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From Bill Havanki <bhava...@clouderagovt.com>
Subject Re: Accumulo site Bootstrapped
Date Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:34:16 GMT
I updated the site with a horizontal navbar. The menu is much more pleasant
now.


On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 9:37 AM, Bill Havanki <bhavanki@clouderagovt.com>wrote:

> Thanks for all the feedback! Keep it coming :)
>
> The 1.4 and 1.5 manual links definitely need help, but they are easy to
> clean up for sure (when I said I left some parts messy, I was thinking of
> those). I'm going to convert the nav menu from the current vertical style
> to a horizontal one with dropdowns - that will be more compact and allow
> for submenus. It will also free up horizontal space for side content like
> download buttons, news items, cat pictures, or whatever.
>
> Mike: The page content can still be Markdown, with very few changes. All
> of the big changes occur in the "skeleton" of the page which wraps the
> Markdown content, like including CSS and JS, defining the nav menu, header,
> and footer, etc.
>
> Josh: Sure, glad for any help! Getting this converted for 1.6.0 would be
> easy. One question I have is how we could serve up a converted beta site
> for this while leaving the production one alone. Does the Apache web
> framework support that somehow?
>
> Bill
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 8:56 PM, Mike Drob <mdrob@mdrob.com> wrote:
>
>> Looks super spiffy!
>>
>> Are the pages still mostly markdown? Or does this add a lot of HTML?
>> I am unfamiliar with Bootstrap as a framework, so these might be really
>> dumb questions. I'm imagining editing pages via the CMS, and am curious
>> how
>> well that will work.
>>
>> Mike
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 5:40 PM, Bill Havanki <bhavanki@clouderagovt.com
>> >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
>> >
>> > --
>> > // Bill Havanki
>> > // Solutions Architect, Cloudera Govt Solutions
>> > // 443.686.9283
>> >
>>
>
>
>
> --
> // Bill Havanki
> // Solutions Architect, Cloudera Govt Solutions
> // 443.686.9283
>



-- 
// Bill Havanki
// Solutions Architect, Cloudera Govt Solutions
// 443.686.9283

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