Moin_configuration - configuration requests for this wiki
Navigation bar draft - what links hould be listed on the navigation bar (navi bar will appear on the left once the theme is changed to sinorca)
Site_content_types - list of different content types that may appear on this site
Planning the future
Related posts on the mailing list
We need to think about the organization of this website, as it will be with us for a long time. Here are some recent emails concerning the site-structure:
Andrew Straws layout suggestion
Andrew Straw suggested to make the website function more as a portal to scientific-computing-using-Python-in-general and not just SciPy and thus proposed a site structure something more like:
Home executive summary sidebar with brief news summary News (e.g. scipy_core and full scipy nearing end of heavy re-structuring) Getting started simple demos using scipy_core and matplotlib, for example pointers to individual packages, both scipy and external Screenshots made with matplotlib and scipy_core and/or full scipy made with MayaVi made with raw VTK benchmarks from 64 CPU 64 bit Itanium system scipy_core About Installation Intro demos Download page with links to source and binary releases FAQ Documentation Info about svn, link to Trac (full) scipy About Installation Intro demos Download page with links to source and binary releases FAQ Documentation Info about svn, link to Trac Cookbook we should think about some organization for code receipes Download point to (or include) scipy_core/Download and scipy/Download
Another structure suggestion looking for simplicity
Home executive summary sidebar with brief news summary News (e.g. scipy_core and full scipy nearing end of heavy re-structuring) Screenshoots screenshoots demos Documentation getting started install tutorial cookbook reference FAQ Download packages docs Community mailing lists events presentations Developers bug reports SVN
Yet another structure suggestion (a mix of the 2 above)
The main idea here is:
To create an impression that this site represents a tool called SciPy rather than a mix of interrelated software. The impression of a "mix" is very confusing for newbies.
- Still give a proper representation to scipy_core and other tools for scientific computing with Python.
- executive summary
- sidebar with brief news summary
pic with nice graphics made with SciPy
- Maybe omit the link to news page from navigation bar and only leave it as "More news" at the bottom of News sidebar.
Somewhat longer explanation of what's SciPy and what's it good for,
mention that SciPy is based on scipy_core which is usable separately and that scypy_core is intended to replace numarray and numeric.
- Some pointers for new users.
- Getting started - several versions optimized for different user types.
- Various other docs
- Docs downloads
- Directions on what to download and pre-requisites
- Link to installation instructions
- Link to "Getting started"
- Sources - (very briefly, link to "Development" for details)
- mailing lists
- (All about scipy_core)
- It's good to have a link to scipy_core on the front page since we want to convince the developers of other packages currently based on numeric and numarray to move to scipy_core, so we need to give it a good representation.
- Related projects
- What was "Topical software"
- bug reports
- Developer docs