Re: Examining options and collecting input for Next Gen WOS web
First we need to define the website's purpose. For example this thread's focus has moved from redesigning a website to porting Q2 to Android. When I ported it to Joomla in 2009 I did not have a direction and we were trying out all kinds of things which made it a monster to maintain.
CMS (Content management system) Do we stick with Joomla?
Integration between the CMS and phpBB, is it really necessary? What are the Security issues with bridging? What are the maintenance issues? CMS\phpBB bridge requires paid support and active subscriptions for updates.
What extra functionality does the site need to support besides CMS and phpBB. Example Calendar, LGSL Game Server Monitor, etc...
Who is going to maintain the updates? Joomla has it real easy now, one button click, but not all extensions are like that and every 2 years there seems to be a major version upgrade that forces a complete redesign. Waiting to see the update from Joomla 3.8 (current version 3.6) to 4.0. I have not worked with phpBB in years and not sure if you still need to edit the individual core files so you wouldn't overwrite your modifications.
Its a lot to think about well before we can even start discussing design and layout.
Note to self: I just noticed I am starting to sound more like a business professional than a gamer, what happened???