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Webmaster request for missing article info - Tim Gould - 2012-06-28

Hi all,

Given the unexpected transition to the new site, and the limited time of the webmasters I've started this thread for people to post any glaring holes they notice on the new site. If you go to find some important information (eg. the colour config files) and find it absent please leave a note here so we can prioritise transition.

We do have the original articles handy but reformatting for the new site takes time so obviously we should ensure that vital information goes up first.

Tim

PS. I think some things (like software lists) should be moved over to the wiki where corrections can be made by anyone. These will need to be linked to or embedded on the main site. But such decisions can be made on an ad hoc basis for now.


Re: Webmaster request for missing article info - Magnus Forsberg - 2012-06-29

Hi Tim,
There is one page I visit more than all the other, and I can't find a link to it on the new site.
It is this one, the LDraw Primitives Reference
Or should that info only be accessible inside the Part Tracker? (btw, there no link the part tracker either)

But what I really would love to see here is a translation of JC Tchang's site
I visit it often, although I can not read French.

There is a lot of really useful pages on it:
Official and unofficial primitives and Deformation of primitives

Has anybody asked him about it?


Re: Webmaster request for missing article info - Orion Pobursky - 2012-06-29

Prim ref is maintained by the PT Admin on the Tracker but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't link to it from the main site.


Re: Webmaster request for missing article info - Tim Gould - 2012-06-30

As an interim measure I've iframed the existing page. We will find a better solution through time.

http://beta.ldraw.org/documentation/primitive-reference.html

JC Tschang's stuff would be good in the wiki if he's happy to open license it.

Tim


Re: Webmaster request for missing article info - Chris Dee - 2012-06-30

I don't think it is a good idea to host a static copy of this reference. That just generates maintenance burden at each Parts Update.


Re: Webmaster request for missing article info - Tim Gould - 2012-06-30

That's not static. It just redisplays http://www.ldraw.org/library/primref/ in a frame.

Tim


Re: Webmaster request for missing article info - Chris Dee - 2012-06-30

Any chance we could spell primitive correctly?


Re: Webmaster request for missing article info - Chris Dee - 2012-06-30

OK, thanks - I didn't understand what an "iframe" was.


Re: Webmaster request for missing article info - Tim Gould - 2012-06-30

Either spelling works. It keeps the old version working if you fix spelling. Which is nice.

Tim


Re: Webmaster request for missing article info - Chris Dee - 2012-06-30

I don't understand - http://beta.ldraw.org/documentation/primitive-reference.html doesn't work.