The main service we'd like to offer is a customizable homepage service.
Something that's truly useful to those at MIT --- so forget the
pages of admissions or donation information. This page would allow users to pick
what 'modules' they'd like to see in a homepage.
Phase I: Out of Beta
Phase I is creating a generic homepage. This would be the default setting
for everyone for now; it would be the default but tweakable one later. We
are now essentially done and ready to move on to a mad spurt of modules creations
and customizable goodness.
Tasks remaining in Phase I:
Fix up the CSS once and for all
Inline some of the links (weather, LSC show, etc) instead of making it a link (astronut|jtu)
Tweak current and add more content (jtu)
Fix up search - radio buttons might be web.mit.edu, stuff.mit.edu, www.google.com, and mitdir
- XHTML 1.0 text/html compliancy (xsdg)
Phase II: Personalization
Phase II is making the homepage service customizable. This would give users nearly full control over what gets displayed, where, how big, etc. On completing phase II, stuff.mit.edu would allow users to pick what 'modules' they'd like to see in a homepage.
- Get server certificate and set up mod_ssl for user write authentication (arolfe)
- Set up lenya (WYSIWYG editor within browser) (astronut)
- Set up jakarta (RSS feed parser) (aseering)
- Converting the ten-year-old perl programs to slightly more modern perl (tilia)
- Creating a RSS feed generator (probably for the outland locker) (kfritz)
- Combining, categorizing, organizing the web services listings into one (mdufalla)
- Class schedule (austein)
- Small calendar with CSS prettiness, possibly with academic calendar information included (jwalden)
- Creating a collection of MIT quotes of the day (rram)
- MTG, G&S, acapella, etc. "next performance" information
- news office postings
- outside news, if we can find a source
- sipb whiteboard announcements
- news from the Tech
- maybe access to personal bookmarks