[platform-coop-dev-kit] Hosting and Question

Li, Cheryl cheryl.li at ocadu.ca
Fri Apr 12 16:49:28 UTC 2019

Hi Trebor,

Great! I can add in the photo for the institute.
If you have an image you’d like to use for the Circle, feel free to send it over as well.

For events and jobs, I think it is best to maintain consistency with the community stories and blogs for now as they are the same type of page (pages with filters).
If in the future you feel jobs are too empty, we can consider adding one there.

Unfortunately I’m pretty tied up with creating all the other pages, so if you find any nice images please send them my way.



From: Trebor Scholz <scholzt at newschool.edu>
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019 at 12:38 PM
To: "Li, Cheryl" <cheryl.li at ocadu.ca>
Cc: "platform-coop-development-kit at lists.inclusivedesign.ca" <platform-coop-development-kit at lists.inclusivedesign.ca>
Subject: Re: Hosting and Question

Thanks, Cheryl. Colin already responded to me. Thye will contact Rylan.

 I understand your reasoning; it makes sense.

Events might not fall into the photoless category though because these will be only smaller thumbnails, right?

Also Jobs does not contain competing photos if I see that correctly.

The Circle page is not linked on Adobe but also there an image would make sense, I feel.

For the Institute, one photo at the top would make sense. I'll still send more thoughts on what the Institute page structure should contain, as promised.

Many thanks and onward,

~ Trebor

On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 12:19 PM Li, Cheryl <cheryl.li at ocadu.ca<mailto:cheryl.li at ocadu.ca>> wrote:
Hi Trebor,

Regarding the photos on the top of the website, thankfully we have more creative leeway than one might imagine – and they are rooted in the function of the site.
For pages that are purely text based and informational, such as the PCC, home page, benefits pages, vision & principles, these pages have photos.
For pages that are housing a variety of content from the community (community stories, events, blogs, people – the pages that have filters) – those pages do not have photos at the top as to not compete with the photos at the bottom. I have tried putting a photo there in the past, but it overpowers the lovely content and faces of our community members.

Because these pages have two different functions, we can create separate templates for them. However, within these types of pages, it’s best to maintain consistency.

This also means the institute page does count as an informational page, but because of your previous request to keep it photo-less, we’ve gone and not put a photo there. That being said, if you’d  like the photo you linked there, we can add it no problem!

Regarding the hosting, I’ll let Ned & Colin answer that.


From: Trebor Scholz <scholzt at newschool.edu<mailto:scholzt at newschool.edu>>
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:59 AM
To: "Li, Cheryl" <cheryl.li at ocadu.ca<mailto:cheryl.li at ocadu.ca>>, "platform-coop-development-kit at lists.inclusivedesign.ca<mailto:platform-coop-development-kit at lists.inclusivedesign.ca>" <platform-coop-development-kit at lists.inclusivedesign.ca<mailto:platform-coop-development-kit at lists.inclusivedesign.ca>>
Subject: Hosting and Question

Hi Cheryl and Colin,

This morning, I spoke with Rylan of CoLab. They seem to be more than willing to host and maintain the site. Once they hear from you about the technical and maintenance needs, they'll be able to offer a quote. We should be able to move quickly on this.

About the website. I really appreciate the way you helped us organize the information on the site! Beyond that, for consistency, are you still planning to add images at the top of these pages?



For the Institute header, we could use an image of the New School such as this<https://www.newschool.edu/pressroom/pressreleases/2015/images/012814_UC_Architectural_000.jpg> (even if we to keep it less visual for that part). The consistency of the site seems to demand it.

~ Trebor



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