acces directs

English translation: the web(site) pages themselves

20:26 Apr 24, 2005
French to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - IT (Information Technology) / Web design/e-business
French term or phrase: acces directs
It is the sense of the very last sentence I need help with. It is from a document containing a web-tool proposal by a graphic design company. What exactly are the acces directs here?

Organisation et gestion des « produits » X Via un CMS dédié et accessible depuis le BO {societe X}, nous proposons d’organiser les contenus à partir de bibliothèques distinctes : - une bibliothèque « Contenus » (textes des produits) sont présentés sous différents gabarits « de mise en page » sélectionnables selon les interfaces des différents destinataires. Les textes initiaux rédigés dans la langue « Z » seront à traduire par les gestionnaires régionaux. - une bibliothèque « documents » (photographies, vidéos, démonstrations flashes et autres) donne au gestionnaire la possibilité de choisir le ou les documents appropriés dans le respect des langues sélectionnées. Ces éléments viennent enrichir le contenu des « fiches produits » ou « accès directs ».
French2English
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:11
English translation:the web(site) pages themselves
Explanation:
Quite often on commercial websites, I find that product descriptions (the "fiche produits") come in one of two forms; either they open in a separate window, or they are PDF files. Hence they are in a way "separate" from the website itself (and thus, sort of, "indirect"). I note here that the text refers to a dedicated CMS system for products and although it doesn't say so, it does therefore seem as though the product descriptions element of the site is considered a separate entity.

Hence, in a nutshell, the distinction seems to be being made between the content of product descriptions (be they PDF files or separate browser windows or whatever) and the content of pages that a user would normally access directly in the usual way while browsing the site.

It's late and I hope that's clear; I have a very clear mental image of what I mean, I'm not sure I'm getting that across....

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Charlie Bavington (X)
Local time: 08:11
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Hi Charlie,
Thanks for your answer - which made sense to me, as ever. In fact I later came across several references to 'direct access' used in this way (one always hesitates to use anything too literal, hence my question) and I know exactly what you mean. Personally I find it annoying when you are thrown into a PDF file from a website - when you least expect it - 9 times out of 10 it is not what you were looking for anyway! Unless you strike it luck of course. Anyway, I left it simply as 'direct access' in the end - because I think it fitted the context. Have had no complaints so far! Thanks again.

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the web(site) pages themselves


Explanation:
Quite often on commercial websites, I find that product descriptions (the "fiche produits") come in one of two forms; either they open in a separate window, or they are PDF files. Hence they are in a way "separate" from the website itself (and thus, sort of, "indirect"). I note here that the text refers to a dedicated CMS system for products and although it doesn't say so, it does therefore seem as though the product descriptions element of the site is considered a separate entity.

Hence, in a nutshell, the distinction seems to be being made between the content of product descriptions (be they PDF files or separate browser windows or whatever) and the content of pages that a user would normally access directly in the usual way while browsing the site.

It's late and I hope that's clear; I have a very clear mental image of what I mean, I'm not sure I'm getting that across....



Charlie Bavington (X)
Local time: 08:11
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Hi Charlie,
Thanks for your answer - which made sense to me, as ever. In fact I later came across several references to 'direct access' used in this way (one always hesitates to use anything too literal, hence my question) and I know exactly what you mean. Personally I find it annoying when you are thrown into a PDF file from a website - when you least expect it - 9 times out of 10 it is not what you were looking for anyway! Unless you strike it luck of course. Anyway, I left it simply as 'direct access' in the end - because I think it fitted the context. Have had no complaints so far! Thanks again.
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