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[campsite-support] Sections, Topics and Issues
  • Hello!

    After playing around with Campsite for a while and being really
    impressed I got a little confused on how to use some of its features.

    We are planning to set up a magazine-like site, that somehow resembles
    the structure of sites like time.com, tol.cz or any other real news site
    (no blog!!!). We want to have sections like politics, science etc. and
    within these commentaries, usual articles and shortnews.

    So the actual question: is it best to use the sections feature to divide
    into politics, science etc. or should I create topics? actually If
    someone explained how everything on tol.cz is done it would be great,
    because imo they use all the features of campsite you can think of.
    There are (were?) some templates of tol.cz online, they seem to be outdated.

    I'm afraid it's kind of a fuzzy question now, but I think many users of
    campsite would appreciate something like a case study, that shows some
    recipes how to do things like the tol.cz archive or how the home page
    was done. The documentation is quite comprehensive but a little abstract.

    Kind regards,
    Michael

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  • Hi Michael

    --- "Michael G. Kaiser" wrote:
    > So the actual question: is it best to use the sections feature to divide
    > into politics, science etc. or should I create topics? actually If
    > someone explained how everything on tol.cz is done it would be great,
    > because imo they use all the features of campsite you can think of.
    > There are (were?) some templates of tol.cz online, they seem to be outdated.
    First you should identify the sections of your publication (any publication
    must have at least one section). For example what you see on
    http://www.time.com/time/ in the left menu: Home, Nation, World etc. - they are
    sections. Topics are a little bit different and you can assign many topics to a
    single article, unlike sections: an article can be in a single section at one
    time.

    Here is an example: you have an article dealing with politics in Russia. So you
    have two topics here: politics and Russia. Now if you scan for articles about
    politics you'll get one list of articles; if you scan for articles about Russia
    you'll get a different list of articles but this specific article will be in
    both lists.


    > I'm afraid it's kind of a fuzzy question now, but I think many users of
    > campsite would appreciate something like a case study, that shows some
    > recipes how to do things like the tol.cz archive or how the home page
    > was done. The documentation is quite comprehensive but a little abstract.
    I agree with you and we have a volunteer who wants to help rewrite the manual
    and make it more user friendly. Regarding the tol site, Braja should give more
    details, he is the main architect of the site.

    Regards,
    Mugur




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  • Hi Michael.

    Sorry for the delayed response - my internet connection is a challenge.

    I agree that the manual is too abstract and I had similar difficulties at
    the beginning of campsite use. It was surely worth the time in the end
    however.

    I's be ahppy to send you a copy of our templates if you wish and I'll try to
    comment them for you if you that will be useful. I don't know that they are
    the best templates in town but they work for us (with help of course) and
    may provide starting point examples for you.

    Regards
    Sean


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Michael G. Kaiser [mailto:campsite@m75.de]
    Sent: Domingo, 04 de Julio de 2004 10:49 a.m.
    To: campsite-support@campware.org
    Subject: [campsite-support] Sections, Topics and Issues


    Hello!

    After playing around with Campsite for a while and being really
    impressed I got a little confused on how to use some of its features.

    We are planning to set up a magazine-like site, that somehow resembles
    the structure of sites like time.com, tol.cz or any other real news site
    (no blog!!!). We want to have sections like politics, science etc. and
    within these commentaries, usual articles and shortnews.

    So the actual question: is it best to use the sections feature to divide
    into politics, science etc. or should I create topics? actually If
    someone explained how everything on tol.cz is done it would be great,
    because imo they use all the features of campsite you can think of.
    There are (were?) some templates of tol.cz online, they seem to be outdated.

    I'm afraid it's kind of a fuzzy question now, but I think many users of
    campsite would appreciate something like a case study, that shows some
    recipes how to do things like the tol.cz archive or how the home page
    was done. The documentation is quite comprehensive but a little abstract.

    Kind regards,
    Michael


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  • Hi Sean,

    I'd really appreciate you sending me the templates (best to
    campsite@m75.de).

    Concerning the manual: I don't think the current manual is bad! As an
    reference it's quite useful!
    But I also think it should be accompanied by some more sophisticated
    templates as examples. Another
    thing that comes to my mind is a Cookbook (like the O'Reilly series) that
    has a problem-recipe-discussion
    structure. I really like those because if you have a problem you can find a
    solution without going through
    a complete manual and if they are well done you start to get the bigger
    picture and understand the
    whole system by reading the discussions. Another plus is that this kind of
    document can easily be written
    distributed.

    Many thanks,
    Michael


    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Sean Flynn [mailto:sflynn@tec-man.com]
    > Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 11:57 PM
    > To: campsite-support@campware.org
    > Subject: RE: [campsite-support] Sections, Topics and Issues
    >
    > Hi Michael.
    >
    > Sorry for the delayed response - my internet connection is a
    > challenge.
    >
    > I agree that the manual is too abstract and I had similar
    > difficulties at the beginning of campsite use. It was surely
    > worth the time in the end however.
    >
    > I's be ahppy to send you a copy of our templates if you wish
    > and I'll try to comment them for you if you that will be
    > useful. I don't know that they are the best templates in town
    > but they work for us (with help of course) and may provide
    > starting point examples for you.
    >
    > Regards
    > Sean
    >
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Michael G. Kaiser [mailto:campsite@m75.de]
    > Sent: Domingo, 04 de Julio de 2004 10:49 a.m.
    > To: campsite-support@campware.org
    > Subject: [campsite-support] Sections, Topics and Issues
    >
    >
    > Hello!
    >
    > After playing around with Campsite for a while and being
    > really impressed I got a little confused on how to use some
    > of its features.
    >
    > We are planning to set up a magazine-like site, that somehow
    > resembles the structure of sites like time.com, tol.cz or any
    > other real news site (no blog!!!). We want to have sections
    > like politics, science etc. and within these commentaries,
    > usual articles and shortnews.
    >
    > So the actual question: is it best to use the sections
    > feature to divide into politics, science etc. or should I
    > create topics? actually If someone explained how everything
    > on tol.cz is done it would be great, because imo they use all
    > the features of campsite you can think of.
    > There are (were?) some templates of tol.cz online, they seem
    > to be outdated.
    >
    > I'm afraid it's kind of a fuzzy question now, but I think
    > many users of campsite would appreciate something like a case
    > study, that shows some recipes how to do things like the
    > tol.cz archive or how the home page was done. The
    > documentation is quite comprehensive but a little abstract.
    >
    > Kind regards,
    > Michael
    >
    >
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