[Adium-devl] Random thoughts about 1.0final
timber at lava.net
Sun Aug 20 12:07:35 UTC 2006
On Aug 20, 2006, at 12:50 AM, Christopher Forsythe wrote:
> 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
Yes, I know about that feedback, I was present for that conversation.
I'm thinking of something in a more Apple-esque vein. The page for
Tiger is a good example.
We don't even need an odometer. Could just be a number that gets
rendered into an image at the top of the page. Maybe just an badge
that says "Over xxx,000 downloads!".
> 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.
IIRC the reason it took so long is that Adam was designing it himself.
Not to say he isn't a good designer, but he doesn't do it all that
often. My recollection is that he had the initial design mapped out
fairly early, but it took him a while to get it rendered right.
> Personally I associate it with Adium, and not any single version
I associate our old, old website with pre-X (up to 1.6.3c), the orange
site with 0.5x-0.7x, and the new blue site with 0.8x. That's just me
though. I'm an old fogey (in terms of Adium :P). Although you are too,
> 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 use website.
Who's saying we can't still make it easy to use? :) I'll bet Betts or
Lanham or any of the other insane web design people Phill Ryu could
hook us up with could make something snazzy in a couple days.
I would be interested to see what Zac thinks as far as a timeline
goes. If he thinks he could get something rolled out and not have it
affect our schedule, I say we should at least investigate it.
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