2009-05-11 Web Design status meeting

Date: 
Monday, May 11, 2009 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Committee: 
Web Design
Agenda: 

Old Business:

1. Agenda modifications

* Review Donate flow with Jennifer at 3 pm.

2. Subteam status reports

* Business model (Ann/Ed)

Membership issues (Ed/Walt)
Content management plan (Ann)
Integrating Web content with current office processes (Ann)

* Content (Georgette)

* Technology (Walt)

Changes made this week (and work remaining to be done)
Summary of Trellon status
Walt's priorities

3. Set goals for next week.

* 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:

(If we have time) Ed requests we discuss:
Publication pages
Member org pages
Sponsor pages
301 redirect on html pages


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

Attendees: 
Ed, Ann, Walt, Georgette, (Jennifer Hezel)
Minutes: 

Old Business

1. Agenda modifications

* Review Donate flow with Jennifer at 3 pm.
Revised flow. "Make a Donation" -> Donate Now & jump directly to Ubercart donation form page
Your Donations page - panel page with 3 blocks
Ways to Give page -
Jenny to give Georgette revised content to implement using new flow. Show Jenny how to make updates.
Current practice - Use donate page to make organization get us money quickly (e.g. org. membership)

2. Subteam status reports

* Business model (Ann/Ed)

Membership issues (Ed/Walt)

Calls to office are from frustrated users who can't register/join on Friday. Three sources of problems were apparent:

Billing same as shipping IE bug
Calculate shipping bug

Trellon work plan

  • Remove Gift button
  • Make Next on first page be Add to Cart
  • Eliminate the page used for join/renew
  • Add Gift membership link in text above "Membership type" (we do this)
  • Add catalog item for gift membership and make current gift page the gift membership page
  • Order fields as follows:
    • To look like what‘s in shopping cart with required fields *'ed.
    • First name*, Last name*, address 1, address 2, city*, state*, zip*, phone, email, note-to-recipient field
  • In place of shopping cart on checkout page, insert block to declare you are a member. Ensure one can then cause prices to be recalculated. Walt to explore.
  • Make gift membership a separate product.
  • Ann to provide work order to Trellon.

Update checkout instructions - Ed and staff to provide revised text.
Need to check to make sure that when buy a membership you are automatically marked as a member. But when buy membership and book together you will not see the member prices -- however the office will adjust the price for you. Walt to run tests.

Other topics:

At some point will eliminate 10% discount -- may need to undo Trellon code to do that.
Content management plan (Ann)
Integrating Web content with current office processes (Ann)

* Content (Georgette)

Moving advocacy over. Starting again -- not happy with first attempt. Will work with Walt on how to organize.

* Technology (Walt)

Changes made this week (and work remaining to be done)
Summary of Trellon status
Walt's priorities

What's preventing us from uploading our current database? -- need to do asap ... upload names and email addresses, give arbitrary pw. Users then need only update pw to get on. Requires frequent (weekly) updates.

3. Set goals for next week.

* 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:

(If we have time) Ed requests we discuss:
Publication pages -- detailed publication stuff outside the cart.
Member org pages -- need to outline specs on how we treat various entities (clubs look like parks, for example -- incorporate renewal form on Web?)
Need theme templates we can use for new entities.
Sponsor pages
301 redirect on html pages

Meeting schedule:

Next meeting: phone call or at TC office? -- in office

Invite someone to next status meeting?

 

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