On 1/1/08, Berto 'd Sera <albertoserra(a)ukr.net> wrote:
The fundraiser serial seems to be a never-ending
story. Functions have now
been "enhanced" (meaning they added a line in the ad and recycled an outdated
video no-one but English speakers can make any use of).
The video is subtitled in many languages; the fundraising page
represents a complete redesign of the old one, with substantial
consideration to usability issues such as the critical question
whether visitors are likely to leave the framework of the page or not.
It's going to be our fundraising landing page for some time to come,
so the transition was necessary & useful.
The new implementation also frees us from the Drupal CMS as the
environment in which all fundraising-related content resides, which
should make future translation & redesign work easier.
The translation process has been messy - but I'm glad progress is
being made. FYI, mails were sent to fundcom-l and wmfcc-l (the
Fundraising Committee and the Communications Committee) about all
major changes. IMHO it is not tragic when, during the course of notice
changes or redesigns, some languages go live later while others are
switched immediately; the main important thing from the perspective of
a reader e.g. of de.wikipedia or fr.wikipedia is that their internal
experience of the site makes sense.