Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#64 new enhancement

Magical portal system

Reported by: Dominic Hargreaves Owned by: Nobody
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: website Version:
Severity: normal Keywords:
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Description

This is a bit theoretical at the moment and probably wants thrashing out on IRC/the mailing list for a bit, but recorded here so it doesn't get forgotten.

When we've taken over the world, our users will want an easy way of finding information local to them and won't be interested in having to remember to type in "city.state.country.openguides.org" (or even city.openguides.org, as we have now) on the offchance that it exists. It would be nice if we could have some sort of frontend on http://openguides.org/ that had a form with dropdowns or other magic interfaces to let people search/be redirected to appropriate guides.

This will probably want quite a lot of refactoring of the design of the main web site.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by ChristopherSchmidt

Another option would be to have a search form which can talk to each of the guides. Center on a point, perform a search, and have some magic Javascript Fairy (if the browser supports Javascript - otherwise you could run to each of the sites in a single page load, but that would probably be more difficult) run off to each site, and ask them for data about locations near there, or with the search term, or whatever.

This would likely require a more useful data export for the search results.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Dominic Hargreaves

Owner: changed from Dominic Hargreaves to Nobody
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