Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by DOSGuy » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:33 pm

SomeGuy wrote:Especially since these are ReactOS Goldenapps, does anyone else think the site should work correctly in them? Or am I truly alone in this? :cry:
Wait, you expect ReactOS's website to work in ReactOS? :lol:

Yeah, seriously guys. ReactOS should eventually be directing people to the website in its various Help resources. It would be really nice if the website looked right when they got there.
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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by jonaspm » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:45 pm

The website is not wide at all, i´ll post a picture of my screen:

1366 x 768
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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by Z98 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:20 pm

We got sick of needing to hack phpbb's (and bugzilla's and mediawiki's) login system so decided to use an extension to typo3 that provides forum functionality. More integrated by design, less work on our end to keep things updated.

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by DOSGuy » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:51 pm

jonaspm wrote:The website is not wide at all, i´ll post a picture of my screen:

1366 x 768
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Um... take a look at the horizontal scrollbar in your screenshot and tell me again that the website isn't wide. :lol:
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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by jonaspm » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:34 am

DOSGuy wrote: Um... take a look at the horizontal scrollbar in your screenshot and tell me again that the website isn't wide. :lol:
Well, looks like a bug on design, but talking only about design only, it doesn´t look wide, i like it, GOOD WORK!
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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by Black_Fox » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:58 am

Z98 wrote:We got sick of needing to hack phpbb's (and bugzilla's and mediawiki's) login system so decided to use an extension to typo3 that provides forum functionality. More integrated by design, less work on our end to keep things updated.
Can we assume that mm_forum and the dokuwiki are definite decisions then? Also, is there any skin or something to move the forum looks more to the current phpBB forum looks?

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by SomeGuy » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:18 pm

Keep in mind a lot of communities use PHPBB forums, and some visitors might shy away from forums that aren't like what they are used to.

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by swight » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:48 pm

Some things I noticed.
1. the forums don't feel segregated enough with that style choice. Makes it more difficult to focus on any particular topic.
2.Can't find where to sign in to the forums.
3. On the homepage when returning to the page using the back button it should remember if it is on News or Latest Commits. The current set up is bad for people that want to look at more than one without using a bunch of tabs.
4. Number of broken links some of which I don't understand because we have old pages that could be linked to. An example would be the nightly build link.
5. On the homepage neither the Download button or anything around it says anything about what you are downloading. How is the average user going to know what version they downloaded when they decide they need support. It requires the question "the latest version as of when?"
6. Missing links to homepage. Just letting the logo serve that purpose is not enough. While it is common it is not obvious.
7. The position of the Quick Links section should remain consistent across the site rather than being shifted below the navigation links on some pages.It kinda breaks the template approach to website consistency and having the quick links move around between makes it more difficult to find them.

I noticed two other bugs but they where already reported. Didn't file any for these because they where mostly style/ease of use related and might not meet the definition of bug depending on how it is defined. I didn't bother on the broken links because it was never said that this was completed.

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by Black_Fox » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:04 am

To all who cannot log in: you can login to the whole page using the "myReactOS" thingie in the upper menu bar. There is only one login spot, since the redesign is meant to integrate all systems without constant logging in. You still won't be able to post in forums and there is no way to log out ;)

@swight:
1) There are some styles/images missing for forums atm, bug 7263.
2) See above.
3) I like using a bunch of tabs :) But feel free to file a bug.
4) I'm against linking to current web presentation, the page layout will change and so will the URLs. Let's have most important pages done there first, otherwise there would be still work to do, only later. As you said, the site is not completed, it's just Danny's/Amine's initiative to show us now and have more eyes looking for bugs.
5) The Download button downloads the CMS (content management system) that the page is displayed in, it's a joke (obviously no newbie would get to that page so it doesn't matter), later there will be the download page as is on the current web presentation.
6) I agree. Filed bug 7287.
7) I agree. Filed bug 7288.

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by AmineKhaldi » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:13 pm

Hi,

So far we had 30 files bug report about the website revamp, and Danny handled 21 bugs, with 9 being still open.

Special thanks to Black_Fox and hbelusca for the bug reporting and activity :)

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by Radhad » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:44 am

I have checked the website revamp with Google Chrome latest stable and opened 2 bugs and added information to one existing bug. Hope that helps :) When I have more spare time, I will check the website in more detail and with more browsers.


EDIT:

What I am really missing is a consistent navigation menu for every page! When you're on the homepage, you have the "Quicklinks" on the upper left. This list jumps up and down between pages because of a new box called "Navigation", which actually is nearly a duplicate of the "Quicklinks". When you're on the wiki, there is neither "Quicklinks" nor "Navigation".

I will open an issue in bugzilla with that information.

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by Black_Fox » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:25 am

If you file a new bug, please check for any existing bug already reporting the issue, one of your bugs is outright duplicity. Thanks for reporting the rest.

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by rosfanatic » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:22 pm

was curious what the core web technology is being used on the site - i saw mediawiki mentioned, is this it? and phpbb for the forum?
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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by Z98 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:25 pm

The first post that mentioned both mediawiki and phpbb was mine, and I stated that we were not using them.

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by SomeGuy » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:08 pm

K-Meleon 1.5.2 from the golden apps also has the same problem with the sections being jumbled as Firefox 2 and SeaMonkey 1.1.

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