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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: [lucy-dev] Apache CMS-based Lucy site is live
Date Fri, 06 May 2011 14:52:20 GMT
Marvin, frickin' awesome work, per usual!

Cheers,
Chris

On May 5, 2011, at 11:52 AM, Marvin Humphrey wrote:

> Greets,
> 
> The Lucy website based on the Apache CMS is now live.
> 
>    http://incubator.apache.org/lucy/
> 
> By design, it has approximately the same graphic identity as
> <http://www.apache.org/> -- color scheme, text design, general layout, etc.
> However some of the details are different: rigid rather than fluid layout,
> more careful alignment of elements.
> 
> I plan one further major design mod: the addition of a left-aligned vertical
> nav bar with links to Lucy-specific resources like the old Forrest site had.
> We'll then be able to organize a multi-page site.
> 
> I think it might be to our benefit to go through and purge all use of
> inherited CSS from www.apache.org, as well.  The design is pretty basic, and
> there's a lot of extra stuff in <http://www.apache.org/css/style.css> and its
> dependencies that we can live without.
> 
> Editing the site content is easy when you use the Apache internal CMS
> interface -- some of you who have commit rights on other projects may already
> know how to use it.  
> 
> Editing the design templates was tricky at first.  The Apache CMS
> documentation has all the necessary info, but it's a little scattered, and the
> setup you have to do in preparation for generating pages locally under the
> default configuration is surprisingly complicated.[1]
> 
> To lower the barrier to entry, I've simplified our CMS plugin view.pm file so
> that it uses only modules which are bundled with the CMS.  All you need to
> generate pages locally are two svn checkouts: the Lucy site and the CMS.
> 
> I plan to create an EditLucySite page on the Lucy wiki with recipes for both
> modifying content and modifying templates.
> 
> Marvin Humphrey
> 
> [1] http://www.apache.org/dev/cmsref.html#local-build
> 


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Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
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Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
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