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From Ed Espino <esp...@apache.org>
Subject Re: About Apache HAWQ home page
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:03:17 GMT
Ahhh ... that's where it came from. Aside from the content, the layout is
virtually identical between the two projects (Apache CouchDB
<http://couchdb.apache.org/> and Apache HAWQ <http://hawq.apache.org/>)!

-=e

On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 7:56 AM, Greg Chase <greg@gregchase.com> wrote:

> Having helped create the initial HAWQ design, the basic format was lifted
> from the CouchDB site.  For the "More" section, we removed redundant or
> unneeded links, and just left some of the Apache related information.
>
> Other than the incubator logo and message, I don't know what else is
> "required" to keep. However I think they are all "nice to have".
>
> They don't need to be in their own section.  You can always move them to
> another part oft he page.
>
> On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 7:20 AM, Ed Espino <espino@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > Yandong,
> >
> > Thanks for moving this to the dev list for discussion.  Any chance Tim is
> > a member of the HAWQ dev community? If not, any chance we can invite him
> to
> > the discussion. He's one extremely valuable and knowledgeable individual
> (
> > https://medium.com/tradecraft-traction/64-people-you-
> > should-know-in-design-f28cf3c2cfaa#.gjrsa3av7)!
> >
> > Again, I do not have much context on the design decisions of the current
> > HAWQ website so I might be a bit off with my responses to your three
> items.
> >
> > 1) Remove 'More...' link and corresponding section
> >
> > I don't like the idea of removing the "More" section completely.  The
> > section points to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) links. Many other
> > Apache projects have similar sections.  However, they are named
> something a
> > bit more appropriately than "More".  Here are a few examples.
> >
> >    - Menu name: "Apache" (right most top-level menu item) -
> >    http://cloudstack.apache.org/ <http://cloudstack.apache.org/>
> >    - Menu name: "Apache Software Foundation" (right most top-level menu
> >    item) - https://accumulo.apache.org/
> >
> > Feel free to review additional Apache project home pages (
> > https://projects.apache.org/projects.html) to get a feel for the
> > significance of having ASF links (many forms: nav bar, drop-down list,
> > footer links, etc).
> >
> > Option: I'd suggest we rename the section from "More" to "Apache" and
> > leave it at the far right end.
> >
> > 2) Move 'Doc' link to the end of the tab list
> >
> > If it is moved, I would move it to the menu section just to the left of
> > the "More" (hopefully renamed) menu item.
> >
> > 3) Change 'Source' in download section to a link, instead of using a big
> > blue button.
> >
> > Even though we have a single download at the current time, as the project
> > starts releasing more artifacts (source and binary), it will be important
> > for visitors to select different release versions.  I believe the page is
> > designed to support multiple download pages.  I'm in favor of leaving it
> as
> > is for the time being.
> >
> > Additional considerations:
> >
> >    - The top-level menu item changes to a drop down menu as the web page
> >    is resized (mobile device support). If we rename/reposition items,
> this
> >    would have to be taken into account.  See attached screenshots for
> nav bar
> >    and drop-down menu reference.
> >    - Similarly, the page flow is consistent with the nav bar menu item
> >    flow. The page may have to be adjusted to account for this.
> >
> > Regards,
> > -=e
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 11:51 PM, Yandong Yao <yyao@pivotal.io> wrote:
> >
> >> +dev@hawq for broader discussion
> >>
> >> On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 3:41 PM, Ed Espino <espino@apache.org> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Probably helpful to push this to the dev list for discussion on a new
> >>> thread.  I don't have much if any context on the current layout but
> other
> >>> dev members might.
> >>>
> >>> I need to remind myself all the time ... we are growing a "dev
> >>> community" ... "dev community" ... "dev community" ... "dev community".
> >>> Especially as you listed "who could help to make those changes"?  I
> believe
> >>> any committer in the community is capable of performing this work (
> >>> https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=incubator-hawq-site.git).
> >>>
> >>> -=e
> >>>
> >>> On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 11:23 PM, Yandong Yao <yyao@pivotal.io> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> A few comments
> >>>> ​about HAWQ home page ​
> >>>> after talked with Tim
> >>>> ​who is experienced UX guy
> >>>> :
> >>>>
> >>>> 1) Remove 'More...' link and corresponding section
> >>>> 2) Move 'Doc' link to the end of the tab list
> >>>> 3) Change 'Source' in download section to a link, instead of using a
> >>>> big blue button.
> >>>>
> >>>> Who could help to make those changes?
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >
> >
> > --
> > *Ed Espino*
> > *espino@apache.org <espino@apache.org>*
> >
>



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*Ed Espino*
*espino@apache.org <espino@apache.org>*

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