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  Knowledge Management and Community conference
Submitted by Dries on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 19:19
 

Cameron Barrett, long-time information architect, wrote:

    Yesterday, I attended the Knowledge Management and Community conference at the Javits Center here in NYC. It was put together by a company called Basex, who sells industry and analyst reports. Akonix was one of the companies represented there, and one of the speakers was from Akonix.

 
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  Entry Templates Revisited - Functional Requirements
Submitted by j0e on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 03:57
 

I'd like to create special templates for data entry. An example that I've used before is in the drupal handbook, every function page should have the same data and format.

The problem is that it is difficult for users to follow this convention and the formatting is included in the post, so it would be difficult to later reformat or change the template.
[from a previous post]

 
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  The future is desktop?
Submitted by kika on Monday, December 10, 2001 - 12:02
 

  • eZPublish Desktop Edition
    DE is a WYSIWYG editor which connects to your eZ publish content management system. DE lets you edit articles and images on your web site through a familiar browser and word processing interface.
    The "glue" used to communicate between desktop editor and the webstite is very robust and comprehensive XML-RPC API.
  • ...

 
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  Open-source vs corporate mission statements
Submitted by kika on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 21:23
 

Pulled together from our online discussions, focused via email correspondence with Dries, and polished by the folks on the developers list, we now have a mission that should accurately reflect our reason for being and the shared values of the group. [j0e]

First I'd like to applaude to Joe, Dries and all the gang who has put together a top-notch mission statement. I regret I hadn't time to join in, but I monitored the progress and was pretty happy with it.

 
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  We are on a mission!
Submitted by j0e on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 19:34
 

Pulled together from our online discussions, focused via email correspondence with Dries, and polished by the folks on the developers list, we now have a mission that should accurately reflect our reason for being and the shared values of the group. Read on...

Mission:
To develop a leading edge open-source content management system that implements the latest thinking in community publishing, knowledge management, and software design. We value flexibility, simplicity, and utility in our product; teamwork, innovation, and openness in our community; and modularity, extensibility and maintainability in our code.

 
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  Salon's subscription system. Who's next?
Submitted by Dries on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 16:09
 

Scott Rosenburg, Salon's VP of operations, wrote an interesting article for Web Techniques about Salon's subscription system. It goes into a fair amount of technical detail (JavaBeans and JSP on Linux for login and authentication; Perl, HTML::Mason and MySQL (CD: and oracle) for content). He also talks about their subscription numbers, what drove them to do it, and their plans for the future (technical and perational). A little fluffy, but still a good read. [via slashdot.org]

 
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  Working on CityDesk
Submitted by kika on Friday, December 07, 2001 - 18:15
 

Joel Spolsky has released CityDesk - a desktop content management software.

But more important thing is that he continues his higly educating and downright funny writings - this time "Working on CityDesk", part one, two, three, four and five.

All of these are good, but in last part he he brings out some hard-hitting problems of current Internet-era software development:

1. You can't do good UIs in a web browser.
2. XML is a Dumb Format For Storing Data
3. Most People Don't Control Their Web Servers
4. If You Can Only Do One Platform, Do Windows.
5. Content Management Can't Require Programmers

And the man proves it!

 
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  Usability Testing
Submitted by j0e on Friday, December 07, 2001 - 02:37
 

I stumbled across a fantastic approach to usability testing on politicaldiscussion.org It looks like they followed the process outlined by Jacob Nielson.

A little research turned up these useful sites:

I'll add usability testing to the list of things I'd like to contribute to drupal :-) Since politicaldiscussion.org is running scoop, we might be able to learn from their analysis.

If anyone has alternative approaches or personal experience with usability testing I'd love to hear your thoughts.

 
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  Another direction for evolution
Submitted by j0e on Monday, December 03, 2001 - 08:48
 

I've been thinking that in a traditional publishing environment, there are some key functional roles; writer, editor, copy editor, designer, editorial technologist. In a community or collaborative publishing system where these roles aren't assigned it would be good to offer the tools of these trades and let people take on the roles and responsibilities as they see fit. Here's what it might look like:

 
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  Metadata for blogs: revisited
Submitted by kika on Friday, November 30, 2001 - 15:28
 

Doug Kaye, who's writing a book about weblogs in organizatons is rather pessimistic about metadata:

    metadata just doesn't work very well for two reasons. First, every required step acts as a deterrent to the use of the system. I've found that to be true in every software product or web-based system with which I've been involved. /.../ The more you ask, the less likely people are to participate.

 
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