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Reaching out to the community for CMSExpo 2012

This year, Skenow and I will be representing ImpressCMS at CMSExpo 2012 in Chicago. We've signed up as a silver sponsor, which gives us the use of a booth, entry for both of us to the Expo (quite important) and a number of marketing opportunities.

Daniel has been working with us to get a nice and consistent layout for all the communication (print, screen, website advertising), which is a very important first step.

As part of our silver sponsor package we can add an item to the welcome package that will be distributed to all attendees. Of the options that we have, the wrist band seems to be a good option, also when you take in account the cost and the budget we still have.

Just adding a wrist band with a link to our site into that welcome pack is quite dull To add a bit of adventure, we were thinking of organising a cool online treasure hunt that will introduce people to all the different aspects of ImpressCMS is a fun and engaging way.

This will mean that people will be sent all around the different sites, and we need those to be on their best.

Where do you come in?
We need to have the different sites on their best. We need people to help enhance the documentation (API and other), enhance the information that is posted on the site, revise the documentation on the wiki site, while removing the documentation that isn't relevant any more.

Do you have an idea that will enhance the websites? Let us know.
Do you want to help working on an idea by somebody else? Let us know.
Do you have some ideas for the treasure hunt? Let us know!

We're a bit less then 2 months away from the opening of CMSExpo, which mean we can accomplish a great deal during the remaining days, but we can't wait too long.
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david
Posted: 2012/3/11 3:06  Updated: 2012/3/11 3:06
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Excellent - i've bounced an idea or two already to you - and more to follow!
skenow
Posted: 2012/3/11 4:11  Updated: 2012/3/11 4:11
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Thanks!

2 months may seem like a long time, but it really isn't. Our main targets for this event are web shops (and their developers) and web hosts. It is a well-attended and well-promoted event and we will certainly see a boost in visits to our sites.

Once we get their attention, we need to keep their attention. One of the biggest barriers I see to building an ImpressCMS site is finding and obtaining the right modules and a decent theme. The site in greatest need of a remake is the Addons site - we need to prioritize this and get it done.

After that, clear API documentation and some "Getting Started With ..." (themes, development, modules, administration) resources will keep the momentum going. We also need to build a glossary - what we call a module and what Drupal or Joomla call modules are different things. Make a list of things we use to describe what we do and put it in simple terms.

I'll start - theme, template, module, extension, addons, preload, IPF, legacy, library, protector, xoops, custom tag, symlink, (everything else in the control panel)....
david
Posted: 2012/3/11 10:20  Updated: 2012/3/11 10:20
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A Glossary install on the "api" site would be handy, and then perhaps allow a link to words/terms we use admin side on that site.
Will
Posted: 2012/3/11 17:21  Updated: 2012/3/11 17:21
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What is the status of the latest redesign?
sato-san
Posted: 2012/3/12 0:06  Updated: 2012/3/12 0:06
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Last (static HTML) work here: http://test.impresscms.de/icms2.0_1/theme.html and I get some new suggestions for it.