[www-tech] tech work on www.indy
clara at ifrik.org
Sat May 7 01:34:38 PDT 2005
work on that would be great :-)
i think I saw a mail on the mir-admin list that somebody from germay
also worked on the templates, so maybe you two can combine those efforts?
can we get all this technical changes under way, and then make a
call-out for css-templates afterwards?
so that we can choose a five or six designs that we can put up as page
what i would like to have back is a space for images/buttons like g8
legal support etc, and a box for upcoming IMC-coverage, and off course
the buttons to choose your prefered language.
And is there a way in which we could make the newswire with the
syndicated features more attractive?
- on germany.indymedia.org, the individual articles in the newswire
don't have date and time on it anymore, but just the date on top of all
articles of the same day. That make the newswire less cluttered, and
since we are in different timezones anyway, those times don't really
make sense anyway.
- would it be possible to show the intro or somethin like the first 50
words of each syndicated feature as well?
That would take up much more space, but maybe that would lead much more
people to go and read those articles... I'm not sure about that, just a
john duda wrote:
> I anticipate having more free time to work on indymedia tech stuff
> over the next few months, so I'm looking to formulate a plan of
> My first priority is to get the feature suggestion interface up and
> running. This should happen over the next week.
> Second, I'd *really* like to work on getting the html and css of
> indymedia cleaned up. There is a new set of mir templates that init
> has taken the time to create which are cross-broswer, valid xhtml+css
> which I'd like to use a base to work from:
> Before freaking out about the utter lack of resemblance to the current
> site, please look in the left hand column at the style switcher and
> change it to "cindy". With a few tweaks, the startpage will look near
> identical to the current version. The one thing I'd really, really,
> really like to change on the startpage is the banner logo, which
> contains links to at least two no-longer-existing indymedia sites.
> The article pages in the new templates are quite different, with a
> much cleaner, less cluttered style. What do you all think about this?
> Would people prefer fully framed article pages?
> Getting clean, xhtml+css templates will make the site more accessible
> and more bandwidth efficient. I also would really like the ability to
> offer different styles, some people despise the white text on black
> look. Most importantly, fixing and cleaning up the layout is long
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