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From "Stephen Colebourne" <scolebou...@btopenworld.com>
Subject Re: [commons-site] Alternate Horizontal Project Navigation
Date Tue, 24 Feb 2004 21:02:39 GMT
Is this a debate about whether commons is one project or many? I had thought
that there was general agreement to unify the commons site's look and feel.
Maybe I was wrong.

My solution to the problem you describe is to add extra links to the top
part of the navigation.
Overview
User guide
Examples
FAQ
Javadoc
Team list
TODO
CVS

The standard maven part then follows. I certainally don't want to lose a
large proportion of the content area to navigation as well.

If you want to distinguish between project and leaving-project links on the
left, then we should use colours to theme the areas.

Stephen


From: "Mark R. Diggory" <mdiggory@latte.harvard.edu>
> Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> > I have to be honest and say that I don't like this tab style for
commons. It
> > moves the page content too far down, and makes the links too important
in my
> > view.
>
> Hmm, but, they ARE more important. Whats the most important thing I want
> to "navigate" when at the level of a subproject? In such a case the
> commons global content is really just "branding" and a means to get to
> another subproject. If I'm in the Math Project, I want to really have
> the "In project Navigation" very salient and obvious, I want it clearly
> obvious when I'm navigating in the subproject and when I'm leaving it.
> >
> > (Technically/visually it looks nice though ;-)
> >
> > Stephen
> >
>
> One possibility is to consolidate the layout a little more and push it up
> out of the "Main" content section. One possibility is to attempt to
> structure/space the In Project Navigation more like this
>
> ignore the hideous colors ;-)
> http://www.objectlearn.com/index.jsp
>
> -Mark



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