[Tor www-team] Moving things forward!

Eric Schaefer omg at eric-schaefer.com
Mon Jan 20 11:16:57 UTC 2014

Lunar, thanks a bunch for putting this together. 

> It would truly help if some folks could start experimenting with [static generators]
> so we get a better feeling of how much they could be fit for the Tor
> Project's website or not.

It sounds like a few people* are definitely capable of starting on this. My experience with Jekyll is limited to my own website, but I am extremely interested in hacking on an implementation of Middleman or Jekyll with some folks. Perhaps this discussion can be-picked up*, and a git repo can be initiated :). And as lunar indicated, we have some content to play around with, including the blog posts which were scraped a couple weeks ago [1]. 

* = [Tor www-team] [Back-end][CMS] thread
[1] = https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/10479


On Jan 18, 2014, at 6:20 PM, Lunar <lunar at torproject.org> wrote:

> Hi!
> Here's a couple of tasks you could pick if you wish to move things
> forward regarding Tor website:
> Create a sitemap for the current torproject.org website
> -------------------------------------------------------
> It would be great to have a better idea of what the website already
> contains. An inventory of what is already there, which personas it would
> interest, what ought to be split, recycled or simply thrown away would
> be really useful to think about the organization of the new website.
> If you wonder where to put the result, it can be done directly on the
> relevant ticket:
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/10591
> or on a dedicated wiki page, waiting to existing:
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/Website/OldSitemap
> Experiment using some static website generators
> -----------------------------------------------
> The wiki page currently list three static website generators, namely
> Pelican, Jekyll and Middleman.
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/Website#Engine
> It would truly help if some folks could start experimenting with them
> so we get a better feeling of how much they could be fit for the Tor
> Project's website or not.
> As content, feel free to convert the some of the current WML website
> https://svn.torproject.org/svn/website/trunk
> or to use some of what ultrasandwidth has scrapped from blog.tpo:
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/10479
> Design a new navigation system
> ------------------------------
> The navigation on the current Tor website has been said to be confusing.
> There is the top-level bar, then the strange “Download, Volunteer,
> Donate” buttons, and the second or third level navigation on the left…
> I think we could start brainstorming around some design drafts on how
> this could be made better.
> Even if it's not likely to be what we end up with, using the 2010
> original sitemap is probably still relevant to think about how pages
> could be organized:
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/raw-attachment/ticket/10591/tor-project-ia-proposed-030110.pdf
> These are only what I can come up with. If you have an idea of another
> concrete things that you thing could help moving us forward, please
> go ahead!
> (Thanks Rey for proof reading this mail.)
> -- 
> Lunar                                             <lunar at torproject.org>
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