Online doc interface improved
– February 06, 2007
– 16 comments
Many impatient symfony users complained that the online version of the book missed the keywords sidebar. We didn't have time to rewrite it for the launch of the online book, but now it is repaired. Google is currently rebuilding its index of our website, so the search box in this sidebar will soon give relevant results again.
We reworked the documentation pages to give faster access to the essential symfony ressources and explain a little what's behind each link. The documentation home is less graphic but more effective. The book chapters are now one click closer from the home page. As for the missing chapters about sfFinder, RSS feeds, emails, sortable lists and a few others, they will be updated to symfony 1.0 and appear as a "cookbook" in the official documentation. In the meantime, you can still read them in the svn repository (be aware that they are partly outdated). You will also notice a new element in the sidebar of the book chapter pages: a quick access table of contents.
We also wanted to inform you that many translation initiatives on the new book have already started, in languages such as Chinese, French and Spanish. "The Definitive Guide to symfony" is a stable version of the documentation, and it will not change much in the near future (except for typo fixes). So that's about the best time to start a translation effort to help spread the symfony word. Check the documentation contributor's guide in the wiki for more information about translating the book.
We received numerous comments about the online book, including typo fixes, and we tried to take them all into account (the pages have just been updated accordingly). We want to thank you all for your encouragements and contributions.