[theforum] An Offer of Help

Simon MacDonald simonmacdonald at uk2.net
Tue Nov 11 12:55:51 CST 2008

Erika, Martin, et al,

I'm willing to help out with the regeneration of evolt - if you want me too.
I've probably got some skills that may help - and perhaps best of all time.
I've been in the IT business for 30+ years and been around the web since
about 94. I'm no expert in anything - kinda jack of many trades, master of
none. I can offer:

- Javascript/Ajax
- very limited Perl
- some front end design skills
- technical authoring/editing
- I can do project management/SCRUM stuff - but only if you put gun to my
- I like mindmaps
- Apache skills - enough to run my localhost
- very small *inx skills - I'm a windose guy ( no Mac either - despite my
- lots of general pc techy stuff
- done some fiddling with ZenPhoto, ZenCart, Joomla - Drupal is next on my
list - but I'm a quick study

I've been lurking for  a while on the periphery of the List, with an
occasional contribution, and I like what you guys are doing and wish to add
to the community.

Why have I got time? Well, I took an early retirement package in March 08,
hung up my Enterprise Architects hat, and decided to set up my own web
design/development business - stuff that I love doing, but there seems to a
bit of a worldwide financial F*up at the moment- so business is a little

Anyway the offers there - if I can help. Oh, I'm UK based, in South

(I'm a little Off-Net this week as I'm visiting my Dad in Inverness and he
has no connection so I'm intermittently connecting via GPRS)

kind regards


Simon MacDonald
simonmacdonald at uk2.net

-----Original Message-----
From: theforum-bounces at lists.evolt.org
[mailto:theforum-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Erik
Sent: 10 November 2008 16:21
To: theforum at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [theforum] evolt.org layout/typography driving me nuts

Tara Cleveland wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 11:29 PM, William Anderson <neuro at well.com> wrote:
>>> My comments (harsh to a degree, but well meant and hopefully
>>> ;)):
>> Good feedback, elfur.  I'm going to be a tit.  I don't think any of the
>> three on their own cut it for evolt.org's purposes, they all seem
>> designed with something of an old-school mindset.
> William,
> Can you give an example of an evolt-like web site that doesn't have an
> old-school mindset? What do you have in mind?

Any concrete details at all would be helpful.  Keeping in mind that form 
follows function, site needs to be usable, evolt users have certain 
expectations, Martin's colophon, etc.  (BTW for the record, I wear my 
old-school label with pride, musically, artistically, and culturally.)

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