- From: Marius Andreiana <mandreiana rdsnet ro>
- To: gnome-gui-list gnome org, webmaster gnome org
- Subject: developer.gnome.org website
- Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 16:48:55 +0200
In a recent email, Miguel was asking for a web helper
for gnome-ui website.
I've also talked on irc in #gnome-ui with some folks.
Ideally all site structure will be in a xml file;
content will remain in separate files, like now.
So how about this :
developer.gnome.org site has several sections, like gnome-ui.
A section has some common stuff in it :
header (image at the top)
left navbar (links with small images : Home, ..., Sitemap)
content (right box)
footer navbar : only items with parent=BASE, w/out images
There is a common footer for all developer.gnome.org website,
grouped with footer navbar :
gnome.org | developer.gnome.org
Hosted by ...
A section is independend from the rest of the site.
References in navbars are with ../
The ONLY non-relative links will be to /global/
which has :
images such as main-small.gif, news-small.gif, sitemap
A section can use these if doesn't have any
A section has :
name (small letters, no spaces, unique)
sitemap - optional, boolean. If present, this section will have a site
maintainer - showed in footer
parent - name of the parent (another item or BASE)
name (small letters, no spaces, unique in the section)
description (used in site map)
directory - optional; yes/no (for better org)
directory name is the name of the item
if not present, file with content/images/files will be at the
same level with parent's directory
if present, item content/images/files will be in that subdir
(applies to it's children too)
if a child of this one has a directory, it
will be in child1_name/child2_name/
hr - optional, boolean; used in left navbar to separate childrens
global_icons - optional, boolean; if present, icon images will be
taken from /global/images/ (used for news, sitemap, ...)
Content will be taken from name.html if no <directory> present, or
name/index.html if directory there.
Icons will be taken from
images/<name>_icon_small - a small image (displayed in left
images/<name>_icon_large - large icon, showed in content near
I've attached a sample xml file for this.
I can do a script (in php) which generates HTML from this xml file
and content (already started).
Navbars, sitemap require no aditional info.
Please tell me your opinions/suggestions and if you agree with this,
so I can continue.
Marius AndreianaTitle: Gnome User Interface Improvement Project
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