Online Committee Minutes Feb 13 2015

Online Committee of SVMHOA  Minutes – February 13, 2015

The committee met at 3:00 pm at the home of John and Anne Wiley. John and Anne Wiley, Tony Spinella, Patty Byrum and Ellen Duke attended. John led the committee in establishing an agenda:

  1. Features of the website
  2. OC rules and guidelines development (consider password area?)
  3. Posting of HOA bylaws, park rules and regulations, etc.
  4. Report recommended changes to HOA board, then implement

FEATURES: After reviewing the website features; theme, menus, pages, format, etc., it was suggested that

  • The theme be changed so the Calendar has wider columns. (John looking into this.)
  • The home page be focused on directing users to areas of interest. It was agreed to move the “latest posts” to their own page, and a new homepage menu was proposed:

   Home     Calendar    Social      Latest      HOA      DPG     Help

Each of these will have drop-down menus which appear when the cursor is over the topic.

  • The search feature is important and will appear in all sections. This enables users to look for posts on a particular category (examples of some possible categories: pets, minutes, classifieds, rules, recipes, stories, events, photos). Comments may be limited to one page.
  • Committee members are considering dropdown menu topics and will circulate suggestions for 10 search categories to committee members for comment before next meeting.
  • There is interest in being able to show summaries of the “latest” posts rather than the whole posts on the “Latest” page; John offered to check this out.

[update: Demo of “Summary” implemented here, using the More feature. Note that it only works on the Latest page, and not when reading the Minutes post directly (where the post is displayed in full and the link itself will not be visible). Also, it must be manually inserted at the point in each post where you’d like the summary to stop with a “Continue…” link. For example on the Latest page, to read the rest of these Minutes click Continue below and you will be taken to a position just below this text on the full post.]

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New Look

You may have noticed that your San Vicente Mobile Home Owners Association (HOA) website is getting a new look! Today your HOA Online Committee (O.C.) met again, and began the process of reviewing the site. Check back occasionally and you’ll begin to see many more refinements and new additions to the site in coming weeks.

We’ve also begin a process of establishing policies for the site, and will report to the HOA with recommendations and to get Board approval of Rules and Procedures for this site. Having those in place will help to ensure that this website best serves SVMHA members and their families & friends, prospective residents, and others with interest in our community.

We also began a process of dreaming up new features for the site such as social aspects of life here, photos, free classified ads, travel reports, and stories about people and interests. If you’d like to join us in adding new content on the site or just have something to send us for publication, please get in touch.