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From Mike Drob <md...@mdrob.com>
Subject Re: Accumulo site Bootstrapped
Date Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:56:56 GMT
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
>

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