|Re: Community Websites||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Hummel, Tracey S - (thummel) (thummelemail.arizona.edu)|
|Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 18:26:26 -0800 (PST)|
Shelia, Sorry for the confusion. The public portion of the Sonora Cohousing website is done using Drupal: http://sonoracoho.com. Sean is referring to the internal portion that is not visible outside the community. I believe it is entirely hand-coded. The Drupal community is world-wide and goes by a philosophy similar to cohousing.... inclusion, cooperation, and working collaboratively for the benefit of the entire community. The Drupal community is amazing. What is really great about Drupal is that you can create a website (without content) and then clone it within minutes to get another fully-functional website up and running really, really quickly... just add content & users. The 'clones' are fully customizable & expandable and the administration of the site can be turned over to a community member who does not need a ton of technical skill to maintain the site. This is what I do for the Community-website project: http://community-website.org. I'm happy to share with other Drupal developers or would love for more people to work with me on this project. I've gotten input and support from several communities but it is always helpful to have more. Thanks, Tracey -----Original Message----- From: Sheila Hoffman [mailto:sheila [at] hoffmangraphics.com] Sean, your offer is most generous. Those are extensive features and the Sonora site looks wonderful. I'm a graphic designer myself and while I work a lot in WordPress someone else in our forming group is a Drupal expert. So our site is setup with similar features to yours, using the Drupal OpenSource platform (I designed the logo and site). We're a newly forming group: www.capitolhillurbancohousing.org. I looked at your link and read about Mosaic. I am unfamiliar with it. For me it raises a bit of a concern as it looks proprietary (meaning custom and unique to you). Please correct me if I'm wrong. I just feel that it's best for communities to work with tools that are in wide use so that they do not become dependant on any sole provider. I know that both WordPress and Drupal are such trusted platforms that in very wide use. To that end I offer another resource for communities in need. I've come across this site in my web travels. They offer very low cost sites based in Drupal. Here's their link: http://community-website.org/ I am in no way affiliated. Happy New Year. Sheila _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ Tracey Hummel University Information Technology Services Web Services Team (520) 626-5139 tracey [at] arizona.edu
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