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Want to help out with a Brit sci-fi fan site?

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by Gobbledegeek, 7 Feb 2006.

  1. Gobbledegeek

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,612

    Location: Bendigo, Australia.

    I am aware that this is a long shot but is there anyone out there who is interested in science fiction of the British variety and who wants to collaborate on (any aspect of) a fan site?

    I have graphics skills but would particularly like someone with web skills to come on board although it's not a prerequisite.

    I thought I'd ask here first as I spend most of my time here but if nobody's interested I will obviously ask elsewhere.

    This is not a commercial venture! It's purely for fun and perhaps a chance to show off your skills. Any takers?
     
  2. D4VE

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 23 Oct 2003

    Posts: 8,899

    Location: Hampshire, UK

    How much work will it be roughly? How complex a site are you aiming to make?
     
  3. Gobbledegeek

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,612

    Location: Bendigo, Australia.

    One of the many reasons I thought about collaborating was to discuss this sort of thing. I am aiming for a 'community' style site, with access to all and input from members. Something much like any other online community built around a theme.

    I initially thought about using something like PostNuke or Mambo as I have neither the skills to program myself or the money to pay for a solution. This way I could cope all by my lonesome but I remembered the time I wasted over another site and so ditched the open source cms for just a forum.

    At this stage, I couldn't really say how much work might be involved but I would hope to keep it simple enough for most to admin without spending excessive amounts of time on it. We all have other commitments after all.
     
  4. SiriusB

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,448

    Location: Manchester

    I may be able to help out with graphics that you may need for the site and am happy to do some moderating as and when I can.

    The only problem I have is that I am not a big British Sci-Fi fan, apart from maybe Red Dwarf :D

    SiriusB
     
  5. Gobbledegeek

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,612

    Location: Bendigo, Australia.

    I've made a note, thanks. Anyone else have an interest in developing a Brit sci-fi fan community web portal site thingy?
     
  6. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

    Posts: 16,312

    Location: Plymouth

    How would it be different to the others? (I assume there are some, anyway)
     
  7. Gobbledegeek

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,612

    Location: Bendigo, Australia.

    It's purely self-indulgent and not meant to necessarily 'compete' with anything of a similar nature although finding a 'one-stop-shop' that covers specifically British sf film, tv, books, art, comics and games is not easy.

    If, later down the line, it needs to be different from anything that already exists, I have a few ideas.

    Other than that, it might act as a 'showcase' for exceptional design and functionality, who knows.....the epitome of pretty!