Building a Better "Get Fedora" Page
This page describes a user's flow in a new get-fedora page on the static web site.
The general idea, as I explained to Toshio and some others at FUDCon, is to make the design follow these constraints:
1. determine whether the user wants a Live spin or an Install DVD spin or network boot image 1. determine what kind of computer (architecture) the user has 1. determine whether the user has a spin preference, and if so, which 1. deliver links to the torrent, along with enough information to help the user install BitTorrent (direct download by geoip for the BT-impaired?) 1. Whatever the end result, also provide link to the Installation Guide .
Questions are not necessarily A/B, but allow a range of answers that direct to the correct next step.
1. Which of these statements best describes what you want?
- I'd like to try Fedora out without installing, to see if I like it, and then install it later. (--> Live --> next Q)
- I'd like to have a larger set of software choices available. (--> Install DVD --> next Q)
- I have a fast broadband connection to the Internet and time for a large download. (--> Install DVD --> next Q)
- I have a fast broadband connection and would like to install over the Internet. (--> network boot ISO --> next Q)
- I'd like the smallest download possible for a fully functioning Fedora. (--> Live --> next Q)
- I have a very slow or no Internet connection and would like to receive media. (--> and )
1. Which of these descriptions best matches your computer system?
- Apple Macintosh (--> skip to (*) question)
- Microsoft Windows-compatible (--> skip to (**) question)
- Other (--> skip to (***) question, may not be just PPC)
1. (*) Which of these descriptions best matches your Macintosh system?
- An G5 or older Power Macintosh or PowerBook (--> PPC)
- A newer Intel-based Macintosh, iMac, MacBook, or MacBook Pro (--> x86_64)
1. (**) Which of these descriptions best matches your Windows-compatible system?
- A newer Intel Core 2 Duo or 64-bit Xeon (--> x86_64)
- An AMD Athlon64, Turion64, or Sempron64 (--> x86_64)
- An Intel Core Duo (not Core 2 Duo) (--> i686)
- An Intel Pentium II, III, 4, or Celeron (--> i686)
- An AMD Athlon, AthlonXP, Turion, or Sempron (--> i686)
Now we proceed to the BitTorrent or a direct download for mini-ISOs like the network boot. 1. (***) Which of these descriptions best matches your system?
- An IBM pSeries, iSeries, or RS/6000 (--> PPC)
- A Sony PlayStation 3 (--> PPC)
- A Gensis Pegasos II (--> PPC)
1. Choose one of the following:
- I know what BitTorrent is and I'd like to use it to download. (--> .torrent)
- I don't know what BitTorrent is, but I'd like to try it, since that's the recommended way to get Fedora. (--> Popup on getting and using BT)
- I just want an easy download link, even if it takes longer to get. (--> fastest mirror)
1. Do you have any preferences based on your location or interests? (NOTE: The standard choice has support for almost all languages and regions built in, not just US/English.)
- No, please choose for me. (--> default Live or Install)
- I want a Fedora built for a specific language or region. (--> makes a dropdown box visible --> spin for that locale)
- I want a Fedora customized for a specific feature set. (--> makes a dropdown box visible --> spin for KDE, Games, FEL...)