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From Mike Drob <mad...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Accumulo site Bootstrapped
Date Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:28:27 GMT
Hover is not always a useful event for mobile clients.


On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:25 PM, Billie Rinaldi <billie.rinaldi@gmail.com>wrote:

> I prefer menus to pop up on hover, rather than click.  I think it's easier
> to get a quick overview of what pages exist and where you should look for
> whatever you're looking for.  Anyone else have feelings?
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 9:58 AM, Bill Havanki <bhavanki@clouderagovt.com
> >wrote:
>
> > Latest updates available, based on all your feedback:
> >
> > http://people.apache.org/~bhavanki/accumulo-bootstrapped/
> >
> > - The nav bar is now fixed to the top of the page despite scrolling.
> > - There is a sidebar! The logo is there, plus some other stuff.
> > - External links in the nav menu have a little icon now. Just noticed I
> put
> > them to the right, not left. My bad. Easy to switch 'em.
> >
> > The features page is still not all that great. I agree with Josh it needs
> > something, maybe conversion to tables. I did experiment with changing the
> > whole page content to a set of tabs, which looks keen but makes the
> markup
> > more complex, and less Markdown, so there's a tension there. I think
> people
> > should just start playing with it. :)
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 11:43 AM, Christopher <ctubbsii@apache.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > > I solicited some ideas from a colleague, and he recommended maybe
> > > putting the Accumulo logo in the menu, or maybe an alternate version,
> > > without the surrounding boxes.
> > >
> > > He also recommended utilizing the scrolling nav bar (especially for
> > > long pages), as on http://getbootstrap.com/components/
> > >
> > > It would also be good to add icons to the left of menu items,
> > > especially to denote external links, vs. navigation within the
> > > Accumulo pages.
> > >
> > > We can also consider fixing the top nav bar to the top of the page
> > > when scrolling (for large enough screen sizes).
> > >
> > > --
> > > Christopher L Tubbs II
> > > http://gravatar.com/ctubbsii
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 2:19 PM, Josh Elser <josh.elser@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > > Nice, that helps a little.
> > > >
> > > > Totally agree on avoiding the dotted lines -- what you added
> definitely
> > > > helps. I tend to always prefer typographical changes over explicit
> > > breaks.
> > > >
> > > > The features page is a little easier on the eyes now. I think
> changing
> > > the
> > > > sub-headers (the h3's, e.g. "Iterators", "Cell Labels",
> "Constraints",
> > > etc)
> > > > from h3's to h4's would help a bit. Adding some sort of distinction
> > > between
> > > > categories would help too -- additional margin, different type or
> > color,
> > > or
> > > > something else I haven't put my finger on.
> > > >
> > > > Perhaps a slight darker header would help distinguish it against the
> > main
> > > > content too.
> > > >
> > > > ps. sorry i'm not just playing with this myself and sending you a
> patch
> > > :)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On 3/26/14, 7:25 AM, Bill Havanki wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >> I updated to include a modest margin on either side of the body
> > content.
> > > >> The margins are present on larger displays, but on smaller displays
> > > (e.g.,
> > > >> phone, tablet) they disappear so the content spans the whole page.
> You
> > > can
> > > >> see the behavior by adjusting the width of your browser to skinny
> and
> > > back
> > > >> again. If the margins don't appear at all, try doing a force reload
> in
> > > >> your
> > > >> browser.
> > > >>
> > > >> I added bottom margins to some headers, and a faint gray bottom
> border
> > > to
> > > >> h2 headers, which tend to be used for main page sections. I think
> the
> > > >> spacing is much nicer. I'm no fan of the old dotted lines. :)
> > > >>
> > > >> Some side column content ideas:
> > > >> - latest Accumulo news
> > > >> - current Accumulo versions
> > > >> - links to related projects
> > > >> - download button, of course :)
> > > >> - upcoming meetup / conference schedule
> > > >> - link to featured blog post o' the month
> > > >> - social network links / buttons
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 5:38 PM, Josh Elser <josh.elser@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>> Agreed on the width of the main page content.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Additionally, I think the (sub)headers took a step back in terms
of
> > > >>> readability. The new stuff tends to run together without an
> emphasis
> > on
> > > >>> the
> > > >>> individual sections. The old CSS rules added some underlining
> beneath
> > > >>> header elements IIRC.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Compare http://people.apache.org/~bhavanki/accumulo-
> > > >>> bootstrapped/notable_features.html to http://accumulo.apache.org/
> > > >>> notable_features.html
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Doing something to better separate the sections would be good.
Not
> > > >>> entirely sure I want to suggest going back the long stippled lines,
> > but
> > > >>> they certainly did make the separation easier to process.
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>> On 3/25/14, 12:37 PM, Bill Havanki wrote:
> > > >>>
> > > >>>> That's easy to do, yes. Bootstrap uses a 12-column grid system,
so
> > we
> > > >>>> can
> > > >>>> squeeze the body into a smaller portion of that grid. We can
also
> > set
> > > >>>> margins.
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> Another idea, of course, is to use some of that horizontal
space
> for
> > > >>>> side
> > > >>>> column content.
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 3:31 PM, Mike Drob <madrob@cloudera.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>   Is there an easy (and global) way to shrink the width? Long
> lines
> > of
> > > >>>> text
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>> are difficult to read.
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>> On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 3:23 PM, Bill Havanki
> > > >>>>> <bhavanki@clouderagovt.com
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>> wrote:
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>   Greetings all,
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>> The reworked / Twitter Bootstrap version of our site
is now
> > > viewable:
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>> http://people.apache.org/~bhavanki/accumulo-bootstrapped/
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>> The site is built from the Subversion branch:
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>
> > https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/accumulo/site/branches/redesign14/
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>> Now is a great time for anyone who wants to pitch
in to get
> > started.
> > > >>>>>> Some
> > > >>>>>> ideas:
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>> - Check that the pages still look decent after the
conversion.
> > > >>>>>> - Ensure that all pages can still be navigated to
and from
> > > correctly.
> > > >>>>>> - Rework a page with some Bootstrap enhancements,
or to just
> look
> > > >>>>>> better.
> > > >>>>>> - Update a page to account for changes to the live
site since
> the
> > > >>>>>> branch
> > > >>>>>> was created. (Of course we'll sync up just before
switching.)
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>> As long as you save changes to Subversion, I can update
my
> hosted
> > > copy
> > > >>>>>> to
> > > >>>>>> reflect them. Or, set up the ASF CMS in your own environment
for
> > > quick
> > > >>>>>> testing.
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>> We are definitely on target for releasing this site
update with
> > the
> > > >>>>>> 1.6.0
> > > >>>>>> release. Thanks again for your past and future feedback.
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>> Bill H
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>> On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 3:22 PM, Bill Havanki <
> > > >>>>>> bhavanki@clouderagovt.com
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>> wrote:
> > > >>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>   The new branch is:
> > > >>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>
> > > https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/accumulo/site/branches/redesign14/
> > > >>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>> On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Bill Havanki
<
> > > >>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>> bhavanki@clouderagovt.com
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>> wrote:
> > > >>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>   Thanks Al!
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>> I managed to set up the CMS tool in a VM and
use it to build
> our
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>> current
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>> site, as Josh suggested. If anyone else wants to do
the same,
> > these
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>> instructions should work for installing the
CMS - I found the
> > > README
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>> to
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>> be
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>> a bit lacking.
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>> http://www.apache.org/dev/cmsref.html#local-build
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>> I worked around the issue of there being lots
of absolute URLs
> > in
> > > >>>>>>>> the
> > > >>>>>>>> site by running this in the generated content
dir and
> navigating
> > > to
> > > >>>>>>>> localhost:8000 in the browser:
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>> python -m SimpleHTTPServer
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>> Unless I hear any objections, I'll create
a branch for the
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>> bootstrapped
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>> version of the site, and I'll kick it off with my
prototype
> stuff.
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>> On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 6:11 PM, Al Krinker
<
> > al.krinker@gmail.com
> > > >
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>> wrote:
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>   I am using Twitter Bootstrap at work for
about 2 years
> now...
> > it
> > > >>>>>>>> is
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>> nice
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>> and gives you lots of nice things. However, we
ran into issues
> at
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>> work
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>>   where we were implementing custom js scripts and
got into
> > > conflicts
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>> with
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>> Twitter Bootstrap. The site is not js heavy, so
Twitter
> Bootstrap
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>> would
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>>   be
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>> a nice addition to it. Let me know if
you need help.
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>> On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 2:57 PM, Josh Elser
<
> > josh.elser@gmail.com
> > > >
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>> wrote:
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>   My comment was in context of maintaining
a separate branch
> > that
> > > >>>>>>>>> we
> > > >>>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>> could
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>> work on and have staged separately
to avoid holding the
> > > production
> > > >>>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>> site in
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>> stasis while we work on this.
> > > >>>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>> On 3/6/14, 2:24 PM, Keith Turner wrote:
> > > >>>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>>   On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 10:44 AM,
Josh
> > > >>>>>>>>>> Elser<josh.elser@gmail.com>
> > > >>>>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>>    wrote:
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>>>    >I'm not aware of anything
that gives you the nice
> WYSIWYG
> > > >>>>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>> interface.
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>>>>   I use the bookmarklet to
edit pages in my web browser.
> > > >>>>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>>>     https://cms.apache.org/#bookmark
> > > >>>>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>> --
> > > >>>>>>>> // 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
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > // Bill Havanki
> > // Solutions Architect, Cloudera Govt Solutions
> > // 443.686.9283
> >
>

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