[Neuroimaging] Site Discussion

vanessa sochat vsochat at stanford.edu
Wed Aug 26 17:21:39 CEST 2015

A suggestion that would get Jekyll to work - use it for the main site base,
and have a free service that allows for custom templates for these "blog
posts." Given the customization, said free service would be "hidden" in the

That would mean the continuous integration would function fine for the main
site pages (likely updates would be few), the hosting could be on github
pages, and a more common activity like pulling out your smartphone and
writing a quick blog post from a conference would be easy, better
integrated with social media, etc. A person who is in the community and not
familiar with github would be much better empowered to contribute!

On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 8:10 AM, vanessa sochat <vsochat at stanford.edu>

> Hi Group,
> Ben and I are having some discussion
> <https://github.com/vsoch/nipy-jekyll/pull/5#issuecomment-135027811> on
> the higher level goals of the site, and want to bring everyone in. In
> summary, we want something that is easy to contribute content to, and has
> continuous integration for previewing updates. I am wondering, what was
> wrong with the initial look of the site <http://nipy.org/nibabel/>? Was
> it that sphinx is hard to update? Jekyll has significant bugs that likely
> will only be worked out with hacks. I'm not convinced that hosting on
> github pages with jekyll is somehow ideal or easier than say, something
> like Google Sites for such a simple portal. I'm not convinced that a
> platform like jekyll offers improved code and documentation over a standard
> solution like sphinx. To go to extremes, even a free hosted blog site would
> be a much easier workflow.  There is definitely work to be done to improve
> the look of the template, and arguably we can get it looking more along the
> lines of something like sphinx, but I want to place this front and center
> to the group before more time is spent on it. I'm willing to invest time in
> just about anything in terms of developing an ideal solution, but I want to
> make sure said solution is in line with the goal for this site. It seems
> that Flask was not appropriate, and I'm slightly dis-illusion-ed with the
> bugs that are being revealed a-la jekyll. Let's bring this to discussion
> properly.
> Best,
> Vanessa
> --
> Vanessa Villamia Sochat
> Stanford University
> (603) 321-0676

Vanessa Villamia Sochat
Stanford University
(603) 321-0676
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