[Users] website design
tschaub at opengeo.org
Wed Apr 15 19:58:00 CEST 2009
I was hoping to get some feedback from the community about design ideas
for the GeoExt website. We have some design time for this at OpenGeo
and would like to do some spiffing up of the site to the extent that the
proposal is met with approval.
We're hoping to kick out an initial release in the upcoming weeks. This
will be a pre-stable API release, but it will give folks a chance to try
out what we've got.
It would be great if the site, docs, and examples were welcoming and
usable before that release.
So, I'd like to propose a change in the website on two fronts: framework
First, Instead of having the whole http://geoext.org site managed by
trac, I'd like to have two parts to the website - one managed by trac
(/dev perhaps) and the rest by something else. I'd propose we manage
the rest of the website content in svn, written in rst, and built with
Sphinx. The part managed by trac would just be the "development"
section of the site - roadmap, tickets, etc. (with very little emphasis
on the wiki).
Second, we'd like to have a nice visual design that integrates the
website. Phil Ashlock (TOPP designer) has put together the mockup below
to show what the trac portion of the website could look like:
Menu items would change depending on context. The http://geoext.org
part of the site would not feature links to tickets, timeline, etc -
just to development (similar to http://jquery.com/ and
So, are people generally in favor of this? If so, we can spend some
more time on the design and will collect more comments along the way.
Thanks for feedback,
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