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by joachim
Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web site aims?
Replies: 12
Views: 4058

Re: web site aims?

Splash page - bad if it has no actual content. I did try explaining this in the Meeting of Hell :/ Maybe this analogy would have helped: Jared said, "When we have clients who are thinking about Flash splash pages, we tell them to go to their local supermarket and bring a mime with them. Have th...
by joachim
Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Web wireframe discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 4341

Re: Web wireframe discussion next week - doodle poll

About 1 minute into that video is exactly what we're after doing.

Nice find, Milk! :D
by joachim
Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Web wireframe discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 4341

Re: Web wireframe discussion next week - doodle poll

I can probably make most times next week.
by joachim
Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: site inspiration, etc
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Re: site inspiration, etc

Actually the new Mozilla site is a nice mix of big statement ( = splash), project links ( = sister sites), and dynamic stuff.
by joachim
Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: site inspiration, etc
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Re: site inspiration, etc

I was thinking about what Stevie said at the meeting, he said something about an events page that when you visit it the first thing you see is today's event. How about this: make posting events work very similarly to making posts in tumblr. Except you have to fill in a form with the date of the eve...
by joachim
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: site inspiration, etc
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Re: site inspiration, etc

One thing I brought up in the meeting was a hybrid of big splash and dynamic content. I'll have to have a longer dig for something that really shows that, but here are some in the same general vein: - http://www.operadeparis.fr/cns11/live/onp/ -- big image at the top, and down the right there is a l...
by joachim
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web meet-o-rama?
Replies: 46
Views: 11651

Re: web meet-o-rama?

[quote="Shannon"]It's very nice that Drupal could be so much more, but frankly, who cares? Do we need it?/quote] I really think you do. If you want to have anything approaching that design pic Chris posted earlier, I would say you do. Please decide before tomorrow's meeting if this is goin...
by joachim
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web meet-o-rama?
Replies: 46
Views: 11651

Re: web meet-o-rama?

wow. Gee. That's constructive. I'm pretty sure I've said more concrete things like talking about what pieces of the site we want on the front page. This might well be clearer in person where I can see blank looks and then explain. The thing is though, if you initiate a technical discussion, expect ...
by joachim
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web meet-o-rama?
Replies: 46
Views: 11651

Re: web meet-o-rama?

Yup.

And with Drupal we're actually deciding on the bells and whistles we want and building them.
by joachim
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web meet-o-rama?
Replies: 46
Views: 11651

Re: web meet-o-rama?

I have been trying to channel the discussion to non-technical stuff that everyone can brings ideas on, and the non-techies keep moving it back to technical stuff.

Non-techie guys: either FOCUS or leave the techie stuff to the techies.
by joachim
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web meet-o-rama?
Replies: 46
Views: 11651

Re: web meet-o-rama?

and a facilities page with the same features, so that you could read a page about why we have Facilities and what they are, and each one with its own page containing loads of sexy images showing how great are project rooms are! Yup, I was just suggesting that to Milk the other week. Peter: tell the...
by joachim
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Calendar displays an event twice when it goes past midnight
Replies: 5
Views: 2113

Re: Calendar displays an event twice when it goes past midnight

That patch is pretty much the approach I would take. I'll see if I can get it to work at some point, but not a huge priority.
by joachim
Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: event calendar
Replies: 7
Views: 1970

Re: event calendar

Hi Milk I can't find where you've posted about events that go over midnight appearing on two days. But yes, they do: I've just tested this on a classic calendar view. It's pretty much by design -- the calendar has no way of knowing that 10pm-2am is fundamentally different to say 3pm-11am (like a 2-d...
by joachim
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web meet-o-rama?
Replies: 46
Views: 11651

Re: web meet-o-rama?

> Could we not have tumblr handling the forest blog at forest.org.uk/blog, give it to Chris and Jane or whoever to curate, at other forest.org.uk URLs you could have other pages powered by drupal Sorry, but that's ridiculous. Why give ourselves two sites to admin instead of one? At any rate, if the ...
by joachim
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: closing a can of worms
Replies: 21
Views: 4000

Re: closing a can of worms

Some of us would like meetings held during working hours to be productive and non-snarky. I had an overwhelming impression from the closed thread that I was either speaking Greek or at a brick wall; I would like to think this goes better in a meeting especially if I am giving up work hours. At any r...
by joachim
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: closing a can of worms
Replies: 21
Views: 4000

Re: closing a can of worms

Why does the doodle timetable only start at 12? I could do Saturday morning, for instance.

It occurs to me I'm around at the Forest for choir on Tuesday night. So I'm free for a chat after that (9ish), but not a proper meeting as I'll be wanting to head home.
by joachim
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 18678

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

I do not think it is on to chop peoples designs up and implement them ad-hoc I agree. Which is why we figure out what the page elements actually are first, before the aesthetics. Because otherwise, designs will get chopped up. And, to be honest, any designer on the web will have to accept that as a...
by joachim
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 18678

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

http://www.theforest.org.uk/bb/download/file.php?id=594 I like. But if we approach design like this we will run into all sort of complexity. I like it, but I also think the top image is too big, because it puts the news and events under the fold. If other designers will similarly decide where to pl...
by joachim
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 18678

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

And also repeating: there is little point in producing a design until you know what you're designing. We start by deciding what the purpose of the site is: what does a visitor to the site want to do? Here are my suggestions; please refine and ponder your own for Saturday: - want to know what the For...
by joachim
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 18678

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

The visual look of the site and what it runs on are two completely separate things. (I feel I am repeating myself here.)

We can make Drupal look like anything.
by joachim
Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 18678

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

Chris, maybe you should get your Tumblr site ready go go live? Milk and Joachim, maybe you guys should have one last blast at making Drupal beautiful. That's kinda hard in that I don't know what you mean by 'beautiful'. People in this thread seem to be mixing up the purpose of the site, the functio...
by joachim
Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 18678

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

Side not: Joachim, no, the table-based non-semantic HTML would not need completely rejigging. That would be missing point. It works as it is, and it looks good! :) Yes, it would. I'm certainly not going to be a party to putting anything on the web that is table-based layouts. Unless you have a time...
by joachim
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 18678

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

/me looks on the first page of the thread... Oh right, those skeletons. Nice artwork :) First, a technical point: that HTML is table-based and non-semantic, so it would need its code completely rejigging. And I agree with the previous post that it's kinda faffy to navigate. Something like this is fu...
by joachim
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 18678

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

You're now hitting a deeper question of 'What is the website for?'
by joachim
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 18678

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

There's nothing Tumblr does that that the current site can't be made to do over another afternoon of me & Milk slogging at it (especially if supplied with regular top-ups of coffee and cake). And yup, the scrolliness is a feature of Tumblr too. It's generally a feature of the fact that it is cur...
by joachim
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 18678

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

Jane wrote:as I think was happening yesterday with the new icons.


I think that was me and Milk both trying to do stuff yesterday evening without communicating about it...
Sorry!
by joachim
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: ● Web to do list
Replies: 3
Views: 2471

Re: ● Web to do list

Oh yeah. And get the codebase into a git repository.
by joachim
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Mini-sites within the main Drupal site
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Re: Mini-sites within the main Drupal site

Quite possibly http://drupal.org/project/og, depending on what requirements we have for the groups.
by joachim
Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 18678

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

Yeah, I remain in favour of tumblr (or equivalent, free software hosted blog service) and simple, hand-crafted HTML&CSS for front pages. Assimilating these ideas into drupal just seems to be a lot of time and effort, Really, no. It's a matter of an hour or so to get Drupal set up to do what Tum...
by joachim
Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: ● Web to do list
Replies: 3
Views: 2471

Re: ● Web to do list

Ideas of stuff for me & Milk (and anyone else who cares to come along) to work on next time we get together to do website work: - figure out the public downloads glitch - figure out the admin_menu glitch - get the new calendar up and running - get a block listing the next N events that have post...

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