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Task #2162

improve the new extensions and templates website

Added by Mike Saunders about 4 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

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Target version:
Team - Qlater
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Description

Work with Andreas to add more help and encourage users to upload their own extensions and templates:

  • Step-by-step help text
  • Video demos to link / embed

History

#1

Updated by Mike Saunders over 3 years ago

  • Target version changed from Q2/2017 to Q3/2017
#2

Updated by Florian Effenberger over 3 years ago

Any concrete details or progress on this? Still realistic for Q3? I know Andreas is absent at the moment, which might delay things in case his feedback is required

#3

Updated by Mike Saunders over 3 years ago

  • Target version changed from Q3/2017 to Q4/2017

No big progress yet as other tasks have come up, and with LibOCon around the corner let's bump this to Q4. If Andreas is at LibOCon, though, I could arrange to meet with him and come up with a solid plan.

#4

Updated by Florian Effenberger over 3 years ago

No big progress yet as other tasks have come up, and with LibOCon around
the corner let's bump this to Q4. If Andreas is at LibOCon, though, I
could arrange to meet with him and come up with a solid plan.

Sounds great!

#5

Updated by Andreas Mantke over 3 years ago

Sorry, but I'll not be at the LibOCon this year.

#6

Updated by Florian Effenberger over 3 years ago

Andreas Mantke wrote:

Sorry, but I'll not be at the LibOCon this year.

If you're up to that, Mike could work with you on this via e-mail, and Guilhem and Cloph could help rolling out the changes if needed?

#7

Updated by Mike Saunders over 3 years ago

To move this along, Andreas, what do you think are the most important things the site needs? In my opinion:

  • Some design improvements (eg "Log in Register" at the top all looks like one link, and there are various bits with green on grey which are hard to read)
  • A guide to making and submitting a template – either in step-by-step form, or a video

For the first one, if there's an admin interface for customising the theme and layout, and you don't mind giving me credentials, my username is "mikesaunders".

#8

Updated by Andreas Mantke over 3 years ago

Improvements to the look of the extensions-templates-website has to be done within the buildout hosted on github.com:
https://github.com/tdf/extensions.libreoffice.org
The theming lives here:
https://github.com/tdf/extensions.libreoffice.org/tree/master/src/tdf.extensioncentertheme
And the policy of the site is hosted here:
https://github.com/tdf/extensions.libreoffice.org/tree/master/src/tdf.exttempsitepolicy

Thus it is necessary that you get a clone of the github-repo, create a Plone instance with buildout and run a Plone instance in debug mode.

You need to follow the instructions for theme development here then:
https://github.com/tdf/extensions.libreoffice.org

#9

Updated by Andreas Mantke over 3 years ago

@Mike I installed the npm and worked on the css for the 'log in / register' box. There is a space between this both entries now. Hope that helps.
If you want to work yourself on the css I could give you some hints to setup your test-/dev-environment.

#10

Updated by Florian Effenberger almost 3 years ago

  • Target version changed from Q4/2017 to Q2/2018

Mike Saunders, can we get a status update on what's been done and what upcoming steps you envision?
Anything that urgently needs doing? Then we can factor that in accordingly :-)

#11

Updated by Florian Effenberger almost 3 years ago

To add on that, we might also do some wider outreach, collect feedback and proposals from the community and try to work on the things jointly - things don't necessarily have to end up at your desk only, Mike

#12

Updated by Florian Effenberger almost 3 years ago

Let's discuss this in the next team call, as it fell of the agenda for the all-in call. Can you remind me in time to add it the agenda? :-)

#13

Updated by Florian Effenberger over 2 years ago

  • Target version changed from Q2/2018 to Qlater
#14

Updated by Mike Saunders about 2 years ago

Not sure if it's worth keeping this ticket now, given that another website may be used in the future -- maybe reject it now, and make a new one later if/when a site has been created?

#15

Updated by Andreas Mantke about 2 years ago

You shouldn't expect another site for this, because the one who has devaluated the volunteer work at no charge of about seven years, had his appearance and left the scene. There is no volunteer available to drive the site further because of this grand entrance.

#16

Updated by Florian Effenberger about 2 years ago

I honestly don't think Mike is the correct recipient for frustration
here. He is trying to help and actually asks what is better to do. (For
the rest of the discussion, let's better move offlist if needed.)

#17

Updated by Andreas Mantke about 2 years ago

Sorry, if one think I want to put frustration in Mike. I tried only to explain the current (and the expected) status oft the extensions/templates website and the reason for that. It seemed not everyone outside the board has got the info and were/is aware of the situation.

#18

Updated by Andreas Mantke about 2 years ago

And as an addition: I created a Plone instance on a TDF-VM for the design-team a time ago: http://vm5.documentfoundation.org:58181/extensionstest
But it was not used up to now.

#19

Updated by Florian Effenberger about 2 years ago

Thanks for the note - with whom were you talking about that, Heiko?

#20

Updated by Andreas Mantke about 2 years ago

I talked to Andreas Kainz and he got a site-admin account on the site.

#21

Updated by Florian Effenberger almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

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