Archiseek, the next version

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Archiseek, the next version

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Oct 18, 2004 6:25 pm

Planning a rebuild of the site, probably around the end of the year. This will include an update of the forum software (and possibly a new faster server). Probably will also include a new look and feel as this particular design path has reached the end of the road....

Any requests for features or areas?
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Postby space_invader » Tue Oct 19, 2004 10:13 am

paul, gotta say, you do a great job here; this is an easy-to-use site and one of the best architectural portals i know of.

requests?

what about building up a library of contributor's articles or summat like that?
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Oct 20, 2004 2:02 pm

A nice idea but here is something I have found.... no everyone who thinks they can write, can actually write or keep producing columns...

on p45 we used to have lots of witty people who could write long amusing posts, but once they had a blog or a column, could only grind one out at best every few weeks to a month....
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:27 pm

Over the next few weeks, you may notice the odd broken link as I replace the existing look and feel across the site.

I'm intending branding the entire site as archiseek.com including what is currently branded as archeire.com for consistancy

The new layout is simply a further development of the designs used since 1996, but a bit cleaner and with the current navigation simplified.

There will also be a few new areas including, wait for it... Uruguay....
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Postby PVC King » Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:00 pm

Originally posted by Paul Clerkin
There will also be a few new areas including, wait for it... Uruguay....


Montevideo,

Any chance of giving free Madness downloads,

Fair play there is nothing like expanding the parameters, I just love 1920's commercial architecture and Montevideo is up there with the best of them. Any thoughts of putting Buenos Aires in there as well?
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Postby Frank Taylor » Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:25 am

Originally posted by Paul Clerkin
A nice idea but here is something I have found.... no everyone who thinks they can write, can actually write or keep producing columns...
You wouldn't have to publish every article you receive. If there was even one good article published every few weeks (not by the same person), it could be worthwhile.

Would it be possible to index the photos in more than one way? At the moment they are arranged by location (country, city, street). It would be useful to also index them by style, period or architect.
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:14 am

I like the geographical nature of it - it makes the site scaleable whereas categorisation by style would be seriously cumbersome. You can use the search to find buildings by a specific architect. When the initial results come up, you can narrow down the search to a particular root, ie you can search only in "news" archives or in the "building of ------" area
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Nov 05, 2004 5:16 am

I've upgraded the forum software tonight... it will require some tweaking to get the settings and the visual appearance of it to what i would like...

so your mileage may vary this morning... you will notice a lot of new features..... :D
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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby Frank Taylor » Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:31 am

Paul Clerkin wrote:I've upgraded the forum software tonight... it will require some tweaking to get the settings and the visual appearance of it to what i would like...

so your mileage may vary this morning... you will notice a lot of new features..... :D
Well done, it looks much better .
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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby vinnyfitz » Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:59 am

Good stuff.

Congrats.
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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Nov 05, 2004 6:11 pm

You may notice the odd glitch but hopefully not too many....
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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby GrahamH » Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:06 pm

Looks really good, and the more blue the better - the colour of authority apparently :)
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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:18 pm

A few new features....

In your control panel....
Your profile now contains a field for "favourite building"

Member's List
A list of members who have posted more than 10 times...

Calendar
I'm still thinking of a use for this - perhaps major conferences / events?

New Posts
Every thread update since your last visit...
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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby Irishtown » Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:30 pm

It looks very nice!
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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby Paul Clerkin » Sat Nov 06, 2004 7:15 am

any other forums needed?
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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby PVC King » Sat Nov 06, 2004 7:34 pm

Well done Paul

I didn't think the forum could have been improved as most of the quality has always been the variety of opinions given an airing on this forum, but the new look is faster, brighter and has much more information.

Thanks and I hope you get a good return from your new investment

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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby PVC King » Sat Nov 06, 2004 9:48 pm

I like it!!!!!

I hope the advertisers like as much,

evrything that you had to navigate around the site around for is now on every page. The only glitch is that I can't find the polls section.
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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby ro_G » Sat Nov 06, 2004 9:57 pm

top nav bar doesn't work in firefox. the rollover is only working in the store and competitions parts
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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby Paul Clerkin » Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:45 am

the polls have been reincorporated back into relevant forums....
as per your suggestion that we can comment on the polls, polls can be run inside the forums for future voting and comment - i'll endevour to highlight the more interesting ones on the homepage...

re javascript drop boxes, i'll have to cure that for firefox.... but more interesting in getting the whole site updated first....
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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby PVC King » Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:52 am

Paul Clerkin wrote:the polls have been reincorporated back into relevant forums....
as per your suggestion that we can comment on the polls, polls can be run inside the forums for future voting and comment - i'll endevour to highlight the more interesting ones on the homepage...


I noticed that after I had posted and it will make for a much more interactive experience going forward, I also really like the new ms word format for posts although if I bothered to get a new mouse it would probably be more use to me, using the tab bar really improves typing speed.
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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby Paul Clerkin » Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:54 am

now everyone's aim for the next few weeks should be to introduce one new person each to the forum
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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby lexington » Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:19 pm

Any chance that when you click on the desired Thread - you would be immediately redirected to the last port on that thread as opposed to be redirected to the First Page every time? I know on the side bar of the Content page there is a list of most recently posted threads - but on the main Content selection - could the above suggestion be implemented please???

Thanks! Like the work so far.
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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Nov 18, 2004 6:58 pm

Currently reindexing site search tool - you may notice some lack of results while this is happening....
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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Nov 23, 2004 7:36 am

A few more items to go in, to balance the sides but you'll get the idea of what the new frontpage will look like here

http://www.archiseek.com/vbindex.php
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Re: Archiseek, the next version

Postby ro_G » Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:46 pm

looking very snazzy
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