[CentOS-docs] Wiki restructure

Fri Sep 28 01:46:20 UTC 2007
Dag Wieers <dag at centos.org>

On Thu, 27 Sep 2007, Nick Sklav wrote:

> On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 01:15 +0200, Dag Wieers wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Now that there is an effort underway to improve the look/theme of the
> > Wiki. I would like to discuss the content of the wiki.
> >
> > IMO there are too many links on the frontpage. With a new theme, the
> > News/Events items on top can go into a sidebar, so that will be taken care
> > of the news items. I will not discuss them here.
> >
> > But currently, there is little structure in all the links/titles on the
> > Frontpage and that is, to say the least, confusing.
> >
> > I would prefer to end up with a Frontpage that lists up to 7 subsections
> > on the front page and moves most of the other links to one of these
> > subsections.
> >
> > I would propose something like this:
> >
> > 	http://wiki.centos.org/FrontPageProposal
> >
> > and move everything to the subsections (maybe even move page references to
> > fit in these subsections). With a change like this, the wiki will become
> > much more straightforward to new users and hopefully will encourage people
> > to contribute.
> >
> > What do people think ?
> It's nice, but I think that a more enterprise look is in order. im just
> stating an opinion and prefer not to get shot over this. but this is
> enterprise class os. what i am thinking is more clean and segmented
> website. as things are now im just not thrilled with it its good to the
> point but nothing eye catching. What im thinking is a total redesign of
> the site and wiki, i might not be super qualified for the job. But i can
> assist.
> They should be integrated under the new look, simple to navigate.

The looks and the website are explicitely not the subject of this mail.
They are being addressed in a seperate effort, this mail is about the
content and structure.

But I do agree with your opinion.

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