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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Web Site

From: David Grant
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Web Site
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 00:44:08 -0500
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Tony Lembke wrote:

On 04/02/2004, at 2:07 PM, David Grant wrote:

My first wish would be for it to cut off after sentences, not in mid-sentence. My second wish would be to have two articles, one a summary and the other the whole article. The summary should be allowed to be arbitrary in length, depending on how long it takes to summarize the news item.

I agree with you - it would be better with a synopsis of arbitrary length.

When you post a News article in the Wiki, there is a field for the whole article and another field for a 'Description'. If you put a Description in this field, that is displayed in the Index. If you leave it blank, it defaults to the first 150 characters of the article.(the number of charcters is able to be changed from index to index)

Awesome!  At least the feature is there.

It is a bad habit (and laziness) on my part not to have completed this field.

It's ok, hopefully now that we have a larger web team it won't always fall on you to have to add the news.

I have changed it for the gnumed.conf .de report. The maligned 'more.....' suffix is not currently user changeable. I can see that it would be much better if it said 'Full Report' or something like that so I will change the system tonight.

I have changed the News Index on the home page to one column, as suggested. (Actually, I think I prefer the two column view)

Thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it very much.

No problem, thanks for listening.

FYI, These are the fields that can currently be defined in an index (accessed from the main site manager page)

Index Name
Total number of articles
Show Category   Yes  No
Show Author Yes  No
Show Date Yes  No
Order by Date  Headline  Chap/Sort Order
Order Ascending  Descending
Show Thumbnail Yes  No
Show Divider Yes  No
Number of Columns
Last x days
Characters in summary


Tony Lembke

David J. Grant
M.A.Sc. Candidate in Electrical Engineering
a-Si and Integrated Circuits Lab
University of Waterloo
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