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Jin Wang Jason Campbell April 25 th , 2011. Overview. Project conception Forum overview User interaction with the forum Design communication Problems encountered/solved Future expansion? Demo of the forum. Project Conception. Project idea chosen by Jin

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Jin wang jason campbell april 25 th 2011

Jin Wang

Jason Campbell

April 25th, 2011


Overview
Overview

  • Project conception

  • Forum overview

  • User interaction with the forum

  • Design communication

  • Problems encountered/solved

  • Future expansion?

  • Demo of the forum


Project conception
Project Conception

  • Project idea chosen by Jin

    • Web 2.0 – user created content is the trend

    • Liked idea of open discussion topics

  • Potential for business concept:

    • Advertising

    • Email subscriptions

    • Etc.


Forum overview
Forum Overview

  • Forum

    • User accounts – login/logout

    • View and reply to threads

    • Start new threads

  • First Time User Registration

  • User Control Panel

    • User info, email address, statistics

    • Change password and email address

  • About Us

  • Help


User interaction
User Interaction

  • Typical forum actions

    • Thread starting and replying

  • Guide user as much as possible with on screen messages

    • Password mismatch error messages

    • Link to thread after replying

  • Easy to change password and email

    • Requires current password confirmation


Design communication
Design Communication

  • Exclusive use of Google Code and Subversion (SVN)

    • Multiple code revisions handled

  • Email and phone

    • To discuss meeting times and answer questions

  • Team meetings

    • Bulk of coding and design were handled


Problems
Problems

  • Most problems solved by our group meetings, talking through the issues, and testing for bugs


Problems and solutions
Problems and Solutions

  • Understanding POST and SESSION

    • Reading online and talking to other coders to learn

  • Using Google Code and SVN

    • Jin had experience and explained how to use it

  • Updating user info – code logic

    • Learned some by trial and error and some by looking up code syntax online

  • Thread Ordering

    • Organized the logic of the code to help solve

  • Sticky Posts

    • Checking database for sticky bit field and ordering the sticky posts at the top of all other threads


Future expansion
Future Expansion

  • Avatars

  • User options

    • Threads per page

    • Thread ordering (newest first vs. oldest first)

  • Editing and deleting own posts

  • Administration system improvements

  • User forgot password


Fun facts
Fun Facts

  • File count: 27 files

  • Lines of code:

    • Comment lines: 87

    • Blank lines: 185

    • CSS: 147

    • PHP: 1248

    • Total: 1667

  • Code revisions: 143


Demonstration
Demonstration

  • Welcome to the J2 Forum!


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