It’s been a long road, but the new Eureka Chamber of Commerce web site finally launched this past week. This is a Drupal site with a nice design by our friends at Carson Park Design. We converted their Photoshop file to a Drupal template. We installed and configured numerous modules, ported content and imported (several times) their membership directory.Â We trained staff on managing the site and they are off and running.
Most importantly, we moved them from a proprietary system that wasn’t really working to an open source platform that will server their needs for years to come. We were able to use the latest version of Drupal and did very little customization which means they could easily work with any other Drupal developer in the future, and upgrades will be relatively easy.
That’s 2 local chambers we’ve done with Drupal and we’ve got a long stack of sites in development. Things are good!
Thanks for the notes “Humboldt perfectionist”. Some are valid, some are irrelevant, some are, you’re right, a matter of expediency given the reality of the job and may be corrected over time. Not sure how any of them matter to anyone but code jockeys. Curious what your motivation here is. Especially using an address from a domain that is for sale. Are you a teacher? Just an altruistic person who surfs the net and tries to help? Or do you have another agenda?
* You are using pixels for fonts and line-height measurements as opposed to accepted relative measurement units (ems).
* The left column under Welcome and preceding the paragraph to the right of business guide picture: there are two blank paragraphs used for whitespace instead of a margin.
* Each menu entry has class leaf, leaf first, leaf last. This style could be accomplished with descendant selectors and less clutter.
* The Ramone’s Logo in the featured member uses align=”right” as opposed to a float and lacks a value for the alt attribute.
* div class=”sponsors” should not be a class. This does not need to have a fixed pixel height value.
* “” … the div using the display: inline-block/display:block for internet explorer with overflow:hidden in the ul class=”menu” could be replaced with a single unordered list with all float containment applied there.
* ul id=”navigation” is absolutely positioned… why?
* http://eurekachamber.com/member-directory?cat=lodging is marked up as a table. This could be tabular data, but it is not arranged as such. As the data is not tabular but in the form of a list, it should be marked up as a list and not as a table.
(same comment for every other list page)
* http://eurekachamber.com/sitemap.xml contains only one entry.
I know that things like this inevitably slip through trying to meet deadlines.
This is a winner on so many fronts … better community and member outreach for the Chamber, use of open source, and great work by local tech talent.
Kudos to Morse Media and Carson Park Design for a job well done !!!
Hats off to Morse Media. Here’s to a developer who embraces open source technology.