[Theforum] evolt IA maps V4.0

javier velasco lists at mantruc.com
Fri Jan 4 09:43:50 CST 2002


Updated map and explanation, here's the copy:
please comment!

I.- The goals have not been discused (please discuss):

main goals

1. provide a centralized resource for evolt.org
2. present the community to newcomers
3. provide spaces for participation
4. present all the features of evolt.org


people interested in web development, all over the world from
professionals to curious people.
they want to learn how to build better websites and share some of the
things they've learned about the job.

a. active members of evolt.org
b. lurking members and regular visitors
c. newcoming visitors

II.- description of the maps

1. *.evolt.org – common pages for all evolt.org sites
1.1. evolt.org homepage – a bit of everything, has to show movement,
1.2. Common to all evolt.org sites are home page, join page, contact,
world-map of evolt.org, FAQs and sitemap [the other way would be to have
contact, FAQs, sitemap particular for each *.e.o. site] Please discuss.
1.3. Quick form contact - these pages offer time saving pull down menus
to write pre built  messages for the most common contact topics:
1.3.1. member account problems
1.3.2. mailing list problems
1.3.3. development questions (redirect to thelist)
1.4. evolt map – i want to do another map with the info from the survey
1.5. what are the lists? – i think we need to explain the list in very
few words, yet very clear (with links to subscription pages – i’m not so
sure if this page should belong to the FAQs, the same info should be on
the lists.evolt.org site
1.6. how can i give back?, this has been asked a few times (survey +
contact), and i have the feeling that many people aren’t too clear about
how they can contribute. We could encourage intermediate users to write
basic articles for complete starters that we don’t have. Move the novice
learners to rate on the articles they’ve read, ask for more on the
1.7. donations – some members have also asked about donating spare parts
or plain cash to evolt.org, others have been doing it all along in
silence. (the rest is being discussed on theforum – horray for marlene)
2. articles.evolt.org
2.1. highest rated articles pages was already discussed some time ago, i
even saw a prototype of od, i don’t know what happened. It was a good
2.2. Send to friend – recently discussed on theforum, useful
2.3. Member profiles, almost ready to go :)
2.4. Article view – there was a community i did some work for that had a
member rating system, i’m not thinking we should use it, it’s just a
shot. I saw it again on other site today. You could either vote +1 or –1
to each of the members comments - not the members themselves, you also
won points for clicking your vote, this made a rank of the community.
Maybe this could encourage participation. Please discuss.
2.4.1. leave space for translations, for when we start doing them.
3. lists.evolt.org
3.1. I still havent made my mind if it’s best to separate each list, or
handle them all toghether. Please discuss
4. tips.evolt.org
5. members.evolt.org
5.1. member pages could be more comprehensive than the ones on articles
site. Here i’ve named member pages a ‘cards’ thinking in a searchable
and browsable catalogue of cards.
5.2. Project cards - describe the members’ projects being developed in
their members.evolt.org space, searchable and browsable they allow
members to find otherm members working ons some similar project, yet
another chance for ‘community tightening’.
5.3. Code archive – would this require it’s own name code.evolt.org? –
i’ve put it here as a closer tie to the author, as a way to enhance the
recognition to the member for sharing. Works the same way, with ‘cards’.

5.4. m.e.o. tools – admin tools and technical faqs
5.4.1. m.e.o. faq
5.4.2. apache server status
5.4.3. phpMyAdmin
5.4.4. Current statistics
6. browsers.evolt.org
7. directory.evolt.org
8. food.evolt.org
9. admin.evolt.org
10. store.evolt.org – are we going to integrate tagwear into the other
sites? Please discuss

Javier Velasco
Information Architect

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