Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Re: What do you think about Firebird official site?
Author John Armstrong
My opinion is that the look is fine, we have a major docs and information
hole to plug.

We need to make it easy for people to 'switch'.

For example, in the Wiki there is an entry for 'How to see how many users
are connected'. The answer is something to the effect of 'use the new system
tables in this new version' That is mostly useless for a newbie just trying
to find an answer. There should be an example of how to connect to it, the
table structure, an example query and result and what that means with some
common task samples. Think 'Wikipedia', not 'minimal effort docs'.

I think the biggest gains could be had from a group effort to bulk up and
clean out the wiki so the new users can get what they want immediately with
a particular emphasis on mysql->FireBird conversion. In fact, an entire
section on this would be extremely helpful, covering such common topics as
Generators vs Increment, limit result sets, transactions etc.

Obvious stuff but its the complaint I hear from people when I point them at
firebird "Why is FireBird broken?" (from a mysql perspective). I do not
believe it has a lot to do with the site look and feel.


On 1/20/08, Jiri Cincura <diskuze@...> wrote:
> On 1/19/08, Carlos H. Cantu (TeamFB) <listas@...> wrote:
> > "Exploring" the site is a problem. A good site doesn't need to be
> > explorered. The information needs to be easily available - with no
> > need to explore to find it.
> I agree with you. The site is really "wide". Sometimes
> I have a problem to find something. IMO some clear navigation to most
> common used sections will be good improvement. Some say, that more
> than 4-6 levels in navigation is the maximum. On the site is also a
> lot of obsolete materials or stuff not important for anybody (ok,
> maybe for somebody, but then (s)he is able to find it) [for example
>, or ...?op=devel] .
> I think, creating clear navigation, keeping relatively small group of
> pages up-to-date, simple design and we're a little bit further.
> --
> Jiri {x2} Cincura (Microsoft Student Partner)
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