[Bf-committers] New blog: code.blender.org (proposal)

Jarred de Beer jarr2000 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 22:33:44 CET 2010

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.
> Cheers
> Bassam
> 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,
> it
> > would just be total duplication, every
> > interesting post would show up at least twice on each site, maybe more,
> this
> > would be very annoying for everyone.
> >
> > So if code.blender.org starts to aggregate content which is already
> being
> > 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
> subscribing
> > 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
> to
> > code.blender.org for its own sake, and it will
> > likely be picked up by both Blendernation and Planetblender thus
> spreading
> > 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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