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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [WEBSITE] broken link on mac porting page
Date Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:43:36 GMT
On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 1:21 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 7:12 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 8:36 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>> > Sorry for top posting, but I think we've discussed this enough to have
>> > a sense of what our constraints are.
>> >
>> > A quick proposal:
>> >
>> > Let's start from this page:
>> >
>> > http://www.openoffice.org/product/
>> >
>> > That is linked to prominently from the homepage and the top navigation
>> bar.
>> >
>> > I propose adding a new section to the left navigation panel, between
>> > "Products" and "More".  The new section will be called "Platforms" and
>> > will link to four pages:
>> >
>> > 1) Windows
>> >
>> > 2) Mac
>> >
>> > 3) Linux
>> >
>> > 4) Ports
>> >
>> > The first three will be new landing pages.  The last one will link to
>> > the existing /porting page.
>> >
>> > Each of the platform pages will have basic system requirements and a
>> > link to the download page. They pages can grow to contain (or link to)
>> > other platform specific instructions or FAQ's.
>> >
>>
>> As an example, here is what the windows page might look like:
>>
>> http://www.openoffice.org/product/windows.html
>>
>> We could try to keep the other platforms in a parallel form.
>>
>> -Rob
>>
>
> good idea! I like it!
>

OK.  I've uploaded template pages for MacOS and Linux:

http://www.openoffice.org/product/mac.html

http://www.openoffice.org/product/linux.html

I really need help on filling in the details there.  I don't think
I've touched a Mac since 1989.  And even then I was confused looking
for the "on" button ;-)

Regards,

-Rob


>
>>
>> >
>> > -Rob
>> >
>> > On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 8:35 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>> >> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 2:18 AM, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org>
>> wrote:
>> >>> Rob Weir wrote:
>> >>>>
>> >>>> I could see /platforms/mac if we imagine creating in the future
>> >>>> similar landing pages for Windows or Linux.
>> >>>> Note that today, a query of  "OpenOffice for Linux" has this ancient
>> >>>> page as a #1 hit:
>> >>>> http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/setup-linux.html
>> >>>> And the #1 hit for "OpenOffice for Windows" is not even at our
>> >>>> website.  It goes to CNet's download.com page.
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> Very interesting. Indeed this could also be the way to catch users who
>> look
>> >>> for "OpenOffice Portable", for example, and should know that we do
>> have a
>> >>> (third-party, from winPenPack) version available; they are now offered
>> an
>> >>> ancient version since OpenOffice Portable has not been updated yet.
The
>> >>> updated version is not on the first page of search results.
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> Exactly.
>> >>
>> >> In the last month we've seen the following related queries:
>> >>
>> >>         openoffice portable     2,500
>> >>         open office portable    1,000
>> >>         openoffice portable italiano    150
>> >>         apache openoffice portable      16
>> >>         portable        90
>> >>         openoffice portable download    16
>> >>         portable openoffice     12
>> >>         openofficeportable      <10
>> >>         office portable         <10
>> >>         openoffice portable日本語版         <10
>> >>         openoffice portable 3.4         <10
>> >>         openoffice 3.4 portable         <10
>> >>         openoffice portable deutsch     <10
>> >>         openoffice.org portable 日本語版    <10
>> >>         portable open office    <10
>> >>         openoffice.org portable         <10
>> >>         openoffice portable 日本語         <10
>> >>
>> >> For many of these queries the #1 page is the German page:
>> >> http://www.openoffice.org/de/downloads/oooportable.html.  That is not
>> >> the optimal page for most of these queries.
>> >>
>> >> -Rob
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>> Regards,
>> >>>   Andrea.
>>
>
>
>
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