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From Igal Sapir <isa...@apache.org>
Subject Re: New design for the Tomcat website
Date Thu, 03 Jan 2019 17:38:46 GMT
On 1/3/2019 8:23 AM, Rémy Maucherat wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 2:59 AM Igal Sapir <isapir@apache.org> wrote:
>> I am working on a new design for the Tomcat website and wanted some
>> preliminary feedback.
>>
>> You can see the first mockup at
>> http://people.apache.org/~isapir/mockups/tomcat-site-1/
> It's a start, but the bottom of the page looks less polished to me. The ASF
> logo should probably be on top as well as the "misc" items.

Putting everything in the navbar would require a vertical navigation bar 
like the old one.  Otherwise, everything will be too small for usability.

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.

> I also miss the current menu, but it's really a trend I guess :( So a compromise would
be
> if all items are in menus always visible at the top.

The navbar is "sticky" as you've probably noticed.  When you scroll down 
the page the navbar shrinks in size and stays at the top.  There is 
limited space there so if we want the new layout we need to pick and 
choose what stays at the top and what goes in the footer.

> I'm not really in a rush to have the site replaced though since then the
> new look would have to be propagated to everything (docs, manager, etc),
> which means more work.

The plan is to encapsulate the design elements so that it's easy to 
propagate.

Best,

Igal


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