wiki:GlobalOpenGuides

Version 1 (modified by Dominic Hargreaves, 15 years ago) (diff)

very rough brain dump

This page is to document the set of design principles and requirements regarding ways of accessing OpenGuides data in a global context - ie without needing to know which guide it should go in. This is more details of what is discussed in #64.

What are the goals?

  • search for a place globally - automatically be redirected to the appropriate guide
  • Editing/browsing interface
  • Global API interfaces

How should they be implemented?

  • portal.openguides.org running a completely separately codebase to integrate requests and searches and distribute them to guides using an open API
  • cache results?
  • Dedicated OpenGuides server possibility - Dom has hardware to be set up
  • Integration into http://openguides.org/ (redesign/replace this website)

What is required of the OpenGuides codebase?

  • Standard styles as a base

What challenges need to be met?

  • How do we cope with coverage where there is no existing guide?
    • Single global guide that can have data siphoned off it if someone wants to create a more specific guide?
  • Existing global special purpose guides? (eg engineer.openguides.org)
  • Vaguely consistent, but adaptable branding/styling so that people don't get completely confused