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From Misty Stanley-Jones <mstanleyjo...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: A face-lift for 1.0
Date Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:04:36 GMT
The beautiful new site is live! Thanks, Nick!

On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 2:21 PM, Misty Stanley-Jones <
mstanleyjones@cloudera.com> wrote:

> Absolutely fantastic!!! Got pointers to how tweaking the website would
> work?
>
> In the new year I hope to really get started on a restructure of the Ref
> Guide. I've thought about asking to move to AsciiDOC or MarkDown but I'd
> like to do a proof-of-concept and see if it really gets us anything we
> don't already have with Docbook. It's less of a potential value since we
> are not hosted on Github, which has great integration with AsciiDOC and
> MarkDown. I'm very interested in improving the look and feel of the doc. I
> think a lot of it will be structural -- reorganizing and re-chunking
> content.
>
> In the meantime, theming the Docbook is not as hard as you might think.
> Have a look at the XSLT files. (I know, famous last words).
>
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 1:21 PM, Nick Dimiduk <ndimiduk@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> For those not following closely in JIRAland, I've two changes that are
>> ready to go. First, there's transition over to a bootstrap-based layout
>> for
>> our home page. This work is done in HBASE-12688. This improves the looks
>> of
>> things and will make it pretty easy to update our look-and-feel in the
>> future. Second, I fixed a build problem where the online book wasn't
>> getting its intended styling. This is done in HBASE-12687. I'd like to
>> update the book to look the same as the front-page, but getting styles
>> into
>> docbook is proving non-trivial.
>>
>> Anyway, both of these changes are pushed to master and we're ready for a
>> site re-build with the new look. I'll make that happen tomorrow morning
>> unless I hear actionable objections.
>>
>> You can get a preview of things to come over one
>> http://people.apache.org/~ndimiduk/site/
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Nick
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM, Stack <stack@duboce.net> wrote:
>> >
>> > Thanks. I've been having a dialog w/ your crew that has been going on a
>> > while... was wondering if any progress.
>> > Grand,
>> > St.Ack
>> >
>> > On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 11:55 AM, Ryan Rawson <ryanobjc@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > > I'm checking to see if our marketing and web team can help.  The
>> > > primary requirement is going to be ditching the mvn:site from the
>> > > front page.  "reskinning it" might not be so easy.
>> > >
>> > > -ryan
>> > >
>> > > On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 9:52 AM, lars hofhansl <larsh@apache.org>
>> wrote:
>> > > > +1
>> > > > I just came across one of the various HBase vs. Cassandra articles,
>> and
>> > > one of the main tenants of the articles was how much better the
>> Cassandra
>> > > documentation was.Thank god we have Misty now. :)
>> > > >
>> > > > (not sure how much just a skin would help, but it surely won't hurt)
>> > > >
>> > > > -- Lars
>> > > >       From: Nick Dimiduk <ndimiduk@gmail.com>
>> > > >  To: hbase-dev <dev@hbase.apache.org>
>> > > >  Sent: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 9:46 AM
>> > > >  Subject: A face-lift for 1.0
>> > > >
>> > > > Heya,
>> > > >
>> > > > In mind of the new release, I was thinking we should clean up our
>> act a
>> > > > little bit in regard to hbase.apache.org and our book. Just because
>> > the
>> > > > project started in 2007 doesn't mean we need a site that looks like
>> > it's
>> > > > from 2007. Phoenix's site looks great in this regard.
>> > > >
>> > > > For the home page, I was thinking of converting it over to bootstrap
>> > [0]
>> > > so
>> > > > that it'll be easier to pick up theme, either on of our own or
>> > something
>> > > > pre-canned [1]. I'm no web designer, but the idea is this would
>> make it
>> > > > easier for someone who is to help us out.
>> > > >
>> > > > For the book, I just want to skin it -- no intention of changing
>> > docbook
>> > > > part (such a decision I'll leave up to Misty). I'm less sure on this
>> > > > project, but Riak's docs are a nice inspiration.
>> > > >
>> > > > What do you think? Do we know any web designers who can help out
>> with
>> > the
>> > > > CSS?
>> > > >
>> > > > -n
>> > > >
>> > > > [0]: http://getbootstrap.com
>> > > > [1]: https://wrapbootstrap.com/
>> > > > [2]: http://docs.basho.com/riak/latest/
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > >
>> >
>>
>
>

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