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From Ildar Absalyamov <ildar.absalya...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: New website
Date Fri, 05 Jun 2015 06:15:21 GMT
The link to the 0.8.7-snapshot on https://parshimers.github.io/asterix-website/download.html
<https://parshimers.github.io/asterix-website/download.html> leeds to latest released
version.
Is that supposed to be that way?

> On Jun 4, 2015, at 20:01, Eugenia Gabrielova <genia.likes.science@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Ian,
> 
> I like the website, it's very informative!
> 
> My only suggestion might be to add a bit of color contrast in and between
> some of the sections: Feature Overview and Getting Started sections, and on
> the Download page. I felt like the content of these sections and the
> download page was harder for me to visually follow because the columns
> bleed together a bit.
> 
> As an example of how it might be adjusted: http://jekyllrb.com/, on the
> Jekyll website, you can see how the red bar in the middle splits the page
> between features, installation instructions, and hosting information. The
> feature columns on this site are narrow, which makes each paragraph a bit
> easier to follow.
> 
> Cheers,
> Eugenia
> 
> On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 7:44 PM, Ian Maxon <imaxon@uci.edu> wrote:
> 
>> Hey everyone,
>> 
>> I've been working on making a better website to use for our Apache domain.
>> You can check out a preview here :
>> *https://parshimers.github.io/asterix-website/
>> <https://parshimers.github.io/asterix-website/>* , and the source is here
>> :
>> https://github.com/parshimers/asterix-website . It should build like any
>> other Jekyll website, just be sure to change the URL if you try previewing
>> it locally.
>> 
>> Any thoughts would be welcomed. I think the frontpage still needs some work
>> (the features should have some sort of small image to illustrate each one
>> ), and there should be a detailed features page. The documentation also
>> needs to be harmonized and integrated with this site. I think we could also
>> add a blog easily, but I'm not sure how everyone feels about that. It would
>> be good to show activity and give people a peek of what's going on between
>> releases.
>> 
>> This new website should also be a lot easier to maintain and add content to
>> for everyone. There's really not much HTML required unless it is a more
>> complex layout like the front page, for example all of the contribution
>> pages are just markdown.
>> 
>> Thanks, and looking forward to your comments,
>> - Ian
>> 

Best regards,
Ildar


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