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Nesta Mentor?

Nesta Mentor?

From:
Daniel Piccirillo
Date:
2012-06-01 @ 00:49
Allo!

I'm looking to learn how to make nesta themes in Haml (which I have a
decent grasp on) and would really appreciate some mentorship. I'm pretty
motivated to try things on my own but need someone experienced to walk me
through whatever obstacles I trip up on (they're usually trivial).

In concrete terms I was thinking of having someone on my Jabber list who I
could talk to and maybe send zipped folders of my progress.

Anyone up to the task?

Thanks,
Danny

Re: [nesta] Nesta Mentor?

From:
Jake Subs
Date:
2012-06-01 @ 14:45
On 1 June 2012 01:49, Daniel Piccirillo <danny.piccirillo@gmail.com> wrote:
> In concrete terms I was thinking of having someone on my Jabber list who I
> could talk to and maybe send zipped folders of my progress.

I know the HTML & CSS side of things fairly well, and a bit of HAML,
so will help out if any questions posted to this mailing list.

Currently contracting, so don't have much IRC/Jabber time.

cheers, Jake

-- 
[~] Jake Rayson
[w] www.jrayson.co.uk
[e] subs@growdigital.org
[t] @growdigital

Re: [nesta] Nesta Mentor?

From:
Daniel Piccirillo
Date:
2012-06-10 @ 17:55
Thans for all the responses! I actually have to work out some other things
before I get started, but I should be in touch soon.

One question though: it's really frustrating that all assets have to either
live in /pubic or /content/attachments and their web address is
"/attachments".

I like that there is a content folder, but I don't like that for assets to
live in there they have to be in a directory publicly shown as
"attachments". I just don't like the language, and would like to have them
be ablte to live in "/assets" or just in '/' or any word I like. Nesta
apparently has this hard-coded though, so it can't easily be changed. Any
chance of this being different in a future version?

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 10:45 AM, Jake Subs <subs@growdigital.org> wrote:

> On 1 June 2012 01:49, Daniel Piccirillo <danny.piccirillo@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > In concrete terms I was thinking of having someone on my Jabber list who
> I
> > could talk to and maybe send zipped folders of my progress.
>
> I know the HTML & CSS side of things fairly well, and a bit of HAML,
> so will help out if any questions posted to this mailing list.
>
> Currently contracting, so don't have much IRC/Jabber time.
>
> cheers, Jake
>
> --
> [~] Jake Rayson
> [w] www.jrayson.co.uk
> [e] subs@growdigital.org
> [t] @growdigital
>

Re: [nesta] Nesta Mentor?

From:
Graham Ashton
Date:
2012-06-10 @ 18:26
On 10 Jun 2012, at 18:55, Daniel Piccirillo wrote:

> One question though: it's really frustrating that all assets have to 
either live in /pubic or /content/attachments and their web address is 
"/attachments". 
> 
> I like that there is a content folder, but I don't like that for assets 
to live in there they have to be in a directory publicly shown as 
"attachments".

Can you give us an example of the kind of "asset" that you want to keep in
a folder within the content directory? I'm not sure whether you want to 
put the same kind of files in there that I do and just want to change the 
path, or whether you want to use the folder for something a bit different.

If you want to add a new Sinatra handler to serve files on a different 
path, just copy this chunk of code, stick it in your app.rb file, and 
change the paths:

https://github.com/gma/nesta/blob/master/lib/nesta/app.rb#L62

Re: [nesta] Nesta Mentor?

From:
Graham Ashton
Date:
2012-06-01 @ 06:36
On 1 Jun 2012, at 01:49, Daniel Piccirillo <danny.piccirillo@gmail.com> wrote:

> In concrete terms I was thinking of having someone on my Jabber list who
I could talk to and maybe send zipped folders of my progress. 

I'm often on the irc channel, if that's any use. The kind of input I'd be 
most useful for would be how best to approach things in Nesta. I'm a bit 
too short on time at the moment (bootstrapping a business) to be able to 
help much with code specific stuff, but I could advise on your general 
approach...

Re: [nesta] Nesta Mentor?

From:
Brian Gonzalez
Date:
2012-06-01 @ 06:43
Danny,

I commend you on your willingness to get involved. As a bit of first
advice: start hosting your projects on github or BitBucket (and learn git
if necessary). They're free and learnable. If we as the Nesta community
ever want to help you on your project, we can just submit a pull request
and voila.

Zip files limit the collaborative aspect of coding in pairs
(mentor-student) or on a team. Just my two cents.

Cheers,
Brian Gonzalez

On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 11:36 PM, Graham Ashton <graham@effectif.com> wrote:

> On 1 Jun 2012, at 01:49, Daniel Piccirillo <danny.piccirillo@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > In concrete terms I was thinking of having someone on my Jabber list who
> I could talk to and maybe send zipped folders of my progress.
>
> I'm often on the irc channel, if that's any use. The kind of input I'd be
> most useful for would be how best to approach things in Nesta. I'm a bit
> too short on time at the moment (bootstrapping a business) to be able to
> help much with code specific stuff, but I could advise on your general
> approach...
>

Re: [nesta] Nesta Mentor?

From:
Max Sadrieh
Date:
2012-06-01 @ 01:33
I don't think I'd be a great fit, but could detail exactly what you
expect to have issues with?

Would it be the programmatic aspect of haml, that is its interaction
with the core nesta code? Or would it be closer to simple HTML/CSS
issues translated into haml/scss? Do you think it'll be specifically
with respect to nesta or more broadly a Ruby/haml/Web design issue?

Cheers,

Max Sadrieh

On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 8:49 PM, Daniel Piccirillo
<danny.piccirillo@gmail.com> wrote:
> Allo!
>
> I'm looking to learn how to make nesta themes in Haml (which I have a decent
> grasp on) and would really appreciate some mentorship. I'm pretty motivated
> to try things on my own but need someone experienced to walk me through
> whatever obstacles I trip up on (they're usually trivial).
>
> In concrete terms I was thinking of having someone on my Jabber list who I
> could talk to and maybe send zipped folders of my progress.
>
> Anyone up to the task?
>
> Thanks,
> Danny