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From "Brian E. Fox" <bri...@reply.infinity.nu>
Subject RE: [Vote] Move plugin site.xml up to Maven or Shared
Date Sun, 08 Apr 2007 01:56:43 GMT
I agree they may be irrelevant for most plugins. However, the more
consistent the header, the more tied together everything feels. I
actually am always jumping around from section to section (almost always
a maven.apache.org page open in a tab already) and it's nice to have
those links right there all the time. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Brett Porter [mailto:brett@apache.org] 
Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2007 9:47 PM
To: Maven Developers List
Subject: Re: [Vote] Move plugin site.xml up to Maven or Shared

I definitely agree with the breadcrumbs on the left. I don't mind  
where the publish date goes as long as it's consistent (maybe bottom  
is more suitable/traditional).

For the links, I find them to be too noisy with all the subprojects.  
On the main site these were put into the left nav. I think these  
links are intended to be used for contextual links - how often are  
you on a plugin site and decide to go to Continuum? So maybe the main  
site contains those links (though I'd be happy to aggregate  
frameworks under one link to a subpage), but the plugin sites just  
link to the things relevant to that plugin (eg, the release site  
links to the scm site, as does continuum, etc). The breadcrumbs  
really look after the main navigation from there.

WDYT?

On 06/04/2007, at 11:03 PM, Brian E. Fox wrote:

>
>>
>> I will make the changes and stage the main site before pushing it  
>> out.
>>
>> What are we doing with the links that are present on plugins but
>> not on
>> the main site? It seems to me that they should be the same in both
>> locations (either with or without).
>
>> I think it makes sense for them to be the same. What's the delta?
>
> The plugins (not the plugins list page, but the plugins themselves)  
> page
> has all the maven tech on the right (Maven 1.x |Maven 2.x | Maven 2.x
> Plugins | Continuum | SCM | Wagon | JXR | Doxia). It does not have the
> "cookies" or "track marks" in the top left. They have the Last  
> Published
> on the left.
> Example: http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-resources-plugin/
>
> The main maven pages do not list and of the maven tech stuff. The
> Published date is on the right instead. On the left are the track  
> marks
> "Apache > Maven"
> Example: http://maven.apache.org/
>
>
> It would make the most sense to me is to have track marks on all pages
> in the top left followed by the publish date. Then have the maven-tech
> on the top right. This presents a consistent navigation experience
> throughout the entire site.
>
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