FM & FWN
pcalarco at nd.edu
Tue Oct 14 12:41:17 UTC 2008
Hi Jonathan --
Its great to see this up -- kudos! I am cc'ing the fedora-news-list
here as well, so they can also provide feedback. Responders: please
include both fedora-news-list and fedora-marketing-list in your
responses, to keep everyone in the discussion.
FWN tends to be a bit long, so if there is a way we could automate
building a pseudo table of contents like the wiki does, that would be a
great help. If this is not easy to do, if we could somehow distinguish
one beat from another, this would help break it up, perhaps adding a
<HR> at the end of each section, preceeding the next beat. Along these
lines, I might suggest that we widen the text area column, which will
reduce the length of the page, or select a theme that utilizes more of
It looks like in some of the references, a tab has been inserted, moving
over the URL to the right? We can check to see if this is coming from
the source or if it is being introduced in the conversion, but this
should be corrected, as it looks sloppy. I think it is a paragraph rule
where the URL exceeds the first line length, since all of the URLs on
the page exhibiting this have longer URLs.
Thanks again, Jonathan! Its exciting to see this coming together!
Jonathan Roberts wrote:
> Having just republished FWN 147 on FM, I now intend to put up this
> post containing some notes and request for feedback on how we're
> approaching it. Trying to keep in line with some of my own suggestions
> about what we should post outside of the core content, I'm pasting the
> content here to give people a chance to comment before I post it.
> Obviously we'll need a more long term solution, but thoughts and
> feedback welcome :) I'll probably give it until lunchtime here,
> (GMT+1) before I go ahead and hit publish.
> Having just republished issue 147 of Fedora Weekly News here on Fedora
> Magazine, I want to take the chance to provide some notes about how
> we're approaching this, as well as to ask for some feedback.
> Firstly, FWN has its own category here, 'Fedora Weekly News', and as
> such has its own feed. This means that all those who've been waiting
> for a FWN feed to subscribe to can now point their feed readers at:
> Although this feed address will change if/when we move to Fedora's
> infrastructure, I don't anticipate this happening for a while and I
> will be sure to make it very clear when it does.
> Secondly, and this is where I'd like feedback, FWN was not reformatted
> at all from the wiki. While WordPress did a great job at converting
> all of the existing formatting, I'd like to know if people would
> prefer it in any other formats. This could include anything from
> header styles, page breaks, inline links... the list goes on.
> So, let us know what you think about how we're approaching the
> republication of FWN by leaving a comment to this post.
Pascal V. Calarco, MLIS
Head, Library Systems
University of Notre Dame/
Michiana Academic Library Consortium
Notre Dame, IN USA 46556
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