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Re: [ide-dev] Prominence of the Eclipse IDE dowlnoad button in the download page

Please send all correspondence about the Downloads page to Ian Skerret. He
made the decision. There is a bug but comments there didn¹t seem to make a
difference.

Doug.

On 2016-09-26, 9:52 AM, "ide-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Patrik
Suzzi" <ide-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of psuzzi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> _____________________________
>> From: Sopot Cela <scela@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>
>> The "Download Eclipse Technology that is right for you" banner area is
>> largely unused or not well used. By 'well' I mean serving the purposes
>>of
>> showing off our Eclipse IDE.
>>
>
>+1, this page has to be re-designed.
>
>Even without the September campaign, it's hard to understand what you
>can download.
>
>
>I want to add:
>
>Until a few months ago, the average Eclipse user went to the download
>page to choose which package to download. Here you can see how it
>looked the page until March 2016: http://i.imgur.com/WfvKSvo.png
>( or check  
>https://web.archive.org/web/20160325161610/https://eclipse.org/downloads/
>)
>
>Now, to my eyes, it is unclear how I can quickly download Eclipse
>packages. Can you easily spot the "packages" link, that I highlighted
>in this image?
>http://imgur.com/5DdzJhP.png
>
>I propose small changes for a better impact:
>- Replace "Choose the right technology" with a new "Downloads" banner,
>that with images + links + tooltips will point to the packages.
>- show the number of downloads
>
>This image shows the idea: http://imgur.com/4datKIx.png
>
>IMHO, the proposed design is better for:
>- less wasted space,
>- Users searching for packages will find them easily (*)
>- Showing we have million of downloads would help the "network effect"
>when a user is considering whether to choose Eclipse.
>
>(* to me, having many packages is a strong point for Eclipse, but in
>any case, we have million of downloaders who are used to downloads the
>packages from that page, we shouldn't just fail them).
>
>
>Kind Regards,
>
>Patrik Suzzi
>Software Engineer, Eclipse
>Platform UI Committer
>https://about.me/psuzzi
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