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

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Wed Aug 17 21:56:53 UTC 2011

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

 Replying to [comment:6 phobos]:

 > The not good:
 > The OS icons are too small. Does the version matter? The (sig) and
 what's this? links are duplicated by the right-hand side widget box that
 says "what is the sig link", can we remove the big widget? This would also
 bring the "having trouble?" box higher or 'into the fold' so to speak. The
 front page of the torproject.org website uses an icon for tor browser,
 orbot, tails, etc.  Can we re-use those icons as a visual reinforcement?

 Sounds good to me, but I do have a few concerns about the following:

 I think the version number could matter to existing users who  might be
 checking to see if they are using the most current version?  However, it
 probably doesn't really warrant the level of importance  reflected in the
 current layout. I'll try to work it in a bit better.

 And also, yes we could reuse project icons, but what about packages like
 "Expert Bundle" that don't really have one associated with them? My
 concern is that it won't really look right in sections with multiple
 packages, if some packages have visual reinforcement and others don't. Nor
 do I like the idea of reusing the same icon on multiple packages, such as
 using the "Tor Browser" icon (or a generic onion, say) on the proposed
 bridge, relay, & exit bundles. If we have a unique graphic for each
 package then great, but I don't think it's worth doing otherwise.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/3590#comment:7>
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