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Old 03-03-05, 09:41 AM
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Cool - can you whip up something for the FD3S.net front page? e.g.- main logo, links icons or text font, etc.?

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Taxonomy

Here is what the FD3S.net site has so far in terms of taxonomy:

The highest level is the front page, which has the following categories/classifications, with a whole [email protected] of stuff underneath (see the Site Index link for a reasonably up to date list):



Does anyone have any suggestions on how to organize this better? Several people pointed me to mkiv.com, which looks great. The way I have arranged FD3S,net is similar to the Technical Arcticles section of their site. Their graphics are WAY better and it looks slicker, which I am sure we can fix on FD3S.net.

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Originally Posted by MilesBFree
Damian,

Cool - can you whip up something for the FD3S.net front page? e.g.- main logo, links icons or text font, etc.?

Cheers,

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sounds good, ill have more questions for you to make sure im on the right track with the imagery.... but you will have to be tolerant with me, I dont have much free time but will wrok on a design/theme when i can
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Damian,

Great, thanks!

I am sure it will also make a difference with what sort of technology we end up with, if we go ith something like a portal framework (i.e.- portlets would determine how much space we have, the shape of the images needed, etc.), etc.

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looks good so far...keep in mind that if Jon makes the category structure dynamic (database driven) then you would be able to change the 'tree' structure pretty easily.

i can also remake the grpahics you posted above, the ones of the car/engine with links to get into the info, and ill match the style with the rest of the design.


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Here is what the FD3S.net site has so far in terms of taxonomy:

The highest level is the front page, which has the following categories/classifications, with a whole [email protected] of stuff underneath (see the Site Index link for a reasonably up to date list):



Does anyone have any suggestions on how to organize this better? Several people pointed me to mkiv.com, which looks great. The way I have arranged FD3S,net is similar to the Technical Arcticles section of their site. Their graphics are WAY better and it looks slicker, which I am sure we can fix on FD3S.net.

Cheers,

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Damian,

Great, thanks!

I am sure it will also make a difference with what sort of technology we end up with, if we go ith something like a portal framework (i.e.- portlets would determine how much space we have, the shape of the images needed, etc.), etc.

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yes, exaclty, a packaged portal deal would determine the space I have to work with, basically i would just be 'skinning' the portal. Is this thing going to be on the system Jon is making or is that still yet to be determined? If it is goin on Jon's sytem then he and i can work out the framework/layout.
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Great content fellas!

I'm a self-employed software engineer typically working as an hourly contractor for larger companies (primarily Java), but I'm trying to venture into my own true consulting business. So I'm very interested in contacting a few of the cats on this thread and picking your brains.

Question: Just curious...it sounds like a solid infrastructure is being developed, but did anyone consider TWiki? I know you lose the look of a traditional website with the WikiWords, but may be easier for the content publishers to submit marked up text without knowing HTML.

Just trying to leverage you guys' experience and understand your thought processes.

Let me know if I can help in any way.

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I'd look into using Mojavi or even mambo. Any sort of CMS modified a bit would work great and allow multiple authors to edit content. I'd also be willing to help.
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Java applets and Html

I can do Java Applets with Java 2. I made the following ones at http://home.comcast.net/~millennm/94Rx7/3rdGen.html
from photographs of my car that I put in an animated series. If you would like an animation using a Java applet please let me know. You could even use the one at my page since few people go to it anyway 8^). Also I can type HTML script with a problem if that is needed.

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Not that everyone and thier grandmother has a standalone computer in thier car you should probably add a good section for tuning. There are a couple good articles out there available to everyone and with permission maybe you could some how incorporate them into your site.

Here is one from Wargasm here on the board....
http://www.zeroglabs.com/rx7/singleturbotuning.htm

and here is another from CEWRX7R1 and TWOKRX7 off the board
https://www.rx7club.com/power-fc-forum-47/pre-tuning-preparation-363664/

There is a TON of info and you could have a full section for tuning then break it down to various computer categories along with a section for general tuning information.

Just a thought

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I'd look into using Mojavi or even mambo. Any sort of CMS modified a bit would work great and allow multiple authors to edit content. I'd also be willing to help.
It's all well and good to write your own CMS, but with so many EXCELLENT examples available under GPL (free) there's no real reason to 'reinvent the wheel'.

Mambo or the likes would handle the job perfectly. Then you can focus on content rather than the actual implementation, which is what it's all about, right?
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Hey Steve,

Though I'm out of my league in the web design/presence aspects, please let me know if I can help with content / moderation. I suspect I was a top contributor in your original site, and would love to continue the legacy where and when I can.

As for a heirarchy mechanical topics, I'd recommend following the Mazda FSM's section code conventions/assingments.
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have you guys noticed the last date on the thread?
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Originally Posted by alberto_mg
have you guys noticed the last date on the thread?
Doesnt seem to have been any progress with the site, which IMHO is a great resource... no hurt in a little prompting
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Here's to more prompting. I'm pretty handy with Java, JSPs, STRUTS, SQL and MSSQL Server. It's my job....
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Hey guys...so this thread is once again dead. Instead of talking about what skills I have, I have acquired the domain fd3s.info and setup a wiki. Um I would like to port some of the information over from fd3s.net but the license agreements prohibit me from doing so. So I emailed Steve but his email bounced. Few questions,

Who can i email to obtain permission to copy the vast amounts of good data already in the fd3s.net site to fd3s.info since there have been ongoing talks of "refreshing" the fd3s.net site. Mind you, this is not competition, just figured fd3s.info is a very meaningful and straightforward name.

Also due to the wiki nature of the site, any one of you can contribute content. If all this is not possible, then who is willing to help me populate the site with data. There are several avenues to take, but waiting on hearing what you guys think.

Perhaps this should be a new thread?
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Why not use a wiki?
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I am using a wiki mediawiki to be specific: http://www.fd3s.info/
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I am using a wiki mediawiki to be specific: http://www.fd3s.info/
bawahah didn't read your post. whoops
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hrmm I guess not too many folks check the forums during daytime... kinda itching to get started on the site since I want to learn about the car while I am doing it... 2 birds with the same stone philosophy.
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hmm does anyone know how the right person to pm / email would be in this case? fd3s.net's owners email bounces.
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Hi,

I was looking for help on my site. A lot of people have asked to get all of my content for their sites, but that is not what I was looking for. I wanted help to improve my site.

I have decided to take things in a difffernet direction. I have signed up some of the FD experts and gray-beards including some well-known shops, to help me edit the content so it is more than a collection of postings, how-to articles, etc. It will hopefully morph into more of a book-style collection.

My email is my first name (as below) at FD3S.net. I have not been publishing it online, since the spammers killed my old one - I got somthing like 500+ spams a day, and even if only 5% made it past the filters, I was still getting 25 or so in my inbox.

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Ah, cool. Didn't know if this effort of cleaning things up was active or not. From the postings things seem to have been on halt. Thanks for the update.
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