2009-11-02 Web Design status meeting

Date: 
Monday, November 2, 2009 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: 
Conference call
Committee: 
Web Design
Agenda: 
Old Business:

1. Subteam status reports

* Office status (Josh)

* Google Analytics and Theming (Doug)

* Business model (Ann)
• Submit 3Q volunteer hours to Ann (or post in table on Web at http://www.nynjtc.org/group/volunteer-hours-spent-web-design-project
• Selling downloadable items - who's in charge and what is proposed?
• Technology committee in 2010 - discussion
* Rescheduling call with Harris Connect.

* Content (Georgette)
• Current activities

* Technology (Walt)
-- Backup plan
-- Drupal 6
Use new forum topic to collect discussion and info.
-- Store issues: Ubercart membership process - expiration date processing
-- ebase fields to push to the Web site; synchronization plan

2. Set goals for next couple of weeks
* Walt's priorities
* Other high priority items

3. Specific action items requiring discussion.
See http://nynjtc.org/meeting/actions
Review outstanding actions from prior meeting minutes

New Business:

Meeting schedule:
Next meeting: phone or office next or two weeks ?

Parking lot (for later discussion):

Attendees: 
Ann, Walt, Georgette, Josh, Doug
Minutes: 

Old Business:

1. Subteam status reports

* Office status (Josh)

• Reports needed to streamline order processing. Eliminate repetition. (Total sales and dollar amount for ea item sold on a given day.) (Ann suggests waiting for Drupal 6.)
• Mail in credit card - can we submit on Web? Josh to play with it on the Web and see what happens.
• A2hosting renewal - Josh to handle.
• Walt to give Josh updated passwords before he heads to Bhutan. (DONE)

* Google Analytics and Theming (Doug)

• Doug suggests we replace Top Ten fall hikes on home page ... use places to hike in Hunting season / places for snowshoes and X-C skis..
Doug to try to generate report of fall hikes experience.
• Ed's note re GA billing?
• Doug needs list of what he owes us:

  • Narrower images for panel pages - Doug to provide to Walt
  • Health & Safety ... &amp. Shows in search

• Event tracking feature in AdWords (can track activity) Outgoing links, downloads, incoming emails can be tracked. 79 office, 69 info, etc.
• Improve some ads to be more like Campmor ad (Ramsey Outdoor, Hudson Museum)
• Working with volunteers ... Tina Nixon, new guy for Google analytics maven role ; Georgette notes that Ed would like reports - perhaps we can assign someone to do (monthly) reports for us? (Discuss in separate call perhaps) ... Ann to set up conference call to discuss roles some time this month.
• Under benchmarking - can compare TC site with other sites of similar size. 50K visits a month for niche market.
• Photo gallery - content issue ... Walt needs to pick a package to use. (Base on Drupal 6)
• How to aggregate video assets on the Web. Let's discuss what to do. Walt to send Doug URLs for videos we have. (DONE) Other user generated content.

 

* Business model (Ann)

Submit 3Q volunteer hours to Ann (or post in table on Web at http://www.nynjtc.org/group/volunteer-hours-spent-web-design-project
• Selling downloadable items - who's in charge and what is proposed?
Trail maps? Pubs committee activity.
• Technology committee in 2010 - discussion

* Content (Georgette)

• Current activities
o Real estate on home page is tight ... can we add quick links in left column? (Yes, but not navnlog menu)
• Doug suggests content page ... holiday top ten gifts

* Technology (Walt)

-- Backup plan - now being done by a2hosting. Daily for a week then monthly,
-- Drupal 6 -- Use new forum topic to collect discussion and info.
-- Store issues: Ubercart membership process - expiration date processing still flaky;
Fix for invoices done this week.
-- ebase:  fields to push to the Web site; synchronization plan

2. Set goals for next couple of weeks

* Walt's priorities
* Other high priority items

3. Specific action items requiring discussion.

See http://nynjtc.org/meeting/actions
Review outstanding actions from prior meeting minutes

New Business:

Meeting schedule:

Next meeting: phone or office next or two weeks ? Walt back on the 23rd.  (No meeting next week.  Will leave call on 16th optional -- only if someone has something they want to discuss.  Next call on the 23rd.)

Parking lot (for later discussion):

Groups: