Make website easier to use
submitted by coriordan, 18:24, 1 Οκτώβριος 2013
ΘΕΜΑ: add a vendor name
ΚΑΤΑΣΤΑΣΗ: opened
ΠΡΟΤΕΡΑΙΟΤΗΤΑ: low
Περιγραφή:

I sent the below comment to the mailing list. Then I read that suggestions should be sent here. Sorry for the duplicate. Here's the mailing list thread:

https://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/h-source-users/2013-10/msg00000.html

I recently used the site for the first time and I think it could be much easier and faster. I'm assuming that people come to h-node to check if a piece of hardware works with free software or not.

They have a model number and they want to search: so there should be a big search box right there on the home page.

The "category" drop down box should be noted as optional. A lot of the time, it's not really necessary.

For example, if I want info on the HP printer, model p1102, I should be able to type just "p1102" into the search box on the front page. If there's a video card and a motherboard that also have that model number, then I'll see three results:

  • p1102 - printer --- HP LaserJet --- DOESNT WORK WITH FREE SOFTWARE
  • p1102 - video card --- NVtech --- Works with free software
  • p1102 - motherboard --- BlaCOM --- Works with free software

So, starting at h-node.org, getting the crucial info (it works or it doesn't) should only require typing the model number and hitting return. Then if I want more details, I can click on the printer and see that device's page.

So my three main suggestions are:

  1. A search box on the home page
  2. The search results page should say if the device works/not/partially
  3. Top of device page should have a big red warning if it doesn't work: "DOESNT WORK WITH FREE SOFTWARE - DO NOT BUY!"
Μηνύματα:
9swords:
H-node's website sure needs a refurbish and upgrade, it lacks too much features. This should be at least medium priority
submitted by 9swords, 04:00, 11 Απρίλιος 2022
ycp:

> H-node's website sure needs a refurbish and upgrade, it lacks too much features. This should be at least medium priority

Indeed. One problem is that the server code is not easy to maintain, and I'm interested in rewriting it in a statically typed language like Haskell.

submitted by ycp, 03:00, 28 Απρίλιος 2022

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