[Bf-committers] New blog: code.blender.org (proposal)
shaul.kedem at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 23:09:08 CET 2010
+1 from me, the only question open is if it will work easily enough
for devs to use it without hassle
On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 4:33 PM, Jarred de Beer <jarr2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> With respect to aggregators, just an idea for a layout which i've been
> exposed to:
> Something which may be worth looking into is Joomla running a CCK such as flexi
> content <http://www.flexicontent.org/> or k2 <http://getk2.org/>. They can
> really go a long way in setting a site up for ones needs and allow for
> placement of text, images, galleries, videos and any extra fields anywhere
> on a page if the template allows for it. They can also be used for
> translations if the site incorporates multiple languages.
> This site (probably not the best example) was built with flexi-content:
> http://media24.com/. The only 'static' part is the top and left menu
> blocks, otherwise content has access to be placed anywhere else on the page,
> e.g. http://media24.com/en/digital/24games.html - The content text and image
> is in the top block, everything else (contact, website, mobile etc..) is
> pulled through by the template as extra fields, its great for consistency
> between multiple editors as they can't mess up the layout. Access control
> can also be granted to editors so they don't get confused between categories
> etc. This example includes an Afrikaans translation.
> Two examples using K2:
> Here's a (probably overblown) example using k2: http://www.surfski.info/.
> This site http://www.cometcorp.org/ is pulling through articles from k2
> categories and displaying them as markers on google maps, along with the
> articles' info. You can even filter by category and define the marker icon
> from an extra field tag.
> The possibilities can be very cool,
> On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 11:15 PM, Bassam Kurdali <bkurdali at freefactory.org>wrote:
>> The only issue with the current aggregators is that they are not
>> restricted - or even exhaustive - to the code/coder related blogs. This
>> is arguably something that could be added to one or the other of them
>> (increasing the number of blogs subscribed and making sure there is a
>> 'code' tag filter)
>> Ton's point of providing a blog to coders who currently don't have/
>> don't want to maintain their own, is a valid one.
>> On Mon, 2010-11-08 at 12:36 -0800, Alex Combas wrote:
>> > 2010/11/8 Gustav Göransson <gustav.goransson at gmail.com>
>> > >
>> > > Can't it be both?
>> > >
>> > >
>> > I can't speak for anyone, but myself so its really just my opinion.
>> > But I think it is wiser to be one or the other, and I'll tell you why.
>> > Blogs are picked up by aggregators, but aggregators do not pick up other
>> > aggregators.
>> > This is why Blendernation and Plantblender do not aggregate each other,
>> > would just be total duplication, every
>> > interesting post would show up at least twice on each site, maybe more,
>> > would be very annoying for everyone.
>> > So if code.blender.org starts to aggregate content which is already
>> > aggregated by Blendernation and Planetblender
>> > then I do not think that those sites would pick up code.blender.org, and
>> > also I think that people who are already
>> > subscribed to those two aggregators will not see much benefit to
>> > to a third aggregator.
>> > So on the other hand, if code.blender.org keeps its content unique (not
>> > hosting content already published on other blogs which
>> > are already being aggregated by other portals) then people will subscribe
>> > code.blender.org for its own sake, and it will
>> > likely be picked up by both Blendernation and Planetblender thus
>> > it's reach to a much
>> > broader audience than it could do on its own.
>> > Just my opinion, I dont speak for anyone involved in any of these sites.
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