[rb-general] Style Guide Updates

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Fri Jan 18 17:57:55 CET 2019

Dear Elio,

>                  We think that after a year, the style guide might 
> benefit from some more updates  [..]  including more web 
> components and better support to use the style guide with JavaScript 
> disabled

Thank you for reaching out. As you may have noticed, I recently
managed to find the time and energy to integrate & migrate parts
of our existing website to the new style, using various files,
resources from the style guide itself to match our needs.

I mention this because my immediate question would be whether the work
proposed here would involve updating our (Jekyll-based) site
itself, or would you be simply updating the aforementioned, ie.
separate, guide?

The latter would regrettably involve me attempting to "sync" or
otherwise merge previous work, alas.

> In order to keep the style guide fresh and relevant, we wanted to do 
> exactly these updates and any others you might deem important, such as 
> new assets, print files and similar.

In terms of what we need right now, I believe our priority here
would be for you to update the styles so that default Markdown
output just generally looks better.

We tend to write Markdown, not HTML, after all so having copy-
pastable snippets is less compelling to me, priority-wise. This
also goes for the non-Javascript "story" but this is less
interesting as the situation is somewhat-satisfactory right now.

In addition, having a specific "blog" page design would be very
very interesting to me; these pages get the most eyeballs.

Please do let us know whether you would be even able and willing to
accomodate these rather different priorities.


     : :'  :     Chris Lamb
     `. `'`      lamby at debian.org 🍥 chris-lamb.co.uk

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