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    Default A sneek peak at the new openSUSE Portal

    From the minutes of the openSUSE wiki team meeting, in the weekly news 95, I got a sneek peak at the new portal. Portal New - openSUSE Personally, I think it looks very sleek and nice and easy to navigate. You can read the rest of the minutes yourself here: [opensuse-wiki] Wiki Team Meeting 091030 - Meeting Minutes

    They are seeking participants, so please jump in. This is one way you can contribute to openSUSE.
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    Default Re: A sneek peak at the new openSUSE Portal

    Looking nice. It's a nice layout, easy on the eye and clear to follow.
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    Default Re: A sneek peak at the new openSUSE Portal

    Looks nice, overall, but the hard line of the grid are kinda annoying.

    Also, how "squashed" is it going to get with the description of the Categories. May be able to save horizontal space by putting the title under the icon. Just want to try and avoid the icon/title and links on the right being along the top of the cell while the Description column flows a long ways down.

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    > Just my thoughts.

    more:

    - the word "download" should appear somewhere on the front page

    - put the "alphabetical index" at the top

    - arrange the other according to the alphabet:
    --Applications
    --Community
    --Developer
    --Documentation
    --Downloads
    --Images
    --Meetings
    --News
    --Tips & Tricks
    --Wiki

    just my initial thoughts...not trying to drive anything.

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    Default Re: A sneek peak at the new openSUSE Portal

    On Wed, 2009-11-04 at 14:56 +0000, Jonathan R wrote:
    > From the minutes of the openSUSE wiki team meeting, in the weekly news
    > 95, I got a sneek peak at the new portal. 'Portal New - openSUSE'
    > (http://en.opensuse.org/Portal_New) Personally, I think it looks very
    > sleek and nice and easy to navigate. You can read the rest of the
    > minutes yourself here: '[opensuse-wiki] Wiki Team Meeting 091030 -
    > Meeting Minutes'
    > (http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-w.../msg00005.html)
    >
    > They are seeking participants, so please jump in. This is one way you
    > can contribute to openSUSE.
    >
    >


    I fear it will be bad if the Description column gets filled in.
    Personally, I'd either javascript popup the description on hover or
    use alt text for it. More interested in seeing the Category
    and Items. I think most will figure things out without the
    need for a "description".



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    Default Re: A sneek peak at the new openSUSE Portal

    Quote Originally Posted by cjcox View Post
    On Wed, 2009-11-04 at 14:56 +0000, Jonathan R wrote:
    > From the minutes of the openSUSE wiki team meeting, in the weekly news
    > 95, I got a sneek peak at the new portal. 'Portal New - openSUSE'
    > (Portal New - openSUSE) Personally, I think it looks very
    > sleek and nice and easy to navigate. You can read the rest of the
    > minutes yourself here: '[opensuse-wiki] Wiki Team Meeting 091030 -
    > Meeting Minutes'
    > ([opensuse-wiki] Wiki Team Meeting 091030 - Meeting Minutes)
    >
    > They are seeking participants, so please jump in. This is one way you
    > can contribute to openSUSE.
    >
    >


    I fear it will be bad if the Description column gets filled in.
    Personally, I'd either javascript popup the description on hover or
    use alt text for it. More interested in seeing the Category
    and Items. I think most will figure things out without the
    need for a "description".
    Maybe AJAX?
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    Will be done ..this just a test !!

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    Default Re: A sneek peak at the new openSUSE Portal

    Quote Originally Posted by cjcox View Post
    On Wed, 2009-11-04 at 14:56 +0000, Jonathan R wrote:

    I fear it will be bad if the Description column gets filled in.
    Personally, I'd either javascript popup the description on hover or
    use alt text for it. More interested in seeing the Category
    and Items. I think most will figure things out without the
    need for a "description".
    This was on my mind too. Take a look at the menu on Novell side.
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    Default Re: A sneek peak at the new openSUSE Portal

    Quote Originally Posted by cjcox View Post
    I fear it will be bad if the Description column gets filled in.
    Personally, I'd either javascript popup the description on hover or
    use alt text for it. More interested in seeing the Category
    and Items. I think most will figure things out without the
    need for a "description".
    Another option would be doing 2 rows for each category.

    The top row could have multiple columns while the second row can be the description and span across all of the columns in a small~ish font.

    That way the horizontal doesn't get pushed, and depending on how it is written, the text will flow across and not take too much vertical space.

    Code:
    +------------+------------+
    |..name/icon.|...subcat...|
    +------------+------------+
    |.......description.......|
    +-------------------------+
    Last edited by dragonbite; 04-Nov-2009 at 09:49. Reason: put in CODE tags for mono-space font
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    > I think most will figure things out without the
    > need for a "description".


    well, if history is any indicator that may not hold true (i offer as
    evidence the large number of people who ask questions about installing
    in the forum to make suggestions about the forum....or questions about
    networking in hardware....etc etc etc...even though there is a very
    good description for each fora..

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