[tei-council] Fwd: Re: [tei-board] Fwd: TEI-C Website Development Window

Lou Burnard lou.burnard at retired.ox.ac.uk
Mon Feb 28 17:31:23 EST 2011

as you see, i did forward your message to the board, and at least one 
board member has responded!

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Re: [tei-board] Fwd: [tei-council] TEI-C Website Development
Date: 	Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:40:03 +0000
From: 	Marin Dacos <marin.dacos at revues.org>
Reply-To: 	marin.dacos at revues.org <marin.dacos at revues.org>,
tei-board at lists.village.Virginia.EDU <tei-board at lists.village.Virginia.EDU>
To: 	tei-board at lists.village.virginia.edu
<tei-board at lists.village.virginia.edu>

Dear friends,

As this is my first email to the TEI board, I would like to say that I
am pleased to be part of the board and will do my best to help the TEI

My first concern about the TEI website is not features, but contents.
The whole site is written in English, which is the only international
language today. But I think we could be more open to other languages for
some parts of the website. With the same idea, I have done the
translation work, from English to French, for the Centernet website.

I think that we should do the same, in several languages, for the first
page of each main part of the website :

     * Home <http://www.tei-c.org/>
     * Guidelines <http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/>
     * Activities <http://www.tei-c.org/Tools/>
     * Tools <http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/>
     * Membership <http://www.tei-c.org/Support/>
     * Support <http://www.tei-c.org/Support/>
     * About <http://www.tei-c.org/News/>
     * News <http://www.tei-c.org/News/>
     * Online Store <http://www.tei-shop.org/>

I know that it's time/money consuming. But I think it's worth doing it.
This work is not dedicated to high skilled people in IT or TEI, because
they can read English documentation. It is dedicated to other people,
such as directors or presidents or any other people that could hear
about TEI and is intented to make a fast decision about it : using it,
or not, joining the TEI consortium, or not. To convince people, I think
we should be more close to "normal" people. I call "normal" people,
people that are not involved in TEI since years and are afraid of any
kind of IT issues. That means trying to speak a non-technical
language... in the native language of people reading the website.

For this reason, I suggest to consider the idea to translate 9 pages of
the website into 4 or 5 languages, and to create two other pages that
would be translated in these languages : one would be a FAQ and the
other would be something like "TEI for dummies".

What do you think about it?

Best regards,

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 2:54 PM, Lou Burnard
<lou.burnard at retired.ox.ac.uk <mailto:lou.burnard at retired.ox.ac.uk>> wrote:

     -------- Original Message --------
     Subject: [tei-council] TEI-C Website Development Window
     Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:55:28 +0000
     From: James Cummings <James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
     <mailto:James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk>>
     Reply-To: James Cummings <james.cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
     <mailto:james.cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk>>
     To: TEI Council <tei-council at lists.village.virginia.edu
     <mailto:tei-council at lists.village.virginia.edu>>

     Hi TEI-Council,

     David Sewell and I have a slightly amorphous list of things that
     we think should be done to improve the TEI-C Website and its
     display in a number of browsers. We've set aside some periods of
     time (fitting around our work commitments and such) to have a
     development window in mid-May.  We would encourage members of the
     Council (and Board if someone wishes to forward this email there)
     to submit Bugs and Feature Requests in the 'TEI: Website
     Suggestions' category before Friday 13 May 2011. We hope that
     knowing that there will be some development time spent on this
     will encourage the submission of such bugs/feature requests.

     We are not looking for any bugs or feature requests to be
     submitted to us directly, but would _prefer_ people use
     Sourceforge. The scope of such bugs and feature requests should
     be reasonable improvements to the display and/or functionality of
     any part of the website (including Guidelines). Unfortunately
     some of this is limited by the underlying content management
     system and we're not intending to change this during this
     development window.  We don't promise to implement all of the
     suggestions submitted and will prioritise them with an arcane
     algorithm of perceived difficulty of implementation vs benefit to
     the TEI community.  If anyone wants to help, let us know.

     Although this email is public (because it is on a
     publicly-archived mailing list) we are consciously not informing
     TEI-L of this development window until much closer to the date
     when we will announce a drive for suggested improvements.  (This
     does not mean you can't encourage people to submit bugs/feature
     requests in this category...they are free of course to do so at
     any time.)


     Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
     Computing Services, University of Oxford
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