May 6, 2010

hamishwillee hamishwillee
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General feedback.

 

1. Links through to download page (ie all the getting started stuff) point to the Qt SDKs. However if you’re a Symbian developer you’re still better off using the Nokia Qt SDK (EVEN thought it is beta). Suggest that you add this to the LPGL download page. – Yes I know you can get to this through the Getting Started “Mobile” link and the “Nokia toolbar”, but the first few times I tried this I ended up on the LPGL download page.
2. Link to devdays goes to a 404 error http://qt.nokia.com/qtdevdays2010/
3. The link to “where you take the exam” search page is buried a bit low. This is the first thing I look for when I’m trying to work out if a course is reasonable.
4. Using the wiki could be better documented on the wiki – ie special pages,uploading files, creating categories, use of tags etc etc.

I like the structure and general look and feel very much. Also the forums.

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May 6, 2010

Alexandra Alexandra
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Thanks for your feedback! We’re happy you like the site.

1. Links through to download page (ie all the getting started stuff) point to the Qt SDKs. However if you’re a Symbian developer you’re still better off using the Nokia Qt SDK (EVEN thought it is beta). Suggest that you add this to the LPGL download page. – Yes I know you can get to this through the Getting Started “Mobile” link and the “Nokia toolbar”, but the first few times I tried this I ended up on the LPGL download page.

Good point. I will look into it and see what kind of solution I can come up with.

2. Link to devdays goes to a 404 error http://qt.nokia.com/qtdevdays2010/

Will be fixed later today.

3. The link to “where you take the exam” search page is buried a bit low. This is the first thing I look for when I’m trying to work out if a course is reasonable.

I am not quite sure if I understand you correctly here. Can you give me a URL to the site where you were looking for the exam?

4. Using the wiki could be better documented on the wiki – ie special pages,uploading files, creating categories, use of tags etc etc.

Indeed. It’s on my loooooooooooooooooooong list of things I still need to do. :-/

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May 6, 2010

QtK QtK
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Alexandra Leisse wrote:
I am not quite sure if I understand you correctly here. Can you give me a URL to the site where you were looking for the exam? /

Probably its this page he is referring to

http://qt.nokia.com/developer/learning/certification/exam

May 6, 2010

QtK QtK
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Also at this page there is a small spelling mistake. Instead of SKD it should have been SDK

http://developer.qt.nokia.com/nokia

May 6, 2010

mariusg mariusg
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kamalakshan wrote:
Also at this page there is a small spelling mistake. Instead of SKD it should have been SDK

http://developer.qt.nokia.com/nokia

Thanks, fixed :)

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May 6, 2010

Jeremy Katz Jeremy Katz
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Minor things, but:

1) The top level devnet page has a wider horizontal margin than the other pages. Compare the position of the Qt logo on http://developer.qt.nokia.com/ and http://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums

2) Probably already on the schedule for opening the site to the public, but it would be nice to have a link back for Nokia/QDF controlled pages like the SDK download.

May 6, 2010

Alexandra Alexandra
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Jeremy Katz wrote:
Minor things, but:

1) The top level devnet page has a wider horizontal margin than the other pages. Compare the position of the Qt logo on http://developer.qt.nokia.com/ and http://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums

That’s on purpose. The top level page has a fixed width, while the other ones are flexible.

2) Probably already on the schedule for opening the site to the public, but it would be nice to have a link back for Nokia/QDF controlled pages like the SDK download.

Umm…. we have the Qt Home link on the top. What else is it that you’re after?

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May 7, 2010

hamishwillee hamishwillee
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>> 3. The link to “where you take the exam” search page is buried a bit low. This is the first thing I look for when I’m trying to work out if a course is reasonable.
>I am not quite sure if I understand you correctly here. Can you give me a URL to the site where you were looking for the exam?

On the entry point here() [developer.qt.nokia.com], the link says “Learn more and find a test centre near you.”. When you click it you get here: http://qt.nokia.com/developer/learning/certification. I would have expected to be able to find a direct link to where courses are held on this page.

May 7, 2010

hamishwillee hamishwillee
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A bit more feedback. When I posted this, it didn’t give me the option to preview – not essential, but a “nice to have”.

May 7, 2010

QtK QtK
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Also many forums allow user to attach some text files (say some debug logs or code snippet). I didn’t find any option to do so here.

May 7, 2010

Alexandra Alexandra
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Ah, now I get the point of the link. Fair enough. I’ll take a second look at it.

And yes, I want a preview button too. Perfectionists at work…
I am however not a big fan of attachments in forums. Uploading/pasting somewhere and linking to the file appears “cleaner” to me.

Thoughts?

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May 7, 2010

stephen stephen
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I am however not a big fan of attachments in forums. Uploading/pasting somewhere and linking to the file appears “cleaner” to me.
Thoughts?

They don’t stand the test of time.

If I upload to a pastebin and link to it, the content on the pastebin will be gone within a week or a month. If someone wants to see what I uploaded 2 months later they’re out of look.

May 7, 2010

Alexandra Alexandra
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Good point. Hm. We have to think about it. Task tracked.

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May 9, 2010

QtK QtK
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Alexandra Leisse wrote:
Good point. Hm. We have to think about it. Task tracked.

May be you can have some minimum number of posts required to allow someone to upload an attachment. This could help filter spammers.

May 12, 2010

hamishwillee hamishwillee
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Personally I like attachments on forums – right near where the problem you’re addressing lies. However I don’t see them as “essential”.

From a site admin point of view though you do need to consider a virus check on upload, including of the contents of compressed files/zips

 
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