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Please add to this website requirements as you think of them with links of where it is done well (especially if it is on a wordpress site). Feel free to add categories.
Basic requirements – ‘functionaaliddy’
The website should:
- be a tool rather than a shop window.
- have the workshop capabilities of the WIKI
- be attractive and intuitive to use.
- be easily updatable by anyone with permissions.
- have help menus written in Plain English.
- have a discussion forum.
- have good welcome pages for ‘first-timers’ explaining how it works and the what, why and how of transition.
Examples we like
http://www.transitionbrightonandhove.org.uk/ includes a forum
Front page features Menus Left Hand Column or across the top? (with drop down menus?)
- Link to welcome page.
- Why transition? Peak Oil and Climate Change
- Working Groups
- Opportunities and Vacancies
- Signup to email list, (announcements, email newsletter.) particular interests and groups.
(or ‘get involved’)
Right Hand Column
- Events calendar (or left hand)
- Shop – TT Handbook and books, smart meters
- Adverts for sponsors eg Good Energy, Phone coop.
- Get involved, interests form, sign up to groups, newsletter, announcement list.
- photostream or link to flickr, encouraging people to post especially pictures of successful transition (especially if local)
- ‘images of resilient Brixton’
- Follow TTB on…
- Number of visits
Blog with ‘recent post’ box on front page Forum (how linked with work of groups?)
Rob Hopkins (founder of the Transition Movement)’sÂ blogAn exploration into the head heart and hands of Transtion. Inspiring. Make it your home page.
HopeDance. Celebrating Transition, Opportunity and Resilience
Green World Trust Excellent British resource on Transition but with an global warming sceptic point of view.