[Adium-devl] Random thoughts about 1.0final
chris at growl.info
Sun Aug 20 10:50:29 UTC 2006
On Aug 20, 2006, at 5:29 AM, Colin Barrett wrote:
> First thought: Operation "Giant numbers, baby".
> Since we expect to significantly increase our userbase with 1.0 final,
> I think this would be a neat trick, and would be a bit of a nice way
> to thank everyone who's using Adium. On the front page, we could have
> a large counter, perhaps looking like a car odometer, saying how many
> downloads of Adium 1.0 we've had so far. It would be really sweet if
> that number ever had 7 digits :)
It seems like this would be nothing more than us stroking our egos.
David got a lot of feedback at wwdc that the website is simple, and I
think it makes sense to keep it that way. I don't think adding a
odometer or any kind of widget in the "hit counter" genre would do
much more than add some distraction to the main page
> Second thought: Project "Not necessarily old and busted, but that's
> definitely the new hotness".
> Our current website is nice, clean, and functional. It's also been our
> website throughout the 0.8x series, and is (at least to me) associated
> with that version of Adium. Considering how big of a leap 1.0 is, I
> think we should really hammer that point home to our users by
> deploying a new website. It doesn't have to have fancy new features,
> or really even be all that different. Perhaps something a bit more "OS
> X"-like (or not) The various indie dev websites all seem to have some
> commonalities in design, mostly stemming from Apple's look and feel.
> Perhaps we should look in to going down that road? Colloquy's website
> is an alright example of this -- although the brown color isn't the
> nicest. How about a green? It's pretty much the official color of
> Adium, what with Adiumy being all green & all :) I still like having
> the duck be the big ol' download button. Very no-nonsense, which is a
> very Adium-like attitude.
> What do you guys think? My only concern with the second idea is that
> it may delay the roll out of 1.0, which we definitely don't want to
Due to the large amount of feedback it took to get the website to an
acceptable point last time, I definitely don't want to go through
that again. What we have works well with everything.
Personally I associate it with Adium, and not any single version number.
I don't think we have enough resources to pull off another change and
not delay the release. And I would prefer to leave it as an easy to
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