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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
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!


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

> Greets,
> The Lucy website based on the Apache CMS is now live.
> By design, it has approximately the same graphic identity as
> <> -- 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, as well.  The design is pretty basic, and
> there's a lot of extra stuff in <> 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 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]

Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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