I don’t know if it’s time for such a provocative sentence yet!
This is the best os presentation website I’ve ever seen.
We could take an example of common obsolescent piece of hardware which got a new life with elive, a few screenshots of the os showing the most important functionalities (also the low battery impact for example. Since elive is not resources angry and thank enlightenment’s easy to use power management the battery usage can be improved over Windows!!) And at the end, where in Android one’s website are shown the phones running it, you add the testimonials
More or less it’s pretty much close to the website you created already, but it’d be better if u put less descriptions of the features and some more pictures (maybe also some animated gifs? They’d give a better idea of ecomorph effects!), Each one with a different, cool background (background and high quality pics do the 90% of the job for you).
Most importantly, underline that it is a powerful os, not a powerful Linux distro. Since it’s based upon old Debian, people must think only about elive not what it’s based upon! Maybe you can add it in some technical details like in minimum requirements section or stuff like that. Give a look to https://externos.io/
I also like the ending of Nokia phones’ presentation page: https://www.nokia.com/en_int/phones/nokia-8
It let’s you have a preview of how the phone will look like clicking on the colour (if the new theme and the e16 thing you were talking about are a real thing, there could be a switch upon the classic looking, the modern looking and the old computers looking options, switching between the 3 screenshots automatically).
Also the part about “inside” and “putside” would be interesting:
Outside -> description of coolest features and ecomorph/themes
Inside-> technical informations for Linux fellas
If all agree on the " more animated gif, pictures, video approach"
Let’s prepare a list of the most cool things about Elive ?
And people will Click the Elive Gallery before downloading it ?
Before i forget, don’t’ assume anything… All it or people who like technology know about the debian history, gnome, Kde/PLasma and so on…
I didn’t know about ENligntement, e16, 17, ecomorph etc
Some home made video ( sorry Than, not negative I do like the youtube video and I love the closing, the guy in his basements with computer and electronics around him) with exploding window, transparent window, hollywood special effect got my attention… None of the text ( almost) got my attention.
Later, I read (they did have value to the sales pithc) about the 2000+ custom packages and all technical details, after I watch the video, were the " final nail in the coffin"
So yes text for " Cartesian people" but more gif, pict, video ( I think some animated gift and/or video are faster to prepare than a text that we write, and rewrite and think and re-think"
Agree with the images, but less descriptions? I mean, they are important… which ones you would remove?
yes but also better: animated revolution-sliders
Very good and beautiful presentation, yes, I will save it as an example, but for the texts I have no words… “picture-perfect cameras?”, “artificial-inteligence powered processors?” WTF ???
Mmmh actually I use more the word “linux” because of SEO purposes
Already included, there’s no requirements for display or “internet connectivity”, I should say 320x280 min screen size? lol (that can be funny to say)
The problem is that (even if elive has cool designs), the 99% of the good that it has is not about “how it looks” but how / what internally has… and these things are not possible / easy to show from images / screenshots, that’s why the big list of “characteristics” in the homepage that attempts to describe them
Ok there’s many interesting things / notes in your post, I leave it opened to have a deeper look tomorrow, after to finish the newsletter announcement in fact which is a hurry thing
nope! they are very good comments / suggestions / improvements !
animated picture and / or “revolution slider” (google for the demos page to see its possibilities), this can do a very very good work if is made from a good idea, and that’s in fact the hardest part, “what to show and how”, so yes, let’s make lists of the most cool things about Elive, I have already some structured list in a mindmap, so I will wait for your point of views and then we can mix all together
of course, and that was the meaning of making a new website, to present it better (and describe)
Of course, I feel lazy even for try a new wordpress plugin, which is very few steps. And that’s of course, things to improve, we have now the site “useful” and is needed to polish the aspects to make it better in every sense (even if after to release 3.0, otherwise it would not have been ever released)
I don’t think that a gallery can be needed using these features (because already includes the images but in a more powerful way and with messages / storytellings)
Are you talking about the “characteristics” homepage which lists features?
Not really, the process to make the media is much slower than write, and you still need to “write” (brainstorm / define) the idea first, that’s why is important to have first well defined and structured that idea. And yes, both are needed, technical text and visual appealing (unfortunately it was not possible to finish the visual ones for the 3.0 release)