sectors + tag indexes

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Mike Harman
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Mar 3 2007 11:16
sectors + tag indexes

I've added a couple more fields to the intros content type, and done a dummy one with transport.

Anyone has time - editing the others (at least to move the image to the imgaefield and make sure the intro only has a couple of sentences) would be really handy - going to make block view now for index.

got ul li to display inline with tags - we can put a seperator in with css as well. Have to deal with header line breaks.

Mike Harman
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Mar 3 2007 12:57

right.

I've done a sectors block for main index - using full size image.

Had an idea - why not use the sectors intros for the related tags ones as well - so if you went to "buses" - you'd get the transport intro up top? Can't imagine us getting round to doing individual ones for every tag, so this would save time and might work better as well.

I think I'm going to try it with transport - that might save on "related tags" as a seperate field as well.

Mike Harman
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Mar 3 2007 13:26

now got view for sectors index - tried to do a two column thing but very tricky to get it looking decent. View works pretty well.

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Mar 3 2007 14:01

yo one thing quickly, looks v good but in the transport thing it now says "intro to transport" so the teaser is like a description of itself rather than an intro to the sector index, iyswim?

Mike Harman
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Mar 3 2007 14:05

Yeah I know. I think we should re-use them on tags within the sector - so need to find a way to word it so that works. Also intros show up on full view of the article and the sectors index - so ideally should work in all those contexts.

Might work for other stuff as well - say Kronstadt we might just want the main russian revolution intro or something.

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Mar 3 2007 15:55

hmmm yeah good point. with russian rev, there's another problem if we're going to be using these intros as our glossary/reading list entries...

Mike Harman
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Mar 3 2007 15:57

yeah, same with that.

Divisive Cottonwood
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Mar 3 2007 16:44

Nice upgrade - looks great

But why only industrial though and not community sectors?

And it reads LibCom 5.0, when I'm sure previously it read 0.4

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Mar 3 2007 16:47

I've looked closer now and see what you have done

It's a bit weird though having housing and tenants under the banner of public and third sector.

Well, you are right, it is public and third sector, a bit unusual descriptive tag though

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Mar 3 2007 16:54
Divisive Cottonwood wrote:
Nice upgrade - looks great

But why only industrial though and not community sectors?

Because we can split employment vaguely into a small number of sectors, and if you're talking about local areas there are millions of them. We have everything split into regions as well, and where appropriate content is classified by country and town or borough by tags.

For example:
http://libcom.org/regions/middle-east
http://libcom.org/tags/hackney
http://libcom.org/tags/bangladesh

Mike Harman
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Mar 3 2007 18:01

we've also got a housing tag: http://libcom.org/tags/housing, and rent strikes: http://libcom.org/tags/rent-strikes etc. but for consistency and trying to keep sectors down to as low a number possible, we kept it to those 15. When we've done the sectors index, those'll be easier to find.

Otherwise we'd have 20 main sectors or more, which would be too many to take in in one go.

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Mar 5 2007 00:06

with sector intros, could say maybe:
"The education and learning sector contains content related to the education industry and strudents"

and things like that.

Mike Harman
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Mar 5 2007 00:16

Maybe just "this sector contains content related to the education industry and students" - saves education twice.

Or just "content related to the education industry and students" even.

With regional intros, I'm wondering if we can get google maps into them - might be worth doing very basic intros then trying maps at a later date.

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Mar 5 2007 00:17
Mike Harman wrote:
Maybe just "this sector contains content related to the education industry and students" - saves education twice.

Or just "content related to the education industry and students" even.

With regional intros, I'm wondering if we can get google maps into them - might be worth doing very basic intros then trying maps at a later date.

yeah. would could put screen shots of google maps in?

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Mar 5 2007 00:24

nah - we can put clickable google maps in. Pretty sure at a minimum we can get manual links to different terms - so uk would have Scotland, Wales, London + other tags + forums. Might not look as good as the main one, and probably a bit of work, but should be possible.

If we can do that - then we can stick big markers on the main map pointing to those intros - each of which will have a sub-map with the main tags located. All nodes will only appear on the main map though unless can work something out (like maybe views).

I think the main thing is to get a selection of nodes on the main one so we get an idea how it works, and then try to keep this in mind for a bit later.

For now it'd be good to have intros for the main regions so we can put location information in for them and have them show up.

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Apr 3 2007 10:07

the transport intro has something funny going on with the graphic: http://libcom.org/sectors (scroll down)

i tried to fix by making the code the same as the others, but is seems to think there's a graphic there in addition to the html linked one confused

Mike Harman
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Apr 3 2007 10:18

all those graphics need to go in as imagefield instead of html links.

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Apr 3 2007 10:24

ahh, it was like that originally for transport and was displaying funny, so i changed it to be like the others wall (and it's still displaying weird)

i can't do this from work cos i have graphics turned off black bloc

Mike Harman
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Apr 3 2007 10:37

alright I see. Basically it's easy to fix display issues if they're image field, not if they're in manually. Can't look now either.

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Apr 12 2007 16:28

OK so a few things:

I think the sectors block on the front page should be 6 not 9 so tags fit in (at least on big monitors) - I can make something crude to do random sets (or choose from three or something).

All sectors indexes need the image done with the upload form instead of html.

libcom.org/sectors looks like shite - we should do it properly with a panel like the organise index.

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Apr 12 2007 16:33
Mike Harman wrote:
OK so a few things:

I think the sectors block on the front page should be 6 not 9 so tags fit in (at least on big monitors) - I can make something crude to do random sets (or choose from three or something).

ha ha i started doing that today, then thought a random one'd be better.

i also thought i could maybe shrink logos, but random 3 or 6'd be cool... evenly spaced out would be great too if poss.

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libcom.org/sectors looks like shite - we should do it properly with a panel like the organise index.

yeah cool.