List Archive: www-redesign
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fonts got bigger. suck.
otherwise, yay for almost finished site.
On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 01:06 -0500, Curtis Napier wrote:
> I got together with the project leads and we finalized some decisions.
> The site, http://wwwredesign.gentoo.org, is now in it's final state
> except for the search and donate.
> The search is going to be implemented using google as a back end as an
> interim solution. The only free version of google site search that is
> available to us is the normal one that anyone can use. We are not the
> right kind of non-profit to get the free, customized search. This means
> you will be taken out of the gentoo site to a google controlled page.
> The good news is that it will allow us to do a very comprehensive
> advanced search page where you can fine grain your search to any of the
> gentoo web sites. You will be able to search documents by language,
> forums, developer pages, etc.... We will also hook into the bugs and
> forum native search engines to further enhance the search. You will be
> able to specify google or forum search as the search backend when you
> search the forum.
> We will be investigating alternative search engines that we can host
> ouselves so that we have maximum control. I won't be able to get around
> to that until after the other gentoo sites are migrated to the new
> design so google will be the default for a while. If anyone wants to do
> some preliminary research and start submitting suggestions I would
> appreciate it.
> I'll be setting up the search over the next week or two so stay tuned.
> As you can see Aarons reference site has been implemented pretty
> accurately now. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
> I've had individual reports from a few key people and can safely say
> that it renders correctly in all browsers with the exception of IE5 on
> mac. I decided that it was not used enough to justify the hack it would
> require to support it and there are alternative browsers for the mac all
> the way back to OS8.X that don't have outstanding security issues as IE5
> does. I hope the few users of this browser will understand.
> There was a small bug in konqueror that I finally got sorted out, thanks
> to dangle for being my tester.
> I'll report back when the search is ready for wide testing.
> Thanks everybody
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