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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [NEWS] This weeks's CouchDB News are ready for feedback
Date Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:03:36 GMT
Lena, I'd say just go with whatever you think looks best. Design is
often best left to a single person. :)

On 25 June 2014 17:57, Andy Wenk <andywenk@apache.org> wrote:
> +2 for http://publishdemo.wordpress.com/
> +1 for http://trulyminimaldemo.wordpress.com/
> -0 for the rest
>
> But we will have the CouchDB Logo will we :)
>
> Thanks Lena
>
> Cheers
>
> Andy
>
>
> On 25 June 2014 17:42, Lena Reinhard <lena@thehoodiefirm.com> wrote:
>
>> I'd suggest keeping things as simple as possible for now. If we find a
>> designer who'd want to create a nice design, we could still do a relaunch.
>>
>> Thus, I'd suggest just using one of the free WP themes.
>> I have already taken a closer look at available Wordpress themes, there
>> would be e.g.:
>> http://trulyminimaldemo.wordpress.com/
>> http://publishdemo.wordpress.com/
>> http://en.wordpress.com/themes/syntax/
>> http://tonaldemo.wordpress.com/
>> More themes are here: http://en.wordpress.com/themes/type/free/
>>
>>
>>
>> On 25.06.2014, at 12:35, Andy Wenk <andy@nms.de> wrote:
>>
>> > any idea who's going to create a simple but nice design for the new
>> blog? I
>> > do not have the skills to do that ...
>> >
>> >
>> > On 24 June 2014 21:15, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org> wrote:
>> >
>> >>
>> >> On 24 Jun 2014, at 16:39 , Lena Reinhard <lena@thehoodiefirm.com>
>> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> d'oh. Updated.
>> >>>
>> >>> so, as far as I got it, next steps would be:
>> >>> 1) data migration – Jan and Alexander, could you handle that?
>> >>> 2) granting access (= creating accounts, preferrably admin accounts,
if
>> >> no one is opposed; accounts needed for:
>> >>>      - Noah
>> >>>      - Alexander (see step 1)
>> >>>      - Lena
>> >>>      - … ?
>> >>> 3) updating design (include new header + tagline)
>> >>> 4) notifying dev@ about the change
>> >>> 5) posting last week's weekly news ;) (can do that as soon as I got
>> >> access)
>> >>> 6) post promotion
>> >>> 7) check if categories are correct; we should also keep in mind to tag
>> >> at least new posts correctly
>> >>
>> >> 8) Update the main website to link to the new blog.
>> >> 9) eventually post on the old blog that we have a new blog :)
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>>
>> >>> Anything else? :)
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> On 24.06.2014, at 16:38, Lena Reinhard <lena@thehoodiefirm.com>
wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>>> so, as far as I got it, next steps would be:
>> >>>> 1) data migration – Jan and Alexander, could you handle that?
>> >>>> 2) granting access (= creating accounts, preferrably admin accounts,
>> if
>> >> no one is opposed; accounts needed for:
>> >>>>     - Noah
>> >>>>     - Alexander (see step 1)
>> >>>>     - Lena
>> >>>>     - … ?
>> >>>> 3) notifying dev@ about the change
>> >>>> 4) posting last week's weekly news ;) (can do that as soon as I
got
>> >> access)
>> >>>> 5) post promotion
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Anything else? :)
>> >>>>
>> >>>> On 24.06.2014, at 15:45, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org>
wrote:
>> >>>>
>> >>>>> +1 on supporting Lena's choice: WordPress.
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> As the other major blogger on this project, WP is also my preference.
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> On 24 June 2014 13:58, Andy Wenk <andywenk@apache.org>
wrote:
>> >>>>>> I am perfectly fine with WP also. Bonus points for being
able to use
>> >>>>>> Markdown.
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> Thanks for laying out your opinions. I think we can keep
that short
>> >> and
>> >>>>>> move on with using WP? I hope Dave is not too disappointed
:) ...
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> Cheers
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> Andy
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> On 24 June 2014 12:24, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org>
wrote:
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> On 24 Jun 2014, at 12:20 , Lena Reinhard <lena@thehoodiefirm.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>> Dave, as you know I did some work with Hugo
in the Swirl project.
>> >> My
>> >>>>>>> blog
>> >>>>>>>>> on the other hand is now created with jekyll.
I have to admit,
>> that
>> >>>>>>> jekyll
>> >>>>>>>>> is way easier to use and is also based on git
(
>> >>>>>>>>> https://github.com/andywenk/andywenk.github.io).
So my
>> conclusion
>> >> is
>> >>>>>>> that
>> >>>>>>>>> hugo is great for usage as a documentation tool
and jekyll fits
>> >> better
>> >>>>>>> for
>> >>>>>>>>> a blog.
>> >>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>> On the other hand, the software on blog.couchdb.org
is already a
>> >> WP.
>> >>>>>>> So do
>> >>>>>>>>> we need to change that?
>> >>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>> Although I heard Jekyll and Hugo are nice, I'd say:
>> >>>>>>>> - Community management hat: I'd love to choose a
tool that keeps
>> >> entry
>> >>>>>>> barriers low, also for future committers. I know that
many
>> marketing
>> >> people
>> >>>>>>> are used to WP and I'd definitely love to get more non-coding
>> >> committers on
>> >>>>>>> board and reduce dependencies. It's bad for devs if
marketing
>> people
>> >> have
>> >>>>>>> to ask for help frequently, also regarding lack of focus,
and can
>> >> tend to
>> >>>>>>> be frustrating for marketing people, too. And the more
we can
>> reduce
>> >> that
>> >>>>>>> from the beginning, the better for the community.
>> >>>>>>>> - Personal hat: happy with anything, but used to
WP :))
>> >>>>>>>> - Marketing hat: whatever makes migration easiest.
Plus: WP could
>> be
>> >>>>>>> good as it's already there, and makes administration
etc. easy.
>> >> Also: tools
>> >>>>>>> preferred that enable independence.
>> >>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>>>> And who wants to do the data migration?
>> >>>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>>> I can do it, I like tedious repetitive tasks
that can be done
>> >> whenever
>> >>>>>>>>>> a few spare minutes appear.
>> >>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>> he he :)
>> >>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>>> I should be able to revert the current
>> >>>>>>>>>> HTML versions into markdown via pandoc without
too much pain.
>> >>>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>> oh yes - I was wondering how we can manage that
and pandoc should
>> >> be
>> >>>>>>>>> perfect.
>> >>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>> When using pandoc in the way Dave proposed,
it is maybe a good
>> >> idea to
>> >>>>>>>>> rethink WP but I have to admit that I don't
know with what format
>> >> one
>> >>>>>>> can
>> >>>>>>>>> feed WP for content. Maybe also Markdown?
>> >>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>> WP can't be fed with Markdown yet, unfortunately.
>> >> WYSIWYG-editor-only.
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> In fact, since this is hosted on wordpress.com, Markdown
is
>> >> supported :)
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> Best
>> >>>>>>> Jan
>> >>>>>>> --
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>> Else: what Jan says :)
>> >>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>>> A+
>> >>>>>>>>>> Dave
>> >>>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>>> [1]: http://hugo.spf13.com/
>> >>>>>>>>>> [2]: http://octopress.org/
>> >>>>>>>>>> [3]: http://jekyllrb.com/
>> >>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>> Cheers
>> >>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>> Andy
>> >>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>> --
>> >>>>>>>>> Andy Wenk
>> >>>>>>>>> Hamburg - Germany
>> >>>>>>>>> RockIt!
>> >>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>> GPG fingerprint: C044 8322 9E12 1483 4FEC 9452
B65D 6BE3 9ED3
>> 9588
>> >>>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>>> https://people.apache.org/keys/committer/andywenk.asc
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> --
>> >>>>>> Andy Wenk
>> >>>>>> Hamburg - Germany
>> >>>>>> RockIt!
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> GPG fingerprint: C044 8322 9E12 1483 4FEC 9452 B65D 6BE3
9ED3 9588
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> https://people.apache.org/keys/committer/andywenk.asc
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> --
>> >>>>> Noah Slater
>> >>>>> https://twitter.com/nslater
>> >>>>
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Andy Wenk
>> > Hamburg - Germany
>> > RockIt!
>> >
>> > http://www.couchdb-buch.de
>> > http://www.pg-praxisbuch.de
>> >
>> > GPG fingerprint: C044 8322 9E12 1483 4FEC 9452 B65D 6BE3 9ED3 9588
>> >
>> > https://people.apache.org/keys/committer/andywenk.asc
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Andy Wenk
> Hamburg - Germany
> RockIt!
>
> GPG fingerprint: C044 8322 9E12 1483 4FEC 9452 B65D 6BE3 9ED3 9588
>
>  https://people.apache.org/keys/committer/andywenk.asc



-- 
Noah Slater
https://twitter.com/nslater

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