[LV2] Feedback request: new LV2 website

David Robillard d at drobilla.net
Mon Nov 24 11:35:25 PST 2014

On Mon, 2014-11-24 at 10:56 -0700, Spencer Jackson wrote:
> My $.02:
> The site flow is much nicer from a developer perspective. With the old site
> it took me a few months before I really had figured out where the stuff I
> need is (and I never even knew about the example plugins until after I'd
> released 2 plugins). The new way leads a curious potential developer to the
> right places naturally I think. Overall it's a nice and clean look.

Good to hear.  I'm trying to make the reference documentation better in
the same respect (e.g. single doxygen page for each extension API,
linked to straight from the index).

> Screenshots are an excellent idea. Almost required nowadays to attract
> attention. Probably for fairness the best idea is to have a slideshow type
> of thing on the front page so we can display many different hosts and
> plugins. If there were an easy way to "submit a new LV2 screenshot" then
> devs of the respective projects and even users could load up a good variety
> of images of plugins in action. I know I'd upload my plugin images just for
> the exposure. I haven't a clue how to implement a submit button to upload
> images to a site folder though. I don't like adding images to git
> personally, but it could just be done that way.

Nice idea, but the static/git-backed thing is too nice.  Doing a bunch
of work to implement/run some dynamic screenshot submission thing on the
server (and gaping security hole, no doubt), which is entirely different
from how the site works, and people might not actually use anyway, seems
like a bad use of time when a patch/pull request/simple email can do the
same job, particularly since they'd need to be curated anyway.

Slideshow might be doable by jumping through some hoops, but I don't
know... pages in Markdown, probably not.  Oh well, pros 'n cons...


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