@Gwil @glyn.hudson and I have been quietly working in the background for sometime on a website overhaul for OpenEnergyMonitor including a new landing front page and new site called https://learn.openenergymonitor.org.
The idea behind learn.openenergymonitor is to bring all of the work on Building Blocks, Understanding Energy and PV diversion more to the fore of the project and to make these resources easier to navigate.
The sites are designed from the ground up to work with a variety of screen sizes including mobile and tablets.
We are not far off being able to go live with this, there’s a little more work to do double checking links and completing the dropdown menu on the front page. We would be interested to hear what you think of it and whether you can spot anything that needs fixing/adjusting?
The new front page can be found here:
Front page concept
and the new learn.openenergymonitor site here:
I have attached a number of screenshots below of what it should look like in case there is any display issues that we have missed on different browsers, so if you dont think it looks quite right, please look at these first.
Old Dupal site
‘Learn’ and the new front page website would replace the current use of drupal. With only the old forums being kept as an archive. We would delete all the other content that has been moved over to learn in order to avoid confusion.
Once Building Blocks are removed the idea is to add a redirect of all attempts to open links pointing to https://openenergymonitor.org/emon/buildingblocks/… to learn.openenergymonitor.org.
Edit on Github
Learn is a repository on github and anyone can propose a change by clicking on the ‘Edit’ button on any page which directs to the learn github repository edit page:
Changes are publicly transparent (as pull requests) but have to be approved by a repository maintainers currently (@glyn.hudson and I). We can add the @moderators if they like also as repository maintainers so changes can be approved quickly. Please let us know if you would like to help out as a repository maintainer.
For example: ‘An Introduction to AC Power’: https://github.com/openenergymonitor/learn/blob/master/view/electricity-monitoring/ac-power-theory/introduction.md
We haven’t yet finished converting all the pages to markdown to make them readable on github but we will be doing this over time.
Learn: Electricity Monitoring
Learn: Sustainable Energy
Learn: PV Diversion
When viewed on a mobile device the menu colapses and can be brought up by tapping the ‘burger menu’. All pages have been designed to work well on mobile devices and small screens