[OWASP-wiki-editors] Very Popular: Download Page

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Fri Aug 15 22:14:23 UTC 2014


+1 I like what you did there.

Between adding the OWASP banner and doing the highlighting, I think 
these pages will be a lot more attractive without major effort or redesign.

Cool? Wanna give it a go, Neil?

Aloha,
Jim



On 8/15/14, 12:01 PM, Neil Smithline wrote:
> Ahh. I seem to have consistent ideas. 
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Top_10_2013-Table_of_Contents is a 
> page where I manually created the top-half of a category page to look 
> nice, leaving the bottom half looking ugly. We could do something like 
> this for https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Authentication_Cheat_Sheet.
>
> Neil
>
>
> Neil Smithline
> 408-634-5764
> http://www.neilsmithline.com <http://www.neilsmithline.com/>
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:47 PM, Neil Smithline 
> <neil.smithline at owasp.org <mailto:neil.smithline at owasp.org>> wrote:
>
>     OK. There's very little flexibility on the category pages. We
>     can't do anything to change the format of the existing one
>     (http://enil.us/1sK7M13).
>
>     We can create something autoformatted using
>     http://enil.us/1re1mHQ. We'll need to get that extension installed
>     (I'm guessing that it isn't).
>
>     If we create a substitute for the category page. It will need to
>     have a different URL. This will affect the search function as I
>     don't believe that we can remove the existing category page as
>     it's auto-generated. So both our new page and the
>     old category page will have search hits. We *might* be able to put
>     a redirect on the current category page to our new page. I haven't
>     tested if this is possible.
>
>     If we can't create a redirect, we can just create a pretty top to
>     the current category page that is formatted similar
>     tohttps://www.owasp.org/index.php/Authentication_Cheat_Sheet and
>     leave the nasty category stuff at the bottom of the page. Not a
>     great solution but a definite improvement.
>
>
>
>
>     Neil Smithline
>     408-634-5764 <tel:408-634-5764>
>     http://www.neilsmithline.com <http://www.neilsmithline.com/>
>
>
>     On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM, Neil Smithline
>     <neil.smithline at owasp.org <mailto:neil.smithline at owasp.org>> wrote:
>
>         I agree that the default category page looks ugly. In general
>         I'm not a big Mediawiki format fan.
>
>         The category page is automatically generated. There's no need
>         to add new pages to it. If you add a new page to the category,
>         it will automatically appear. The cheat sheet guide is
>         manually created via the template at
>         https://www.owasp.org/index.php?title=Template:Cheatsheet_Navigation_Body&action=edit.
>
>
>         So if we change the category page we'll either lose the
>         automatic maintenance of the links or need to learn how to
>         keep the automatic listing function available. Also, the
>         "Category:" URL is special to Mediawiki and we're limited in
>         the changes we can do (at least in a straightforward way).
>         I'll see what I can google about monkeying with category pages.
>
>         Neil
>
>
>         Neil Smithline
>         408-634-5764 <tel:408-634-5764>
>         http://www.neilsmithline.com <http://www.neilsmithline.com/>
>
>
>         On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 3:49 PM, Jim Manico
>         <jim.manico at owasp.org <mailto:jim.manico at owasp.org>> wrote:
>
>             Editors,
>
>             This download page ...
>
>             https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Download
>
>             ... is one of the top ten most popular pages in recent months.
>
>             It looks awkward. Do you think styling this like
>             https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Authentication_Cheat_Sheet
>             or similar is prudent?
>
>             Aloha,
>             Jim
>
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