Proposal: Move Inclusive Learning Design Handbook to docpad

Steven Githens swgithen at mtu.edu
Sun Jun 14 17:21:48 EDT 2015


Hi Jonathan,

I’ve enjoyed using the local docpad configuration that Simon created originally for some of the projects, and it’s nice how similar it is when running it locally and viewing/editing it on github.  It was also pretty easy to start up the local docpad server.  I think it’s a good idea.

-s

> On Jun 12, 2015, at 1:34 PM, Jonathan Hung <jhung at ocadu.ca> wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone,
> 
> For a while now there's been a desire to move the Inclusive Learning Design Handbook <http://handbook.floeproject.org/>
> (or ILDH) from MediaWiki to a static site. Security, administration, ease of customization, and simplifying content creation are the major reasons for doing this.
> 
> I am proposing that the new static site for the ILDH be a reskin of the current Infusion Docs site <http://docs.fluidproject.org/> which is done using Docpad and hosted on Github pages. Attached to this email is a PDF mockup of the new ILDH site as a re-skinned Infusion Docs site.
> 
> Since the Infusion docs and ILDH will use a common code base, we should probably refactor the common parts to make it easier to maintain and easier to make derivative docpad sites.
> 
> The shared components are:
> build scripts for Docpad (docpad.js file)
> content templates and fonts
> structure for content and site navigation 
> UI Options
> 
> Each doc site will have the following customizations:
> site specific markdown files and images
> CSS files
> modified docpad.js file specific for the site
> 
> To summarize the proposals:
> move the ILDH to docpad with a new design (see attached PDF).
> refactor the existing Infusion Docs docpad project to make it easier to make derivative sites.
> 
> I'd like people's input on these two proposals. We would like to begin work on this next week (week of June 15) with completion in early July.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> - Jon.
> 
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