[Grok-dev] Re: Do these pictograms make sense?

Sebastian Ware sebastian at urbantalk.se
Thu May 17 02:45:17 EDT 2007

The copywriter within me would cry, but I can consider being  
pragmatic. :)

The problem with the word "Community" is that it is used in very  
different ways. Mysql uses it in the sense commercial/community  
version. Social networking sites use it in the sense of user profiles  
+ interaction -- the people and what they do.

I still think we should retain a structure that corresponds to the  
phases the developer goes through. Think of it as developer life  
cycle. You first evaluate, then learn enough to get started, then you  
develop applications and at some point he feels the need to share/ 
contribute back to the project.

In that sense I think community means something else. We are all part  
of the community so then it would make more sense to organise the  
site in content type sections:

Now: Evaluate, Learn, Develop, Share | Download

Community: Evaluation, Learning, Developer, Community | Download

Content type: Introduction, Tutorial, Documentation, Resources,  
Community | Download

And I am convinced that the benefits of a life cycle approach has  
many benefits, including indicating to the author what tone the  
content should have.

Anyway. In the next suggestion you will understand what I am talking  
about, and we can see if it all makes sense. (sometimes the code has  
to do the talking... :) )

Regards Sebastian

16 maj 2007 kl. 23.19 skrev Martijn Faassen:

> Martin Aspeli wrote:
>> Sebastian Ware wrote:
>>> Hi all!
>>> Let me know if these pictograms make sense.
>>> http://www.urbantalk.se/DEVELOPER/grok/pictograms.gif
>> I think "develop" and "share" are a bit less obvious from an  
>> initial impression - the others are fine.
> I agree with that. Since I'm not too concerned with only using  
> verbs for this, we might want to go with the word "community"  
> instead of share. I am not sure what "develop" is supposed to lead to?
> Regards,
> Martijn
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