[mapserver-dev] Proposing some homepage changes...

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Tue May 4 13:20:31 EDT 2010

Hi Steve,

I fully agree with you.

I made some minor changes so that the announcement sections no longer 
appear in the TOC: http://www.mapserver.org/

I also made an attempt to clean up the left sidebar nav, with the 
sections that you suggested, through our Sphinx layout template: 


Personally, I like it better.  What I don't like is the "Table of 
Contents" section that still remains on that index page - oh I tried to 
remove it, searching the Sphinx Google group, trying many different 
ways, but in the end I failed to remove it.  It only appears on some 
pages though.

It's a start?


Lime, Steve D (DNR) wrote:
> Hi all: I'd like to propose some changes to the mapserver.org homepage. Wondering how feasible they'll be via Sphinx:
>   - Breadcrumb. Really should start at "Home" and then go from there, e.g.:
>     Home >> Documentation >> MapScript  or
>     Home >> FAQ
>     Home >> Develelopment >> RFCs
>   - TOC on the homepage shouldn't be announcements but rather something like:
>   Community
>     Mailing Lists
>     IRC
>     Wiki
>   Development  
>   Documentation
>     Introduction
>     FAQ
>     Mapfiles
>     MapScript
>   Downloads
>   Issue Tracker
>   - Announcements could continue below the fold on the main part of the homepage
> It's not user friendly as is. The shorter, more meaningful TOC would also help to pull the OSGEO and FOSS4G icons up the page. Thoughts?

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