[EuroPython] Website things
jmo at chalmers.se
Sun Apr 3 23:14:39 CEST 2005
Jacob Hallen wrote:
>lördag 02 april 2005 15.56 skrev Jean-Marc Orliaguet:
>>>Ahh, this must have been done without me noticing. How do I publish
>>>something? I can't find a box to click in that says "Publish".
>>Hi, it's the 'submit' button
>>just create something in a workspace and publish it in one of the
>>sections. That's the "normal" workflow.
>Well, we abandoned this workflow months ago, since it made it very difficult
>for us to collaborate on things. We couldn't find a way that allowed
>everybody involved to edit the same things, and we couldn't figure out how to
>make common workspaces. Also, it was difficult to see how the different
>pieces of work would fit together while you were working on them.
well, we have published and currently update approx 800 documents for
the Chalmers website this way, and our webmasters have figured out how
to use the workflow to collaborate on the same documents ...
>For these reasons, we have built everything "in place". And now there does not
>seem to be a procedure for making the different parts marked as "published".
indeed, a section is not meant to be published, it is a part of the
site's tree structure.
>This seems to be a hole in the workflow to me, if you can paint yourself into
>a corner like this. You may also consider if the workflow is adapted to the
>way people actually want to work. It didn't fit the mental model that Laura
>and I had when we were doing the job.
this type of workflow is OK when every user is a site manager (like you
and Laura and everyone else at Strakt), when every one is sitting in the
same room and decide not to edit the same documents at the same time,
and when there is only one type of document on the site.
unfortunately this won't work in a community website with 100 presenters
uploading there presentations, but it seems that the EP conference is
only managed by Strakt AB so it might not be a problem after all...
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