On Mon, 2003-02-10 at 13:37, RaphaŽl Quinet wrote:
> That looks nice. That design looks vaguely familiar... ;-)
It should look familiar.....I think you might know the reason to why it
should look familiar.
> I am not sure that the front page should have some kind of news,
> though. Having up-to-date information for the main site will be hard
> enough. History shows that everybody is excited at first and supplies
> a lot of news, but this slows down after a while and it is difficult
> to keep the site alive. So it would probably be better to keep the
> news part for the main site only. The home page of the developers'
> site would only have a set of links to the important sections of the
> site, even if this duplicates some parts of the navigation bar.
Yes, but what should be here instead? Some info about what
> That's fine for me. There are only a few requirements that I would
> like to put on the design:
> - It should be clean XHTML 1.0 (or at least HTML 4.01). It looks like
> this is already the case.
> - The page design should not include too many images or complex
> (D)HTML stuff. Again, it looks like this is fine already.
> - There should be some kind of revision control system (such as CVS)
> for the contents of the pages. This reduces potential problems if
> there is more than one webmaster for the pages.
> - For those editing the pages, the contents should be clearly
> separated from the template. This means that all source files
> should only contain the body of the pages (without header, footer or
> navigation bar) and some build system should be able to apply the
> template to these source files to generate the final HTML pages. (*)
> - The source files (under revision control) and generated files should
> be in different directories. Ideally, it should be possible to
> rebuild everything by typing "make" in the source directory.
> - The generated HTML files should be static: no server-side includes,
> PHP, Perl or other fancy stuff that would put additional
> requirements on the server.
> - It should be possible to integrate some pages that are not using
> the same templates. This will be useful for the documentation pages
> generated by gtk-doc.
All this is no problem at all. The big problem in this case would be the
CVS stuff for the developer.gimp.org, I don't have knowledge enough to
create a CVS-server for the site. Any ideas?
> So if this is fine for you, then I would be happy to work together
> with you on the update of the developers' site.
That is great, I would be more then happy to work with the design.
Niklas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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