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    just launched website - thoughts/critique?

    Ryde High School Languages and Arts College

    My first 'big' website running on Joomla 1.5 with the K2 v2 content management component (love this)

    template is based on a yootheme.com shuffle template but then heavily modified with uniservity (Yack!!!) styled to match it.

    just wondering what you older more experienced people think?

    thankyou

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    First impressions - great. When I have more time I may delve a little deeper - but I really like it!

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    Very smart

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    Very nice, very professional looking. Well Done!

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    I like it too.
    Very tidy.

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    Very nice - can you tell me more about the K2 v2 content management component

    Is it something we need?

    Gareth

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    Looks very nice.
    I'd alter the way your dates are presented in the Latest Events module to something more user friendly.
    Check out here for ideas

    How'd you do the rollover menu thingy on the right?
    regards

    Simon

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    - The Rollover images were created in fireworks as one image then sliced, with duplicate images with a colourised image applied over the top for the rollover effect.

    other effects on the site use javascript (mootools to be precise)

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    K2 is a brilliant content management system from joomlaworks, its free (unlike the Zoo product from yootheme) and allows you to catalogue and present content in much more advanced ways than the original editor, when combined with the JCE editor and rokdownloads (which has a plugin for JCE) you can do pretty much anything within the wysiwyg editor, including uploading zips containing images to auto create galleries (great for non-technical users) you can directly link streaming flash videos, setup more granular user permissions so give people or groups permissions to individual pages or sections - with the ability to create additional groups of users...this is something you cant do in the base 1.5 install.

    There are many more features that I cant really remember or require far to much to explain when you can just have a look at their website.

    One thing I will say is that it doesnt look that different on first impressions, but once you look deeper you will see that it is faaaaaar better than the base joomla system.

    and you can import existing pages and sections from joomla.

    if I get time I will try and put a little jing video together to show you all.

    as for the dates, I agree..its something that I might change...I need to dig around in the modules settings... when I actually get some free time. :P

    oh and for anyone that uses mootools, I found that by changing the libraries to the google variant (done by adding a few lines of text to your index file) which is compressed you can save about 20kb on you js file size....useful for those trying to cut file size...compressing html works too, but would keep original copies if you want to do any editing.

    finally...

    my favoruite tool

    Firebug

    anyway...hopefully that might be useful to someone

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    clean & classy.

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    I must admit i just clicked on the link and wow! you did a very good job here and i like it very much! i will find some time to have a look a little deeper this evening. but well done!

    James.

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    Did you say first attempt - gee whiz it's a corker, I'm really looking forward to seeing what you roll out in the future. Well done indeed

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