Thank you again. I think GHI is so far down in the trenches that there is the possibility they forgot how much they know. For instance if someone knowing nothing of .netmf goes to http://www.ghielectronics.com/ main page.
There is not much substance there to lead them quickly to know about it. You can click on Profile, then are taken to a page that gives you a blurb about savings, but all sites do that. We are used to the typical sales pitch. The File System Solutions tab when you click on it is blank and the Consulting is not worth clicking on yet as a newcomer will be thinking “i am not interested in consultation but finding out what its all about.”
The next thing is to click on Catalog to see what they got, but your still left saying to yourself “ok, neat stuff but what ts .netmf all about”. Then there is Community, which one could click on Downloads and Tutorials, and then grab the "Beginners Guide to .NET Micro Framework " and flip through that long but very informative .pdf. This is all missing a very main component in my opinion. which is to quickly show & tell a new commer how great .netmf is.
I feel it would be far better on the main page to have something say Click here to see how easy .netmf is and what its all about" then GHI could make a nice video starting from scratch showing go here get this install first and then get this next. Then pick a main board like the FEZ Hydra along with some modules like LCD, Camera & button board. Start a new project, chick on the these boards and right click and select auto connect. Then say “we are going to create a project that when you press the button the camera will take a photo and display it on the LCD”. Tthen start typing in the code live, compile and download it and run it.
Doing it in this fashion would only take several minutes, and would truly show just how awesome GHI’s products are, how easy to use the environment is, and how quickly .netmf can be used to develop applications with.