[dojo-contributors] Dojo marketing

Eugene Lazutkin eugene at lazutkin.com
Sun Oct 5 16:33:54 EDT 2008


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+1.

Both available CDN locations should be prominently featured with the
link to the relevant documentation (how it is different from a regular
build). People should be able to play with the build immediately without
downloads, builds, and installations/web server configurations in simple
case. Simple stuff should be ... well, simple.

Thanks,

Eugene

Adam L. Peller wrote:
| Back in the 0.9 days, we had a plan to make just dojo.js, the ~25k
| version, available for download at the main page.  Was there a reason we
| didn't go through with it?  With all the hype JQuery has been getting, I
| think it's more urgent than ever to separate base from the rest of the
| toolkit.  How about we just offer up dojo.js on the landing page in a
| separate box (first, so the first thing people see is something SMALL)
| then have the current download buttons for "dojo, dijit, dojox" and
| shrinksafe below it?  Long term, I wonder if it makes more sense to
| split out dijit, too, so people know what they're getting.
|
| We can also provide the CDN reference as a teaser, which has an even
| smaller footprint :-)  Right now, that's hidden several links deep.  We
| could just put the CDN tag(s) in the box.
|
| Current download landing page:
| http://dojotoolkit.org/downloads
|
| We can refine this with the release of the new site.   Unless I hear any
| objections, I'll take a stab at this tonight.
|
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