[Lazarus] Reconstructing Lazarus Website 2: the content

Aleksa Todorovic alexione at gmail.com
Sun Jan 31 17:49:56 CET 2010

Several things which should be easily visible/accessible to anyone who
comes for the first time, or wants to get started with Lazarus:

"What is it?" - explaining in short what is Lazarus, LCL, FPC, Lazarus-CCR
"How does it look like?" - screenshots of Lazarus on different
platforms, different Lazarus windows/dialogs, examples of applications
made with Lazarus
"Tell me more!" - up-to-date (as much as possible) list of Lazarus features
"Why should I use it?" - explaining why is Lazarus so great tool,
comparison to Delphi, comparison to other IDE tools, list of features
which were available in Lazarus before Delphi (Graeme started this, if
I remember correctly)
"Who is using it?" - list of projects/applications made using Lazarus
"How do I get/install it?" - with information and link to
download/install instructions
"How do I use it?" - basic tutorial for Hello World
"Where can I get help?" - this page can list help sources (forum,
Wiki, mailing lists, irc, whatever there is) with direct links helpful
wiki pages

There should probably be a section with these information on the first
page. The first page should primarily be for those who come for the
first time - to attract them, and show them what Lazarus really is.

For users which already tried Lazarus, these informations are useful:

"I have a problem! What now?" - instructions how to search wiki,
forum, mailing list, how to report issue to bug tracker
"What I already have?" - list of packages (with explanation) which
come with Lazarus
"Where can I find ...?" - list of components (CCR), links to external
useful stuff
"How can I help?" - for new possible contributor/developer/whatever...

These two sections should be clearly separated. In addition to them,
there should probably be some section about FPC (which should contain
links to important products connected to FPC).

There should, of course, be much more, but these are just some
preliminary thoughts.

On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 15:21, Bee Jay <bee.ography at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Now, let's talk about the content and its structure. From the first email, I
> have shared some references, maybe we could go from there.
> Some things need to be considered are:
> - what contents we're gonna provide to the visitors?
> - which contents need to be displayed on the main page?
> - is the content source already available?
> - who's gonna collect and resume the content from various sources (wiki,
> docs, forum thread, etc)?
> - ... anything else? ...
> Please share your ideas and opinions, then get settle on one, and let's do
> the work.
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Aleksa Todorovic - Lead Programmer
Eipix Entertainment

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