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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby sgrogan » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:43 pm

AR795 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:21 pm
I was thinking of going for a modal dialog approach where, users click on the video link and a popup dialog appears that shows the video. Not sure if this is the best approach, I still have to test it myself. Or the video can be embedded somewhere below the download button and directly displayed instead of a text link.
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby AR795 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:29 am

I tried the modal dialog approach for embedding youtube videos and from my testing the video plays fine when I open it, the only problem is when I try to close the dialog, the video (and audio) still keeps playing in the background. I have checked the Bootstrap documentation and they don't have a out-of-the box solution for this, so I think some javascript is required to manually stop the video. I will see if I can find a solution.
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby Kunda1 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:24 pm

Unrelated to above but still relevant:
Add social media icons to the navbar: https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-Homepage/issues/35
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby AR795 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:04 am

Kunda1 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Unrelated to above but still relevant:
Add social media icons to the navbar: https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-Homepage/issues/35
Currently there are a few links in the footer but the navbar contains none (except for the link to the forum). Also I assume some links such as the google+ community are not needed? I will add the links as you suggested, but don't you think these links are better in the footer than the navbar?
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby Kunda1 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:08 pm

AR795 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:04 am
Currently there are a few links in the footer but the navbar contains none (except for the link to the forum). Also I assume some links such as the google+ community are not needed? I will add the links as you suggested, but don't you think these links are better in the footer than the navbar?
I think they have a place in both. For the attention deficit crowd, I think navbar makes sense.
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby triplus » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:30 pm

Having too much links on navbar, that likely makes less sense.
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby AR795 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:02 pm

I think having a dropdown menu in the navbar would solve the problem. Currently there is a link to the forum, but it can just be called 'Community' and the dropdown menu would display the links to different websites, something like this:

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And the footer can also contain the links:

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I was able to find all the FreeCAD social media links except for matrix/riot, which I am not sure about. Also about the GitHub stars, I am not sure how to include that information.
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby Kunda1 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:34 am

AR795 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:02 pm
I think having a dropdown menu in the navbar would solve the problem. Currently there is a link to the forum, but it can just be called 'Community' and the dropdown menu would display the links to different websites
Nice solution. I vote for this!
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby chrisb » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:36 am

I'm not absolutely sure about it, but I think that this forum is the most important platform. Can this be made visible with
- making Forum the first entry in the list (I guess yes)
- typeset Forum in bold?
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby AR795 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:14 am

chrisb wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:36 am
I'm not absolutely sure about it, but I think that this forum is the most important platform. Can this be made visible with
- making Forum the first entry in the list (I guess yes)
- typeset Forum in bold?
Yes, it is possible. I have updated the images in my last post.