This repository contains the code for the redesigned version of "www.sugarlabs.org". This repository code base was used for the development of the GSOC 2017 project Giving Sugar Labs Website a New Look under the organization Sugar Labs. The changes made during the GSOC period can be viewed at https://github.com/sugarlabs/www-sugarlabs/issues/63. The repository of the original website is located at https://github.com/sugarlabs/www-sugarlabs. The work during GSOC was done in the repository https://github.com/geekrypter/sugarLabsWebsiteRedesign. A live preview of the website is hosted using Github pages and can be viewed at https://geekrypter.github.io/sugarLabsWebsiteRedesign/. The code uses the same Jekyll environment as that of the original website's code. Do check out the code!
We have integrated 4 major features with the help of third party services:
- Website users tracking - We have used the Google Analytics service to track user on the website and get a more detailed analysis on the users usage.
- IRC chat - We have used the Kiwi IRC service to enable users to chat on our IRC channels in the website itself.
- Newsletter subscription through email - We have used the Mailchimp service to let users to subscribe to our newsletters through their emails.
- Customized search functionality - We have used Google custom search engine to provide a customized search for users.
For documentation, please check the documentation.md file.
The license information of all the dependencies/libraries used in the code can be found in the LicenseInformation.txt file in the root folder.
Code and Contribution
The code has been restructured, unnecessary code has been removed, comments were added wherever required, proper indentation was provided, and simple names were used which makes it a contributor-friendly codebase. So, hope on and contribute now!
Feedback/Suggestions and Issues
Feedback/Suggestions are always welcome and do mention any issues found. They can be provided through: 1)Issues section of this repository 2)https://github.com/sugarlabs/www-sugarlabs/issues/63
How to run the code
Getting the code
Clone the repository
Install Ruby and the Gem package manager (pre-installed in Mac OS X) and install
jekyll and its related packages available in the Github hosted version by running, from this directory:
Jekyll can run a local web server that rebuilds each time you save a page while editing (Execute the below command from root directory):
bundle exec jekyll serve --incremental;
Then open http://localhost:4000
If some changes are not visible (after saving a page while editing), please restart the Jekyll local web server and reload http://localhost:4000.
Important points to be noted
- Whenever the code is changed, please ensure that the relevant code changes are reflected in main.js file (For example, if a slideshow is disabled, make sure the id of the slideshow element/section is also disabled in the main.js file if it exists).
- Whenever a new commit is made and the changes are made to any one of airspace.css, main.js, or plugins.js files, try to use a minification service and add the minified version of new code in respective minified folder. (css and js folders have a minified folder)
- Few dependencies/libraries do not work well with other dependencies/libraries, so make sure to test before updating the dependencies/libraries.
- Whenever the website hosting is shifted to another url/domain, please ensure to change the internal url references and also the sitemap.txt file.
- Do check Answers to few questions section to get answers to few of the questions you might have or for steps to be followed.
- Be careful when changing the cache control code present in the .htaccess file.
- Whenever the dependency/library versions are changed, please update the local files of those dependencies as these local files are referenced when the cdn does not work.
- The current website uses customized versions of few social media icons (service provided by Social Share Kit). So we use the local files of the service and do our customizations in the css file of the service (/assets/dist/css/social-share-kit.css file in our case). Please be careful when updating the files of this service. (Also refer to How to change social media icon colors? subsection in Answers to few questions section)