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From Michelle Caisse <Michelle.Cai...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [web] site structure updated
Date Fri, 14 Apr 2006 22:55:24 GMT
Hi Jean,

I like the changes.  I think the site is easier to grok now.

I noticed another thing about the Download tab and the link.   
If after clicking the link you then expand the list again, License 
appears in the navbar.  The License link is not there otherwise.  You 
get the same issues if you click the or links from the 
text of the page, so it has something to do with the cgi script serving 
these pages.

Thanks for the improvements.

-- Michelle

Jean T. Anderson wrote:

>I checked in a change to the web site that partially addresses issues
>that Dan Debrunner and Michelle Caisse raised. You'll need to refresh
>pages in your browser to see these changes.
>Here's a summary of the basic changes:
>(1) The "Quick Links" subcategory on the home tab should autoexpand but
>A forrest feature (FOR-339) will support this but isn't implemented yet.
>The resolution is to not have a Quick Links subcategory on the home tab,
>just a simple list.
>(2) A "Quick Start" entry on the home tab and its own tab is disconcerting.
>I agree and the resolution is to remove the link from the home tab -- it
>isn't needed because the home page also links to it.
>(3) Links on the home tab that are repeated on other tabs (for example,
>a license link was on the Download tab and an FAQs link was on the
>Community tab) cause a jump back to the home tab when the page is selected.
>I agree this behavior is jarring, but don't see a way to avoid it. The
>best near-term solution is to not repeat links across tabs and to choose
>carefully where those links should appear. I think "license" and "FAQs"
>both need increased visibility, so left them on the home tab. I also
>left "Derby Wiki" on the home tab because the Community tab has quite a
>few items.
>(4) Offsite links should open in a new window.
>I haven't figured out a way to do that in the forrest menu, but am able
>to in the body of a page; for example, the document links on
>http://db.apache.org/derby/manuals/index.html open in a new window.
>The best resolution for now is to remove those links, but for another
>reason as well: keep the number of items on the home tab few enough that
>people will notice what's there.
>Michelle also noted that on the download tab if you click on,
>the forrest menu collapses instead of highlighting I haven't
>figured this one out yet, but suspect it has something to do with the
>file type (cgi).
>I should mention that some of the things I haven't figured out how to do
>might in fact be possible in forrest, but I just haven't found the right
>information yet.
>Thanks for all the feedback -- and please keep it coming.
> -jean

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