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From Christopher <ctubb...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Accumulo site Bootstrapped
Date Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:23:22 GMT
+1 for what's been done so far, and for revamped site with 1.6.0 release.

Rollout sub-menus might be nice. That nav bar is pretty busy.

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On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 6:32 PM, Josh Elser <josh.elser@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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