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From "Helma van der Linden (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (COCOON-1680) New design/ layout proposal for Cocoon documentation
Date Mon, 07 Nov 2005 12:26:20 GMT
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Helma van der Linden commented on COCOON-1680:

Thanks for the work done, it really looks much more modern.

I like the general layout and the simplicity of the menu and main content window.

I noticed a kind of top level menu in the bar at the top. I find this very cluttered, i.e.
too many entries. Maybe you could go one level up for that or reduce it to:

- about Cocoon (about us, status, and other info on downloads, svn access, mailing list, links
- user guide (narrative info about Cocoon, i.e. explanations of concepts, beginners' info
- reference guide (more in-depth info about various aspects of Cocoon)
- apidocs

and the two "Cocoon/ASF" links at the right. I do like this: simple and clear. Although you
might change ASF to "Apache" since not every one is familiar with the meaning of ASF.

I noticed lines above certain letters of the links. I assume they are used for keyboard shortcuts?
If so, the idea is fabulous, but I would suggest to move the line below the letter or change
the color of the letter. Both are more compatible with user expectations.

I like it that the search bar is less prominent but as a whole I find the top block very cluttered.
Is it possible to reduce the left image with the feather? 

> New design/ layout proposal for Cocoon documentation
> ----------------------------------------------------
>          Key: COCOON-1680
>          URL:
>      Project: Cocoon
>         Type: Improvement
>   Components: - Documentation
>     Reporter: Milan Andrejevic
>     Priority: Minor
>  Attachments:, screenshot.gif
> I made new design/ layout proposal for Cocoon documentation. Just one html and screen
css. I understand you need to "modernize" site (see Upayavira comment for COCOON-1679). This
is my try, I hope you like it.
> There are  two layouts user can choose. Layout info is stored in cookie "_asfstyle" for
30 days.
> Added access keys on top menu.
> Navigation on right contains only sub-section selected form top menu
> Minimal resolution set to 800px.
> Starting design is done in Macromedia Fireworks (_src/cocoon.png) were you can find all
picture slices.
> I have checked this design in:
> Windows:
> 	Firefox 1.0.7
> 	Internet Explorer 6.0
> 	Opera 8.5
> Linux:
> 	Firefox 1.0.7
> 	Konqueror 3.3.2
> 	Mozilla 1.7.5
> 	Netscape 7.2
> 	Lynx

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