[jdev] [OT] XMPP icons

Jonathan Dickinson jonathanD at k2.com
Mon Jul 7 02:03:43 CDT 2008

I think this is a good idea. Sander has enlightened me to GTalk's success, it is because they don't confuse users with terms such as Jabber and XMPP, however, it is important to remember your roots. How about having a 'slogan' under "Instant Messaging Client with Whiteboard" saying "Powered by Jabber/XMPP"? It's right there in the title keeping the nerds happy, without confusing Aunt Tillies.

Sander, do a quick google search for "XMPP Client": you will see that Pandion is higher on the list than all clients except GTalk, but (IIRC) it is a dead project (and has not worked with j.o for a very long time). WTF? I think we all need a reference to XMPP on our landing pages in order to help searchers and (less than perfect) search engines.

And make a hyperlink to http://www.jabber.org/clients in all your blogs to give that page a nice Google page rank ;).

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jdev-bounces at jabber.org [mailto:jdev-bounces at jabber.org] On
> Behalf Of Sander Devrieze
> Sent: 05 July 2008 09:21 AM
> To: Jabber/XMPP software development list
> Subject: Re: [jdev] [OT] XMPP icons
> 2008/7/5 naw <lambda512 at gmail.com>:
> > El Sábado 05 Julio 2008, JabberForum escribió:
> >> What about this little bulb? For my own, I like it... or at least I
> >> prefer it to this big "X" which looks really marketing to me (more
> than
> >> the bulb)...
> >>
> >
> > I also prefer "Jabber" and the bulb to "XMPP" and the X.
> The bulb is confusing because people associate it with the jabber.org
> website. They think they need to register an account on that website
> and they forget there are other good services.
> > And I think that for
> > the average user "Jabber" is more appealing than "XMPP". There is
> also a user
> > base that knows the system as "Jabber"
> >
> > I don't like the idea of changing "Jabber" to "XMPP"
> The title tag on the Coccinella website was changed to "Instant
> Messaging Client with Whiteboard". The old title tag was something
> like "Jabber Client with Whiteboard". "Instant messaging client" is
> better known to non-geek users than "Jabber client" or "XMPP client".
> The idea is to slowly remove *all* references to both "Jabber" and
> "XMPP" on the website and in Coccinella. We will call us "open
> standards based" instead, with an XMPP logo button next to it with a
> link to http://www.xmpp.org/ or preferably a directory with XMPP
> software.
> --
> Mvg, Sander Devrieze.
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