User talk:Felice/languages.html.template


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Problem with the new links modification

If a language link for e.g. Portuguese is selected under the spanish version of [languages], it shows error "404 not found". The other language versions have the same problem. A possible solution for that is to use the full url address.

You are correct. Since the depth of the relative path can vary depending upon how you enter the site, I guess I have no choice but to use absolute pathnames. Thanks for catching this. --Walter 08:23, 11 April 2007 (EDT)

language navigation

Shouldn't the static site have a language list in it's first page? Having to navigate through:

  2. hit whichever icon (vision, laptop, participate, or children)
  3. find the languages link — which is not too obvious (top right) and is in english
  4. browse the list
  5. browse the site in your native language... not user friendly!

Not to mention that the list is sorted by what looks like a random function and no distinction is made between the old style and the new style of the site...

My suggestion is:

  1. have a list of links to the new version languages available in the front-page (per language or included?)
  2. maybe have a last option denoting something like older versions, which is a link to the list
  3. re-organize the list of available languages either by language/site-version or site-version/language or something...

Comments? Xavi 16:27, 16 September 2007 (EDT)

All good points. I was given marching orders that no text be on the front page, not even "One Laptop per Child", so my hands are tied on that one. I will reorder the list based upon the new and the old. --Walter 16:44, 16 September 2007 (EDT)
Thanks! :)
I have no idea the context, intent, rationale or origin behind those marching orders... but I would like to point that given the multi-lingual, multi-cultural, multi-national, multi-whatever nature of the project I feel that reaching people in their language is an obligation, not an obscure option or link within the site... :) Xavi 18:19, 16 September 2007 (EDT)
I agree as evidenced by the earlier version of the website, where the language choice was across the top of the home page. I've not tried to argue the case since last year, when the new site was designed. Maybe it is time to bring it up again. --Walter 19:33, 16 September 2007 (EDT)
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