[racket-dev] Downloading DrRacket for Mac is hard?

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Thu Aug 11 16:04:11 EDT 2011

Eli has asked us to wait.  Please do so.  He will reply in more detail
when he gets to a proper computer.

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 3:36 PM, Guillaume Marceau <gmarceau at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Guillaume Marceau <gmarceau at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Or we can trust that the Mozilla Foundation's user interface designers has
>> already done the experiment. They have some of the best people of the
>> industry working for them, including Aza Raskin, son of Jef Raskin, one of
>> the original designer of the Macintosh. I see no reason to deviate from
>> their design choice.
>>    [big:]         DrRacket
>>    [almost as large:]   Free Download
>>    [small and grey:]  5.1.2 for Windows, English (US)
>>    [outside of the button, small and light-grey:] All Systems & Languages
>> Shriram, if you want I can email Aza and ask him what experiments they did
>> to arrive at the current design.
> This particular design is getting more common around the web.
> Apple's iTune download page have a big button that reads "Download Now,"
> then at the bottom of the page they have two small links:
>         64-bit editions of Windows Vista or Windows 7 require the iTunes
> 64-bit installer
> and
>         G3 Mac Users
> Google Chrome has a big button that read "Download Google Chrome", right
> below they have "It's free and installs in seconds
> For Windows XP, Vista, and 7," then at the bottom of the page, in small:
>         Chrome for Mac or Linux · Chrome Beta
> Sourceforge have a big button "Download Inkscape-0.48.1…exe", and then below
> "Other Versions, Browse all files"
> etc.

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