Overview – The starting point for documentation about our plans for the website.
- Document structure
Strategy – Details of our strategy for developing the website.
- Evolution over revolution
- IT and joined-up data
Your input – We want your help. This is your website; we value your ideas and feedback.
- What are we looking for?
- How to send us your ideas.
Schedule – When things are going to happen. Time scales, as far as we are able to estimate them.
Participation – A website where you get to take part, rather than passively absorb information, will be more fun and productive. We have plans to make this happen.
- Members-only areas
Facilities – Plans for the website in terms of functionality, useful tools and other applications.
- Social media integration
- Directory of writing groups
- On-line competitions
- Link magazine
Features – Plans for the behavioural and technical aspects of the site.
- Privacy & security
- People database
Articles & editing
- Temporal content
- Markdown for content
- Automatic TOC generation
- PayPal integration
Content – Plans for what articles, pages and other information to have on the site. Examples: news, information, events, competitions, products and services.
- Revamp "who is NAWG?" area
Presentation – Plans for improvements and additions to the way the site appears, e.g. its layout, styling and navigation.
Management – Plans to improve the operational aspects of the site, i.e. the way it's run and maintained, and the way we respond to communications.
- Operations & procedures
- Who does what?
Some of the above titles are hyperlinks.
Click for more detailed documentation.
More will become links as things evolve.
*Presentation* includes things such as the following: * Layout -- the positioning of display components on the page. + Banners and headers. + Content display areas. + Side bars and widgets. + Footers. * Styling -- the "look and feel" of the site, e.g: + Colour schemes. + Typefaces. + Images and other graphics. * Navigation -- finding your way around the site. + Menus. + Search tools. + Categories, tags and other organisational features. Here are our plans for improving the presentation of the website. As usual, we welcome your own ideas and feedback. #### Layout * Add support for mobile devices, such as phones and tablets. #### Style * Replace the "stubby pencil" logo with the official "chain link" one. #### Navigation * Collapsing menus: To save vertical space, only the top level of the hierarchy is shown. Clicking or perhaps hovering over would expand a particular item, showing the sub-items below. * Automatic side-bar hiding: When not in use, the side bar(s) would disappear, leaving only a small "wakeup" symbol behind. This would give us more screen real estate for the main content.
|Posted by:||Kevin Machin||Date:||September 28, 2015 11:06 am|
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