Wiki redesign

Hello!

Is it possible to make the wiki look more like nginx.org? Like neutral,
clean and simple?

Like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle

“It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to
add,
but when there is nothing left to take away”.

Thanks,
Tony

Hi,

At least in Opera you have an option do disable any style, so you’re
back to 90s html.
Easier for the world :wink:


Mars 2 Stay!
http://xkcd.com/801/
/etc

The design is fine; I’m more annoyed with the search feature, which
doesn’t
work at all:

No results at all:
http://wiki.nginx.org/Special:Search?search=upstream&fulltext=Search
Random results:
http://wiki.nginx.org/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&redirs=0&search=location&fulltext=Search&ns0=1

It’s more of an annoyance than anything, but it’d be nice to have.

Kind Regards,
-Mathew D…

2011/6/11 Nuno Magalhães [email protected]

On 6/11/11 6:11 AM, Tony wrote:

No the design isn’t fine. It looks like something right outta the cold war.
What’s wrong with you??

The wiki is designed and maintained by Cliff W… I imagine he’ll
chime in at some point, but feel free to contact him with your
suggestions.

Tony
http://www.orangeriet.no

On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 11:58 AM, Mathew D. <
[email protected]> wrote:

The design is fine; I’m more annoyed with the search feature, which doesn’t
work at all:

I agree with this assessment. The search function is unreliable at best.
This is something that should be examined and hopefully improved.


Jim O.

The design is fine; I’m more annoyed with the search feature, which doesn’t
work at all:

I agree with this assessment. The search function is unreliable at best.
This is something that should be examined and hopefully improved.


Jim O.

Swallow pride and replace with a google search box?

Thomas

No the design isn’t fine. It looks like something right outta the cold
war.
What’s wrong with you??

Tony
http://www.orangeriet.no

On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 11:58 AM, Mathew D. <

It used to be a Google search box and it worked even worse than it does
now. As far as I know the search is currently handled via Sphinx so
there’s plenty of options for tuning it, for example I think it’d be a
lot better if it was configured to do partial word matching on the title
and give that more weight than the body.

Experimentation should lead to much improved results.

The biggest problem, though, is that when searching in the search box at
the top of the wiki you’re taken to the search page but not shown any
results.

Posted at Nginx Forum:
http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,205775,205933#msg-205933

On 11 June 2011 15:52, Ensiferous [email protected] wrote:

It used to be a Google search box and it worked even worse than it does
now.

How’s that possible?

Swallow pride and replace with a google search box?

I’m not sure how this is “swallowing pride” but again it is for Cliff to
decide. I’d be surprised if he weren’t around here soon.

On Sat, 2011-06-11 at 12:11 +0200, Tony wrote:

No the design isn’t fine. It looks like something right outta the cold
war. What’s wrong with you??

The cold war is over and is fair game for retro-design inspiration.

I wouldn’t be opposed to some design efforts on the wiki (there are lots
of pages that could use some layout help), but I’m not interested in
changing it to look like craigslist or gmail. We had something like
that previously when we were on MoinMoin, and the change to the new
design was generally welcomed.

Cliff

Saw this topic through the mailing list, thought i’d chime in…

For one of my sites I had to engineer an algorithmic SQL query,
currently it’s set to search through 3 different tables and return a
list of combined results. I’d love to work with Cliff if he’s interested
:] could have a pretty sweet search section.

-Brad

Posted at Nginx Forum:
http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,205775,205944#msg-205944

On Sat, 2011-06-11 at 00:12 +0200, Tony wrote:

Hello!

Is it possible to make the wiki look more like nginx.org? Like
neutral, clean and simple?

If you have a mockup you want to share, I’m not opposed to discussing
it. But be ready to do some work, and be prepared to have some of that
work rejected or criticized.

When you say “is it possible”, well of course it is. But realize that
someone, somewhere, has to do the actual work, and if you’re not
able/willing to commit to at least some of that work then it’s just idle
chatter.

Regards,
Cliff

If this is something you’re interested in helping with, I’d be glad to
give you access. Contact me off-list.

Cliff

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