|Summary:||Proposed changes to the main gentoo.org left menu layout|
|Product:||Websites||Reporter:||Chris White (RETIRED) <chriswhite>|
|Component:||Other||Assignee:||Gentoo Infrastructure <infra-bugs>|
|Package list:||Runtime testing required:||---|
Description Chris White (RETIRED) 2005-11-14 22:32:22 UTC
I had some suggestions for making it easier for users to navigate the leftmost menu on the front page. Currently, the layout is as displayed here: Installation: Gentoo Handbook Installation Docs Documentation: Main Index About Gentoo Philosophy Social Contract Resources: Bug Tracker Developer List Discussion Forums Gentoo BitTorrents Gentoo Linux Enhancement Proposals IRC Channels Mailing Lists Mirrors Name and Logo Guidelines Online Package Database Security Announcements Staffing Needs Supporting Vendors View our CVS Graphics: Logos and themes Icons ScreenShots Miscellaneous Resources: Gentoo Linux Store Gentoo-hosted projects IBM dW/Intel article archive Old news.... Attached I have a new structure posted. Some of the main points are: 1) Created a Support main menu level for addressing where our main support resources are. This helps users who need help, and would otherwise have to navigate through various resources that do not quite offer them. 2) Moved a lot of information that states what Gentoo is about to an "Introduction" top level menu. This is more in depth about who were are, including what we do, how we do it, why we do it, and who supports us. 3) Moved "Mirrors" to "Download Mirrors" to be more descriptive in the intention. Also moved it to "Installation" as users may need it during installation for stages and livecd's. 4) Moved "Gentoo BitTorrents" to Installation, as it offers an alternative way of grabbing install cd's. 5) Split Non-support Resources into User and Developer resouces. User resources are things that both users and developers would benifit from. Developer resources are considered things that developers would use (Our list of devs, our cvs for developing users who may need to check something, most users won't touch viewcvs), staffing needs to hire future developers, and a suggestions to a link to the Developer Handbook for future developers to reference to. That's it. Please feel free to comment on anything, or otherwise tear it into tiny shreads. If this requires any sort of changes, let me know and I'll provide patches to the relevant documentation.
Comment 1 Chris White (RETIRED) 2005-11-14 22:33:00 UTC
Created attachment 72926 [details] new_menu_structure.txt The proposed new menu structure.
Comment 2 Curtis Napier (RETIRED) 2005-11-15 00:13:49 UTC
Take a look at http://wwwredesign.gentoo.org and see what you think about that menu. A lot of what you proposed is already done there but it could still use some polish. The menus at the bottom are replacing the left column. The topmost menu is toplevel domains, the next menu down is for site level categories and important stuff like the handbook and the rest is all contained in the menus at the bottom. The redesign is just days away from going to the final approval phase (I'm doing the last bit of code cleanup now) so it should go live soonish.
Comment 3 Robin Johnson 2008-01-06 11:58:03 UTC
The redesign failed. I'm closing this as an ancient bug.