I've gone ahead and bunged the new design onto the front page - and am
currently feeling rather clever, because I've also split up the various
sections, using templates, and now each has its own 'edit' button - which
should make it easier to update, rather than having to go all squinty eyed
looking at all the complicated layout code....
Re : Angela's points below - they're self evidently strong - I very much see
the current layout as a framework which I hope it might be a bit easier for
more members to get involved in maintaining / updating etc. - if you're so
inclined - dive in :-)
For example, I'd picture updating the 'featured content' bit weekly /
monthly (or even daily) - there's a metric ton of awesome australia related
content on commons, wikisource, and of course wikipedia - if you're so
inclined, just grab something from somewhere, and update that area - if we
have too many cooks, we can figure out some sort of system anon.....
In making these updates, a few things emerge to my mind as becoming a bit
more diserable / pressing;
- I would like to highlight the possibility of an organisation joining
WMAU - for whatever reason it seems to me that we're talking to quite a few
organisations who would be interested in supporting the Chapter in this way.
There's no tension in my mind between between this process and encouraging
individual membership also.
- Our Donate channels are a bit limited - we need an acceptable online
donation scheme asap.
- It might be wise to have some sort of policy on cleanup of older items
- many of the pages easily navigated to are mothballed to various degrees.
that's it for now :-)
On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 2:31 AM, Angela <bees...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 1:06 PM, private musings <thepmacco...@gmail.com>
> > G'day all,
> > I've just been browsing a bit around our website (
> > http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Wikimedia_Australia ) - and wondered if
> > we might be able to generally aim a little higher / improve it a bit.
> has some advice that might be useful. In summary:
> Make your site donor-friendly
> Make your site media-friendly
> Make your site volunteer-friendly
> Make sure your organization’s purpose is immediately apparent
> Make sure your content takes center stage
> Make sure your website is consistent with your other promotional materials
> Know your site’s purpose up front
> Include a news section or blog
> They also list 20 examples of sites that do it well.
> Wikimediaau-l mailing list
Wikimediaau-l mailing list