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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Migrating to the New Incubator Website
Date Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:00:14 GMT
I like the idea of focusing around the podling life-cycle.



On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:49 AM, Patrick Hunt <phunt@apache.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 5:35 AM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
> wrote:
>
> > All,
> >
> > I'd like to start the process to move forward on a new incubator website.
> > Based on discussions in the past on list, I wanted to do the following:
> >
> > - Roll out a new technology stack + repository
> > - Leave content in place, while we work later on content enhancements
> >
> > For right now, I'm planning to leave the existing /projects and
> > /ip-clearance in place.  My hope is that we may not need them in the
> > future.
> >
> > The website staging area can be seen here:
> > https://incubator.apache.org/ngtest/
> > The git repository for the site can be seen here:
> > https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=incubator.git;a=
> > shortlog;h=refs/heads/jbake-site
> > (with
> > github mirror at https://github.com/apache/incubator/tree/jbake-site )
> >
> > I'd like to get some final feedback on the layout and colors (not the
> > content).  I want to start tracking content enhancements in JIRA to help
> > come up with a backlog of areas of improvement for our incubator guides.
> >
> >
> I'm very familiar with the old layout, so this may be coloring my feedback.
> However I find the new layout to be less usable than previous. In
> particular the drop downs lack structure. I think it would be better to
> focus on "solutions" e.g. "bootstrapping a new podling" along with assoc
> docs, or "graduating a podingling" etc... - basically focus around the
> lifecycle of podling rather than a big long list of "guides". Additionally
> it's hard to find things with the new layout, I used to use the browser
> "search" feature to narrow down to a particular doc. Now I need to click on
> each of the drop downs to find the content I'm looking for. Additionally
> things like wiki/faq/etc... - can't find them at all.
>
> Patrick
>
>
> > John
> >
>

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