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Hi David,

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 10:50 PM, David Nelson <> wrote:
Hi, :-)

Instead of the side menu, have you considered a dropdown menu
(dropping down from the top menu)?
It would gain a lot of space on the left...

IMO, a screenshot of the start center would be the thing to have on
the homepage... visually, it provides the greatest screenshot
marketing potential, and it also hints at LibO's functionality. Maybe

IMHO, the Twitter and RSS feed widgets would give more of a feeling of
a *live* site...

I suggested that we go for a hybrid - the static, standard stuff at
the top (info, download button, image) and then social media under
that. Which of these is on top depends on which one you think is more
important. I think we should have the standard static stuff at the top
so that the homepage is friendly for new visitors (and the
blog/twitter feeds under that inform the visitor that this is an
active community project).

The start center is going to have a nice big screenshot in the
Features page anyway.

we had a mascot, it could feature there, but even then I'd suggest
having a picture of the mascot standing/sitting next to the start
center. I'm not in favor of using photos of any sort, but if someone

We have a mascot already?

No, I said *if* we had a mascot (which we don't). It was a
hypothetical scenario. The point of that sentence was to say that even
if LibO had a mascot and the mascot was seen as a means of
communicating with the user on a more emotive level, I would still
recommend having a screenshot of the start center on the homepage.

[... another email:]
Given the work that Christian has done on the download widget, how do
you envision integrating downloading into the home page?

I'll have to profess ignorance here :) - as I said (to cover my rear
end), the content is there to demonstrate styling and spacing - the
actual text/graphics are there to fill in space. I'm not up to date
with what's going on with the download page but I do think that a
download button of some sort on the homepage would be useful - even if
it's just a link to the download page. It doesn't have to do OS
detection or anything (I'll admit I was thinking of the one-click
download button on the OOo website when I put the mockup together).


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