[Imc-alternatives] just added to task list/next code day?
jay at fundamentalchange.net
Mon Feb 2 21:17:38 PST 2009
I just updated our task list at
There seem to be a lot of tasks but of course we can do it!
I have a bunch of text things to put on the site -- improved text for
help pages etc. I'm hoping to add at least a few before the weekend.
So, when do we do our next code day?
>I went through the domain23.info test site last night and started
>working on a list of things to put on our task list
>Before I mush them into the list I figured I'd throw them out here
>to see if anyone who has been working on the site has anything to
>add or subtract. A lot of them are obvious changes that are already
>in the works and a few of them are already on the task list in some form.
>(A big cheer to everyone who has been working on the site. It's
>really starting to come together.)
>(Most of this is stuff to do to get the current page in line with
>Nick's design -- http://www.thunderwhip.com/imc/Home-Page.jpg.)
>-- Move login/join/help/about/contact from bottom of right column to
>top navigation bar.
>-- Add pages with text for Join/Help/About/Contact [I've posted
>drafts of some of that text to this list]
>-- Update mission text [I posted a draft of that too. I can find it
>-- Add topic select drop down menu [Should we combine the Topics and
>Tag cloud in some way? Now that we have a tag cloud we should talk
>through how we're going to do this]
>-- Add "ACT" button and description of what to publish.
>-- take out options listed under "navigation" on right column
>-- put global IMC list on bottom navigation [We haven't quite come
>up with the best place for the global imc list yet. We've talked
>about putting it on a bottom navigation bar, which has yet to be created]
>-- create bottom navigation bar
>-- Match Nick's design in terms of layout for features (make photo
>size bigger, take away summaries of all featured articles but the
>main one, leaving just headlines.)
>-- of course match font colors and sizes
>-- is the logo on the top left the logo we want to use?
>(to match http://www.thunderwhip.com/imc/Article-Page.jpg)
>-- have sectional newswire running down right side [i.e. if the
>article is a news article it should have the Solution Wire on the
>right column, if it's a networking profile it should have the
>network wire, etc.]
>-- have a big landscape-oriented photo at the top of the article
>stretching across the whole column (I think that looks nice and
>clean) with the Related articles box below?
>-- Add mission and topic select bar to article pages for visual and
>-- Fill in text for "more information about formatting options"
>-- We should explain what people are doing when they click "report"
>and who it reports to
>-- Eventually we should give the option at the bottom of each
>article to move discussion about an article from the comments
>section to some kind of forum board. Or is there a way we could
>offer a threaded forum-style comments area rather than the
>traditional chronological list? I think an organized forum approach
>makes people take their comment-writing more seriously, as if
>they're actually having a discussion, rather than the traditional
>indymedia (and now YouTube) comment list that encourages response
>just to the most recent comment.
>-- There are still a bunch of questions about how the profiles are
>going to work. What functions should we offer? Is this page only a
>place for users to present themselves and their interests to the
>public, or will users also use their profile page as their own
>personal launch page for the site, enabling them to manage the way
>they view content? Maybe we're talking about two different pages,
>one private for the user him/herself and a different one for public
>viewing. For example, MySpace shoots you to your own page when you
>login that gives you the opportunity to manage your information
>(approve friend requests etc.) but you also have a public profile
>page that the world can see. This will be especially important for
>organizations that sign up who will want a place on the site for
>internal communication as well as a way to communicate with the public.
>-- In any case, we need to create an interesting profile form for
>inviduals/organizations so they give interesting information. I can
>put that on my task list.
>-- add flexibility for user to manipulate profile page, both
>formatting options (colors and fonts etc.) and ability to add feeds
>and other personal information
>-- Create main news page with big feature and blurbs
>In this incarnation of the site we can just provide of a mock-up
>description of what the Knowledge-base will be and how it will work.
>CONTENT SUBMISSION FORM
>-- I can add my usability suggestions from
>to the task list
>-- Our layout works best with landscape-oriented photos at the top
>of each page. Could we only allow landscape-oriented photos as the
>main photo for a submission?
>-- I assume we already have various levels of logins. I can login
>to the site but don't have access to admin functions though
>domain23.info/admin. We should eventually figure out a transparent
>process for determining who has admin access.
>-- In the My Account area we should explain the use of "file
>browser" or not have it as an option
>-- Just curious, in my My Unread section I clicked "recents posts
>across the whole site" and saw a zillion of them. Are we already
>being spammed? If so, the site seems to be handling the spams
>pretty well because they don't appear anywhere other than that list.
>I'm working on a solid explanation of our taxonomy as well as
>explanatory help text for most of the options we offer site
>visitors, such as most of the things on the submission page.
>Great work, site builders!!
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