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From Simone Tripodi <simonetrip...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Fluido skin & Maven site
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:40:53 GMT
Salut Olivier,
this is indeed a very nice suggestion! I guess the property should be
defined in the site.xml, right? If yes... how?
Many thanks in advance!
Simo

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On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 11:22 PM, Olivier Lamy <olamy@apache.org> wrote:
> I wonder if it could be possible to have the topbar optional ? (tru a
> project property: site.enableTopBar ? )
> Just to prevent redundancy.
>
> 2011/10/18 Simone Tripodi <simonetripodi@apache.org>:
>> Hi Barrie!
>> thanks for sharing your opinions, much more than appreciated!
>> Please read my replies inline, you wrote a long email I could make confusion :)
>> All the best, have a nice day!
>> Simo
>>
>> http://people.apache.org/~simonetripodi/
>> http://simonetripodi.livejournal.com/
>> http://twitter.com/simonetripodi
>> http://www.99soft.org/
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>> Having larger fonts is making my reading experience better.
>>>
>>> I think in general it is an improvement.
>>>
>>> Here are some nitpicks (I'm no web site designer) - feel free to
>>> nitpick them too.
>>>
>>
>> I'm no web site designer too ;) that is why we started developing the
>> new skin on top of Twitter's Bootstrap (twitter.github.com/bootstrap/)
>> that allows developers playing the role of a designer :P
>> Jokes a part, color palette, the style, etc etc are all the default
>> one that comes from Bootstrap.
>> Users can anyway declare the skin in the site.xml and declare the
>> overrides/additional classes - as I did in the Maven site PoC - that
>> is something users are already used to.
>>
>>> I'm not convinced about the drop down menus, I tend to visually ignore
>>> them, but that may just be me.
>>>
>>
>> Ivan is not convinced too, I think/hope is a matter of taste, Olivier,
>> Christian and I like it, I proposed to keep it because is less work
>> users should do to have it.. :P
>>
>>> On http://people.apache.org/~simonetripodi/maven/site/plugins/index.html
>>> some links do not have the blue hyperlink underlining but instead have
>>> a yellow halo.
>>
>> That is because in the APT page, table elements are declared as
>>
>> {{{/plugins/maven-clean-plugin/} <<<clean>>>}}
>>
>> That will be rendered as Monospaced, and that's the default Bootstrap's style.
>> That could be easily modified by overriding the class as described before...
>>
>>> Looking around some more at
>>> http://people.apache.org/~simonetripodi/maven/site/download.html the
>>> yellow halo appears to be the style of apt <<< Monospaced >>>>
"and
>>> must be rendered using a monospaced, typewriter-like font."
>>>
>>
>> yes I understand, the reason is the one before, we can change anyway
>> the font by overriding, that is something we already did
>>
>>> The halo is drawing my attention to these fields but they aren't
>>> visually that important.  Generally used for configuration values and
>>> what you type etc.
>>>
>>
>> default Bootstrap style...
>>
>>> Grey text makes me think of disabled text, and this is the style
>>> applied to numbered lists.
>>> The Installation Instructions section of
>>> http://people.apache.org/~simonetripodi/maven/site/download.html is a
>>> good example of what I'm talking about.
>>> Visually it looks like I should ignore the text (since its grey) with
>>> large amounts of text I should pay attention too (because they are
>>> haloed).
>>
>> again default Bootstrap style...
>>
>>>
>>> One of my gripes with Confluence is its lack of indentation of
>>> heading/subheadings (I've yet to look into whether I can fix that).
>>> The old site http://maven.apache.org/what-is-maven.html does have
>>> indentation even if the sub headings dont look that great.
>>> Whereas the new version
>>> http://people.apache.org/~simonetripodi/maven/site/what-is-maven.html
>>> just has smaller heading styles.
>>> Googling about web design seems to indicate to keep headings to two
>>> levels so maybe this is just my problem again :)
>>
>> that sounds something we can add (I'll add as soon as I get home), can
>> you point me to what you found on Google? Just a matter of filling the
>> gap of my lack of design, thanks in advance!!!
>>
>> All the best,
>> Simo
>>
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