Author Topic: [Dutch] Website of local political party finally coming to the end...  (Read 7716 times)

Woudloper

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This weekend I want to announce the new website of a local politcal party CDAHuizen.nl running 'WebsiteBaker' (2.6.1.). The new website has been designed based upon the new housstyle of the CDA. The site should be fully CSS/HTML4.01 based. I have modified many layout sections of the modules in order to skip as many table based outputs as neccesary.

The website is based upon one template, but I am going to make two templates. One for the start page and some other news related pages and one for pages with large articles, so the content will be wider and easier to read.

Currently I am using the following modules on this site:
  • Code module
  • Form module
  • News module
  • Menu link module
  • FCKEditor module
  • Sitemap module
  • Guestbook module
  • Bookmarks module
  • Download Gallery module
  • Flickr Gallery module

and one custom module specially designed for this website. Other not mentioned (core) modules aren't being used for this website.

You can visit the site on the moment on the following link: http://www.cdahuizen.nl

I know it is in Dutch and hard to read for many visitor, but I would really like to hear some comment and possible suggestions for the site.

Note: For your information. CDA is a political party in the Netherlands. Due to the fact that there are elections in March this new website will be launched.

Update: Today the site  finally launched and can be visited via the correct URL.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2006, 10:46:50 PM by Woudloper »

PeterM

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Re: [Dutch] CDAHuizen.nl finally coming to the end...
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2006, 04:05:17 PM »
Very good. Would it be possible to make the orange links somewhat darker. 

Just curious, what does the custom built module do?


Woudloper

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Re: [Dutch] CDAHuizen.nl finally coming to the end...
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2006, 08:00:56 PM »
Very good. Would it be possible to make the orange links somewhat darker.
Will consider this, but I used most of the colors that are suggested in the mentioned link (about the housestyle)

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Just curious, what does the custom built module do?

I created a custom module based upon the bookmarks module for the sections: fractie --> standpunten/speerpunten...

PeterM

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Re: [Dutch] CDAHuizen.nl finally coming to the end...
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2006, 08:09:14 PM »
I created a custom module based upon the bookmarks module for the sections: fractie --> standpunten/speerpunten...

Looking good. Nice idea.  :-)

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Re: [Dutch] CDAHuizen.nl finally coming to the end...
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2006, 10:19:34 PM »
Great site, professionally built, nice layout, clear navigation. Well done!
Jurgen Nijhuis
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Heiloo, The Netherlands
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pcwacht

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Re: [Dutch] CDAHuizen.nl finally coming to the end...
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2006, 11:59:24 PM »
Found a small translation error

Search page coughes up:
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Standpunten 2003 Laatst vernieuwd door CDA Webmaster (admin) aan 08-01-2006
I know the 'aan', near the date, needs to be 'op'

Found a error
The sitemap bottom right does link to /pages/.. and not to /wb261/pages but you might have done that cause the site will move.


I think this site looks and feels good, though the orange isn't my taste.

A job well done!!

I like the rightblock stuff.

John


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Re: [Dutch] CDAHuizen.nl finally coming to the end...
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2006, 12:05:09 AM »
Found a small translation error

Search page coughes up:
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Standpunten 2003 Laatst vernieuwd door CDA Webmaster (admin) aan 08-01-2006
I know the 'aan', near the date, needs to be 'op'

Oops! My mistake. Change one line in the Dutch translation file:
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$TEXT['ON'] = 'Aan';must be
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$TEXT['ON'] = 'Op';
I will edit the language file you can download on the forum as well!
Jurgen Nijhuis
Argos Media
Heiloo, The Netherlands
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Woudloper

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Re: [Dutch] CDAHuizen.nl finally coming to the end...
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2006, 07:39:59 PM »
Search page coughes up:
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Standpunten 2003 Laatst vernieuwd door Webmaster (admin) aan 08-01-2006
I know the 'aan', near the date, needs to be 'op'

I think I will remove the whole part about thie user who made the post and will only leave the date/time over there.

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Found a error
The sitemap bottom right does link to /pages/.. and not to /wb261/pages but you might have done that cause the site will move.
This has been done on purpose. As mentioned above the new site does not have the 'wb261' anymore.

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I think this site looks and feels good, though the orange isn't my taste.
How do you mean? Isn't it readable or you just don't like orange?

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I like the rightblock stuff.

Thanx, this has just been done inside the template, but as mentioned in the startpost I want to make 2 templates. One for the startpage (thus, multiple content blocks) and one for large text. Will investigate if this is usefull. If not I will leave it like it is now!

pcwacht

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Re: [Dutch] Website of local political party finally coming to the end...
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2006, 09:11:05 PM »
I don't like the orange. I can read it, no problems there, just my taste.


john


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[Dutch] Website of local political party finally launched
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2006, 10:48:49 PM »
Update: The website finally launched for the web. Last week I had some extra work on the website  due to the upcomming local elections in the Netherlands. All changes have been applied and I fixed some layout bugs...

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Re: [Dutch] Website of local political party finally coming to the end...
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2006, 12:15:28 PM »
Hi Woudloper,

Looks very good, clear navigation and all. Colors are not my taste either :|, but that's obviously not your fault.

Vincent

pcwacht

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Re: [Dutch] Website of local political party finally coming to the end...
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2006, 12:46:28 PM »
Looks good, You have used the 'housestyle' very good.

In fact, I like your navigation better then the one on cdahuistijl


John

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Re: [Dutch] Website of local political party finally coming to the end...
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2006, 01:16:46 AM »
Very nice. Orange isn't my favorite either but your design makes it work and that's what's important.

Did you use Suckerfish menus for the dropdowns?

You might want to consider adding an RSS link to your blog page.

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Re: [Dutch] Website of local political party finally coming to the end...
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2006, 09:55:19 AM »

Did you use Suckerfish menus for the dropdowns?


I'm also curious about how you made the dropdow menus, they work well.
@mysticcowboy: thanks for the suckerfish-tip.

Vincent

Woudloper

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Re: [Dutch] Website of local political party finally coming to the end...
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2006, 10:55:27 AM »
I know of the Suckerfish Dropdown and have used that on some other website, but the main disadvantage was the code and the way it behaves on the browser. The think I dislike is the fact the menu is gone when the mouse cursor moves away from the submenu.

The menu code I use for the menu on the website cdahuizen.nl is based upon this code created by Tino Zijdel. I discovered this peice of code after reading his entry for the addEvent() contest that Peter Paul Koch (Quirksmode.org) created last year (september 2005).

The example of the code created by Tino Zijdel (crisp) is very clear and the layout (horizontal menu[/url]) has been done with CSS and created with help of List a matic and the website: 456 Bereastree.com.

Hope that this answer is clear enough. If you still have questions don't hesitate to write further comment.

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Re: [Dutch] Website of local political party finally coming to the end...
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2006, 09:59:17 PM »
you just did a very good job... congrats!
just watch for <center> and <left>  :mrgreen:
CHEERS

mysticcowboy

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Re: [Dutch] Website of local political party finally coming to the end...
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2006, 07:59:34 PM »
Thanks for the information. The example is well documented and a great tool to add to my bag of tricks. You implemented it nicely, too.

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The menu code I use for the menu on the website cdahuizen.nl is based upon this code created by Tino Zijdel. I discovered this peice of code after reading his entry for the addEvent() contest that Peter Paul Koch (Quirksmode.org) created last year (september 2005).

The example of the code created by Tino Zijdel (crisp) is very clear and the layout (horizontal menu[/url]) has been done with CSS and created with help of List a matic and the website: 456 Bereastree.com.


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Re: [Dutch] Website of local political party finally coming to the end...
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2006, 06:54:30 AM »
so adding a new page using "pages" automatically adds the page to the drop down menus?, or do you have to do that manually?

Woudloper

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Re: [Dutch] Website of local political party finally coming to the end...
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2006, 06:00:09 PM »
so adding a new page using "pages" automatically adds the page to the drop down menus?, or do you have to do that manually?

Yes, but I call Stefan his script that only the first two levels are shown of the menu for the website. I don't work with a third level, although this is available on the website....