[Neuroimaging] Site Discussion

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Wed Aug 26 17:25:54 CEST 2015

Fwiw in case the problem is Jekyll itself, then there are a bunch of Jekyll
competitors out there. Some prominent ones written in python include
pelican, mkdocs, hyde, ...

(I haven't used any of them myself though, just heard mention of them go
On Aug 26, 2015 8:12 AM, "vanessa sochat" <vsochat at stanford.edu> wrote:

> 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
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