2009-04-20 Web Design status meeting

Date: 
Monday, April 20, 2009 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Conference call
Committee: 
Web Design
Agenda: 

Old Business:

1. Agenda modifications

This meeting will be a conference call.

2. Subteam status reports

* Content (Georgette)

* Technology (Walt)

* Business model (Ann/Ed)

3. Review launch status and set goals for next week.

* Trellon issues -- prep for Tuesday 8 am call
* Join/Renew/Donate flow and other store issues
* Google Analytics
* Migrating content from the old site

* Other high priority items

4. Specific action items requiring discussion.

See http://nynjtc.org/meeting/actions

5. Phase 2 planning

* Process: gather requirements, prioritize requirements, size implementation, build work plan, implement per plan.
* Gather requirements -- Steo 1: Build tentative starter list of requirements (in random order for now); Step 2: take to committees, staff, board for additional input.

New Business:

Meeting schedule:
Next meeting: phone call or at TC office?
Invite someone to next status meeting? (Jennifer?)

Attendees: 
Ann, Georgette, Walt
Minutes: 

Old Business:

1. Agenda modifications

This meeting will be a conference call.

2. Subteam status reports

* Content (Georgette)

  • Phil -- out until mid-June (travelling); Ken - recuperating; Gayle sent in hours for 1Q. Susan Hall -- get her estimate as well.
  • Should put up page to collect info about spring fires.
  • Can we put Long Path book online? Walt to discuss at Thursday's pubs meeting.  (Result: Yes we can put it online.)
  • Somebody broke links to Long Path pages. 
  • Doug's Google AdWords link isn't working. Need closer communication of pages he's pointing at. Can Doug give us / point us to a list? Need to follow up with Doug.
  • On Region display page -- Delete Type and Facts/Resources fields from view as currently not informative or empty.

* Technology (Walt)

No evidence of Trellon fixes on our site.
Split pages with pictures -- green text.
Zebra stripes -- for all tables. Simplify by using same stripes for all tables. Walt to try out -- see if we like it.

* Business model (Ann/Ed)

3. Review launch status and set goals for next week.

* Trellon issues -- prep for Tuesday 8 am call

Also, with the 10 hours of Trellon time remaining, I'd like to propose the following:
1) for the security updates, set it up so Trellon informs us on a monthly basis which ones we should install; similarly, Walt, you should verify Trellon doesn't know of any problems with other updates you plan to install before you actually install them. I figure that may cost us up to an hour of Trellon time per month, no more -- but we should verify with Riche/Alonza.
2) for the remaining hours, use what we need to have Trellon walk us through making some of the changes we want to make to the site. That way, we can learn how to do the theming or whatever it is ourselves -- better than scrounging around to figure out what they did.

Ideas for what to do?

-- Have a couple of styling templates for content editors in TinyMCE. (Once know how to do it, can work with Doug on style design.)

(See notes from Trellon call on 4/21 for additional information.)

* Join/Renew/Donate flow and other store issues

Still need to reorder address/zip block.
Change Recipient to Second Recipient Name.

* Google Analytics

* Migrating content from the old site

Volunteer area about ready to fully migrate
Trail tree still has a lot to go. Focus on long distance trails right now.

* Other high priority items

4. Specific action items requiring discussion.

See http://nynjtc.org/meeting/actions

5. Phase 2 planning

* Process: gather requirements, prioritize requirements, size implementation, build work plan, implement per plan.
* Gather requirements -- Steo 1: Build tentative starter list of requirements (in random order for now); Step 2: take to committees, staff, board for additional input.

New Business:

Highlands-Trail.org -- Georgette has question about what to do. Copy over as-is then do updates. 1) Volunteers insist blue background is part of their pages; (we won't support that -- suggest alternatives?) 2) Keep URL.
Need general policy for long distance trails and what is represented on our site using our design - also what belongs elsewhere. Georgette to discuss with Brenda and Ed.

Meeting schedule:

Next meeting: phone call or at TC office?
Invite someone to next status meeting? (Jennifer?) -- yes.

Groups: