One of the principles I've been taught as an IT student, is a thing called, "Best Practices." This principle chiefly was around areas of software design, engineering, coding, and etc., of what to put in and what to leave out. One of the things that regularly came up is the necessity of documentation, and keeping things under the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) principle, of which is a another way of saying "don't make it complicated."
In my judgement, I think this principle of Best Practices also applies to the distribution/downloading of resources especially when it involves multiple files around a particular resources for a module. This can involve Bible files, commentaries and dictionary resources which are important to that particular module; something of which I call a Study Set, Bible Set (which may include differing editions of one translation, etc). And as an example, I think that Eliran Wong's work with the Ver.1.4; Parsed BHS (PC & Apple); Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (Enhanced; Interlinear; Parsing; Strong's; BHS concordance; TWOT no.; Gesenius Lexicon; BDB; BHS & KJV versifications, etc.); SHEBANQ; ETCBC 4b; Hebrew bible, BHSE 1.4 would fit into the description of a Study Set. Resources in Patchwork Kids Bible Study is another example of a Study Set.
So, when it comes to doing study sets such as these mentioned, the best practice is to have the resource files bundled together in one installer file. If files are to be separately downloaded, then place the particular resource files in the category they belong to:
- Bible files in the Bible Category
- If Hebrew, in the Hebrew sub category
- If Greek, in the Greek sub category
- If from some other foreign language, then in that particular sub category
- Commentary files in the Commentary Category
Special extras, such as required fonts, and documentation such as Read Me files, must be included in the installer with that particular resource. The user should not have to second guess what is required.
Now, comes the main download page. Information about the resource really should be included for the prospective user. The best example of giving information about resources are Josh Bond's download pages of the resources he put up. Leaving it blank and having nothing there for the user, in my judgement, is just nothing more than laziness and a disservice to the user. Just because its free, does not mean one has be be slack in doing a good job in the presentation of what one is giving/offering.
I expect that not everyone may agree with me, however by doing the best, and giving the best really shows just how good God is, and that what He gives is always the best.