Opened 3 years ago

Closed 6 weeks ago

#21178 closed defect (wontfix)

torproject.org submenus and page structures behave inconsistently

Reported by: lnl Owned by: hiro
Priority: Medium Milestone: WebsiteV3
Component: Webpages/Website Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: hiro, isabela Actual Points:
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Description

I've found some behavioral inconsistencies in torproject.org, which I think can confuse our visitors. It would be great if we could fix some of these things.

  1. If you go to the "About Tor" page or the "Contact" pages, both are highlighted in the horizontal menu. (to view: https://www.torproject.org/about/overview.html.en)
  1. About Tor > Projects leads to "Software and Services" (https://www.torproject.org/projects/projects.html.en). I think that this should be consistently named.
  1. About Tor > Projects does does not redirect to a different page and has submenu items visible from the About Tor page. About Tor > Documentation and About Tor > Projects both do. My suggestion is to making Tor People redirect to a separate page with a separate vertical side menu, but also having the About Tor> Projects and About Tor > Documentation menus nested in the vertical menu on About Tor is also acceptable, as long as these side menus behave consistently.
  1. Some pages are blank: https://www.torproject.org/docs/manual.html.en, https://www.torproject.org/docs/installguide.html.en. This is bad because it makes them look broken. I don't have a better idea of what to put here without restructuring the whole website contents, but I think at the very least it should not be blank.
  1. You can browse to some pages that have different styling (go https://www.torproject.org/docs/documentation.html.en, click "Install Tor Browser" to get to https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en), which really throws me off. It looks like it's a different site, or I've been redirected/scammed. I think there are other instances of this, but I can't recall every instance of where this happened.
  1. This may not be too big of an issue, but the main menu (Tor Home About Tor Documentation Press Blog Contact) keeps the current tab highlighted if the user is in that tab (Press is highlighted on https://www.torproject.org/press/press.html.en), but this doesn't happen for the submenu (Download Volunteer Donate)--the volunteer page https://www.torproject.org/getinvolved/volunteer.html.en does not have volunteer highlighted.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by hiro

Hi lnl, I have started working on your list and have fixed the first item.
https://gitweb.torproject.org/user/hiro/webwml.git/commit/?h=submenus
And pushed it to staging: https://www-staging.torproject.org/

I have noticed though that to finish the list we might need to restructure links and pages quite a bit. Some links might even change.

For example. There are rules regarding how to build and include the menus that are based on the current structure of how pages are divided into directories and subdirectories. I think this can be improved, but some links might change in the process.

I think it would help if we knew already that we want to keep the current framework or we want to consider alternatives. If we want to keep it I'd clean the current installation as much as I can, otherwise I'd maintain it till we are ready to try something different.

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comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by gk

Component: - Select a componentUser Experience/Website

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by lnl

Owner: set to hiro
Status: newassigned

comment:4 Changed 6 weeks ago by ggus

Resolution: wontfix
Status: assignedclosed

We fixed these things in the new torproject.org website.

You can find the archived version: https://2019.www.torproject.org

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