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    • Type: Sub-task Sub-task
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Component/s: moodle.org
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      From Martin's notes:

      Develop new front page PHP code to include new feeds and design

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        Dan Poltawski added a comment -

        I did a quick proof of concept for this using the rss feeds and came to a few conclusions:

        • We can't do this using RSS because it doesn't have all the metadata in the format we need.
          • To be like Barabars mockups we want to have images associated with items - user profile image
          • We can't even get the author name + posted date like the mockup
          • For forum posts (useful posts + announcements) I suppose the format will be title + avatar + author + date
        • I think that 4 columns is going to be too much
        • If we are to keep the 'Moodle buzz' feed, then the metadata/images on that are going to need thinking about
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        Dan Poltawski added a comment - I did a quick proof of concept for this using the rss feeds and came to a few conclusions: We can't do this using RSS because it doesn't have all the metadata in the format we need. To be like Barabars mockups we want to have images associated with items - user profile image We can't even get the author name + posted date like the mockup For forum posts (useful posts + announcements) I suppose the format will be title + avatar + author + date I think that 4 columns is going to be too much If we are to keep the 'Moodle buzz' feed, then the metadata/images on that are going to need thinking about
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        Dan Poltawski added a comment -

        Also, it had not really struck me before, but if you are viewing the front page in french, you are going to get 3 columns of english, but one of french?

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        Dan Poltawski added a comment - Also, it had not really struck me before, but if you are viewing the front page in french, you are going to get 3 columns of english, but one of french?
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        Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

        Mixed french/english is OK. It's better than now and unless we start trsnslating the main news into every language there's no other option really.

        4 feeds across hmm, can't they be much smaller?

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        Martin Dougiamas added a comment - Mixed french/english is OK. It's better than now and unless we start trsnslating the main news into every language there's no other option really. 4 feeds across hmm, can't they be much smaller?
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        Dan Poltawski added a comment -

        Ah, no, maybe you are right.

        I set my screen resolution to 1024x768 and removed the left/right blocks and its not as bad as I perceived.

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        Dan Poltawski added a comment - Ah, no, maybe you are right. I set my screen resolution to 1024x768 and removed the left/right blocks and its not as bad as I perceived.
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        Helen Foster added a comment -

        I also think that 4 columns is maybe too much.

        Looking at http://clone.moodle.org/ and thinking that we only need to list the latest two or three announcements, perhaps we can put events underneath announcements and then have only 3 columns.

        Anyway, as Dan mentioned to me in a chat, the layout can be modified later and it will be easier to see with content in.

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        Helen Foster added a comment - I also think that 4 columns is maybe too much. Looking at http://clone.moodle.org/ and thinking that we only need to list the latest two or three announcements, perhaps we can put events underneath announcements and then have only 3 columns. Anyway, as Dan mentioned to me in a chat, the layout can be modified later and it will be easier to see with content in.
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        Dan Poltawski added a comment -

        REminder to Dan: deal with purge caches problem/requireonce()

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        Dan Poltawski added a comment - REminder to Dan: deal with purge caches problem/requireonce()

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