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Re: WebPlatform static pages are now on GitHub!

From: Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2014 16:17:08 -0400
Message-ID: <CAB0bRKNqatySvgbV+ZLM9n7yJAVJdAr+42aWAbHNWCnZ7CmfPw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Renoir Boulanger <renoir@w3.org>, Douglas Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: List WebPlatform public <public-webplatform@w3.org>
If anyone wants to see what's in WPD's github 'static-sites' repo on the
home-page-redesign branch, you can see it running at
http://webplatform.jensimmons.com.

Jen

Jen Simmons
designer, consultant and speaker
host of The Web Ahead
jensimmons.com
5by5.tv/webahead
twitter: jensimmons <http://twitter.com/jensimmons>



On Sun, Mar 9, 2014 at 4:04 PM, Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com> wrote:

> I just rearranged the static-sites repository to contain what should live
> at www.webplatform.org, with the main index.html home page at the root
> level of the repo. Really, the repo could be renamed "www.webplatform.org
> ".
>
> It's on a completely separate branch:
> https://github.com/webplatform/static-pages/tree/home-page-redesign
>
> I deleted the 'talk' directory completely, since it sounds like we won't
> be using it anymore. I also renamed the 'webplatform' directory to
> '_unknown_webplatform' to mark is as needing review and attention. Any
> files that were in 'web platform', which I could clearly see should stay
> around as is, I moved to the root level — for example, sitemaps,
> robots.txt, the files for Google and Bing bots. What's left in
>  'webplatform' is a mystery to me. We can't just drag those files to root
> because they are linking to CSS and JS that's different than what I created
> for the new home page. I don't know if it matters, I can't tell if those
> pages are being used anymore. Or if other parts of the whole web platform
> system are linking to files in this directory. Renoir, you'll need to sort
> that out.
>
> All of my work is at the root level — and consists of:
>
> css
> images
> js
> sass
>
> .gitignore
>
> apple-touch-icon.png
> config.rb
> index.html
>
> All of those files (and the files inside the directories) are new and
> needed for the new home page.
>
> Let me know if you have any questions. We should launch as soon as we can.
> I'll be working all day today and I'll be on a plane most of the day
> tomorrow, checking email from my phone when I can. I know we want the new
> home page to be online before Tuesday morning.
>
> Thanks,
> Jen
>
> Jen Simmons
> designer, consultant and speaker
> host of The Web Ahead
> jensimmons.com
> 5by5.tv/webahead
> twitter: jensimmons <http://twitter.com/jensimmons>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 12:54 PM, Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com> wrote:
>
>> So, Renoir,
>> It makes sense to me to make this repo be *the* repo for everything at
>> web platform.org, and not on any other domains. (Easy enough since
>> there's code for two sites in this repo currently, and we plan to delete
>> one site — talk.webplatform.org).
>>
>> If this repo is the repo for everything on the main domain,
>> www.webplatform.org, then there's no need to merge part of this into
>> part of something else or copy (without git) pieces of it onto the server.
>> It will be clear for anyone that ever clones this repo to work on it why
>> all the moving pieces are for everything at www.webplatform.org. That
>> kind of clarity would be very helpful.
>>
>> As it is now, with different repos getting merged together in some
>> unknown way — it's very hard or impossible for different people to help
>> keep things organized. I've already reorganized the stylesheets and the
>> asset directory structure, but because I don't know what's going on on the
>> server, I don't know what I might break with such a change. By having
>> multiple websites in one repo or multiple repos for various parts of a
>> single website.... everything becomes a mess. A mess that you have to clean
>> up, or that only you understand. And I hate single points of failure, this
>> should be dead obvious to multiple people.
>>
>> What do you think? If we agree, I'll set this repo up to be *the* one
>> and only repository of everything at www.webplatform.org. Then all we
>> have to do to launch is clone this repo to the server (or grid) that serves
>> www.webplatform.org and pull. Any time we want to make an update, all we
>> have to do is pull. We don't have to merge some crazy thing first. Just
>> pull.
>>
>> Yes?
>>
>> Jen
>>
>>
>>
>> Jen Simmons
>> designer, consultant and speaker
>> host of The Web Ahead
>> jensimmons.com
>> 5by5.tv/webahead
>> twitter: jensimmons <http://twitter.com/jensimmons>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 6:18 PM, Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Perfect. Thanks. I'll integrate the work I did into this existing code.
>>> On a separate branch. And then we can merge it into master.
>>>
>>> Jen
>>>
>>> Jen Simmons
>>> designer, consultant and speaker
>>> host of The Web Ahead
>>> jensimmons.com
>>> 5by5.tv/webahead
>>> twitter: jensimmons <http://twitter.com/jensimmons>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 4:48 PM, Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Fantastic!!! Thanks, Renoir. J
>>>>
>>>> -------------------
>>>> Julee Burdekin
>>>> Content Strategist
>>>> Adobe Web Platform
>>>> @adobejulee
>>>> julee@adobe.com
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 3/4/14, 1:42 PM, "Renoir Boulanger" <renoir@w3.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> >Hi all,
>>>> >
>>>> >Just a quick heads up to tell you that I made available the static
>>>> >content on github [0].
>>>> >
>>>> >We might change the way pages are generated later down the road, but
>>>> for
>>>> >now, that's how its made.
>>>> >
>>>> >Pull requests welcome!
>>>> >
>>>> >  [0]: https://github.com/webplatform/static-pages
>>>> >
>>>> >--
>>>> >Regards,
>>>> >
>>>> >Renoir Boulanger  |  Developer operations engineer
>>>> >W3C  |  Web Platform Project
>>>> >
>>>> >http://w3.org/people/#renoirbhttps://renoirboulanger.com/  ✪
>>>> >@renoirb
>>>> >~
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
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