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From Thomas Bouron <thomas.bou...@cloudsoftcorp.com>
Subject Re: Brooklyn website
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:12:17 GMT
Hi Brooklyners

I just pushed a PR[1] which implement the changes I was proposing earlier
in this thread. I also pushed a demo of the new website and landing page on
my fork[2]

Best.

[1] https://github.com/apache/brooklyn-docs/pull/173
[2] https://tbouron.github.io/brooklyn-docs/

On Tue, 18 Apr 2017 at 09:38 John McCabe <john@johnmccabe.net> wrote:

> +1 on Thomas's mock up, looks great.
>
> Being able to see something in action before trying it can be useful,
> perhaps something asciinema-like (https://asciinema.org/a/46498).
>
> On Tue, 18 Apr 2017 at 08:21 Thomas Bouron <
> thomas.bouron@cloudsoftcorp.com>
> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 18 Apr 2017 at 00:32 Alex Heneveld <
> > alex.heneveld@cloudsoftcorp.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Wow - really like this!  Very clean and elegant.
> > >
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> >
> > > I think we should /show/ a little bit more what we mean by
> > > modeling/deploying/managing -- eg for modelling (code snippet), and a
> > > graphic w cloud icons for deploy, and maybe a UI screenshot for manage
> ?
> > >
> >
> > I'm not sure I agree with that. I deliberately went for less because I
> > believe less is more, especially on the homepage. Adding a code snippet,
> > screenshots abd logos will do the reverse IMO. You started this thread by
> > saying that Brooklyn is always considered as complicated, doing this will
> > reinforce this feeling IMO.
> >
> > That being said, we could add a page to have a UI tour, with a link to it
> > in the "Get Started" menu item?
> >
> >
> > > And not sure about curl-to-bash for install -- some people are
> > > uncomfortable with that (in any case we should curl from an apache site
> > > for a release, not github).
> >
> >
> > I used github as an example, this is not a real URL.
> >
> >
> > > But some one-line quick start would be
> > > nice.  A docker image?  (And can say jump to Get Started for other
> > > flavours of installs.)
> > >
> >
> > Why not for the docker image. I went for the curl command because that's
> > the only one that does not require the user to install anything else. If
> > you think about it, a quick start guide that starts by "Install docker"
> or
> > "Install vagrant AND VirtualBox" is far from a great way to start for a
> > first-time Brooklyn user. Now I might be wrong about this and if it is
> the
> > case, then I'm happy to change it (again, that's just a prototype)
> > Regarding the other flavours of install, it's specified in a link, below
> > the shell command ;)
> >
> > Lastly instead of the brooklyn logo font, can you just use the big logo
> > > PNG that is currently in use on the site?
> >
> >
> > I could do that but:
> >
> >    1. the quality is not as nice as pure text
> >    2. from an semantic/SEO point of view, it's better to use the text as
> >    crawler will be able to read it
> >
> > Also, I don't know if you noticed but I rearranged the menu items. I was
> > planning to do this + update all the web dependencies i.e. bootstrap,
> > jquery, etc
> >
> > Best
> > --
> >
> > Thomas Bouron • Senior Software Engineer @ Cloudsoft Corporation •
> > https://cloudsoft.io/
> > Github: https://github.com/tbouron
> > Twitter: https://twitter.com/eltibouron
> >
>
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Thomas Bouron • Senior Software Engineer @ Cloudsoft Corporation •
https://cloudsoft.io/
Github: https://github.com/tbouron
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eltibouron

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