[R] Problems in Recommending R
h.wickham at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 15:32:47 CET 2009
> > possible to use it in ways that add to the utility of a page, while
> > not detracting from it if not available.
> OK, what particularly do you have in mind?
Here's a few of examples off the top of my head. These are things
that would add to the aesthetic appeal/usability of the site, without
distracting from the main content and without making the site unusable
* instead of a single graphic from the r graph gallery, you could
have a slideshow of a random selection of many graphics (e.g.
* you could use a js client side web analytics service (like google
analytics) to collect usage statistics across all cran mirrors in one
place (wouldn't work for packages, just pages)
* you could use jsMath (http://www.math.union.edu/~dpvc/jsMath/) to
convert from tex style math formulas to nicely styled formulas
* you could use amberjack (http://amberjack.org/) to help people
learn where the important parts of the site are
* you could use a lightboxing technique when zooming into screenshot
thumbnails, e.g. http://fancy.klade.lv/
don't missing functionality.
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