[Grok-dev] the grok website: Plone?

Sebastian Ware sebastian at urbantalk.se
Wed Sep 19 03:48:27 EDT 2007

This is the design:

It hasn't been updated with the proper Grok logo (including the  
club), but that is just a matter of changing the image file.

Mvh Sebastian

19 sep 2007 kl. 04.25 skrev Matt Bowen:

> Hi all,
> Before we head out and install Plone, we should probably do a  
> little needs assessment. How much do we want the new site to be  
> like the current one? Do we want a new look and feel, or to mirror  
> what we've got? What features is the current site lacking that the  
> new site needs? Of these features, which should be reserved for  
> Grok apps? Do we want to modify the IA of the Grok site to  
> accommodate content and feature growth?
> Also, maybe just because I'm new, I don't have a great feel for  
> what kinds of ability and commitment people are able to offer.  
> Maybe those interested in working on the site could give an idea of  
> their areas of expertise and how much time they have to chip in?  
> I'll start :) I help run a moderately-large nonprofit's website  
> ( www.ncpc.org), and we use Plone. I'm comfortable with  
> installation and configuration, product design (via ArchGenXML),  
> and some skinning. I'm not a designer, but if handed a design, I  
> can turn it into ZPT and CSS. I do have some time over the next  
> month that I could dedicate to this, and will be happy to volunteer  
> for tasks as we determine them.
> Best,
> Matt
> On 9/18/07, Martijn Faassen <faassen at startifact.com> wrote: Hi there,
> It's clear from the earlier website thread that Plone seems to have  
> some
> volunteers from within our own community. This, and the fact that  
> Plone
> is a mature system, weighs strongly in favor of Plone in my mind.
> [I do by the way hope to hear from Darryl. He's been rather quiet the
> last few weeks and didn't weigh in on the thread: I hope he's okay and
> just on vacation or something]
> Plone volunteers, please organize yourself and distribute tasks among
> yourselves. Let us know the plan. Let's use Sebastian's layout for the
> website! With some luck we could be up and running with a Plone based
> solution by Grok's anniversary next month. :)
> That said, I'd like to keep the following options open explicitly:
> * Eventually we should switch to a Grok-based solution as we should
> indeed showcase our own dogfood. :) I believe Zope 3, and Grok, are
> great systems to build CMSes in. I therefore have every hope that  
> we'll
> see one or more excellent, mature Grok-based CMSes in the future.
> Sebastian's and Darryl's efforts are great starts already. Let's wait
> and see.
> * We should also explicitly allow areas of our website to be made with
> other tools that are indeed in Grok already. A reference site with
> inline commenting features for instance might be a great Grok  
> application.
> Regards,
> Martijn
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