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Comments on: Website Changes - Don't Panic

Carl Sassenrath, CTO
REBOL Technologies
2-Jan-2010 23:20 GMT

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During the next few weeks you'll be seeing major changes to the REBOL.com website. We've been talking about this for many months, and the time has arrived for changes to begin.

  • First, I should note that every page of the new website will be built using the REBOL WIP Wiki. Each page will have a consistent layout and CSS, and there won't be any more out-of-date pages displaying obsolete menus or links.
  • Second, it will take some time to get every page cleaned up and converted into the new system. New pages will be added and various old pages will be removed or renamed. This whole process is a lot tricker than it seems because of various permalinks into the existing website. We've found from past changes that it's very easy to accidentally damage search engine ranking, so some of the older pages will automatically redirect to the newer content.
  • Third, don't flip out about the graphics. We'll be using placeholders to start, then once we have new images and CSS mods ready, it takes only a few seconds for REBOL to rebuild the entire site. That's easy, and we can continue to make adjustments in the future without major time commitments.
  • Fourth, the home page will be the last page rebuilt -- once we know all the other pages are ready. We don't want 404's from the home page.

5 Comments

Comments:

Nick
4-Jan-2010 10:18:57
If you need help with any of the time consuming busy work, I'm available to help...
meijeru
6-Jan-2010 10:10:21
I like the new layout as seen in the Download pages (and some others). All of them have the REBOL logo in the upper left hand corner. This could be added to the R3 doc pages as well, I suppose, to make for even more uniformity in style.
meijeru
14-Jan-2010 6:23:18
On the page REBOL 2 Documentation (http://www.rebol.com/docs/docs.html) the link REBOL/Services Home Page is broken; it says: http://www.rebol.com/docs/services/.html -- I presume 'index' is missing.
meijeru
23-Jan-2010 8:08:07
The links on the renewed R3 downloads page are broken -- they contain one /r3 too many.
Carl Sassenrath
26-Jan-2010 20:32:50
Nick: thanks!

Meijeru: Thanks for the notes.

  • On R3 Docs, that will happen when we merge the two wikis.
  • Fixed REBOL/Services link
  • Fixed R3 downloads page
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