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Le 01/03/13 02:54 PM, Fabian Rodriguez a écrit :

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Le 13-03-01 11:02 AM, Camille Moulin a ←crit :
Hi *,

A new version of the home page can be tested at:

I think you meant:

Regarding the monitors, it's my opinion this is worse. They are still
clearly recognizable but have buttons, which doesn't really address
previous concerns and modifies Apple's design. I am not even sure Apple
couldn't send a takedown notice since you're deriving their design for
other uses.

Getty Images has a bunch. I trust TDF has some funds to dedicate to
this. Here are a few examples:



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Fabian Rodriguez

The images, suggested by Fabian, are clearly good alternatives that will address all of the complaints of the "iMac look-alike" monitors on the homepage.

Could we please use these?

I too am getting a little concerned that the images resemble too much Mac-like products. My first impression from the front page is that it is strange that the monitors look like Mac monitors and it is even more convincing when I go to the "Discover It" pages and see the same type of monitors.

Let's try to use a little common sense. If some of our larger FOSS contributor members are the first to raise a "red warning flag", then we should take a second look at it -- our project is rooted in FOSS. Secondly, I now see that Fabian has suggested concrete replacements for the monitors that are clearly NOT anything close to an "iMac" look-alike. I see no reason to not use these unless there are any copyright issues.

The page needs to pass the "smell-test". Test-try the page with a user who is aware of Mac products and ask them to comment on the page. If their initial response is that it is great/worrisome that we are using the iMac monitor on our site, then, the images need to be removed/replaced.

I am also of the opinion that there is too much of a "Mac-like" look to the monitors which IMO makes the pages too controversial, and will constantly be a matter of discussion on our mailing lists. The slides and "Discover it" section focus the eyes on the monitors, and this is usually not a problem. However, IMO, we need to look more like LibreOffice and less of a monitor product placement ad. So, perhaps a blend of monitor looks needs to be used.

We also need to remember that we have been asked to comment on the pages, and, not to build them if we disagree with the page makeup. The onus to update the page should not be put on the people who comment, otherwise this will defeat the purpose of asking for comments.

Clearly, the only real issue with the pages are with the use of a one design iMac-monitor look. There needs to be a good blend of monitor images that do not offer a Mac-look.



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