[wp-hackers] A portfolio/cv theme framework.

Simon Vansintjan svansintjan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 03:38:19 GMT 2009

In short yes.

I was thinking of having a look at a way of making it easier for plugins
that work with video playing sites to be incorporated, as well as making it
easier to create an image gallery, slideshow, etc. Making sure a
CV/Portfolio framework is geared towards these types of insertions, and
making it easy, makes me think that it could be quite useful.

Like I said, the main idea behind making a framework for this type of site
is for people who want to maintain a site, but don't necessarily have the
savyness that most theme developers have. By giving them the tools to do so,
and optimizing those tools, they don't have to worry about these things.
Perhaps within the Wordpress panel, a simple GUI system that allows the user
to do some very simple manipulation of the css file without actually having
to dig into the css. Always leaving the css to be edited manually if the
user feels crafty.

What do you think?


On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 12:47 AM, Tong Zou <xitongzou at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can you elaborate more with this media framework? My portfolio is currently
> done using WP, http://www.blue-kaos.com, and whatever media I need is
> already provided by youtube integration, image insertions, etc. Are you
> talking about a simpler framework that can combine these all for easier
> handling and optimized specifically towards CVs?
> Tong
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 7:19 PM, Simon Vansintjan <svansintjan at gmail.com
> >wrote:
> > Hey everyone,
> >
> > I've just finished the workload that came with my classes for the
> semester,
> > and decided it was time I had a look at my options for the GSoC. I was
> > really happy when I saw Wordpress was on the organization list because
> I've
> > started getting really involved with the CMS.
> >
> > I thought that the theme framework idea was something that I could build
> > on.
> > Wordpress is generally recognized as a *great* blogging tool, but little
> > people realize it's power past this. The fact that it has been adapted to
> > other purposes hints that the will is there to adapt it to other types of
> > web publishing.
> >
> > Something else that is on the rise is a person's need to have a presence
> on
> > the web. More and more people are putting personal information on the
> web,
> > using their own websites as personal CVs or portfolios. I thought it
> might
> > be great if people could use wordpress' simple user interface to maintain
> > an
> > online portfolio or resume. I think having a framework that is solid and
> > focuses on media manipulation (for images, videos, animations, etc), and
> > giving the design and feel personally to the user, while not troubling
> with
> > issues of displaying their work or experience, would be a great addition
> to
> > the collection of frameworks already out there.
> >
> > This would also involve looking into the way media files are currently
> > handled, and ensuring it integrates nicely with the current system and
> > future additions.
> >
> > Anyone have any thoughts on this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Simon
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