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From Josh Elser <josh.el...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Accumulo site Bootstrapped
Date Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:32:33 GMT
Def needs a little more TLC, but using something like Bootstrap instead 
of rolling our own is definitely the way to go.

Would be happy to help out here -- maybe we can get a revamped site for 
1.6.0? That'd be pretty boss.

On 3/5/14, 5:40 PM, Bill Havanki wrote:
> Some folks in the IRC room were discussing how nice the Spark [1] and Hue
> [2] sites look compared to ours. While babysitting integration tests, I
> decided to prototype a rework of our site using Twitter Bootstrap [3], the
> front-end framework that both of those other sites use.
>
> Here are the pages that I converted.
>
> * http://people.apache.org/~bhavanki/accumulo-bootstrapped/
> *
> http://people.apache.org/~bhavanki/accumulo-bootstrapped/notable_features.html
> * http://people.apache.org/~bhavanki/accumulo-bootstrapped/source.html
>
> You can navigate between those pages using the left nav menu, but try
> anywhere else and you'll jump out to the production site.
>
> The pages use Bootstrap's own theme, with only very slight modifications to
> be close to our own theme. (I actually disabled around 90% of
> accumulo.css.) I kept the page organization like production, although we
> have many other whizbang options with Bootstrap. Some bits I left messy,
> like the nav items for the user manuals, but you should get the idea anyway.
>
> Beyond just how it looks, Bootstrap gives you many other capabilities,
> especially responsive display for mobile and tablets, so there's benefit to
> a switch beyond just pretty looking boxes.
>
> [1] spark.apache.org
> [2] gethue.com
> [3] getbootstrap.com
>

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