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task #8103: To make the frontpage of the SELF Platform editable

Submitted by:  Meena Kharatmal <meena>
Submitted on:  Thu 01 May 2008 03:27:18 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Thu 01 May 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Sat 31 May 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  graphical user interface (HI) Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Bipin A. <bipina>
Open/Closed:  Open Effort:  0.00

Fri 02 May 2008 01:16:22 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I fully agree with the COM team that the current SELF Platform frontpage is not very effective nor as dynamic as one would expect from a platform like SELF.

The proposed changes however don't make it more dynamic. I think Nagarjuna's ideas of presenting the most active, most popular and most recent contributions etc make much sense.

Maybe a combination of dynamically generated content and some editable fields will be best, for presenting latest news, maybe a highlighted object with comments from the frontpage editors.

I agree with Meena that we need a special user role for managing the frontpage, that could be the same as the manager role or we might need to create an additional role. 

Wouter Tebbens <wtebbens>
Project Member
Thu 01 May 2008 05:38:10 PM UTC, comment #1: 

let us discuss the specs of the opening page on what information should be pulled and how it should be shown.

we also need a design.

my suggestion is to have information that shows the activity at the platform.

- featured courses
- most active users
- todo items, seeking voluntary support
- recent news and events
- etc.

let us discuss this in the TEG or Execom and arrive at a decision as soon as possible, so that we begin a plan for implementation.

Nagarjuna G. <nagarjun>
Project Administrator
Thu 01 May 2008 03:27:18 PM UTC, original submission:  

It would be helpful if the material on the frontpage of the SELF Platform is made dynamic. As of now, the blocks which represents some teams gives some information which remains static. These blocks can be made editable, such that the SELF team members can be able to upload, edit, or modify the information and keep it updated.

This requires to create some forms which redirects to these blocks which appear on the front page. We can allow and set permissions such that only SELF members can edit these forms which will automatically get reflected on the frontpage. This is just a suggestion.


Meena Kharatmal <meena>


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