[pp.int.general] EuPP Website: collecting requirements
jh at sotun.de
Mon Dec 3 22:42:37 CET 2007
In the currently active thread about the European website (thx for bringing it
up, btw) the discussion somehow concentrates on the design. The (for me) more
important question is what content to put on the site. I ask for
brainstorming and discussion.
What I think the page should contain (sorted by how important compared to how
hard to achieve):
1. Information about the status of the pirate party in each county
(I prefer a color coded map, details on hovering with the mouse and a link to
the parties website if applicable)
2. Common press releases
2.b Our plans for EU election
3. Common stances of all european parties as well as differences (where
(Getting them will be a tough point but is defenitely neccessary after the
manifest process got stucked)
4. news about what is happening at the EU level (e.g. IPRED*) ... some rough
links might be enough here; may be we can even cover this with the press
5. News from each country
(they could even be aggregated automatically)
6. a How-to-start-your-own-party ... may be with
We also have to think about the language dimension: some content (1, 2, 3)
should be available in as many languages as possible. Some content (4, 6)
should be available at least in english (the language most european citizens
are able to read (i think)), some should be available in a local language but
translations should be possible.
After all the visitor should not be bombed with 15 different languages but
instead see only his native langauge and english articles per default (with
the option to change this selection)
Once we know wich content should be put on the page, we have to think about
how to organize and update it regulary. Clearly every nations pirate party
needs at least one (better several) accounts, automatic aggregation has to be
thought about as well as a translation system (here I suggest
http://gnunet.org/i18nHTML/ or comparable).
A nice add-on would be the (some times discussed) media server, but we should
focus on the website at the moment and care for it later.
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