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    Re: What to do with a doorstop server?

    Dumb question here but surely this is a classic opportunity to involve members of the school community from staff to students to parents...

    Think we might be getting off topic but going that route puts the ball in their court a bit more as to whether they really DO support bi-lingual or not.

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    Re: What to do with a doorstop server?

    Just to return to the original question

    Took mine home, wiped it, loaded XP and now my daughter uses it as her home Pc
    Yes, it's a bit big but it does the job1

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    Re: What to do with a doorstop server?

    Quote Originally Posted by contink
    Dumb question here but surely this is a classic opportunity to involve members of the school community from staff to students to parents...

    Think we might be getting off topic but going that route puts the ball in their court a bit more as to whether they really DO support bi-lingual or not.
    Well on topic for the OP..

    The site was developed recently only in English, someone complained and the school took the site down. Welsh speakers, rightly in my mind, demand that public websites are offerred in their own language. This is Wales and I think that Welsh people should have the right to this. Do you think you should put it to your parents to choose that your school website not be in english?

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    Re: What to do with a doorstop server?

    I've just noticed that the topic of this thread andswers itself.

    "What to do with a doorstop server?" ...... a doorstop maybe???

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    Re: What to do with a doorstop server?

    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    The site was developed recently only in English, someone complained and the school took the site down. Welsh speakers, rightly in my mind, demand that public websites are offerred in their own language. This is Wales and I think that Welsh people should have the right to this. Do you think you should put it to your parents to choose that your school website not be in english?
    Ok, fair point, went a little further than I intended re: parents but I wonder why someone didn't try to make greater use of the school community.

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    Re: What to do with a doorstop server?

    The reason I've decided on a Joomla-based package is because, as has been suggested, the staff, SMT and possibly parents/governors can add content to the site. I have found a welsh language pack for Joomla and a person on a welsh language forum who has developed bilingual Joomla based sites.

    At the mo this is at the "can I make it work?" stage, actual implementation is a fair way away...

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    Re: What to do with a doorstop server?

    Quote Originally Posted by rhyds
    The reason I've decided on a Joomla-based package is because, as has been suggested, the staff, SMT and possibly parents/governors can add content to the site.
    Not sure about anyone else, but that just would not work here. We use Joomla, but the WYSIWYG editors for Joomla would:

    1. Confuse people - it's more complicated then this forum for instance

    2. Not all content is compatible with the editor i.e. it doesn't like javascript and if you open up a page that contains javascript (entered by the webmaster) in the editor, make changes and save it, you are screwed

    3. Limegreen massive fonts might be found on certain pages or other fonts that simply don't go along with the rest of the site

    4. Spelling and grammar mistakes would likely be an issue, especially if it goes as far as parents adding to the site

    5. As you can enter things like tables and images into the editor, you may well end up with a website that simply doesn't work with any resolution lower then the resolution the person who was adding the content had (i.e. they'll insert a picture that is 1000px wide? If it works on their computer, they won't understand that it might not work on other people's computers.

    6. You'll be called to support the person entering content so many times that you might as well just do it yourself.

    Taking into account all the above, I concluded to enter the website content myself. I just think it'll end up in tears if done the way suggested above.

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    Re: What to do with a doorstop server?

    Quote Originally Posted by rhyds
    The reason I've decided on a Joomla-based package is because, as has been suggested, the staff, SMT and possibly parents/governors can add content to the site. I have found a welsh language pack for Joomla and a person on a welsh language forum who has developed bilingual Joomla based sites.

    At the mo this is at the "can I make it work?" stage, actual implementation is a fair way away...
    Yes those are what I meant. Development has been really slow, we're talking years - which rules it out of the running for now if you need bi-lingual. Then that's only the site itself, and not the content. Biggest problem I have is getting translators. County Hall want to charge £80 per article, and teachers in the school the same.

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    Re: What to do with a doorstop server?

    I personally detest web WYSIWYG editors for the reasons _Bat_ mentions, plus they aren't usually (X)HTML compliant once you do more than paragraphs in them. I prefer Textile/Markdown.

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