New website for Ubcd4win? Time for a change...?
Posted 14 June 2006 - 04:40 AM
This was asked about for several several months ago, and I'm thinking it may be time to bring it up again.
Wouldn't it be on time to update the whole ubcd4win website from the old, outdated "code-by-html-then-upload-several-files" method, to a dynamical website.
I KNOW it will save Ben SO much time in the process of updating the website with news, tutorials etc.
I was thinking of Joomla for the job, or maybe a commercial software? But not any of those php-nuke systems that are out there, 'cause they sucks so much I can't even describe it!!
I want everybody in here to come with their comment on this (be short and clear. No need to write a book about this ), and please: ON TOPIC!
Posted 14 June 2006 - 09:06 AM
Though, maybe after this he'll consider it? I know that now since he's hosting with me, he has many options to choose from when it comes to site and content management. He even has Fantastico to play with which has lots of script to choose from to easily install and manage.
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Posted 14 June 2006 - 04:56 PM
As it saves him time he has to learn how to use and do it. This is the road block.
Exactly. That's the only problem with doing something like this. First I have to learn the software and figure out the best way to set it up and have it scaleable for future pages, ideas, etc. Then the huge amount of time it will take to get all the current information moved.
It's a nice idea, but I know I won't have the time. Especially now, this "freelance" type crap I've been doing for the past 9 months isn't paying the bills. I'm spending too much time on the project while my bills go unpaid. I hope to have a "real" full-time job by the end of the month. 2 weeks from now my presentation of the project will be over and I will not have any obligations until late October. Perfect time to start a new job.
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 09:18 AM
They could help setting up a new website, transfering all the sections, articles, pictures and whatever else there might be for him..
It's both a moderator team, beta-team and developer tEAM... why not also a website team?
Their job could be to help Steeltrepid update the website, and to do chores for him. After all: Isn't this project made to benefit anyone with a desire to fix and maintain computers that don't work as they should?
I'm not saying that you, Steeltrepid, suddenly are superflous, I'm only suggesting that for the benefit of all us peoples that love this project and want it to keep evolving and growing, you create an own website team. Please don't think or feel that you're suddenly not good for anything on this project Steeltrepid, 'cause you are. You have "forsaken" your wife and kids just to be able to continue to develop this "baby" of yours.
I must say, I'm amazed of your wife and your kids!! That they give you permission to spend so much time on this project (mine would never allowed that! She would have and me for being away in front of my computer that much! LOL ). It's a great sacrifice taking into consideration all the time and effort you put into it. So on behalf of me (at least ), and probably all the others on this project, give them our deepest gratitude for letting you work so much here
And don't forget: Your still the leader, still the one that takes the desicions, still the one that choose whom you want for the job, still the one that started the whole thing. BUT I think it would have been good to have a dedicated website team too, which can help you when your timeschedule have to set this project on hold for a while due to other things like work, family etc.
This way, we could a continual progress on the project, event though your not able to spend so much time on it yourself for limited periods.
It's just my suggestions, which I'll hope youll take into consideration.
By the way: If we get an own development team, then you could spend some time once in a while, learning yourself how the software works. And probably some of us on the project could help teaching you it too. And also, while I'm on it, there's no need to set up the most advanced and fanciest CMS we can find on the internet.. even a small one will do the job, and it will also be easier for you to learn.
Just my few cents!
This post has been edited by neonlys: 16 June 2006 - 09:19 AM