Subject Re[4]: [Firebird-general] We should take advantage of all this
Author Fikret Hasovic
>> -----Original Message-----
>> >
>> >
>> > It's under New visitors -> Novice's Guide
>> Yup. In fact:

SC> Although these documents are all in place, to me, it would make more sense
SC> to have a prominent link or banner on the home page which pointed out the
SC> obvious to potential new users. Something like:

SC> ========================
SC> = New to Firebird? =
SC> = Check out the quick start guides =
SC> ========================


SC> In all honesty*, and its probably only me :-), I think the homepage for
SC> Firebird is outdated. The homepage is, and should be, an opportunity to

It's not only you ;-)

SC> enlighten and excite those who know nothing or very little about Firebird.
SC> At the moment new users are bombarded by license info and development
SC> environments, a plethora of menu options, often duplicated on the right and
SC> by the drop down menus at the top. Personally, I never feel excited when I
SC> go there, and I often visit. When you look at the main page of other open
SC> source databases, the initial look, and color scheme is one that is simple,
SC> pleasing to the eye, offers concise, brief statements with links for further
SC> information. And fits within a browser set to 1024x768 without scrolling.

I am not good web designer, sorry. However, I'll see what can I do...

SC> <mode="ducks quickly expecting flak"/>

SC> Rgds

SC> Si Carter
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SC> * All opinions stated are my own, and are probably shared by no others ;-).

Best regards,
Fikret Hasovic
USAID TAMP Senior Programmer

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