Recent Java.com redesign
By Jindrich Dinga on Jun 29, 2008
I have been working on Java deployment for more than 2 years, and it always happens that the java.com web site is updated just in time for the JavaOne conference. Last year, we improved the download user experience and slightly rebranded the web site; this time was similar.
Actually, I would be lying if I said that this time was not so different. It was -- we were requested to do more changes in a shorter timeframe than last time. However, we succeeded! The big thanks should go to a lot of people who contributed to this effort, especially to Mary Kawahira, who really made the difference. She was working through nights and days to make this project a great success.
This time, we rebranded the whole web site and further simplified the download user experience. In addition, we removed distracting things from the user's flow and made some other small tweaks. For those who have never visited java.com or who do not remember the previous design, I enclose screenshots (before & after) of the java.com home page.
another one shows the suggested appearance of a help page when a category is selected (current design can be found here).
If you have any comments or questions on the design of java.com, please comment on this entry.
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