On Sun, 2009-01-11 at 14:36 -0500, Douglas S. Blank wrote:
> > Doug, could you give us an example of the type of information that would
> > be displayed in the web gramplet?
> Oh, maybe the Pedigree Gramplet, which can go back as many generations as
> you want. Or maybe the Surname Cloud Gramplet, or any of the non-data
> input ones, really.
I could see the Surname Cloud, but that would only be a single gramplet
for the whole site. As for the Pedigree Gramplet, how would that add to
the pedigree chart and ancestor tree already included on each
individual's web page?
> > Much of
> > the usefulness of the sidebar widgets is derived from their dynamic
> > nature and ability to present contextual information related to that
> > which is displayed in the primary column of the site.
> Yeah, that's why I mentioned that you'd have to pre-generate each person's
Right, but as I asked above, what additional information did you have in
mind and how would it relate to the large amount of information already
output in Narrative Web?
> PHP? Bah :) It wouldn't be hard to convert the static HTML designs with
> GRAMPS's Python base (with BSDDB or some other SQL backend) to create a
> live GRAMPS site. We just need a few more abstractions in place...
I only recommend PHP because it's what I know best between the two.
Also, I would want this potential GRAMPSweb CMS to be as easy to install
and broadly supported by popular web hosts as possible. If it were
Python-based I wouldn't be able to run it on my current host. [just
checked: Apparently my 1&1 Linux shared hosting DOES provide Python! So,
I guess that's an option after all. ;) but still, PHP is easier to
approach as a web-guy.]
> No offence to Phpgedview, but I think a GRAMPS web interface would be a
> lovely thing. I'd love a Mainz live site.
Yeah, PHPgedview and the others have horrible user interfaces and are
generally ugly. I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks my designs for
GRAMPS are better than those! ;)
In general though, I was a genealogical research layman two years ago
and the GRAMPS ui was very intuitive and it's only been improved since.
>From what I can see it would be possible to reconstruct most of the