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Moving forward with Composr

ocPortal has been relaunched as Composr CMS, which is now in beta. ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.

Head over to compo.sr for our new site, and to our migration roadmap. Existing ocPortal member accounts have been mirrored.


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Need an excuse to not spend any more time than absolutely necessary with your family over Christmas? Why not try out my new website!

Hi,

After a lot of work, viewfindr.com is nearly ready.  (Thanks, Chris!)

If you're a photographer or like travel, or both, then this is the site for you.  

Before I release it to a broader audience, I'd really like some people who can appreciate the amount of effort that goes into a site, and also know the underlying ocPortal system, to have a go.

It's in an alpha state, so it is going to have bugs and be a little rough round the edges - that's exactly why I need your help.  Don't go thinking that this is just another news/review/blog site - this is a really ambitious website, and something I hope you'll find exciting to be involved in from the start.

If you'd like to help, just leave a reply below, and I'll drop you a PM when we're good to go.  I'd be incredibly grateful.

If you're not that keen on being an alpha tester, but are interested in what's happening, pop on over to viewfindr.com.  If you leave your email you'll get a message when the site goes live.  Don't worry - it will be kept totally private and secure.

If you've got any questions, please ask!  (But I'm only one person, so am spread pretty thin at the moment, and can't guarantee how quickly I can reply.)  

(Chris - if you want to chip in with anything regarding your amazing ocPortal development behind it, feel free.)

Thanks!

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Hi Viewfindr,

Sounds exciting, I'm looking forward to see your new site.

I have lots planned for the Holiday Season, but I'd be pleased to lend a hand if I can.

Cheers!
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Jean said

I'd be pleased to lend a hand if I can

Thanks, Jean, I really appreciate it!


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You'll all really love this site. It has a novel conception, popular appeal, and a great aesthetic. I look forward to seeing it gather momentum when it's opened.

Without spoiling the nature of the site, or pondering too much about technology, I'll briefly say this:
A lot of work has gone into creating the highly customised and interactive design, into sophisticated data filtering and mapping, into really nice presentation of media, into making things really easy to use, and into providing snappy performance.

Viewfindr's a real showcase for some of the backend technologies that we've developed in ocPortal 8, 9 and what will be available in 10 (much of which has been made available due to this project). Of course there's a lot of very custom stuff in Viewfindr too, we've built a unique experience. It shows the perfect presentation and delivery that can be achieved on top of ocPortal when investing in design and user experience.


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  • If so, please let others know about ocPortal whenever you see the opportunity.
  • If my reply is too Vulcan or expressed too much in business-strategy terms, and not particularly personal, I apologise. As a company & project maintainer, time is very limited to me, so usually when I write a reply I try and make it generic advice to all readers. I'm also naturally a joined-up thinker, so I always express my thoughts in combined business and technical terms. I recognise not everyone likes that, don't let my Vulcan-thinking stop you enjoying ocPortal on fun personal projects.
  • If my response can inspire a community tutorial, that's a great way of giving back to the project as a user.
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I left my email.

Waiting to be contacted.

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Take my advice. I'm not using it!

View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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I left my email.

Waiting to be contacted.

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Thanks, Fletch.  Can I just clarify - do you want to be involved in the alpha testing, or just wait until the site goes live?


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I like 'beasting-up' Alpha's, and I'll probably be sat at this keyboard for several hours each day, Christmas included.

Sad, ain't it? But retirement means I can mostly do as I please and only have to make limited responses to wife, dog and some birds (feathered variety).

So, yeah, sign me up for the Alpha!

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Fletch said

So, yeah, sign me up for the Alpha!

Brilliant - thanks!

And the more problems you can dig up now, the smoother it is for everyone later on.  So please, do your worst!


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… do your worst!
I can usually manage that - quite inadvertently - but hopefully it will turn out to be 'constructive'.

I'll wait for your 'go ahead' …

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I can do a little poking around for problems for you. Sounds interesting.
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Hi Viewfindr.

I'm happy to take it out for a bit of an alpha-spin if time permits.

Do you have a Samsung Galaxy S / Galaxy S II ? If so, why not check out my ScreenFree FM Radio .
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As photographer it look to me very intresting. So I can help from this view.


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I will try to alpha test for you. If you don't mind.

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Thanks, everyone!  

I've given you all 100 points for volunteering!  I hope to give you all a few hundred more at the end as well!

I'm just ironing out a performance issue, then I hope to let you all on in time for the weekend.

Can I just say how much I appreciate this.

Thank you.

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I've had a sneak-peak before, but I'd love to give it some more attention now that we're at a feature-complete state.


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A quick update:

The test site has now been cleared of all test data.

I am going to put in a few example pages, so you can see how it works, along with a page of information for the alpha testers, and then I'll send you all the URL.  I hope to do this in the next few days.

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Great, can't waiting :)


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