2010-01-04 Web Design status call

Date: 
Monday, January 4, 2010 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: 
Conference call
Committee: 
Web Design
Agenda: 
Old Business:

1. Subteam status reports - first and third Mondays

* Office status (Josh)

* Google Analytics and Theming (Doug)

* Social Networking (Doug-acting)

Discussion of our Facebook presence: guidelines, leadership, action plan, issues

* Content (Georgette)

Historical notes: Discuss how it ranks in priority for staff support of vols compared to Top 10 Lists, additional hikes in the hikes database, expanding and editing the parks database, etc--(and recruit more help).

* Business model (Ann)

2. Technology status reports - second and fourth Mondays

-- Drupal 6 (Walt)
-- Store issues: Ubercart membership process - expiration date processing (Walt)
-- ebase fields to push to the Web site; synchronization plan (Walt)
-- CRM (Walt -acting)

-- Domain names we own (should we buy more?)

3. Set goals for next couple of weeks

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


New Business:

Meeting schedule:
Next meeting: phone or office?

Parking lot (for later discussion):

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

Old Business:

1. Subteam status reports - first and third Mondays

* Office status (Josh)

  • Current push is to get migration plan together and how it will improve internal ops. Josh's goal: by end of next week -- final implementation of postage changes (first class + bump to cover handling). Also need to update store policy and put it on the Web.
  • Audit recommendations do not affect the Web or db stuff, per Josh. eCommerce + checks and walk-in transactions. Only offline systems have to change. Focus on doing all transactions thru the Web in Feb. timeframe.
  • Josh to see if Ed's available to meet re Tech plan next Tues or Thurs.

* Google Analytics and Theming (Doug)

Still need shorter images for titles. Ed suggests we freshen up images on top pages (set up schedule to do seasonally?)
Georgette added top ten X-C and snowshoe hikes.

* Social Networking (Doug-acting)

Discussion of our Facebook presence: guidelines, leadership, action plan, issues
Tina Nixon interested in helping us starting in mid-Jan.
Should we have both a Facebook page and a group? Also, we need to unite support of the Facebook presence. Right now there seem to be several people who are working the page. Walt to follow up with Aaron.

 

* Content (Georgette)

Still updating Parks -- Georgette done; Ann and Phil still working on their sections.
Refresh headers on main pages; added top 10 for winter.

Historical notes: Discuss how it ranks in priority for staff support of vols compared to Top 10 Lists, additional hikes in the hikes database, expanding and editing the parks database, etc--(and recruit more help). Will be adding separate page for Doodletown. History content type -- needs more work. Especially how to categorize historical things.

* Business model (Ann)

Download hike plus map ... use "points system" for download purchases. Need to develop business plan. (For followup later this spring.)

2. Technology status reports - second and fourth Mondays

-- Drupal 6 (Walt)
-- Ann to talk with Walt Thurs or Fri re plan.

-- Store issues: Ubercart membership process - expiration date processing (Walt)
-- ebase fields to push to the Web site; synchronization plan (Walt)
-- CRM (Walt -acting)

-- Use "Unpublish" to delete a page? How to deactivate so it cannot be found. (Google will still find the url, however.) (Shouldn't make a page that uses lotsa Drupal resources.)

-- Domain names we own (should we buy more?)

Bill: question re how things get done on Web site.
Bill: Grant member role for shopping cart -- ...not a normal menu item.

Would be helpful to have a review of how theme got put together. Trellon implementation ... in nynj-custom module and theme php code.

Overview of site and how to handle who does what -- discuss next week.

3. Set goals for next couple of weeks

4. Specific action items requiring discussion.

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

New Business:

Meeting schedule:
Next meeting: phone or office?

Parking lot (for later discussion):

  • Focus on doing all transactions thru the Web in Feb. timeframe. 
  • Download hike plus map ... use "points system" for download purchases. Need to develop business plan. (For followup later this spring.)
Groups: