Update visual presentation
This update introduces structural changes to the way we manage content
in the website. I tried to reduce the number of changes introduced here
as much as possible, however, and despite of that, there are still lots
of structural changes that we need to apply in order to implement the
gem-based model and the layouts it provides correctly. This commit
describes such changes.
- Previously, for changing the website visual presentation we change
files in the website itself, based on minima the default theme gem
jekyll uses. Now, changes to website visual presentation take place in
jekyll-theme-centos gem. Please check:
To protect the website against undesired visual presentation changes
in jekyll-theme-centos gem, we set specific versions of
jekyll-theme-centos gem we want to use in the Gemfile and Gemfile.lock
files. This way we can decouple presentation in different
environments (e.g., development, staging and production). To update
gems to a new version is necessary to run "bundle update" command.
The _layouts and _includes in the website directory structure were
removed to reuse them from jekyll-theme-centos gem theme instead. The
information previously stored in the website _layouts and _includes
directories was migrated to Data Files (see bellow).
The assets/css directory in the website was also removed to promote
usage of that one provided by jekyll-theme-centos.
jekyll-theme-centos doens't maintain information related to CentOS
sponsors, so images related to CentOS sponsors was preserved under
File paths in the webiste directory structure replace paths in
jekyll-theme-centos gem theme directory structure.
- Previously, for maintaining entries in sections like news-and-events
it was required to edit some specific layout files and write HTML code
in them. This edition model was replaced by the "post" feature jekyll
provides. So, instead of changing HTML code to maintain new entries in
news-and-events section, you create new post files in markdown format
under the special _posts/ directory. Please check:
The entries related to posts in the news-and-events category are
retained and can be subject of searching.
- Previously, for maintaining the download matrix related to
centos-linux and centos-stream distributions it was necessary to edit
files under _layouts and _includes then write HTML code to reflect the
change. This model was replaced by the "Data Files" feature jekyll
provides. Now you write one YAML file and that information is taken to
render the download matrix related to centos-linux and centos-stream
distributions during the website building process. We also use YAML
files to render other elements like navbar menu and footer sections.
* _data/centos/distributions.yml (controls distributions data)
* _data/centos/footer.yml (controls website footer data)
* _data/centos/navbar.yml (controls website header navbar menu data)
The intention of this change is to simplify the edition process for
those elements and provide a more consistent experience for editors.