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From Radu Cotescu <>
Subject Re: website prototype update
Date Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:29:52 GMT
Hi Bertrand,

The CSS only makes the site looks nicer, but that's about it; changing the
CSS shouldn't take more than one hour with the current setup.

Things we'll not have if running the current Perl server-side templates,
without extending them:

   - SEO meta tags handling based on description and keywords defined with
   YAML front-matter in the posts' markdown files [3];
   - the ability to conditionally display the last n news posts on the
   first page, with a post excerpt (no need to display the full articles on
   the homepage) [4];
   - the ability to define a text-based data store like we have in the
   prototype for our members [5] (this is also used for nicely adding more
   context to the author of a news blog post [6][7], or for displaying the
   information on the Team page [8]); we could also use this mechanism for
   automatically generating download links for our releases;
   - a simple way to generate RSS feeds for our News section [9].

I guess there are other features as well, but the above are the more
important ones.


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On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 8:08 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz <
> wrote:

> Hi Radu,
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 6:50 PM, Radu Cotescu <> wrote:
> > ...And to address one of your other concerns about the ease of use of
> cms.a.o:
> > can somebody from our committers write Perl templates to extend the
> current
> > site with the publishing features of the Jekyll prototype?...
> Asking from another angle, what do we lose compared to your setup if
> we just take the (much nicer) CSS from your prototype and graft it on
> the current website?
> I suppose that should be reasonably easy to do, without requiring big
> changes to the CMS's Perl code.
> -Bertrand

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