us
>>>>>>> but
>>>>>>> has no improvement for the user as it is large and complex.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Therefore I've thought of making another offer directly on the
main
>>>>>>> download webpage:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://ooo-site.staging.apache.org/download/test/index_droplist.html
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Please don't look too close to look & feel - sure the grey
color is
>>>>>>> not
>>>>>>> the best one ;-) - this can and will be improved for sure.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> For now please have a look for the functionality via the drop-down
>>>>>>> boxes
>>>>>>> and the then created links below them.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> What do you think? is this a direction we can/should go in general?
>>>>>>> Or do you have complete different thoughts?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Marcus

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