[Haskell-cafe] Leaner Haskell.org frontpage

Thomas ten Cate ttencate at gmail.com
Thu Jul 9 12:32:23 EDT 2009

Are there any kind of hard statistics and analytics that we can base
this discussion upon? There is always room for improvement, but
stumbling around in the dark making blind guesses may not be the best
way to go. Although I personally feel that Lenny's proposed page is an
improvement, statistics could tell us what actual people actually use
the site for.

I don't see any tracking code in the page source. Maybe the site
admins could install Google Analytics? It's free, easy to install and
use, and very informative. (Or some other usage tracker; I merely
suggested GA because I use it and know that it works well.)


On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 17:53, <haskell at kudling.de> wrote:
> I never said we should only expose 7 links.
> Take for example the task "Find out more about this Haskell i heared about".
> You would need to scan the right half of the front page and you need to scan the left part of the page. There you need to scan "About", it could be explained under "Why use Haskell?" or "Language definition" or "Haskell in 5 steps" or "Learning Haskell" or "Wiki articles" or "Blog articles and news".
> Where should i look? I have to scan a lot of text, i have to keep a lot of options in mind and for my taste the load is too much. Be my limit 7 or 20 links.
> haskell at kudling.de wrote:
>> Most people feel overwhelmed when confronted with more than 7+-2 items:
> http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/10/09/30-usability-issues-to-be-aware-of/
> This refers to the number of items/things people can remember in their
> short-time memory. This has nothing to do with the maximum number of
> menu items you should use. There is of course a limit, but there is no
> reason to limit it to 7+-2.
> Cheers,
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> Jochem Berndsen | jochem at functor.nl
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