Met with BT and SB on schedule and specs for new Humanities site.
Blair wants to work actively on this beginning May 2010.
Preliminary work includes:
- organizing the primary navigation structure and deciding whether to use a two-level or three-level navigational scheme (Blair)
- confirming what fields are available in the UVic events calendar and deciding if that should be the system for generating events postings on the Humanities site (Blair and Stewart)
- investigate including a "updated recently" feature which trolls through site, finds files that have been updated recently and lists those in a box in the left or right margin
- investigate including an "administrative timeline" feature which is based on an array of events, where each event has a "date" field, a "member-of-sequence" field, a "place-in_sequence" field, a "link-to-page" field, a "display-text" field, possibly some others (like "actor", more than one display-test field etc.). Allow users to: click on date and see what events have deadlines on or about that date; click on sequence and see all events associated with that sequence; click on event and see date, parent sequence and other details.
BT has been experimenting with a copy of the current UVic template for Humanities. Based on the that he'd like to make some behind-the-scene changes to the templates to make them easier for him to work on while maintaining the branding requirements. I'll meet with him in the next few weeks on that.