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From "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [web] derby web site reorg
Date Fri, 24 Mar 2006 00:01:19 GMT
You might also take a look at the NetBeans (http://www.netbeans.org) and 
PHP (http://www.php.net) sites, I think those are great community web 
sites.  Note that they are more focused on the *user* than the 
*developer* - something I think we need to think more about.

David

Jean T. Anderson wrote:
> I looked at the organization of a bunch of Apache sites then focused on
> these three:
> 
>   geronimo.apache.org
>   xmlbeans.apache.org
>   jakarta.apache.org/tapestry
> 
> Then started playing with a possible web site reorg for derby. I put a
> draft here (without any binaries to keep the size small):
> 
>    http://people.apache.org/~jta/DerbyTest/
> 
> Below are the modifications:
> 
> 1) Some time ago somebody mentioned the blue menu on the left was too
> dark. It turned out to be easy to change it to beige in the forrest
> config file.
> 
> Is beige an improvement?
> Or leave it blue?
> 
> 2) Added a "Quick Start" page, linked to on the Home tab and the home
> page. (Tapestry has a Quick Start page that is also a tab.)
> 
> Good idea? What about the name? Any suggestions for content?
> 
> 3) Home tab gets a "Quick Links" section, which many apache sites seem
> to have
> 
> 4) Added a "Download" tab to make downloads even easier to find.
> (Geronimo and XmlBeans have Download tabs.)
> 
> 5) Combined Manuals and Papers into a "Library" tab. (Idea from
> Geronimo: it says Library on the left-hand menu and has a Documentation
> tab -- I like "Library").
> 
> I also Renamed "Manuals" to "Documentation".
> 
> 6) Renamed "Integration" tab to "Resources" (idea from XmlBeans)
> "Integration" has always struck me as awfully specific and not everyone
> might understand what it means.
> Also, I simplified the links on the tab -- felt it was too cluttered.
> 
> do you like it? hate it? any suggestions?
> 
> thanks,
> 
>  -jean

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