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From "Glen Mazza (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Comment Edited] (ROL-2022) Add Categories, demote tags from gaurav theme
Date Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:40:05 GMT

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Glen Mazza edited comment on ROL-2022 at 7/16/14 4:38 PM:
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Hi Gaurav, would you mind converting Fauxcoly to Foundation for us?  Both in attracting committers
and being viewed by the community as modern blogging software, it's best for us to be using
the current popular tools.  Basically, all the bells and whistles of the gaurav theme, re-implement
using Foundation on Fauxcoly.  Try to keep the physical design (colors, etc.) reasonably the
same though (some bloggers don't care about the framework, it's just how the theme looks that
is important to them, so having Fauxcoly look a little different from gaurav is still beneficial
for us.)  

BTW, Dave did Fauxcoly back in 2009, here's some background about it:  http://rollerweblogger.org/roller/entry/more_about_the_theme
, good to read to understand its architecture a little more.

To me, the marketing purpose of gaurav was to provide Bootstrap OOTB, while Fauxcoly would
demonstrate YUI, so a blog customizer can start with the technology he likes and continue
with it.  (If we have both using Bootstrap, there is little reason to retain both.)  But we're
using next-to-nothing about YUI in fauxcoly (just some CSS width classes), and in my upgrades
from YUI2 to YUI3, the latter is proving rather bloated and not good for CDN usage because
you can't do SSL using CDN.   Looking at the various forums on StackOverflow and the UI tools'
sites, the mailing list traffic is dominant on Bootstrap, quite heavy with Foundation but
slow and slower with YUI.

We may in the future come up with another theme for YUI -- we are still using it within the
application -- but we're using so little YUI in Fauxcoly right now you might as well convert
it to Foundation.

I'm working the getPopularTags() issue, it looks like the macros were done wrong, it's not
a backend problem.  I'll get it fixed soon.

To answer your specific question about the categories, it's not our fault if the user creates
400 categories and the blog looks lousy as a default.  We're not here to save them from poor
designs, the theme would have to be customized by the blogger then.  Hopefully Foundation
has a drop down like bootstrap, if not a traditional method of listing the categories on a
horizontal line can be done.


was (Author: gmazza):
Hi Gaurav, would you mind converting Fauxcoly to Foundation for us?  Both in attracting committers
and being viewed by the community as modern blogging software, it's best for us to be using
the current popular tools.  Basically, all the bells and whistles of the gaurav theme, re-implement
using Foundation on Fauxcoly.  Try to keep the physical design (colors, etc.) reasonably the
same though (some bloggers don't care about the framework, it's just how the theme looks that
is important to them, so having Fauxcoly look a little different from gaurav is still beneficial
for us.)  

BTW, Dave did Fauxcoly back in 2009, here's some background about it:  http://rollerweblogger.org/roller/entry/more_about_the_theme
, good to read to understand its architecture a little more.

To me, the marketing purpose of gaurav was to provide Bootstrap OOTB, while Fauxcoly would
demonstrate YUI, so a blog customizer can start with the technology he likes and continue
with it.  (If we have both using Bootstrap, there is little reason to retain both.)  But we're
using next-to-nothing about YUI in fauxcoly (just some CSS width classes), and in my upgrades
from YUI2 to YUI3, the latter is proving rather bloated and not good for CDN usage because
you can't do SSL using CDN.   Looking at the various forums on StackOverflow and the UI tools'
sites, the mailing list traffic is dominant on Bootstrap, quite heavy with Foundation but
slow and slower with YUI.

We may in the future come up with another theme for YUI -- we are still using it within the
application -- but we're using so little YUI in Fauxcoly right now you might as well convert
it to Foundation.

I'm working the getPopularTags() issue, it looks like the macros were done wrong, it's not
a backend problem.  I'll get it fixed soon.

To answer your specific question about the categories, it's not our fault if the user creates
400 categories and the blog looks lousy as a default.  We're not here to save them from a
poor design, they'll have to update their own theme if that is his requirement.  Hopefully
Foundation has a drop down like bootstrap, if not a traditional method of listing the categories
on a horizontal line can be done.

> Add Categories, demote tags from gaurav theme
> ---------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ROL-2022
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ROL-2022
>             Project: Apache Roller
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: Themes and Macros
>    Affects Versions: 5.1
>            Reporter: Glen Mazza
>            Assignee: Gaurav Saini
>
> The gaurav theme shows a "hot tags" listing the top 30 tags, which doesn't look good
if the blogger has just started out with a few blogs (or is not even using tags.)  Either
remove the hot tags and put something else there, or only show the tags once a certain number
has been used by the blog.
> Also, Roller provides weblog categories, add a category listing to the blog by default.
 If the blogger doesn't use categories, he can get them removed from his copy of the theme.



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