Very good recommendations. I agree almost on every line in “General Rules”.
But I’m not agree everywhere with the rest of recommendations.
This is what the About page is fo (on the website).
It’s in the headline of each website’s page.
Still in our case it’s better to point ot IRC or forum.
On the other hand, I guess all those recommendations are given for general case. If we will treat synfig website like one big PR paper, then all they will be invaluable.
The current Release Notes page already looks very well, I like screenshots and illustrations.
But I have to propose some ways to improve it.
Improvements for Release Notes:
new version does not feature as many...
No excuses, no apologies! “This version contains improvements and bugfixes.” That’s it. It’snot about what it’s “does not”, it’s about what it “does”.
put first things first
Dual Splash Screen should go to bottom. It’s not even a feature improvement. Tell what’s important: transform tool, svg, windows stability, ffmpeg. I would add motion blur.
“New icons for actions and layers” - don’t put icons themselves, show screenshot with them, show how good they look now in synfig interface!
tell one story only
I suggest to drop “Updated Documentation”. That’s a different news.
I’m very sorry, I haven’t managed to made edits by myself today, have to do them tomorrow. ^_^’’ The release notes already looks good, please don’t take my critique close to the heart! Thanks everyone for your efforts!
Good point. I would have copied it from the website… , but having it officially is much better.
for the first set of critics:
keep in mind that a PR will be sent out to press, that means they will get emails with the content described.
So that is not for users, but for the journalists. They are very busy, so telling them to read teh background at the website, to copy the logo from there and if they have questions, please register at the forum and ask questions there would NOT work.
We can and will use most of the text of the PR for showing it on the website, and there of course all your comments are absolutely okay.
As for the proposed improvements:
1-4: absolutely agree.
Once the page is finished, a link to it should be added to the Release article in the joomla site because all the spreading out I’m doing is linking to that article. I suggest to replace the “look the NEWS files in the source code” with a “take a look to the full release notes in the wiki”.
Is that fine?
Good work Zelgadis.