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From Matt Pavlovich <>
Subject Re: Thoughts on refactoring the ActiveMQ website
Date Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:26:17 GMT
If we can settle on a target format, I'd be up for dedicating time for a 
hack-a-thon to just blaze through it. While painful, I believe we could 
get it done quickly.

On 12/6/17 10:20 PM, Bruce Snyder wrote:
> Several opinions have been expressed recently that the ActiveMQ website
> needs some attention and that Artemis should be made more prominent. I'd
> like to discuss some ideas to see what we could achieve on this topic.
> If we are going to make Artemis more prominent, the first concern I
> identified is that the ActiveMQ website and the Artemis website are
> authored differently. The ActiveMQ website is authored in the Confluence
> wiki and exported to HTML automagically whereas the Artemis website is
> authored in raw HTML. As a result, the two sites have a very different look
> and feel to them. This presents some challenges to using the content
> between the two.
> But this presents other questions -- do we want the two sites to look
> similar or different? When someone looks at Artemis content, do we want the
> user to immediately know that they are looking at ActiveMQ content vs.
> Artemis based content solely due to the look and feel of the site? Should
> there even be two different sites?
> I would prefer to have the site authored in a language that is easier to
> write than HTML (such as Markdown). I would also like the files comprising
> the site to live in a git repo. To give the site a modern look and feel
> means using CSS (e.g., SASS, etc.). All these things can be achieved using
> Jekyll, but first we would need to convert the raw HTML files to Mardown to
> put in git. I have experimented with some tools to convert HTML to Markdown
> and they are less than ideal. Does anyone have any experience with this?
> Sorry for the rambling. Anyone else interested to help tackle this thorny
> set of issues?
> Bruce

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