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Old 10-09-2019, 08:56 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
Hmmm... I still use a 'wrapper' div (as my only div) having changed my 2 sites to HTML5 and I think a lot of people still do?
I sometimes use a wrapper div, but only on more complex sites that I'm doing for a company it person. For myself, I try to keep things in no more than 5 tabs in the CSS Nav <nav>.

For the Slackware site I have made the navigation horizontal on desktop and a drop-down menu for mobile (CSS and HTML only). I don't have JS as much as say .... Bryan Lunduke does, but I about it where it is not needed. A site like Slackware doesn't need JS and should have that added complexity. Heck, I was surprised that it was a php site to be honest. I don't really know why, but I don't suppose it matters.

Eventually I'll have time to finish my version of and let everyone see it. I'm not good at sharing before a product is at least presentable.
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:08 PM   #47
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Plan of Action

Well I posted this is for a few reasons, As I mentioned before, I use open-source software for a while, and it helps me in many ways, and I wanted to accomplish a few things by starting to create websites and apps. I am going to be straight and tell everyone why.

- First, I want to break into development as a career, I love to code in many forms but like web technology. I work as Sysadmin by day (UNIX, Linux, etc ...)
- I want to contribute back to the OpenSource community and want to help promote it by creating an attractive and friendly site for people to visit (more people more promotion, more support for pat)
- explore my creative ways and share ideas, also I stick with the front-end side of things on these side projects for now
- create mobile-friendly for more exposed for everyone
Now if you like the site, I can transfer ownership and require just a little credit

I will start a process on which I will deliver future sites for any project.

- all my projects will be on GitHub for a practical and open reason, and code can be view.
- idea: it easy to link and share my code plus it offers an opportunity for others to contribute
- transfer ownership is easy here too, and if you like you can help project donation section on Github
- Create an open-source marketing model by providing websites or web apps to promote open-source. Marketing is not bad. Its a tool like anything else the same with any language I was created, there is a reason why somethings are still around. Lets us not be biased towards anything like CMS, JS, or any other thing related technology for improving the pat and Slackware community. not trying to start a war, it wastes time and energy.

I will post the code and link as a fan-base, and it will be open-source license so anyone can use it if they like, and if Pat likes, it would be awesome, and I will transfer ownership to him, if not I least I tried.
Old 10-13-2019, 07:37 AM   #48
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also, note that a good design site will take in consideration the blind, low resource and even people who use lynx. saying stuff about other technology and like JS or if not broken don't it fix causes thing to be left behind, in terms of collecting technical debt in the future. what I am purpose to help the community like Slackware to evolve. listen I love all things opensource, Linux, Unix, the web. look the Slackware, the web and open-source has giving us so much in many ways. I will make the website and label un-official and if Pat like it I will handover to him and adjust any request he wants. if not the code will be up and if some want to fork it, by all mean.
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Old 10-13-2019, 07:30 PM   #49
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I like your enthusiasm.
The best way that you can help out is to answer technical questions here at LQ and establish yourself as a trusted member of the Slackware community. Also, I suggest that you consider funding the Slackware project with either a Patreon or Paypal contribution. Please see the links in my signature.
Mr. Volkerding and the Slackware Team of developers do read the posts here. If they're interested in your help they will let you know.
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:51 AM   #50
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establish yourself as a trusted member of the Slackware community
how does one do that?
Old 10-14-2019, 04:41 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by solarfields View Post
how does one do that?
  • Provide sound answers or solutions to questions asked and issues brought on LQ.
  • When making suggestions or proposals of something that you think would benefit Slackware and/or Slackware users, bring something (even a draft) that people can try. For instance it's better to provide a patch to fix something that just say "something is wrong", or if it's something new do it first at least partially, so you have an actual thing to present to your peers instead of just an idea.
OP: In this case you could provide either a modification of the current website or a new one, which would not have to be complete or perfect. Just saying "what do you think" of something not existent yet won't to bring much attention or positive reactions in my humble opinion.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 10-14-2019 at 06:16 AM. Reason: Reworded.
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:34 AM   #52
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I totally understand, short version, put in the work. ofcourse I have a few design options and concepts that I will provide the link in the future. I just wanted to psot a few things and approach on develierable for the project. Once I have a proto-type, I will link it here and let the community decided; either way, its good practice for me. I have just been a bit swamp at work, so the last few weeks were minimal.

"actions speak louder than words"
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