So, I'm currently poking at the main page for the WGO redesign. I had
mentioned in a previous mail the product vision from the vision briefing
whose main points concerning the product vision were:
A. HIgh-end photo manipulation
B. Creating original art.
C. Production elements (graphical design)
D. Programming algorithms.
Alexandre mentioned that there were some complaints about tasks
specifically relevant to desktop publishing not being mentioned in the
I am looking for any input if anyone would like to offer some on the
verbiage of a few key places on the site right now (http://static.gimp.org).
First, the introductory text in the very first section after the name,
Wilber, and a download link. It currently reads:
## The Free & Open Source Image Editor
This is the official GIMP website.
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is the Free and
Open Source, cross platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X,
Windows and more. It contains information about downloading, installing,
using, and enhancing it. This site also serves as a distribution point for
the latest releases. We try to provide as much information about the GIMP
community and related projects as possible. Hopefully you will find what
you need here. Grab a properly chilled beverage and enjoy...
I feel that it gets the most important points up front (official site, GIMP
is an acronym..., cross platform, image editor). Are there other points
that need to be made in that first introductory paragraph?
The next few sections I had broken out to hopefully address/illustrate each
of the vision statement points. I can use any input for those sections as
well if anyone has thoughts:
## High Quality Photo Manipulation
GIMP provides the tools for needed for high quality image manipulation.
>From retouching to restoring to creative composites, the only limit is your
and (A big thanks to David Revoy for allowing use of some of his images),
## Original Artwork Creation
I have nothing for this section yet to address original artwork creation.
I still have to make:
## Production Elements (graphical design?)
## Programming algorithms (i seriously have no idea what to put here)
I think it might be nice to also include something to place GIMP within the
context of a F/OSS workflow for multiple use-cases, photography, web
production design, and desktop publishing - I'm still thinking on this.
So, anyone care to unleash their inner marketing-Hemingway? Otherwise I'm
going to take my best guess at things and just hope I don't screw up too
bad... (I just realized that almost my entire life can be described in
that one sentence... :) ).
gimp-web-list mailing list