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Re: RE: [jox] Ready to be served

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Hi all

I've had a go at making the content more explicit on the front page and also in the explanatory paras at the top of the three main sections. I switched the Research section to Journal but IMHO opinion this leads to confusion as it makes it look as if the Debate and Reports are somehow not part of the journal.
Perhaps a solution would be to go back to research papers being called Research and the front page (currently "Home") could become "Journal" as the central orientation point?


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From: Jonas Andersson <jonastics>
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 2:26 pm
Subject: Re: RE: [jox] Ready to be served
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Soz, I noted that Simon's proposal was re the "About" tag. My mistake.

The structure still needs to be clear to the user though :)

in brief; Mathieu proposes current "Research" tag to be renamed 
// J

On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 2:22 PM, Jonas Andersson 

We can certainly call the research section "Journal" if that 
helps make it
clearer (since the "Journal" section is now called "About"). 
Re your
suggestion about upcoming issue it is not clear whether issue 
2 will be
about bio-hacking or not. I would argue that until an issue 
is ready for
release it should not be advertised as such. The home / 
mission / frontpage
has a CFP as well. I agree the current issue should appear on 
this frontpage
more clearly.

Although, changing that back to "journal" would undo Simon's 
proposal> (above). We need to make it clear to the reader 
whether the structure is
like this;

 -- Research
 -- Debate
 -- Reports

...or, if the debates and reports are separate from the 
journal. In that
case, it would make more sense to call it "journal" as that is 
a more
fitting description (CSPP publishes results of research that 
is funded by
other entities, it's not a research institute of its own, is it?)

In any event, I'm all for redundancy when it comes to web 
design! The front
page should contain the most important links and meta 
description of itself
without me having to click or scroll. Rather have too many 
links than too
few. The problem of a lot of online activism is that the 
activists assume
the users / readers / public to be technology-savvy, which all 
too often
equals failure on behalf of techy activists to reach out to 
enough people.

// J

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Dr Mathieu O'Neil
Adjunct Research Fellow
Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute
College of Arts and Social Science
The Australian National University
email: mathieu.oneil[at]

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