[tor-bugs] #3590 [Website]: torproject.org/download is very confusing

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Sat Aug 6 23:04:05 UTC 2011

#3590: torproject.org/download is very confusing
 Reporter:  cypherpunks  |          Owner:  phobos  
     Type:  defect       |         Status:  accepted
 Priority:  normal       |      Milestone:          
Component:  Website      |        Version:          
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Comment(by jmtodaro):

 Replying to [comment:2 phobos]:

 > A fine question is how to display this information?  in a wizard to ask
 the user what they want? or to simply only list these 4 choices under each
 OS section on the download page.

 I think it makes more sense to keep the sections by OS. Also, this will
 make it easier to implement OS detection features per

 My initial approach to simplifying the page was to format things a bit
 better, and list only the most stable packages for each OS, with a small
 link referring the visitor to the appropriate project page or elsewhere
 for unstable versions. This saves trying to explain the difference between
 stable and unstable and trims the options down to the most relevant
 choices for most visitors.

 I also used jQuery for OS detection and an accordion menu that
 automatically opens the appropriate section based on the visitors detected
 OS, further simplifying the initial choices displayed. If javascript is
 disabled it just displays all sections, much like the current download

 Here's a rough preview of everything in action:
 http://jmtodaro.com/tor/test/download/download.html.en.htm . The layout
 still needs a bit of work, but it should give an idea of what I have in

 Love it? Hate it? Any feedback and/or suggestions are most welcome!

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/3590#comment:3>
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