[CentOS-devel] Web Environment Design

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Fri May 29 15:40:11 UTC 2009


Hi Alain,

I am not particularly involved with the whole website ver2 process, but 
my views on the subject:

On 05/28/2009 04:51 PM, Alain Reguera Delgado wrote:
> Actually CentOS uses many free software applications to handle its
> needs. Those applications have their own design and when you see them as
> a whole they don't visually fit among them. Additionally, when you are
> in one application, for example the wiki, there isn't always a visible
> link referring other sections, like forums, bugs, docs, downloads,
> projects ...

This is a crucial issue - and something that we should fix at some 
level, even the issue of single auth is something that we need to get 
plumbed in sooner than later.

> Don't know if you are agree with the idea of a common and predictable
> design for the applications we use; so I've organized some ideas in the
> following wiki page for you to consider and improve:

It would be great if a uniform look and feel could be achieved across 
the board, however is it worth spending a bit of time and see if we are 
using the best apps right now and if we might be better of first fixing 
the apps or moving to things that would give us the best overall setup ?

> Others applications may be modified to ... but before that I would like
> to know what do you think about it. I would like to be focused on what
> CentOS really needs for its improvement.

One thing we surely need is more people getting involved with this, and 
being able to pull on strings in parallel. eg. to move the website into 
anything else would mean various other portions like the forums, docs 
and other content might need a new home, and we cant really move one 
without the other.

- KB


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