[Webcom] Planet.Osgeo in home page [was: Website Redesign]
Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
tmitchell at osgeo.org
Tue Jan 13 12:04:56 EST 2009
On 13-Jan-09, at 12:12 AM, Jeroen Ticheler wrote:
> - When resizing to a narrow window, the planet and upcoming events
> jump down, leaving a wide white space next to the News section.
I think this is fixed now, please let me know if it still happens.
> - The blog posts open in the same page as the OSGeo pages, so we
> lose the visitors instantly when they hit a blog post. I feel blog
> posts should be opened in a new window.
> - I would suggest to remove the name of the blog writer. It means
> something to a very small community, but takes a lot of space that
> detracts from the actual subject.
I agree with opening in new window or even within the main osgeo page
layout. I would prefer to see authors name after the title of the
post: Title (Author). But this module doesn't support settings for
either of these changes without modifying the module's code. We
might be able to use a different aggregator module in drupal that
supports more customisation, but neither Wolf or I have used one.
> - The titles / layout of the four main sections on the home page
> may benefit from a consistent layout and consistent dividers
> between the blocks.
I'm doing a few hacks to keep spacing looking somewhat normal. A few
css changes should clean it up. I think the spacing between the
"blocks" in the main section are now good enough that we don't need
any of the dashed separator lines. Anyone else agree?
> - Last thing is something I can't check now, but you may know: blog
> posts that end up on the OSGeo homepage should relate to the
> subject matter we deal with. So we should not see personal blog
> entries of new borns and so on end up there (even though those are
> incredibly important to the blogger and her/his friends!! :-) ). Do
> we filter the blog entries on an OSGeo tag? I think we should and
> it should be a guideline for bloggers to use the osgeo tag in case
> they want their stuff to end up on the OSGeo homepage.
I entitled the section "Community Blogs" so hopefully there can be
some generosity by readers to not expect "official" or perfectly
related blogs :)
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