baldurk at September 3rd, 2004 11:18 — #1
Anubis and I were just talking about some ideas for devmaster, and we came up with this one out of Ed Mack's idea of a featured developer.
What we thought would be to have a featured project. On some arbritary timescale - per week, per two weeks, whatever, we'd pick an interesting project of whatever type. Then we'd write up a mini article about it. It would have a short blurb about the person who made the project, then a description of the project and some information about it. Perhaps a short interview with the person who wrote the project (depending on whether they're a member of the forum, or are easy to get at) . Obviously we'd need someone who'd be responsible for doing this, but I'm sure we'd find someone happy to do that.
If we ever didn't have a project to feature, we can cycle round old ones so that people who missed them can see them. We could also have a simple indexing so that you could look up people's past projects, perhaps from their profile?
So, what do you guys think?
anubis at September 3rd, 2004 11:42 — #2
make it so that there are three paragraphs for each project :
- one with info about the author (static)
- one with info about the currently viewed project, with interview and whatnot
- the last one should give easy access to that guys other projects should there be any
nomadrock at September 3rd, 2004 11:42 — #3
It needs to be submitted by the programmers instead of chosen. This is because no one knows about my projects until I announce it. I assume the same is true for most others. This was kinda the purpose of the IOTD back at flipcode and it worked pretty well.
baldurk at September 3rd, 2004 11:49 — #4
It needs to be submitted by the programmers instead of chosen. This is because no one knows about my projects until I announce it. I assume the same is true for most others. This was kinda the purpose of the IOTD back at flipcode and it worked pretty well. [snapback]10371[/snapback]
How the projects get chosen isn't so much of an issue. It doesn't matter whether whoever is in charge goes out and finds a project, or gets it sent to him by the writer of the project.
NOTE: I don't have in mind a simple project-plug. The project would have to be interesting or special in some way, to merit being featured. Not just another planned MMORPGFPSRTS.
nomadrock at September 3rd, 2004 12:30 — #5
Right, I was just worried that you would be out looking for projects to feature, and this would be pretty difficult considering the lack of advertizing that we use.