manila focus on content
Mon, 6 Jan 2003 09:51:01 +0100

Dear Nathaniel,

I read your message on the manila newbies list. We (at digital-ocean) have been doing 
a number of try-outs with a focus primarily on ease-of-use for content editors. We have 
come a long way in making it much easier for content editors to build and develop their 
website. Primarily by shielding them from the more complex Manila options for 
managing editors. We are still working on an even better version as there are still some 
confusing bits and pieces but you're welcome to give it a try at the Digital Ocean:

Simply create a new site of your own there and you're up and running...

Hope this helps

Han Hegeman
Digital Spring

> Hi Folks:
> I will be obtaining Frontier and Manila very soon. The purchase order is
> off! : ) But a quick question before the package arrives. I am interested in
> having my students (about 15 students) work in teams to develop course units
> to put on the web. This would be a semester long project that includes
> annotated bibliography of resources, links, etc., commentary, original
> essays by the students, images, etc. Each group would be responsible for
> completion of an excellent project on a subject matter covered in class. I
> envision five groups of three students each.
> My question is whether I can do this easily enough with Manila. That is, can
> I grant students permission so that each particular team can work on
> developing their site, ultimately having all team sites linked as part of a
> comprehensive course site?  Would there be any major difficulties in
> allowing them access to developing their own site? Anybody out there already
> doing something similar?
> Best,
> N. Cordova