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From Kevin Grignon <kevingrignon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Two ideas for supporting images as well as text links in announcement area of website
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:04:40 GMT
And... We could create a community tab in the new side bar to promote similiar outreach messaging.


On Feb 15, 2013, at 6:23 AM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 12:24 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> I'd like to run this by as an idea.
>> 
>> Today, the announcement at the top of our website is controlled by this
>> file:
>> 
>> 
>> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/ooo/ooo-site/trunk/content/brand.mdtext
>> 
>> The "announce" and "announceurl" values  then enter into the
>> templating process via:
>> 
>> 
>> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/ooo/ooo-site/trunk/templates/brand.html
>> 
>> Specifically:
>> 
>> {% block announce %}{% if headers.announce %}<div id="announce"><a
>> href="{{ headers.announceurl }}" title="{{ headers.announcetip }}">{{
>> headers.announce }}</a></div>{% endif %}{% endblock %}
>> 
>> So what if we want to support images there as well?
>> 
>> Two approaches:
>> 
>> 1) Add additional possible value for brand.mdtext, "announceimage".
>> Change logic in brand.html so it follows some precedence order, say
>> look for announceimage first, if that exists, put an <img> there,
>> otherwise look for announce and display that as a <a> hyperlink.
>> 
>> 2) Or, we could just change announce so it is the contents of a <div>.
>> So brand.html is actually simplified, and brand.mdtext would contain
>> the actual markup.  For example, it could be: announce=<a
>> href="foo.html"><img src="foo.jpg" alt="foo"/></a>
>> 
> 
> The Announcements line already has a div generated for it ---
> 
> see generated source:
> 
> <div id="announce"><a
> href="http://openoffice.apache.org/get-involved.html
> <view-source:http://openoffice.apache.org/get-involved.html>"
> title="Read the announcement">Volunteers needed in all areas — Help us
> make 4.0 the best OpenOffice ever!</a></div>
> 
> If this helps. Style is in:
> 
> http://www.openoffice.org/css/ooo.css
> 
> But you are correct, the WAY this is generated would need some changes.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> 
>> #2 has the advantage of flexibility, that it allows other kinds of
>> markup to be inserted there, including lists, tables, etc..  Of
>> course, UI-wise, there is not a lot of space to play with, but it
>> would have that flexibility.
>> 
>> Any thoughts?
>> 
> 
> I would need to see some examples before any more thoughts on this. Right
> now I think the format of the Announcements really needs some improvement
> -- via margins especially.
> 
> Any images etc well might not work real well with current design.
> 
> If you have something particular in mind, some mockups would help.
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> 
>> -Rob
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MzK
> 
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