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Re: Changes to the ledgersmb.org website

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I've made the following changes:

* Allowed much bigger user pictures to upload, but set a server-side preset (the unused Square Thumbnail) to resize user pictures to 44x44, which is what 4em generated in Chrome)
* Turned on "Panelizer" and applied to article teasers -- with no further configuration, this removed the authoring info on the teasers
* Set up a Visual Regression Testing tool (but did the baseline at this point, after making the previous changes)
* Applied the two remaining CSS fixes from Erik: making the user image "display: inline-block" and giving them 4px rounded corners

* Ran the visual regression testing, you can see the results here: http://ledgersmb.org/lsmb_shots/gallery.html

Regarding best practices, I think we already have a view of content that takes a tag name from the path to filter, so you probably didn't need to create that. http://ledgersmb.org/topic/installation ... it looks like your view filters down to only articles, so it shows less -- no harm having that here, especially if you want to curate further...


On 05/07/2016 05:30 AM, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
Hi John,

In preparation of the 1.5 release, I've been looking at ways to publish installation instructions and notes. While doing so, I found that there wasn't really a structure for showing installation instructions on the ledgersmb.org site. Under the Documentation menu item in the Main menu, there's now an "Installation" link which points to http://ledgersmb.org/installation. It's a new view I created by collecting all contents of type "Article" with the tag "Installation".

Would you say that that's the right way to go? Or should I have created a separate content type? I'm thinking that may be overkill.

One thing that I've noted and never brought up before: I think the "user picture" on each article is *way* too big. It takes up a lot of valuable screen estate. Can we do away with it in the teaser layout, only showing the textual submission data (user and date)? Then maybe shrink the image to 4ems-width max, with the submission data on the right of it, instead of on the next row? (Saves some vertical more screen estate.)

In my browser I added two rules to achieve the bit of the user picture in the regular ("Content") view:

.user-picture img {
    width: 4em;
.user-picture {
    display: inline-block;

I was able to achieve the bit I mean about the teaser section with this rule:

.node-teaser .meta.submitted img {
    display: none;
    border-radius: 3px;   // the pictures look a lot more friendly when I add that

I hope you all agree this step makes the site's content much more accessible; an improvement.

Could you put these into effect?



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