[ANNOUNCE] [SOCIAL] Thursday, 2nd of February - The Prince Arthur, Euston

Simon Wistow simon at thegestalt.org
Fri Jan 20 09:36:58 GMT 2006

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 09:07:27AM -0800, Ed Freyfogle said:
> come on man, where's the link to stick this event in my y! calendar.
> look forward to seeing you there

It's a good point - in lieu of Barbie getting Labyrinth finished anytime 
soon I'm looking at doing various things to the website. It's the 
London.pm 5 step web plan! Kind of like Mao Tse Tung's "5 Year Plan" 
mixed in with AA's "12 Step Plan". 

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1) Finish setting up the svn repository properly

Whilst most of the files needed are in there not all fo them are (I need 
to trawl through the html output diretcory which bizarrely also contains 
some files that are needed to build the site)

Then I need to properly sort out the svn server including having https 
and ssh based authentication. However my sysadmin skills are weak and I 
could appreciate somehelp with this.

2) Change the front page to be dynamic 

So that we can have news and meeting dates on there. This will, of 
course, include the de-rigeur Atom and RSS feeds. 

Events will have links that means that they can be added to things like 
Yahoo! Calendar.

3) Fiddle with the usability 

It's a whole heap of mess now. Pete Sergeant was looking at analysing 
data to see which pages are most popular but, in short it needs fiddling 
so that information is not repeated and is easy to find. This may 
involve the current menus gaining sub menus.

Anybody want to create a site map (that doesn't include the mailing list 

4) Create a web based calendar 

This will provide an .ics field as well. 

This is, bizarrely, largely done. All it needs is some help with some 
DHTML/AJAX esque action.

5) Restore all the archives

I think we actually have every mail going back to Dave's first 
announcement mail. 

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Any help towards any of these would be sorely appreciated and rewarded 
in Beer (or other easily transferred comestibles). 

Any companies wishing to generously donate the time of a kickass HTML 
coder would be gently fellated. In a metaphorical sense.


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