Better, tighter website integration
Thu 16 Oct 2003, 11:45 PM
by Ben Langhinrichs
Way back in August when I launched this website, I decided to do something a bit different and integrate my weblog right into the website design itself (see my post about this). I wasn't sure how well it would work, and I wasn't sure whether it was a good idea, but I have to say it seems to have been successful. Feel free to disagree if you like <grin>. Anyway, in the same vein, I am working at integrating more into the website to make it both more dynamic and more informative. I am starting to "get" the idea that a website is not just a place for people to stop and find out how to order your products. It is an information source, a support center, an educational tool, and, last but not least, a marketing vehicle. The first step is my on-line Help database for Midas. Rather than leaving the site and going into the "help database world", I am moving the Midas Help database into this world. Try the new version here. There may be a few kinks at first, so please let me know if you run into any problems, but also let me know if you like the approach. If this works out, I'll actually add it to the menus in a day or so, and if it works there, the Support Forum is next!
By the way, does anybody know how to turn off the view applet? I have had few complaints from people who can't get the applet to work, so I decided to turn it off. I went to every view that displays and unchecked the "Use view applet", but it doesn't seem to make any difference. The view applet just launches anyway. The server is running R5.0.10CF1, and so I save all this in a 5.0.11 client, if any of that makes any difference. I might buy you a donut at Lotusphere if you can help figure it out.
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