On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 07:51:57PM +0000, Kake L Pugh wrote:
As promised in my other mail, here are some
suggestions for improving
the user-friendliness of the Oxford Guide. They're not in any
particular order. I do have some other ideas stemming from a very
useful conversation with Janet, but they are a bit more complicated
and I haven't finished thinking them through (perhaps we could discuss
them in March).
- Make "The Oxford Guide" in the banner be a link to the home page.
This is how people expect websites to work these days and it keeps
tripping me up.
- Remove the recent changes display from the front
It's always full of spam.
(Alternatively, but harder, patch OpenGuides so
don't show up in this list.)
- Switch from this style of locale/category page:
This would involve (a) editing existing pages,
Ticket created: <http://dev.openguides.org/ticket/279>
and (b) creating a
custom_autocreate_content.tt template something like this:
- Switch to the most recent version of the Google Maps
Version 3 of the API is much smoother and also optimised for
mobile browsing. This could be done either with an external
script - see for example
- or by patching OpenGuides. Here is the code we use on RGL:
Hmm, I'd prefer to see core OpenGuides updated for this. When you say
smoother, do you mean the coding process or the user experience?
It seems like only yesterday we upgraded to v2...
Ticket created, anyway:
- Add more categories to the sidebar (see the
Cambridge Guide link for an
Oh, good idea.
Added ticket: <http://dev.openguides.org/ticket/280>
I'm sorry I won't be able to do much more on this at the moment;
OpenGuides has fallen way down my list of priorities, unfortunately.
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