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Month: February 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] new website thoughts

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:08:23 -0600
On 02/21/2014 05:38 AM, E. Liddell wrote:
> The tabs across the top aren't part of the site--I was just too lazy to trim the
> edges of the screenshot.  They're part of the Firefox chrome, although the
> ColorfulTabs plugin probably makes that less than clear if you've never seen 
> it in action before.  All of the site navigation is in the sidebar on the left below 
> the Trinity logo, in ordinary links.  And the code mostly maxes out at 5 nested
> divs. ;)
> I have no idea when the actual deployment will take place.  I still have to
> produce matching skins for Bugzilla and the wiki (I may need to get in touch 
> with you off-list about the new wiki at some point).  Darrell is the one doing
> most of the content retouch, and he's a very busy guy right now.

Sure feel free. If the site is all inclusive, then we may not need a separate
wiki (although I usually see that major packages/distros normally have a main
site, then the nitty gritty details in a wiki). If you can identify what if any
of the current site you see going into the wiki, I can go ahead and do the
transition on my mediawiki install and then just move the content to wherever
the final location will be. What I don't know is what content is 'site' and what
content would go to 'wiki'. If we can get an idea of the split, then I'm happy
to start work on the wiki.

And even though I did a test install on mediawiki, if you guys are in love with
Fos, I can work with that as well, I just find it so limited and inflexible
compared to mediawiki that it usually takes 5 times as long to do X in fos as it
does to do X in mediawik.

How are you doing menus on the website? I see the left column - static is fine,
but I have also collected two menuing tools that are pure-css and really slick.
One is the traditional fly-out (either horiz or ver) menus (w/sub-menus) - the
other is a collapsible tree like a (tree mode) directory listing in konqueror
file manager. Both can be used as the main menu for a site, or just included as
minor elements where saving space is needed or desired.

Both types can be seen/tested in a 3-colum web template I created 4 or 5 years
ago (just checked, it still works :)

All of the css/html/php for the template is contained in a tarball for the template:

... ah, that's right, I did the original kcontrol renaming proposals in the
'tree' menu for quick comparison of old verses proposed. That can still be seen

That provides a good example of what can be done with the tree menu.

E. just give me a shout and let me know what you need and I'll help any way I can.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.