[Grok-dev] Re: an 'about grok' document

Kevin Teague kevin at bud.ca
Fri Mar 23 22:21:53 EDT 2007

> Thanks! I would still suggest we take the first section of  
> about_grok and replicate it on the home page. I believe this is a  
> better introduction to Grok than what's currently in the first  
> section of the home page, as it doesn't go into Zope 3 right away  
> (as we took pains to avoid for the 'about grok' page :).

I was just working on this suggestion after I noticed it in the  
original email, when I got this one. The Home page intro text has now  
been updated.

I've put the Grok Campfire image on the About page, added a sidebar  
with a quote and the Zope 3 logo, and added a link to the Zope 3 wiki  
for the first mention of Zope 3.

This puts the About page a bit out-of-sync with SVN. Three ways to  
fix this:

  1. I need to get access to svn.zope.org. Do I just fill out the  
contrib agreement and mail it in?

  2.  Someone with SVN access backports my changes ...

  3. I work on a dynamically generated Grok site, where the content  
is stored in the ZODB :)

One other change I would like to make soon to the site that would put  
us out-of-sync with SVN would be break the existing URLs. Right now  
we have:


As we add more content to the site, those URLs are likely to be pain  
to work with. I suggest moving to:


> Talking about images, I'm thinking about a way to illustrate the  
> tutorial. We would need a bunch of small Grok images in various  
> poses relevant to the tutorial. What those poses should be I'm  
> still not clear about. Guess we need to go through the tutorial and  
> look at places where a little Grok in some pose would make sense.  
> Any ideas?

I'd really like to see more *real* Grok artwork :)

On the About page I was thinking about an image for "Grok is Agile"  
where Grok is leaping onto a wooly mammoth. Grok images for the  
tutorial would be great too. Some ideas:

  "Setting up grokproject" - Grok building his club, maybe pounding  
spikes into it

  "A View for a Model" - Grok looking at his reflection at his  
fishing hole

"Storing data" - Grok storing mammoth meat in a cache

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