the new oVirt website: live preview!
dyasny at redhat.com
Wed Sep 19 08:21:37 UTC 2012
Looks great! The eye does look for a bit of separation between columns though, but it might just be me :)
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Garrett LeSage" <garrett at redhat.com>
> To: "oVirt Arch" <arch at ovirt.org>, board at ovirt.org, infra at ovirt.org
> Sent: Wednesday, 19 September, 2012 10:56:46 AM
> Subject: the new oVirt website: live preview!
> Hi everyone!
> Check out the new site here: http://mediawiki-garrett.rhcloud.com/
> I've turned the Inkscape mockups into a real, working website,
> by MediaWiki.
> ## Background ##
> During last week's IRC meeting, we talked about the possibility of
> MediaWiki as community CMS. I spent this week making a custom skin
> both works with some simple layout as well as standard MediaWiki
> It's also worth noting that it works on all screen resolutions and
> browser widths — the whole design is “responsive” which means it's
> optimized for mobile phones too, which is perfect for looking up
> documentation or telling people about oVirt at conferences and while
> ## Discussion ##
> I would like to propose that we discuss the new website design &
> implementation during this week's IRC meeting, especially since
> now even more to see.
> ## Next steps ##
> The website theme (including the signed-in state) is nearly done and
> looks amazingly similar to the mockups. We have some content for
> first few pages. There's still a bit more to do before making it
>  mockups: http://people.redhat.com/glesage/oVirt/website/mockup-1/
> The next steps are:
> 1. Fix any bugs found with the MediaWiki skin / theme
> 2. Work on content for the remaining pages
> 3. Map links on the main pages to existing content
> 4. Write additional content where necessary (if there's no page yet)
> 5. Upgrade MediaWiki on oVirt
> 6. Make sure the new pages are on the current wiki
> 7. Install the skin and a few configuration settings
> 8. Flip the switch (immediately after step 7), and we have a new
> ## One more thing... ##
> It wouldn't be a great demo without letting you all testdrive the
> wiki-ness of the site, right? I've created a test user for everyone
> quickly sign in and kick the tires on the wiki instance.
> User: test
> Pass: demodemo
> You can also create your own account, if you'd like to. Please note
> this is a temporary site for development purposes, and is not
> as a production website for oVirt. That said, it's a good place to
> You'll only see the wiki-ish stuff when you're signed in, and I
> hard to put them at the top of the page in an orderly fashion. Click
> the items at the top to see menus with all the standard MediaWiki
> features, except grouped. Even the header is a dropdown (to see the
> different modes on the page). Since editing is key to any wiki, I
> the edit action a stand-alone button at the top.
> Also, when you're logged in, you'll notice that "Home", "Download",
> "Community" are locked down so that only those in the administrator
> group can edit. Feel free to edit other pages or make new ones.
> In addition, you might see some weirdness when using the site, as I'm
> not 100% done developing it. It's fairly stable, but it still is an
> alpha preview. I may alter things further or turn on some debugging
> output from time to time. Generally, though, I'll try to keep it in a
> working state. Just ping me on IRC if you have any concerns.
> ## In closing ##
> I'd like to thank the team for challenging me during last week's
> about using MediaWiki in this wiki-as-a-website concept. It's been a
> and interesting week jumping back into PHP after so long. I like the
> results, and I hope you do too!
> = = =
> I'm looking forward to your feedback, both here on the list, and also
> the IRC meeting!
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