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Re: Communication and Design at Guix

From: swedebugia
Subject: Re: Communication and Design at Guix
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:20:06 +0100

L  p R n  d n <address@hidden> skrev: (10 januari 2019 13:09:48 CET)
>Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hi swedebugia,
>> swedebugia <address@hidden> skribis:
>>>>> By the way, I wanted to start working on the documentation. 
>>>>> IMHO, it might benefit from a little graphical enhancement for
>>>>> newcomers. The thing is that it's currently hosted on
>>>>> so it's probably not possible to modify the design. So I
>>>>> to ask, first, if that's something that would be welcome? What
>>>>> the possibilities? And what would be the technical limitations?
>>>>The HTML pages at are generated from Texinfo. 
>>>>CSS there is shared with all the GNU manuals, which is nice for
>>>>consistency.  Ideally modifications of the CSS would be submitted to
>>>>GNU webmaster or address@hidden (I forgot which one).  However,
>>>>aware that you may encounter misplaced conservatism if you take that
>>>>route, so don’t lose your hair on it.
>> [...]
>>> What about We can do whatever we want there I suppose and
>just link
>>> to it from the gnu site.
>> Well in general we can always do whatever we want.  :-)  I do think
>> there’s value in presenting GNU manuals in a consistent way, though,
>> especially since Guix’ manual has cross-references to many other
>> manuals.
>That would be nice though. Even if consistency is enjoyable, I think
>the benefits of a nicely shaped and organised documentation easily beat
>what we could get from being consistent with non-Guix manuals. IMHO 
>GNU manuals are ok when you know what you're searching for, I find them
>unreadable. + I think they're intimidating for newcomers. :/  

I agree with you to some degree. I like  the design of both the racket 
documentation and readthedocs. Especially the left menu gives a nice overview 
and searchability on page is also nice.

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