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Re: New Website

Post by klayman » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:10 am

Sharlybg wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:49 am
something less colorfull but with strong professional expression
Agree. I like the overall "fresh" look of the new site, but I'm not a fan of that orange color and some design decisions.

It shouldn't be too hard to adjust the WordPress theme. We need some mockups to start from.

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Re: New Website

Post by Dade » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:58 am

I was looking for WordPress plugins to move a site back and forward from www-test.luxcorerender.org and www.luxcorerender.org. Any idea ?

A google search seems to suggest https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/
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Re: New Website

Post by klayman » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:11 am

Dade wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:58 am
A google search seems to suggest https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/
Didn't use this plugin, but can't say anything against it either. I've migrated some WP sites only manually, by exporting databases and copying files.

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Re: New Website

Post by Dade » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:37 am

klayman wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:11 am
Dade wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:58 am
A google search seems to suggest https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/
Didn't use this plugin, but can't say anything against it either. I've migrated some WP sites only manually, by exporting databases and copying files.
It is probably what I have to do anyway because the hosting service is using cPanel and the above plugin may mess the installation.
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Re: New Website

Post by Dade » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:34 pm

I have created the test site: http://www-test.luxcorerender.org

Now I will copy the main one there.
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Re: New Website

Post by Dade » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:03 pm

Dade wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:34 pm
I have created the test site: http://www-test.luxcorerender.org

Now I will copy the main one there.
Ok, I should have create a complete copy of the main web site at https://www-test.luxcorerender.org

Klayman, can you send me your email address by PM so I can create an account with admin privileges ?
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Re: New Website

Post by klayman » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:23 pm

Dade wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:03 pm
Ok, I should have create a complete copy of the main web site at https://www-test.luxcorerender.org

Klayman, can you send me your email address by PM so I can create an account with admin privileges ?
Thank you. I've applied the edits I committed earlier to github so you can review them live. You may need to force-reload the page to clear the cached CSS files.

I'll post here my proposed homepage mockup later to discuss and decide on the further steps.

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Re: New Website

Post by Dade » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:22 pm

klayman wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:23 pm
Dade wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:03 pm
Ok, I should have create a complete copy of the main web site at https://www-test.luxcorerender.org

Klayman, can you send me your email address by PM so I can create an account with admin privileges ?
Thank you. I've applied the edits I committed earlier to github so you can review them live. You may need to force-reload the page to clear the cached CSS files.

I'll post here my proposed homepage mockup later to discuss and decide on the further steps.
The boxes aren't aligned anymore (check the last row with 4 lines Vs 3 line Vs 2 lines):
box.jpg
I think you need to padd the paragraph or to force the size in the CSS :?:
klayman wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:23 pm
I'll post here my proposed homepage mockup later to discuss and decide on the further steps.
In my opinion, we can spend some time improving the look and the content of the current site but I would avoid to end to develop a totally new site. Not because it can not be improved but because we could spend our time in some more useful project (see below).

Klayman, if you are interested in some bigger project, there is the huge topic of developing a new sub-web site dedicated to the material library. The idea is to have a web repository where people can see/download/upload LuxCore material definitions (directly from inside BlendLuxCore). This project includes 3 big sub-projects:

1) the material library web site (user logins, material gallery, official material library, users personal material libraries, etc.).

2) LuxCore API support for uploading/downloading and seeing thumbnails of materials.

3) BlendLuxCore support for new LuxCore API methods dedicated to the library.

If you are interested to #1, just ask :mrgreen:
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Re: New Website

Post by Dade » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:24 pm

Moved the thread to the Development forum.
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Re: New Website

Post by klayman » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:19 pm

Dade wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:22 pm
In my opinion, we can spend some time improving the look and the content of the current site but I would avoid to end to develop a totally new site. Not because it can not be improved but because we could spend our time in some more useful project (see below).
Absolutely agree. Here are my proposed (minor) changes:
mockup-homepage-20180416.png
I've created only desktop mockup for now. If the changes will be approved, I'll check the mobile design and will create the matching designs for inner pages.

I slightly adjusted the logo design as well. I tried to keep it as close to original as possible and to give some polish to typography at the same time.
Dade wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:22 pm
Klayman, if you are interested in some bigger project, there is the huge topic of developing a new sub-web site dedicated to the material library. The idea is to have a web repository where people can see/download/upload LuxCore material definitions (directly from inside BlendLuxCore).
That's really great idea, but unfortunately I can't take it up at the moment. And my skills may be insufficient for such project, after all I'm just a former web designer, not a developer.

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