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Le Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:18:21 +0100,
Philipp Weissenbacher <> a écrit :

I have to agree, the new site looks superb!

One little nit-pick/request:
The banner on is a bit
daunting to look at if you are looking for ways to join.

Oh... don't pay attention to this page now, nothing's really in place
and these are not the pictures you are looking for :-)

Maybe we can replace that with header sections for each field (like in
That way we give people who would like to join a good overview of
what they can do (in addition to the menu itself).

We actually have other, dedicated images so stay tuned :-)




On 21 January 2014 14:23, Otto Kekäläinen <> wrote:

2014/1/21 Charles-H. Schulz <>:

Wow, looks very good! I have nothing to add to the design/layout.

About the contents I have some comments:

1) Screenshots, screenshots, screenshots!

Immediately when somebody visits to find out about
LibreOffice, they whould be presented with screenshots. In the
carousel the first image should include screenshots so that people
get a sense about what it would look like if they ran LibreOffice.
When features are presented and explained, they should have
screenshots to visualize the description.

2) Free - but why?

This is an old discussion, but free does not always communicate very
well. I rather use the term open, but if you want to emphasize the
American libertarian view and talk about Free/Freedom, the please
add some text below each "Free Office Suite"  which explains "Why
free?" clarify the usual misunderstandings.

3) More facts, less marketing

For example the main page has a paragraph "LibreOffice comes with a
host of new features for its users as well as several important
changes and improvements under the hood." It looks very good and I
agree with the content, but in my experience people don't respond
well to this kind of argumentation even in a marketing context.
Rather mention a few features and deliver some facts of what
LibreOffice actually does. I know, writing short and good text is

4) Comparison to Microsoft Office

I noticed the absence of any mentions of "the competitor". Is there
a policy against it? I hope the marketing part of the site could
some how state that LibreOffice is as good as MS Office and it is
in most cases safe and sensible to switch. And if you need X, Y and
Z, then LibreOffice is even better. Take inspiration from

5) If this is so good, how come nobody uses it?

Please add some list of famous users, e.g. the French Gendarmerie,
City of Münich, Ministry of Justice in Finland etc.. LibreOffice is
very popular, so show examples and figures. That should make people
more safe to make the switch.

Thanks and keep up the good work!

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