Following Ken's posting to the main ilug mailing list regarding the couple
of new articles, I've had a couple of thoughts/questions about the articles
section of the website.
1 - Structure.
how is the articles section organised? Are the articles stored in a
database? Or are they just stored in flat files?
2 - Standardisation.
How are the articles put up? Do they follow a template? There's quite
a bit of inconsistency from one article to the next - some standardisation
would be nice.
3 - Feedback.
I'm a HUGE believer in feedback on just about everything I do. I
firmly believe that giving people some method of contributing feedback
would be invaluable. For example: the most recent article, David Howe's
"Open Source in Primary Education", although well-written and informative,
could definitely benefit by giving other people their opportunity to share
*their* experiences. The model I am alluding towards is the annotated
manual on PHP.net - which works fantastically, benefiting all of the PHP
4 - Navigation.
It would be nice to seperate off right-hand side of the "articles" index,
(Tutorials, tips, reviews, interviews, Linux in industry, in the news), to
highlight them - right now, they don't look very much like subsections.
Also, following on from this, would it be possible to drop down the
"articles" section of the left-hand nav, to include the Tutorials, tips
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