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From "David Remy" <dr...@bea.com>
Subject RE: Suggested XMLBeans site changes
Date Fri, 18 Jun 2004 21:00:56 GMT
cool steve.  these look like great improvements.  lets get them in ...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Traut
> Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 1:41 PM
> To: xmlbeans-dev@xml.apache.org
> Subject: Suggested XMLBeans site changes
> 
> Hello. Here are a few proposed changes to the XMLBeans web site. I've
> attached the changed Forrest files -- site.xml, tabs.xml, and
skinconf.xml
> -- along with descriptions of the changes. Overall the intent was to
> streamline things, particularly for those not already familiar with
the
> project. Feedback is welcome!
> 
> tabs.xml
> - Made minor label changes to flatten things visually: new labels are
> Home, Download, Documentation, Community, Project
> 
> site.xml
> - Rewrote menus (see lists below) on each tab to include not just
those
> items that are on
> the index page, but also links to things that are related. For
example,
> the Download tab now has a link to Installing XMLBeans, which is
> technically documentation, but would be good to know when downloading.
> - Lots of restructuring to enable something that Forrest doesn't seem
> to make very easy. The Home tab menu should have links to frequently
> sought info, but not necessarily everything that's available on the
> various tab menus. For example, the "initial proposal" is something
good
> to provide from the Project tab, but not necessarily something that
you
> want on first arriving at the site. A unfortunate side effect of this
> restructuring is that
> the site.xml now contains duplicate entries for many menu items. If
> there's a better way to do this, I'd love to hear it :)
> 
> skinconf.xml
> - Set toc level to 0 so that toc links aren't written into the top of
> each page. these are in the menu at the left anyway. Saves a bit of
page
> real estate.
> 
> Here are the suggested menus for tabs:
> 
> Home tab
> Home
>     Learn About XMLBeans
>         Overview
>         FAQ
>         User Guide
>         Javadoc
>         An Explanation
>     Get XMLBeans
>         Releases
>         Source Code
>         Installing XMLBeans
>     Get Project Information
>         Who We Are
>         Mailing Lists
>         Bug Tracking
>         Version 2 Plans
> 
> Download tab
> Download
>     Releases
>     Source Code
>     Installing XMLBeans
> 
> Documentation tab
> Documentation
>     FAQ
>     User Guide
>     Javadoc
>     Installing XMLBeans
> 
> Community tab
> Community
>     Who We Are
>     Mailing Lists
> 
> Project tab
> Project
>     Incubation Exit Criteria
>     About Version 1
>     About Version 2 Plans
>     Bug Tracking
>     To Do
>     Initial Proposal
>     XMLBeans Road Map
> 
>  <<site.xml>>  <<skinconf.xml>>  <<tabs.xml>>
> Steve

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