[NTG-context] Wiki - Proposal to update the Welcome page
adityam at umich.edu
Sun May 24 04:06:30 CEST 2020
On Sat, 23 May 2020, Garulfo wrote:
>>> 1/ Concerning the Manuals Page
>>> - As proposed, "obsolete banners" are added to thumbnails of the
>>> oldest manuals.
>> Looks good. A few minor comments:
>> I haven't tested it, but the natural tables in context examples (in
>> Sec 3.6) should still work with latest versions.
>> The "context rehab for amsmath addicts" should be in math (or
>> sciences) rather than tables. (This reminds me, I should update that
> Both corrections are made, thanks for your help.
>>> - About providing zips of manuals per topics: maybe we could just
>>> add a index.html in the distribution structure, to provide the
>>> user with a browsing system similar to the wiki's one.
>>> - If the admistrators wish, I can now replace the current page.
>> One concern that I have is how easy it is to navigate the page on the
>> phone. Currently, it does not really work on the phone. Is there some
>> way to make it more responsive?
> Thanks again, of primary importance.
> Should be far better now (quickly checked on two smartphones, one
> android and one ios)
Thanks. Both pages look good on mobile now. I am okay with merging this with the old manuals page. A small suggestion is that we could omit the table of content on this page, as it is almost redundant in the new format.
>>> 2/ After the Manuals, please find a proposal for the Welcome Page,
>>> which is probably trickier
>>> - https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Main_Page_TempProposal
>>> - https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Main_Page (the current)
>>> - 4 objectives :
>>> 1/ do something more visual, reduce the amount of text,
>> Some of us prefer text. What was earlier a one step process for me (go
>> to home page, search for keyword, go to page), is now a two step
>> process. But I agree that the new proposed layout is more friendly to
>> new users and support it.
> Yes, I suspected that the current version had advantages as a result of
> past iterations.
> It would be interesting to identify the links that people want to access
> in one step. We can list them in
> https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Talk:Main_Page_TempProposal, and I will
> try to find ways to integrate them.
Personally, I don't think that it is a big deal.
>>> 2/ provide a fairly comprehensive overview with less than 15
>>> 3/ but hold in one (big) screen,
>>> 4/ avoid redundancies on the Welcome Page,
>>> 5/ match both the Wiki's structure & the Manuals' structure.
>>> Again, depending on your feedbacks, I would be happy to improve it.
>>> It's built from scripts ==> not too hard now to reorder, to adapt.
>> You should also document your work flow somewhere (perhaps the talk
>> page of the same page or a dedicated page on the wiki). That is useful
>> for long term maintainability of the wiki.
> Done: two zip files are uploaded, with link and brief description in the
> Talk zone of the respective pages.
I am okay with changing the main page as well. But since this is the main page, let's wait for the other mods to chime in as well.
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