Feature #7627: Restructure the website
Restructure the sidebar
As part of the discussion on restructuring the homepage, arose a
proposal to restructure the sidebar. Maybe using submenus to have more
content accessible through it and thus easier and faster to reach.
#4 Updated by sajolida over 5 years ago
Issue #7214 has been updated by esperal.
I'm up for doing that since I was the one moaning about it ;)
Cool. I created a couple of subtasks to #7214. I guess you could start
working in parallel on:
Regarding the first, I think this will need to go through tails-dev,
either you can do a proposal first and then ask for comments, or you
could start a brainstorming there, gather input, and then make a proposal.
#5 Updated by esperal over 5 years ago
I added few new elements to the sidebar that should be visible at all times... IMO of course. I also wanted to reduce the number of clicks to those places. I think that FAQ, Press & Media, Contact Us are the things that the new Tails users will look for and find them useful.
New users will definately have some questions so FAQ should be visible at all times.
Same goes for the contact details. It's kind of a normal, expected thing to be in a website menu.
Next, 'Press & Media' ... we should be proud what others say about Tails :)
'Quick Links' dropdown item. It will be a time saver, less clicks, better user experience and no more problems with way too long sidebar. I did try to include stuff that users, devs and press people might look for. The elements I decided to include are:
- Tails Roadmap
- Design Document
- Known issues
- Report an issue
- Request a feature
- Next release changes
- Q&A (external website)
- Git repositories
- Mailing list
This dropdown can have much more items, so please write your proposals.
I was a bit confused about links to Mailing List, List of known issues and the FAQ.
Should the Mailing List link to:
https://mailman.boum.org/listinfo/amnesia-news or https://tails.boum.org/support/tails-support/index.en.html ?
Should the List of known issues link to:
https://labs.riseup.net/code/projects/tails/issues or https://tails.boum.org/support/known_issues/index.en.html ?
And lastly the FAQ link:
https://tails.boum.org/support/faq/index.en.html and the external Tor Stack Exchange, tagged with 'tails' https://tor.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/tails I did include both anyway... but it might be confusing.
If it is the first one, the one one Tails website, it would be good to add a paragraph on top, just above the questions, something like "If you didn't find the answer to your question in our FAQ, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line 'FAQ'. To achieve end-to-end encryption, encrypt such email with our OpenPGP key." We should give them a change to ask a new question.
But if this FAQ is no longer maintained then tell users to ask questions on tor stack exchange, tagging it with a 'tails' tag?
If you are OK with this sidebar please follow these instructions http://tny.cz/3ce1ab6a
#8 Updated by esperal over 5 years ago
Sorry about that :( That's some random free hosting I've found... Would it be possible for anyone to put this demo on his own server? I'm attaching a .rar with the demo files. If not, please see the two screenshots attached
#11 Updated by u over 5 years ago
Actually, we have not worked on this during the HackFest, as there was no time left for this question.
However, we have decided to pause the work on the sidebar for the moment, in order to concentrate first on the restructuring of the website. This will undoubtedly influence the sidebar issue.
One idea which had been raised but not agreed upon entirely was to have a sidebar according to the "category" of pages one navigates in at the moment. For example: if i would be in the developer section of the website i'd have development related entries in the sidebar and a main menu to get back to main points.
Esperal, I apologize that nobody has updated you on this yet, i think we have all been quite busy. We shall try to improve communication a bit here.