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Bug 112579

Summary: Proposed changes to the main left menu layout
Product: Websites Reporter: Chris White (RETIRED) <chriswhite>
Component: OtherAssignee: Gentoo Infrastructure <infra-bugs>
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Attachments: new_menu_structure.txt

Description Chris White (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 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:  
  Gentoo Handbook  
  Installation Docs  
  Main Index  
  About Gentoo  
  Social Contract  
  Bug Tracker  
  Developer List  
  Discussion Forums  
  Gentoo BitTorrents  
  Gentoo Linux Enhancement Proposals  
  IRC Channels  
  Mailing Lists  
  Name and Logo Guidelines  
  Online Package Database  
  Security Announcements  
  Staffing Needs  
  Supporting Vendors  
  View our CVS  
  Logos and themes  
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) gentoo-dev 2005-11-14 22:33:00 UTC
Created attachment 72926 [details]

The proposed new menu structure.
Comment 2 Curtis Napier (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-15 00:13:49 UTC
Take a look at 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 archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2008-01-06 11:58:03 UTC
The redesign failed. I'm closing this as an ancient bug.