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Re: Proposal for home page design - Tim Gould - 2012-08-02

Willy Tschager Wrote:You're quick dude! Love it. Is it doable with a table 2x2 (plus a small column and a small row to divide them) and fixed height?

The text could be shortened and also the news thing could edited by hand without using the news module.

It's doable with divs (the better solution IMO). The problem is the changeable text. If we hand edit to keep it succinct all will be well.

Quote:As far as for the "Talk about" I would move it to the bottom.
w.

Noone will ever see them there unless they have a big screen. And given the move to laptops that's only a small fraction of users.

Quote:P.S. Tim, since you are there. I tried to move the donation button at the top but then there is no horizontal line between the donate section and the JJMA.

I'll swap them over.


Re: Proposal for home page design @Orion - Tim Gould - 2012-08-02

As yet we don't have a way to read forum posts so the 'Forum posts' box is empty. But I've now copied your four box format to the front.

I've put "Get Started" and "News" up the top since those are, arguably, the most important aspects of the website and should be what you see first.

Tim


Re: Proposal for home page design @Orion - Orion Pobursky - 2012-08-03

I'll see what I can do. I might be able to whip up a custom plugin.


Re: Proposal for home page design @Orion - Tim Gould - 2012-08-03

There are RSS reader modules for CMSMS so you might not have to do much.

Tim


Re: Proposal for home page design - Willy Tschager - 2012-08-03

To make you happy all I propose to use the forth box for tutorial and add (if doable) a latest forum post box to the right column below the JJMA. Just as the old LUGNET posts we had on PN.

w.


Re: Proposal for home page design - Tim Gould - 2012-08-03

I'd like this solution best Smile


Re: Proposal for home page design @Orion - Orion Pobursky - 2012-08-03

Done! If you want to edit the template, it's under the CMSSimplePie module.


Re: Proposal for home page design @Orion - Tim Gould - 2012-08-03

Cool.

I'm trying to work out how to make it write only the first few words of the post. Until then I'll leave it to titles alone. The amount of text it grabs is too much for my tastes.

Tim


Re: Proposal for home page design @Orion - Willy Tschager - 2012-08-04

Wow! Looked for the template but cannot find the setting for the background color: f5f5f5 or f3f7f8

w.


Re: Proposal for home page design @Orion - Tim Gould - 2012-08-04

Frontbox is in "LDraw : Top menu and 2 columns" near the bottom.

News is in "LDraw : Text, fonts and magic" near the bottom