What's on the Schemers.org front page Lassi Kortela 25 Nov 2020 20:31 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Alaric Snell-Pym 26 Nov 2020 10:53 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Lassi Kortela 26 Nov 2020 11:11 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Alaric Snell-Pym 26 Nov 2020 14:02 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Lassi Kortela 26 Nov 2020 14:14 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Arthur A. Gleckler 26 Nov 2020 16:20 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Lassi Kortela 26 Nov 2020 16:22 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Arthur A. Gleckler 26 Nov 2020 19:20 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Lassi Kortela 26 Nov 2020 19:35 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Arthur A. Gleckler 26 Nov 2020 20:01 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Arthur A. Gleckler 26 Nov 2020 21:38 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Lassi Kortela 26 Nov 2020 21:47 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Magnus Ahltorp 26 Nov 2020 21:52 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Lassi Kortela 26 Nov 2020 21:56 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Arthur A. Gleckler 27 Nov 2020 04:11 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Jakub T. Jankiewicz 27 Nov 2020 07:36 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Lassi Kortela 27 Nov 2020 07:39 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Alaric Snell-Pym 27 Nov 2020 15:57 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Arthur A. Gleckler 27 Nov 2020 06:47 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Lassi Kortela 27 Nov 2020 07:44 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Magnus Ahltorp 27 Nov 2020 11:20 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Jakub T. Jankiewicz 26 Nov 2020 16:51 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Lassi Kortela 27 Nov 2020 07:53 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Jakub T. Jankiewicz 27 Nov 2020 08:14 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Lassi Kortela 27 Nov 2020 08:17 UTC
Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Magnus Ahltorp 27 Nov 2020 10:55 UTC

Re: What's on the Schemers.org front page Lassi Kortela 27 Nov 2020 07:53 UTC

> I was already written in another thread, but I will write here also. You
> should look at Haskell website[1] it have very nice looking REPL just above
> the fold (visible part of the page). I can create something like this using
> two of my JavaScript libraries: my Scheme Interpreter LIPS and jQuery
> Terminal.
>
> What nice about it is that it have examples on the right and you can click
> on them to run them in REPL on the right, and user can also write any code
> himself.
>
> I would also include videos of best talks about Scheme that are on YouTube
> just like on the Haskell site, videos are easier to consume then written
> documents. Maybe same as on Haskell website with videos I would show best
> books about Scheme with covers links to PDF if they are free to read online or
> link where you can buy them otherwise.

Thanks for calling these to our attention. The web REPLs are very nice.

There are slight hiccups with the REPLs that spin up a container on the
server, connect from the JS to the container, and occasionally show some
Unix-terminal-related artifacts in the browser. With Scheme
implementations that run in JavaScript or WebAssembly such as Lips and
the others, we have the opportunity to skip the server-side and terminal
stuff and offer a faster and more user-friendly UI.

With scheme.org we should probably avoid fancy JavaScript on the front
page for security reasons and to simplify administration. Since we also
have many implementations, there would be competition about whose
implementation should go onto the front page. For those reasons, it
would be better to have a separate subdomain such as try.scheme.org for
the REPLs. It would probably also be useful to have a REPL in the
documentation browser, doc.scheme.org, as you suggested.

Videos should be avoided on the front page for similar reasons, but it
would be great to have them on other subdomains. Embedded videos would
be nice, but most video hosts track their users. I wonder if it's
possible to pay someone like Vimeo not to track users. Or we could host
them on our own server if we can get good bandwidth and latency for a
reasonable price. Alternatively, just link to YouTube and the like.