Navigation bar on the left

Marko Knöbl openmoko.marko at
Wed Aug 13 20:41:39 CEST 2008

2008/8/11 Alasal <nikosverschore at>:
> hey,
> I think we have to reorder or rearrange the links that are positioned on
> navigation bar. I will discuss the links one by one.
> Hardware: I thought the main concern of Openmoko is to deliver a free and
> open source phone and it's software? So if I'm on the wiki, I'm searching
> for documentation about the phones or about the different software or about
> how to develop for Openmoko. I'm not searching what hardware Openmoko once
> has used in one of their phones. I may be curious in what hardware is used
> in the Neo FreeRunner, but I would then go to the Neo FreeRunner and then
> click on the hardware link (on the right).
> Neo 1973 and Neo FreeRunner: I think we should replace these two with a link
> to, because we can't keep on adding new
> devices that Openmoko makes on the navigation bar. Though the Phones pages
> has to be improved.
> Software: I would link this to 'Distributions'. If you are searching for
> software, you probably are searching for information about the different
> software that can be flashed to your device. Though I would suggest to add
> the link 'Developer guide' to
> Technical: I don't understand why this link is in the navigation bar.
> 'Technical' has a very broaden definition and can be used in many places. I
> don't know what I have to find there, except for 'difficult' things. And I
> don't think anybody is searching for 'difficult' things.
> Test cases: With this link Openmoko wants to stimulate users to do the test
> cases. So the link isn't 'bad'. But if I press the link, I come on a page
> with no information. I think a nice intro on the 'test cases' page would
> suffice to make this link good enough for the navigation bar.
> Download: Good link. Almost every website that handles software or hardware
> has a link named 'Downloads'. So the users are already used to have this.
> Removing this link would be bad. Though I would call it downloads instead of
> download for obvious reasons.
> Wiki Index Page: A good summary of everything in Openmoko.
> That's for the navigation bar.
> greetz
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I agree with all your suggestions. I just think that linking
"Software" to Distributions will be confusing. I think this link
should be called "Distributions".

I also think that the items in "community" and "interactive" at the
left need some changes. I think that it's generally a bad idea to link
to categories. They often contain so many articles that it's
impossible to find anything. I think that the links to
Category:Community and Category:Openmoko should be removed. And the
"Help" link should lead to "Help:Contents".

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