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From "Alexey Ivanov" <alxey.iva...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [site][doc] improving sitemap
Date Thu, 05 Jul 2007 08:33:18 GMT

The site of Lucene is cool, and we may consider using their approach
to navigation. However implementing it wouldn't be very easy because
it will require to re-write the navigation support completely.

I didn't come up with many site which feature site map. Those I looked
at didn't have any description of the links. Despite this fact, I
consider that having a short description for a link is good idea, at
least for some of the links.

As another option for placing description is *using title attribute*
which will be rendered as a tooltip in all browsers. When user hovers
link with mouse, a tooltip with link description will be displayed.
This approach will surely reduce "visual clutter".


2007/7/3, Spark Shen <smallsmallorgan@gmail.com>:
> I love the new one very much.
> I have my opinion:
> It is indeed much better than the previous one, but if this page is taken as
> the index page, it may be a little visually too verbose.
> I'd suggest lucene project's index page [1]. It put different content into
> different tabs.
> I think the tabbed layout would show one focus per tab. This way we can keep
> compact and clean together.
> Just FYI
> [1] http://lucene.apache.org/
> 2007/6/27, Morozova, Nadezhda <nadezhda.morozova@intel.com>:
> >
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I've come up with an idea of improving our site map [1], which is
> > essentially a good idea to have. it seems the current version is
> > longish. I've have had a sitemap that is really a map with many
> > structured links all fitting into one page - and not a long listing of
> > all pages that we have. The *map* word has the idea of a more compact
> > design.
> >
> > With this in mind, I've thought of creating a shorter sitemap [2]. I
> > still haven't managed to remove all comments to pages, but the new
> > design has much less text and organizes links in two columns.
> > I'm looking forward to ideas and feedback. My attempt has been very
> > straight-forward, and your fresh eye could help us improve the
> > navigation a lot.
> > .. or you could just say that we have a perfect sitemap, and we don't
> > need to change anything;)
> >
> >
> > [1]http://harmony.apache.org/sitemap.html
> > [2]http://people.apache.org/~nadinem/sitemap_alt.html
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Nadya Morozova
> >
> --
> Spark Shen
> China Software Development Lab, IBM

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