[Grok-dev] Web site ready for relaunch?

Kevin Teague kevin at bud.ca
Sun Jan 20 23:48:29 EST 2008

I think that what we have up on the preview site is now "good enough"  
to relaunch. Are there any objections or hold-on-i-found-a-major-boo- 
boo before switching over to the new site?

What's Changed

Grok Releases

I updated the Grok release news items so that they are in the structure:


I added the 0.11.1 release notes:


Note that the Latest release portlet is still a static template. I can  
make this dynamically updated from however we decide to structure the  
release content, if the Grok core devs can agree upon and write-up a  
simple Grok release proceedure.

Top Level Pages

I was screwing around with the home page & friends a little bit more.  
I restored the "Download" link, but I removed the "Develop" link. For  
this link we had, "*Develop* your application with Grok.  
Documentation, forums, mailing lists." Which I couldn't figure out  
what to put for content for this besides links to the Documentation  
and Community sections. There is still lots of room for improvement in  
these areas. People want:

* Marketing oriented text and images for: Evaluate/Download/Learn/ 

* Improvements to the Navigation area

After we re-launch we can bring up a new preview site where we can  
sandbox improvements to this stuff. However we also need people  
willing to contribute art assets, layouts and text. If some design  
oriented folks are able to come up with image mock-ups for these pages  
and we can reach a general consensus of agreement to these areas I'll  
be willing to do the HTML/CSS/Plone grunt work to make it happen.

Also for the most part I think we should focus more on adding useful  
content at the moment, e.g. better Grok project information (core  
development policies, Release notes, upgrade notes), better text  
explaining the unique benefits of Grok, etc. The content that people  
are willing to write and maintain should then inform the layout of our  
marketing oriented pages rather than vice-versa.

Grok Blog

For now this is just news items inside a folder at /blog/. I added a  
couple of items:



If I've left anyone out or mis-credited for the web site relaunch  
post, please let me know.

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