Re: GNOME Tour

Nobody ever took this job. Yet it seems like an important part of our
web site.

On Fri, 2005-08-19 at 17:08 +0200, Murray Cumming wrote:
> The GNOME Tour is meant to show what the GNOME Desktop _software_ is and
> the important things that it can do. This is for new users and requires
> us to imagine how they feel when discovering GNOME.
> I started the text some time ago, and now I have the build structure
> working, so it puts the HTML online (guess where, but don't link to it
> yet, please) and allows people to translate it via .po files. Many
> thanks to Danilo:
> However, I doubt I'll have time to finish this in time for the GNOME
> 2.12 release, so I'd like someone else to take over ownership. That
> means,
> 1) Writing a little more text, and/or improving what's there.
> 2) Adding some screenshots.
> 3) Getting feedback from people and making improvements. Give people a
> deadline for feedback.
> 4) Declaring it string-frozen and asking the gnome-i18n to translate it.
> Tell them in advance when it will be string-frozen.
> I think you can feel quite free, though I think this requires a native
> English speaker. I'd personally hope that the writer 
> - does not use wishy-washy vague language. Instead, stick to the facts,
> and explain what's on the screen. Let them see how simple and good it
> is, without always telling them what to think.
> - does not use overly-verbose language. It isn't a high-school essay, so
> you should be concise and try to be interesting. Don't repeat yourself
> in different words just to fill up the paragraph.
> - does not try to make minor things seem more impressive than they are.
> - does not get technical. Remember these users don't know their Word
> from their Windows.
> Any volunteers? I hope this is the start of a regular thing. We can
> review it for every release.
> -- 
> Murray Cumming
> murrayc murrayc com
Murray Cumming
murrayc murrayc com

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