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New Nesta Site

New Nesta Site

From:
Stefan Goodchild
Date:
2011-10-10 @ 10:52
Hi All,

Been playing with nesta for a little while and have recently used it - 
along with Heroku - for the (UK's) Medical Research Council's Annual 
Review. Essentially a "static" 7 page site and a simple chapter page and 
Nesta made dealing with content and revisions very simple.

Nothing amazing or that pushed Nesta in any way, but some basic responsive
design in there.

http://perspectives.mrc.ac.uk/

Thanks to Graham for releasing this great little framework. Helped me out loads.

--
Stefan
@stefangoodchild

Re: [nesta] New Nesta Site

From:
Graham Ashton
Date:
2011-10-10 @ 19:33
On 10 Oct 2011, at 11:52, Stefan Goodchild <me@stefangoodchild.com> wrote:

> Been playing with nesta for a little while and have recently used it - 
along with Heroku - for the (UK's) Medical Research Council's Annual 
Review. Essentially a "static" 7 page site and a simple chapter page and 
Nesta made dealing with content and revisions very simple.

:-)

Nice.

I'm guessing that any content changes that they might want to make will be
going through you?
> 

Re: [nesta] New Nesta Site

From:
Stefan Goodchild
Date:
2011-10-10 @ 22:34
On 10 Oct 2011, at 20:33, Graham Ashton <graham@effectif.com> wrote:

> On 10 Oct 2011, at 11:52, Stefan Goodchild <me@stefangoodchild.com> wrote:
> 
>> Essentially a "static" 7 page site and a simple chapter page and Nesta 
made dealing with content and revisions very simple.
> 
> I'm guessing that any content changes that they might want to make will 
be going through you?

Yes, but it's so quick and such a small site it's not a bother really. 
Wonder how hard a client end admin system would be though? Tricky with 
heroku but self hosted with appropriate privileges? 

As an aside, a friend of mind has created this which might be of interest 
as it's a similar to the nesta idea but php based.

https://github.com/rickhurst/eatStatic

--
Stefan
@stefangoodchild

Re: [nesta] New Nesta Site

From:
aneesh
Date:
2011-10-11 @ 02:24
Stefan, I've been working (slowly, because I dont have much time) on
my hockey team's website
http://cmu-rh.heroku.com/

The content is updatable via google documents using the gDocs4Ruby
gem. I have it importing google docs data set up as rake tasks. I know
it's a little goofy, but someone randomly requested that the site
could be updated with 'something like google docs'. I thought it was
ridiculous at first but, it actually has all the components of a great
CMS, great collaborator management, everyone knows how to use it.
Additionally, it's great for tabular data (spreadsheets) which many
normal CMS's aren't. It's like a lightweight DB, CMS, collab tool, and
even revision manager all rolled into one.

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 6:34 PM, Stefan Goodchild
<me@stefangoodchild.com> wrote:
> On 10 Oct 2011, at 20:33, Graham Ashton <graham@effectif.com> wrote:
>
>> On 10 Oct 2011, at 11:52, Stefan Goodchild <me@stefangoodchild.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Essentially a "static" 7 page site and a simple chapter page and Nesta
made dealing with content and revisions very simple.
>>
>> I'm guessing that any content changes that they might want to make will
be going through you?
>
> Yes, but it's so quick and such a small site it's not a bother really. 
Wonder how hard a client end admin system would be though? Tricky with 
heroku but self hosted with appropriate privileges?
>
> As an aside, a friend of mind has created this which might be of 
interest as it's a similar to the nesta idea but php based.
>
> https://github.com/rickhurst/eatStatic
>
> --
> Stefan
> @stefangoodchild
>

Re: [nesta] New Nesta Site

From:
Graham Ashton
Date:
2011-10-11 @ 05:43
On 11 Oct 2011, at 03:24, aneesh <aneesh.bhoopathy@gmail.com> wrote:

> The content is updatable via google documents using the gDocs4Ruby
> gem. I have it importing google docs data set up as rake tasks.

I'd *love* to see a recipe on how to set that up!

Re: [nesta] New Nesta Site

From:
aneesh
Date:
2011-10-12 @ 14:37
I'll put that together as soon as I get some time!

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 1:43 AM, Graham Ashton <graham@effectif.com> wrote:

> On 11 Oct 2011, at 03:24, aneesh <aneesh.bhoopathy@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > The content is updatable via google documents using the gDocs4Ruby
> > gem. I have it importing google docs data set up as rake tasks.
>
> I'd *love* to see a recipe on how to set that up!
>

Re: [nesta] New Nesta Site

From:
Graham Ashton
Date:
2011-10-11 @ 05:47
On 10 Oct 2011, at 23:34, Stefan Goodchild <me@stefangoodchild.com> wrote:

> Wonder how hard a client end admin system would be though? Tricky with 
heroku but self hosted with appropriate privileges?

If git isn't involved it becomes fairly straightforward.

Have you seen this? I'm not sure how far on it is yet:

https://github.com/elitheeli/nestadmin