[openstack-dev] [all] Consolidating web themes

Anne Gentle annegentle at justwriteclick.com
Mon May 15 13:33:49 UTC 2017

Hi all,

I wanted to make you all aware of some consolidation efforts I'll be
working on this release. You may have noticed a new logo for OpenStack, and
perhaps you saw the update to the web design and headers on
docs.openstack.org as well.

To continue these efforts, I'll also be working on having all docs pages
use one theme, the openstackdocstheme, that has these latest updates.
Currently we are using version 1.8.0, and I'll do more releases as we
complete the UI consolidation.

I did an analysis to compare oslosphinx to openstackdocstheme, and I wanted
to let this group know about the upcoming changes so you can keep an eye
out for reviews. This effort will take a while, and I'd welcome help, of

There are a few UI items that I don't plan port from oslosphinx to

Quick search form in bottom of left-hand navigation bar (though I'd welcome
a way to unify that UI and UX across the themes).
Previous topic and Next topic shown in left-hand navigation bar (these are
available in the openstackdocstheme in a different location).
Return to project home page link in left-hand navigation bar. (also would
welcome a design that fits well in the openstackdocstheme left-hand nav)
Customized list of links in header. For example, the page athttps://
docs.openstack.org/infra/system-config/ contains a custom header.
When a landing page like https://docs.openstack.org/infra/ uses oslosphinx,
the page should be redesigned with the new theme in mind.

I welcome input on these changes, as I'm sure I haven't caught every
scenario, and this is my first wider communication about the theme changes.
The spec for this work is detailed here: http://specs.openstack.

Let me know what I've missed, what you cannot live without, and please
reach out if you'd like to help.


Technical Product Manager, Cisco Metacloud
annegentle at justwriteclick.com
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