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Postby TandimanJ-p40 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:56 pm

What are the software applications used to design, develop, and serve this excellent new Mormon.org site?

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Postby WelchTC » Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:08 am

TandimanJ wrote:What are the software applications used to design, develop, and serve this excellent new Mormon.org site?

I'll try and find out for and report here.

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Postby WelchTC » Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:54 am

TandimanJ wrote:What are the software applications used to design, develop, and serve this excellent new Mormon.org site?

The content is all delivered through Vignette 7 for the new beta sight. The old version of mormon.org is housed in Vignette 6. You can read more about Vignette here.

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Postby gibbymd-p40 » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:59 am

As was stated, the content is delivered in Vignette 7. I would add that the back end engine is Java with an Oracle database storing the data.

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Beautiful content but has page layout problem

Postby rmrichesjr » Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:46 am

The site content and presentation of the questions on the opening page are beautiful.

I sent a report about a layout issue. Is anyone else seeing something similar? This is what I sent to "feedback":

Technical issue on the opening screen/page: I see a blank panel and have to scroll a full window width to the right to see the Flash item. While the Flash item plays, it obscures the third line of the name of the Church. This is observed with Firefox 1.5.0.11 at a screen resolution of 1600x1200 on a 21" monitor, with the browser window forced to 980x1030 pixels, with minimum font sizes slightly larger than default, with Flash plugin 9.0.31.0-release, with Flashblock extension 1.5.2 to protect against soft-porn Flash ads. It appears the layout of page components is just not quite flexible enough for a wide range of browsers, window sizes, and such. I'd be happy to send screenshots and/or otherwise help developers improve the robustness of the page/site.

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Postby TandimanJ-p40 » Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:24 pm

Thank you, Tom and everyone, for the info and response. Does it mean that each Church website project utilizes different software platforms?
The site functions flawlessly on the 1280x1024 display setting that I use.

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Postby thedqs » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:54 pm

gibbymd wrote:As was stated, the content is delivered in Vignette 7. I would add that the back end engine is Java with an Oracle database storing the data.


Just wondering, are all Church databases run through Oracle?
- David

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Postby thedqs » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:56 pm

TandimanJ wrote:Thank you, Tom and everyone, for the info and response. Does it mean that each Church website project utilizes different software platforms?
The site functions flawlessly on the 1280x1024 display setting that I use.


From what I have gathered from other threads, yes theydo. LUWS, LDS.ORG, BYU, TECH.LDS.ORG all use different backends, server Platforms, and Database hostings.
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Postby WelchTC » Tue May 01, 2007 7:33 am

TandimanJ wrote:Thank you, Tom and everyone, for the info and response. Does it mean that each Church website project utilizes different software platforms?

As technology changes, we change. So, for example, we still have some Vignette 6 apps but all new CMS type of applications will use Vignette 7. Except, of course, this web site which uses Joomla and MySQL ;)

We try to use the best tool to fit the purpose of the site.

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Postby WelchTC » Tue May 01, 2007 7:35 am

thedqs wrote:Just wondering, are all Church databases run through Oracle?

We do use Oracle but again it depends upon the application as to whether it is backended by Oracle. For example, the online scriptures does not store it's data in Oracle but in a highly optimized proprietary format.


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