[CentOS-devel] CentOS website redesign ideas

Mon Feb 10 07:38:00 UTC 2020
Fabian Arrotin <arrfab at centos.org>

On 09/02/2020 15:56, Alain Reguera Delgado wrote:
> Hi,
> The CentOS website redesign effort is going on and there is already
> some code to evaluate at:
> https://github.com/areguera/centos-jekyll-sites/tree/staging
> The redesign uses jekyll static site generator, Montserrat typography
> and the artistic motif we used in CentOS distributions, to highlight
> the visual connection among these elements. The navigation header and
> footer changed to use a dark blue background consistent with CentOS
> artistic motif. On header the logo and link elements were moved from
> left to center with respective spaces so the left side of the logo and
> the left side of the content look aligned on left. On footer, links to
> CentOS About and CentOS Community were displayed along The CentOS
> Project description. 
> The content is based on what we have now in www.centos.org. I tried to
> replicate it but there are content still missing (on purpose to see how
> the "404 Not found page" looks like ;). The written information may
> need some consistency. For example on page titles, sometimes we write
> "The CentOS ...", others just "CentOS ...", and others no "CentOS" word
> at all.
> The download links are missing on purpose so to bring debate about the
> way to go here. In the proposed code, we use two cards, one for CentOS
> Linux and other for CentOS Stream. Each card has tabs inside to
> organize download information about major releases of each
> distribution. This organization uses a table to relate architectures,
> packages, release notes, documentation and end-of-life. These cards are
> reused both in the home page and the download page, so we only need to
> change them in a single place (e.g., 
> https://github.com/areguera/centos-jekyll-sites/blob/staging/_includes/centos-download-cards.html
> ).
> What's your impressions so far? You are welcome to share your comments,
> suggestions, and code/design contributions.
> Thanks,

Hi Alain,

Great work !
I've rebuilt locally proposed design through jekyll (with your
instructions in README.md) and I really like it.
Some remarks:
- I see that you modified /download/mirrors to include the search bar
that we discussed in the past, and I really like it. But if you compare
with https://www.centos.org/download/mirrors/, you'll see that we
decided some time ago to not show the ftp links anymore, and that also
increase visibility/readability. Can that be easily modified on the new
design ?
- All the "social media links" in the footer aren't linked properly ,
but I guess it's "per design" at this stage
- I read that you had some sections not yet ported to Jekyll, to be able
to test the 404, but wondering if /sponsors can be worked on, and so
curious about how it would look like when included :) (and same for /keys)

Thanks a lot for the refreshed design ! :-)

PS : Have we got news from CentOS board about the new logo/font that you
use in this template ?

Fabian Arrotin
The CentOS Project | https://www.centos.org
gpg key: 17F3B7A1 | twitter: @arrfab

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