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From Branko ─îibej <br...@xbc.nu>
Subject Re: A website for subversion.apache.org
Date Fri, 08 Jan 2010 22:23:47 GMT
Mark Phippard wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 3:55 PM, Hyrum K. Wright
> <hyrum_wright@mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
>   
>> We need a website at subversion.apache.org.  We've put up some placeholder pages,
and I recently
>> started playing with an Anakia-generated site in it's place.  I've come across a
few questions, and they
>> are thus:
>>
>>  * What information should be presented?
>>  * How should we present the information?
>>  * How do we glue the two together?
>>
>> The first question is about content, the second about style, and third about how
we should generate
>> the site (manual editing, templating mechanism, etc.)  I've got some ideas about
where to shift the
>> content, but I've no eye for style at all.  As for the third point, I've spent some
time playing with Anakia
>> (as recommended by the Incubator), but it's kinda unwieldy.  In any case, I'm interested
in what others
>> think.
>>     
>
> I have not had to do a website like this in years as I've usually been
> doing Java web stuff or like what you have on hosting sites.  It is
> not clear to me why we need a generator though.  Most of the look and
> feel would just come from style sheets.  It seems like there must be
> something we can do either in the style sheets or with server-side
> includes or something to stick the standard navigation on each page.
> That seems like the only bit where a generator helps.
>   

I agree. Given that we won't have a huge site, we can afford to be a bit
careful with the content and leave it at that. Generators are evil. If
we really need something more complex than an editor, I'd prefer to use
a real CMS.

-- Brane


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