On Sun, Dec 26, 2004 at 03:21:32AM +0000, James Green wrote:
* It appears there is no div that covers all the
actual content of a node;
the 'content' div seems to include the navbar as well. Is this
intentional? For what I was hoping to do with the layout, these being
separate divs would probably be really useful -- either for the content
div to stop including the navbar, or for some other div to be created
including the rest of the content div, after the navbar.
I agree that this is somewhat silly. However it might be simplest to
invent a new div for the real content, to avoid screwing up existing
* There are two search boxes on every page (navbar,
footer). Would it be
easy to add a config option to not have one of them, or just lose the
footer one altogether, or something? I think the one in the navbar is
more immediately visible, so I'd probably prefer to keep that one.
Yeah, I'd be happy to lose the footer one.
(There's probably also an argument for a special
one in home_node.tt
somewhere, for guides which have no navbar on the front page, or
* The Recent Changes box on the front page looks quite
cluttered, and is
bigger than I'd like; one solution to this would be to lose most of it,
just retaining the node names, and maybe the marker proposed in
<http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bug.html?id=9068>. But, I realise some guides
might want the full version of this box, as it stands. So I suggest a
new config option (yes, I know, another question at install time...)
called something like minimal_recent_changes which can then be used in
the templates to remove the 'fluff' from this box as appropriate.
Or, for example, what's on Earle's front page:
<http://london.openguides.org/>. In fact, I'd very much like it if some
of the good work on the templates on London makes it back in. It would
be nice to have the second navbar, including a custom template so that
the actual list of categories could be customized easily.
I'm also not convinced of the point of the
"edit this page" link in the
recent changes box, but I assume that's there for a reason I've not
thought of yet!
London seems to have wikitext in its recent changes which is displayed.
Which is confusing, because clearly it isn't Just Another Wiki Node.
Dunno how to best resolve that. Have a macro for recent changes
As another alternative, could the recent changes front
page box be made
optional altogether? I assume this would be relatively easy to do, and I
think this is if anything a _more_ useful option than the navbar being
Or integrated, cf London.
I'll try to look at some of the above when I get back home in the New
There's probably other stuff, but it's 3am.
I'll follow up to this
message next week, no doubt :-)
Send hot patches! :)