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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: Adding "from SourceForge" to download page
Date Sun, 27 Apr 2014 17:32:29 GMT
Am 04/27/2014 01:25 PM, schrieb Tal Daniel:
> +1 for Rob's idea to minimize links from the download page;
> Especially the links on the right column.
> We can make some HTML sketches for this, and here's an idea (I hope you'll
> see the formatting) to open download in a new tab, and move all links to
> appear below the download link. E.g.,
> *Download **Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1 *for Linux 64-bit (RPM) and Deutsch
> from, ~175 MB | Last updated: 2013-Oct-01
> Need *another version*?

It's not possible/suitable to have more than 1 link in the green box. 
That's the reason why we have a little one below the big one.

I'm working on a new solution for the "Need another version?" problem. ;-)

> *While you download... *(shown only after a click?)
> links/info about extensions, templates,
> how to participate/help OpenOffice,
> how to stay updated,
> ...

That means only when someone is downloading the software he can see the 
links? Doesn't make sense to me.

Better would be to re-think which links can be moved to another place 
where they make more sense or to deleted some completely.


> On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM, Rob Weir<>  wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 12:23 PM, Fernando Cassia<>
>> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 1:11 PM, Roberto Galoppini<
>>>>  wrote:
>>>> Or maybe a simple "Downloads served by SourceForge, trusted for open
>>>> source"?
>>> Yes, I understand that, but I'm fearing the Joe Averages won't get the
>>> meaning of "served by" or read it and continue reading without stopping
>> to
>>> think what it implies, and will freak out at the redirect nevertheless...
>> If we had a simple, clean page, I think users would be less confused.
>> The more we load up the page with text and links, trying to be
>> helpful, the more users will be overwhelmed and doubt themselves.  I
>> think we're far past the over-saturation point on the download page
>> already.  I count 67 links on the page already.  Mozilla manages to
>> help users download Firefox with only three links in addition to the
>> download itself:  "Systems&  Languages", "What's New" and "Privacy".
>> -Rob
>>> FC

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