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by milk
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Web wireframe discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 7126

Re: Web wireframe discussion next week - doodle poll

issues; splash - doesn't have expanded facilities links (Cave, Darkroom, Screen-printing, Tool+Metal Workshop, Action Room.. that is it, yes? actually, studio balconies also, but do these need a prominent link? i don't think so) facilities - the way i've drawn it there is ugly. if each facility is l...
by milk
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Web wireframe discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 7126

Re: Web wireframe discussion next week - doodle poll

some better images

wf_splash.png


wf_facilities.png


wf_workshops.png


wf_events.png


wf_events2.png


wf_ontology.png
by milk
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Web wireframe discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 7126

Re: Web wireframe discussion next week - doodle poll

a very quick and rough sketch. i'll work on better/clearer ones in the next couple of days, thought i'd post this to show for now. the sketch of the splash page is wrong in that i missed out the the main menu links, with which the dynamic info boxes would probably be placed best in another location....
by milk
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: How The Forest works
Replies: 0
Views: 2046

How The Forest works

a basic draft infovis of Forest organisation.

this was drawn whilst away from the net. i've printed out the Volly Guide to check later, but i thought i'd also ask folk here; what is wrong?

how_the_forest_works_01.png
by milk
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web links opening in new page
Replies: 15
Views: 4827

Re: web links opening in new page

new window links, eek! from the same site, #1 & #2.

n.b. one can set firefox to force new window links to load as new tabs if they'd so like.
by milk
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Web wireframe discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 7126

Re: Web wireframe discussion next week - doodle poll

anyone else want to come along and help provide input on how the website should work? vote now!

i worked on some layouts for both the splash and other pages while away on Arran this weekend just past.
by milk
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Film makers wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 2705

Re: Film makers wanted

great idea on the programme listing being descriptive! from http://edinburgh.thingsandstuff.org, some groups you could contact; http://www.futureshorts.com/htmlViewer.php?id=44 - http://facebook.com/group.php?gid=8521299156 http://emps.spheredev.org/ - http://facebook.com/group.php?gid=25445944368 h...
by milk
Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Web wireframe discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 7126

Web wireframe discussion

a meeting so we can come to a final decision on the page elements, features and information architecture of the revamped website. these are the bits that will be themed in some manner. http://www.doodle.com/g4bp83qcnt9thq8p what is a wireframe? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Website_wireframe or if th...
by milk
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Giant Marble Run
Replies: 45
Views: 15262

Re: Giant Marble Run

*imagines flaming ball bearings flying around and down the stairwell of The Forest*
by milk
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Does anyone want to play 'The Forest' on Twitter?
Replies: 3
Views: 1762

Does anyone want to play 'The Forest' on Twitter?

people talkin about Forest on twitter; http://twitter.com/#search?q=the%20forest%20edinburgh http://twitter.com/#search?q=forest%20cafe%20edinburgh i wish i had the time to interact with such folk via the foresttweets account. would anyone be interested in this? more than one person could get involv...
by milk
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: new bristohall poster comments?
Replies: 12
Views: 5146

Re: new bristohall poster comments?

looking good, though a higher resolution version would be better.
by milk
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: The splash/landing page
Replies: 15
Views: 5483

Re: The splash/landing page

both sound good ideas, albeit different - not that that's an issue in itself. different splash themes could have different emphasis on what is linked to, although it would be good to make obvious what groups people can get involved with.
by milk
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: The splash/landing page
Replies: 15
Views: 5483

The splash/landing page

Lets discuss this! I've been chatting with Joachim and our thoughts for a compromise solution that includes both static and dynamic content. We're thinking that a mural style layout with large graphical links to the sister sites (the graphics being easily changeable by non-techies), plus a couple of...
by milk
Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Printer in Action room
Replies: 4
Views: 2400

Re: Printer in Action room

put this in the Action Room subforum. i don't think this that sensitive and issue, and it's worth others knowing about such things. thanks for getting it organised though!

you mention there is still an issue from the office - you're unable to print from all of the machines, but you can get net fine?
by milk
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Workshops
Topic: Architecture does talk(s)!
Replies: 2
Views: 3078

Re: Architecture does talk(s)!

ooh, sounds ratha interesting. clashes with my Beltane group though, doh. i'd so like to spraff about my pipedream and related..
by milk
Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Search the BB from your browser
Replies: 1
Views: 1442

Search the BB from your browser

http://mycroft.mozdev.org/search-engine ... uthor=milk

click on 'Forest BB' to add the capability to search this forum to your browser's own search box.
by milk
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Giant Marble Run
Replies: 45
Views: 15262

Re: Giant Marble Run

fekin a!
by milk
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: site inspiration, etc
Replies: 4
Views: 2067

site inspiration, etc

got a website you like the layout and/or features of? please post it here and say what you like about the site!

* http://www.whatisinnovation.com/ - interesting upfront method of asking for new content, i.e., on the landing page. (uses Drupal)
by milk
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 13479

Re: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010

i'm on that, just grabbing some stuff from the currently site first. the change will take several hours to propagate through the dns system before it changes what people see when they go to theforest.org.uk.
by milk
Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Download any FOREST image, pdf, mp3, LOGO from the site here
Replies: 10
Views: 8317

Re: Download any FOREST image, pdf, mp3, LOGO from the site here

i spoke with gareth yesterday evening - he noted that clicking on the arrow graphic does actually download the file. i was thinking the same way as jane, i.e., that clicking the filename should download the file.....
by milk
Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web meet-o-rama?
Replies: 46
Views: 17917

Re: web meet-o-rama?

well, the BB is better than nowt. it's certainly better than people having to access the web space via ftp, download text files, edit them, reupload, organise, avoid file change conflicts, etc - you get the point - to communicate ;)
by milk
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web meet-o-rama?
Replies: 46
Views: 17917

Re: web meet-o-rama?

heh, this is why we have real life meetings ;)

srsly; please do come to the meet tomorrow - it would be great to get a perspective from an admin :)
by milk
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web meet-o-rama?
Replies: 46
Views: 17917

Re: web meet-o-rama?

what kind of details are you referring to? i mean, as has been said, it's a complicated topic in that there are various concepts to link together when you're trying to talk about things in a holistic sense, but i think these things need to be said so that we all understand each other's perspective. ...
by milk
Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Download any FOREST image, pdf, mp3, LOGO from the site here
Replies: 10
Views: 8317

Re: Download any FOREST image, pdf, mp3, LOGO from the site here

the download page broke somewhat after pogo cleared up the files on the webserver. the links in the page that come up are inforrect - if you add /logos/ to the url linked to for items in the logos folder, i.e., http://theforest.org.uk/download/logos/forest.svg, you can grab them. a proper collection...
by milk
Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web meet-o-rama?
Replies: 46
Views: 17917

Re: web meet-o-rama?

In the meantime, I would like to have a good blog right now with tumblr. i'd like to discuss what features or way of doing things, specifically and exactly, makes tumbr better than the current blog within drupal. i know a lot has been said before in various threads, but this needs to be distilled d...
by milk
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web meet-o-rama?
Replies: 46
Views: 17917

Re: web meet-o-rama?

funnily enough, the Drupal page to create news content is actually less cluttered and confusing than the WordPress dashboard, though the aim is to make it even less cluttered, to the level of tumblr, removing any extranious sections that don't apply to the lay content poster.
by milk
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web meet-o-rama?
Replies: 46
Views: 17917

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? we can make Drupal ...
by milk
Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: event calendar
Replies: 7
Views: 2730

Re: event calendar

there was a hack patch that i tried which was meant to not see an event item as a 2 day thing unless the time crossed 5am on the second date. i didn't get it to work in the end... n.b. this was only an issue during the fringe when we had events finishing at 1am, though these will return again in a f...
by milk
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Website changelog
Replies: 24
Views: 8247

Re: Website changelog

done: * Event calendar - get exposed filters for Location and Type on 'event_calendar' working (worth just setting up a separate view to simplify things?)
by milk
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: edit and delete own posts?
Replies: 18
Views: 5765

Re: edit and delete own posts?

thankin thee!
by milk
Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: events listing posters
Replies: 13
Views: 3338

Re: events listing posters

no worries! Events and Promo is where we get meta about events and shit.
by milk
Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: events listing posters
Replies: 13
Views: 3338

Re: events listing posters

someone moved this to 'Events', but i've moved it again to 'Events and Promo' where the discussion about the organisation of events and their promotion should happen.
by milk
Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Forest Website Planning Meet - Sat 3rd April, 4pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2516

Re: Forest Website Planning Meet - Sat 3rd April, 4pm

fair dos. i was planning on having it later rather than sooner so joachim and i could focus on sorting out some of the existing bugs, rather than new stuff.
by milk
Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: edit and delete own posts?
Replies: 18
Views: 5765

Re: edit and delete own posts?

*shrugs*

i don't rememer any change.. possibly we should enable it? but i'd be for turning it off again the second some twat uses it to change what they've said half-way through a debate to make another look bad. i'd like to think that wouldn't happen, but you do get all sorts on the BB..
by milk
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: closing a can of worms
Replies: 21
Views: 6988

Re: closing a can of worms

i'll bring cake too!xx
by milk
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: closing a can of worms
Replies: 21
Views: 6988

Re: closing a can of worms

I too was wondering why milk hadn't responded when he is active on the bb. i don't have the internet at home and have only been in The Forest a couple of times each week for the last month or so. i'm currently suffereing by using shoddy time-restricted library computers to communicate and do everyt...
by milk
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: closing a can of worms
Replies: 21
Views: 6988

Re: closing a can of worms

no worries, Friday from 2pm works for me. can anyone who's in The Forest/has mobile credit say if the Action Room is available then (as this is more than just two folk discussing and changing things at the same time)? and if not, book it? thanks. ...highly argumentative meetings. Trust me, this is g...
by milk
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Events
Topic: events listing posters
Replies: 13
Views: 3338

Re: events listing posters

chris - can i ask why this was posted in the FWG forum?

what do people say to moving this to the Events and Promotion forum?
by milk
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Events
Topic: events listing posters
Replies: 13
Views: 3338

Re: events listing posters

as was mentioned briefly the other day, part of the plan for the Drupal site will be to make it output all the event information in a format that can be copied and pasted for the printed programme. maybe this could work for a poster also, though that would probably require a bit more graphic design ...
by milk
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Forest Website Planning Meet - Sat 3rd April, 4pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2516

Forest Website Planning Meet - Sat 3rd April, 4pm

All interested parties are invited to come discuss design possibilities and plan the roadmap for the Forest's website. It would have been in a forthnight, but I'm on Arran for that weekend.
by milk
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: ● Web to do list
Replies: 3
Views: 3413

Re: ● Web to do list

* Anon event item submissions for review by the Events and Promo coordinator - sooner rather than later would be good now as the Programme isn't getting posted as news
* Random image for the top of the front page

* Clear out unused modules
by milk
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Website changelog
Replies: 24
Views: 8247

Re: Website changelog

joachim and I did somethings, including; * added an image field to the News content type for easy addition of graphics, a la tumblr * trimmed down the primary links to internal links * added an 'external site' content type with a linked image field - these power a view block display that replaces th...
by milk
Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: The Cafe in need of cups, mugs and teapots
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: The Cafe in need of cups, mugs and teapots

last time i checked, there are two or three boxes in the crafty room containing mugs (and related?). anyone know if these ours to use?
by milk
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 29470

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

Fab, thanks to all for the ideas and Gaz for the mockup idea for the front page - these are defo worth it for figuring out where folk are coming from with their ideas for the site layout and theme. Myself, Chris and Joachim, a Forest Choir member who does Drupal development for his day job, met up o...
by milk
Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 29470

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

whats the new design you have in mind? a lighter colour. graphical blocks, larger than the ones that were added 6 months ago, to the front page for the various areas of the Forest (like wot Jane linked to). moving the upcoming event information to the event calendar page and reformatting it so ther...
by milk
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 29470

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

i do not have confidence in the current site or in bringing a new team to move things forward. gie me a month or so and i'll get the Drupal site changed to iron out imperfections. it's not like the site hasn't changed in the last two years after suggestions, but i apologise for taking so long to ge...
by milk
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 29470

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

A simple blog will scale perfectly well, no matter how many posts that you add it will still remain a simple blog. the Drupal site does have a simple blog - that's what the left hand side of the main page is. A more powerful site like Drupal, on the other hand, does not scale well for an organisati...
by milk
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Action Working Group meet - Sat 13th (not Sun), 7pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1453

Action Working Group meet - Sat 13th (not Sun), 7pm

Instead of Sunday, nix would like to shift it to Saturday due to his schedule. would this work for others? Community Action, Crafty Room, Action Room, Environment & Garden, Workshops This group plans community actions, organises free workshops, plans dramatic performances, works to protect the e...
by milk
Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 29470

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

i replied to chris's PM about this yesterday, so i'll just paste the text of that here, reply to other points mentioned in his post above, and add on a reply to his latest PM. Heyo Chris, Thanks for the thoughts. As commented on in past and current BB discussions, the current format for our site lea...

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