[p2pu-dev] first step into merging school of webcraft home page changes to the lernanta repo (feedback please)

zuzel.vp zuzel.vp at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 15:53:04 UTC 2011

I just did a pull request (https://github.com/arlton/lernanta/pull/1)
to your fork so you can merge my changes to your fork and do the CSS
style editing to the featured courses.

Screenshots for everyone:

What I did yesterday makes the current lernanta look like:


After you merge this pull request what you have in your fork should look like:



On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 9:26 AM, Arlton Lowry <arltonlowry at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey,
> The last option we have for the "Get notified of Webmaking 101 launch" button on the SoW home page was to use a MailChimp email signup form. I got a response back from my friend at Mail Chimp and she added more email address slots to our account. I'm not sure how many she added - I forgot to ask - but this should be helpful in the future. She also told me that if we needed more to let her know and she would add more.
> After you make the changes of adding the "Featured Courses" to the SoW homepage I'll probably need to do some CSS style editing to adjust things. I think all the schools should follow the same format as the SoW home page in the future, so that there is consistency though out the site. Also, I'm finishing up the new branding for the schools today, so I'll have that available to update their pages whenever we are ready to do so. I understand we need to get buy-in from each schools administrator, so I guess its really up to them, right?
> Finally, I'd like to applaud you for making these changes so swiftly. I know you have a busy schedule, with a full plate of work, so I'd like to make sure you understand that I appreciate everything you've done.
> Everything seems to be in place. Good job!
> Cheers,
> Arlton
> On Sep 1, 2011, at 4:52 PM, zuzel.vp wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The first step into merging school of webcraft home page changes to
>> the lernanta is still on a branch
>> (https://github.com/p2pu/lernanta/commit/1eb3ce2b002c2eed3ab813d7a869b4036573b094)
>> but almost ready for merging to master. I owe you screenshots (will
>> prepare them ASAP) of how it looks but the front end only has minor
>> differences of what arlton did on
>> http://alpha.p2pu.org:8091/en/schools/school-of-webcraft/ -- not
>> including background and p2pu navigation changes.
>> Arlton please review the changes/implementation. Need to check with
>> school organizers if they like one of the changes which affects their
>> schools as well, or if we should restrict it to SoW. The change that
>> could affect other schools is that only the featured schools groups
>> are in the homepage and we link to:
>> http://p2pu.org/groups/?school=school-of-webcraft
>> http://p2pu.org/en/groups/all/?school=school-of-webcraft
>> which work just like the ones we have for the general p2pu but
>> filtered by schools (and with the schools breadcrumbs, and links
>> appropiatedly changed so you stay in the school). For school of
>> webcraft this allows school organizers to be more selective of which
>> groups appear in their homepage while keeping browsing capabilities
>> like the general p2pu has (I think this can we useful to other schools
>> as well but need confirmation about this).
>> For the "Get notified of Webmaking 101 launch" button on the SoW home
>> page we are linking to the webcraft announcement mailman list. The
>> final implementation of this button is not yet decided so please give
>> feedback about the following alternatives and suggest others:
>> * use the webcraft mailman announcement list which I think already has
>> subscribers (John: do you have any idea why the Administrator password
>> of that list is different from the admin password of other lists?)
>> * use the webmaking 101 announcement mailmant list (as soon as osuosl
>> finishes creating it) which can be configured to be used as a one way
>> channel of announcements.
>> * implement functionality to use the sendgrid api
>> (http://docs.sendgrid.com/documentation/api/newsletter-api/lists/email/)
>> to add users clicking that button to the list of a newsletter we can
>> create on sendgrid (not sure about the complexity of implementing this
>> but for sure more hard than the previous options) -- we will probably
>> have to implement functionality to unsubscribe as well.
>> * ...
>> Arlton, john: please add the other options we mentioned briefly
>> yesterday (one was to use a service for which I don't remember the
>> name but Arlton does, and the other I think was to try to embed
>> mailman signup in a popup), and also explain the inconveniences
>> mentioned about using mailman which if I remember correctly were
>> related to how the mailman subscription page looks like.
>> --
>> Thanks,
>>    Zuzel

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