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04 March 2007 @ 05:06 am
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Hey geeks - I need your help again. Duke City Derby is having some trouble establishing and maintaining a website that reflects us well, is informative, and most importantly - is easy to add content to.

Basically, we're a bunch of dumb jocks (or smart jocks who don't have time). I haven't done web design in... gah, years, and I'm afraid that I would end up making something simple endlessly complex, messy, and difficult to update.

So, are any of you willing to help us hammer something out? What we want the website to look like is like this:


You can see our painfully out-of-date website here:

with the same sorts of content and features. We'll develop all of the content, of course, we just need help with layout and design, and most importantly, we need someone to train one of us (me!) to update the damned thing and create archives of older content (though ideally this would be automatic, too).

I'm a quick-picker-upper and a fast-good-learner, so I'll try to make this as quick and painless as possible for anyone who volunteers.

Also, I'm pretty sure I can wrangle a couple of season passes out of the league for your trouble.

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Custos Amissarum Viarumilcylic on March 4th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
I'm not so good with the visual design stuff, but if you can find someone to collaborate with on that front, I can probably help you out with some sort of "semi-auto" updating tools.
Rebel Girleclypsia on March 4th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
Gah! Webdesign seems to be hard for anyone to find without $$$

I've enlisted aequitus to just get us something basic.

ssyndrome on March 4th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
dave and i would sooo help out but right now we are trying to design the ascension suspension website. but i'll talk to him about it and see if he thinks we can manage to do both!
ssyndrome on March 4th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
PS dave has has a degree in graphic design so he's pretty knowledgeable. I'm just along for the ride!
Davros: From the Past? It Crowd!killbox on March 4th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
I know there are any number of Content Management Systems out there(CMS),.

I know pvck started using wordpress, for http://mediapathic.net/ and while im sure hes spent countless hours getting it all tweaked and pretty, once that is setup its real easy to add content (its very bloglike)

I think, He's using Wordpress http://wordpress.org/ which he downloaded and put on his SWCP website,

I don't have the time or the skills, but i figured tossing that out there may help someone else might be able to pickup the ball and run with it.
Monsieur Valentine7ghent on March 5th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
You do definitely need a CMS. Joomla and Plone are both pretty good. I don't think WordPress is quite what you want, though- it's more blog-centric. Basically, you need to find someone who can customize a template for either and put together the modules you need. It shouldn't be entirely too difficult, but it takes time to do correctly. I could probably install a CMS for you, but I can't commit enough time to customize it correctly. You could try playing with it and seeing if you can do it on your own, it shouldn't be too bad, just a little CSS and HTML.