Good ideas from everyone…
I’m still working through issues in the “tutorials” and “teaching” sections, but it’s getting closer.
I think one remaining question is how to indicate “please edit this site” (e.g., adding pages). I can write up a how-to, but I’m not sure where to hang it. Maybe I need to add a “contributing” link to the top navigation?
On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 7:44 AM Jens firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I think it looks really good - nice and clean, and easy to navigate.
Having said I think the front page is possibly a little too sparse and some more pictures showing avogadro in action, or just some flashy rendering would probably add something.
I noticed one issue. On the tutorials page (http://avogadro.github.io/tutorials/ http://avogadro.github.io/tutorials/) if I hover over the first “Tutorials:Getting started” link, clicking on it (it links to"tutorials:Getting started") doesn’t do anything. There’s another Tutorials:Getting started" link further down which does work and links to http://avogadro.github.io/tutorials/getting_started.html http://avogadro.github.io/tutorials/getting_started.html
On 30 November 2014 at 18:09, Geoffrey Hutchison <email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Short summary: I have a beta site at http://avogadro.github.io/ http://avogadro.github.io/ (not the permanent home) and want feedback
I mentioned this previously, but I’ve made significant progress in extracting everything from MediaWiki and getting a functional Jekyll site going.
I’m tired of maintaining MediaWiki, and I dislike the theme/skins and the spam issues. I looked around at possibilities, and thought that using a static site generator like Jekyll would be a great idea:
- People can still edit the Git repository
- No security issues
- Infinitely customizable
- Easier to translate and mirror (and distribute with Avogadro itself)
While there were many concerns, particularly about editing, there seemed to be general support. It took a bit of time to wrap my head around Jekyll, but I’ve migrated almost everything from MediaWiki.
- What you like
- What you don’t
- Bugs or missing content (e.g., it looks horrible on platform X or browser Y)
- How to easily say “if you want to edit/improve this, please do X” on the site
A lot of things need updating, and I’ll be hiring a small team of undergraduates starting in January to update and complete an Avogadro v1 (and eventually v2) manual, including thorough tutorials and screencasts.
P.S. The developer docs are there too, but I’m thinking these should really be migrated to GitHub wiki pages to “live” with the repositories themselves.
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