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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: New design for the Tomcat website
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2019 09:24:34 GMT
On 03/01/2019 23:47, Igal Sapir wrote:
> On 1/3/2019 12:09 PM, Mark Thomas wrote:
>> On 03/01/2019 17:38, Igal Sapir wrote:
>>
>> <snip/>
>>
>>> Looking at other ASF sites like Kafka, Pulsar, and Spark I don't see the
>>> ASF logo at the top - is that really a requirement? Tomcat is popular
>>> and its brand is recognizable.  ASF logo and trademark notice are there,
>>> just not at the top of every page.
>> This shows what is required:
>> https://whimsy.apache.org/site/
>> (and how compliant various projects are)
> 
> Good to know.  Kafka's compliance is the same as the current Tomcat, and
> Spark's is at 100%.

If you follow the link from there to the policy:
https://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/pmcs#navigation

you'll see that the required links need to be part of the main
navigation. To me, this means another drop-down in the top menu (like
spark.a.o has)

>> Note: The current Tomcat non-compliance is deliberate because the
>> associated image was out of date again. I haven't checked to see if it
>> has been updated and the link restored.
>>
>> I'd very much like to see the "Support Apache" button at the top. The
>> ASF logo is nice to have but I'm happy with it where it is (it could
>> even be smaller).
> 
> I moved the Support Apache icon to the top so we can see how it looks.
> 
>> I'd also echo the comments that have been made regarding font size. I
>> bought a high resolution monitor so I could get lots of text on the
>> screen. I really dislike the current trend of towards larger and larger
>> fonts. What is the best way to put users in control so those that like
>> large fonts have large fonts and those that want lots of text have lots
>> of text?
> 
> Here's an experiment - I added a dropdown to the menu with an icon "A"
> that opens up a slider that lets you choose a font size (12px, 16, 20). 
> The size is persisted with localStorage which is supported by all modern
> browsers, though a cookie can be used instead.

That works for me.

Hmm. We have a lot of white-space. Should we consider a two column
format for the news when there is sufficient screen width?

> I also improved the social media icons and margins on very small screens
> per Leon's feedback.
> 
> The Search box can be collapse to preserve screen space and only open up
> when the search icon is clicked.
> 
> Please be sure to reload the page, and keep in mind that this is a
> mockup where not everything is working 100% yet:
> http://people.apache.org/~isapir/mockups/tomcat-site-1/

Not an issue for the website but it could be if we want to apply the
same look and feel to the Tomcat docs. What libraries have you used to
create this site and what are the licenses of each?

Cheers,

Mark

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