Improve visibility of 0.19 on Downloads page

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chrisb
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Improve visibility of 0.19 on Downloads page

Post by chrisb » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:23 pm

We get rather frequent questions here about where to find the 0.19 version. It is well linked on the Downloads page, but obviously it is not easy enough to recognize. Are there any ideas about how to improve?

Some observations:
- On my screen I have to scroll down to see the Development section, making the huge images slightly smaller or shifting things up may help
- It doesn't say anything about 0.19 on the Downloads page, it's only about "Development version", which is easier to handle, but not as clear
- ...?
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Re: Improve visibility of 0.19 on Downloads page

Post by sgrogan » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:55 pm

chrisb wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:23 pm
- On my screen I have to scroll down to see the Development section, making the huge images slightly smaller
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Maybe the "Development versions" section should mimic the "Current stable version" section? Maybe with a different image to indicate dev?
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Re: Improve visibility of 0.19 on Downloads page

Post by chrisb » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:02 pm

I was referring to the Downloads page available directly from the home page, but perhaps I am mistaken. I have asked the last member who asked this question.
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Re: Improve visibility of 0.19 on Downloads page

Post by sgrogan » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:22 pm

chrisb wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:02 pm
I was referring to the Downloads page available directly from the home page, but perhaps I am mistaken.
I see. An additional problem here is that the development link links to https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/releases instead of https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/rele ... g/0.19_pre where the assets will be expanded.
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Re: Improve visibility of 0.19 on Downloads page

Post by chrisb » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:13 pm

sgrogan wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:22 pm
An additional problem here is that the development link links to https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/releases instead of https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/rele ... g/0.19_pre where the assets will be expanded.
I would guess that the collapsed assets are indeed the main issue!
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Re: Improve visibility of 0.19 on Downloads page

Post by sgrogan » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:22 pm

chrisb wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:13 pm
I would guess that the collapsed assets are indeed the main issue!
I changed the links on both the wiki/download and homepage/download pages to point to the 0.19_pre page, which will solve the collapsed assets problem. Broke the whole freecadweb.org doing so https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=41531 :oops:

The scrolling problem is still there though.
For the wiki/downloads page I think moving the development links above the Notes section should make it more prominent.
For the homepage/downloads, I agree we should shrink the "huge" icons, and maybe move the page up a bit (less unused space at the top)

Is there a way to change the links 0.xx_pre with a template or something so this won't be a maintenance burden?
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