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  • News4Neighbors []

    The site's been running for over a year. A few interesting things we've done are:

    • full XHTML templates; CSS for all style and positioning
    • photo upload plugin for story submissions
    • a Perl module which sets up enough of Slash code for automated testing
    • a custom plugin to manage organizations, to allow them to edit and publish their own data

    All of it's under version control, but not yet publicly available.

    I did all the templating/styling myself, and I'll be the first to admit that it's not perfect. The easy part, as you know, is creating a static page that looks or works like Slashdot (e.g. the ALA article). Diving into Slash code and retemplating it all is a bear; tracing a path through the Perl modules to the template and back again... But it works and the site's been reasonably successful locally.

    I'm glad you guys are taking this project on. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.