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(In no particular order, see Navigation for how we might present, link and organize them) Status: merely my (Sam's) proposal. Edit at will.


  • EMS in a nutshell - keep it brief and visual.
  • Call out how to find us, contact us, upcoming events
  • Recent posts list

About Us

  • Brief mission statement, concise description of the space and organization, what we offer
  • EMS in the press, event write ups, etc. "testimonials"
  • Cross-link contact/find us details
  • Press/Media Resources
  • About the space: resources, equipment, logistics
  • (call to action - how to find out more, get involved, help out)


  • twitter, facebook, g+, IRC,
  • Mailing list,
  • phone, board email,
  • space address,
  • maps and directions

Get Involved

  • Membership details - levels of membership, how to join
  • Join our community. Sign up for newletter, join active discussion in the mailing list, drop by on one of our open hack nights
  • Open hack nights
  • (call to action - how to join, sign up for newsletter, check upcoming events)

Support Us/Help Wanted (under Get Involved?)

  • How can you help EMS?
  • Mentors wanted: classes, informal instruction
  • Volunteering: tasks we would appreciate help with
  • Stuff: donating unwanted tools, materials, devices: what we like, (and where to take stuff we dont want), who and how to contact us regarding donations
  • Paypal, tipjoy etc. donations
  • Amazon affiliate? Other referral schemes
  • Sponsorship opportunities: Funding drives for x, y, z
  • "Friend of EMS" donor (for one-off and regular donations)

Friends of EMS (possibly under About Us)

  • List out sponsors, any preferred vendors, partner/sister organizations like Mecca, Thinkersmith, Science Factory
  • (call to action - how to get yourself listed here - link to contact/sponsorship page)
  • (also plug the newsletter for people that might want to consider sponsoring us later)

Blog (what to call this, its EMS news, projects, announcements, etc.)

  • Chronological listing of posts, truncated with permalinks to full post
  • Categories/tags
  • Galleries/Youtube etc. links


We should have a persistent top navigation bar that is present on all pages, as well as a footer bar for meta info, login and other member and admin links

Status: merely my (Sam's) proposal. Edit at will. Names/labels are WIP and placeholder. We can bike-shed about this at our leisure. Note that we should try and keep existing URLs mapping to an equivalent page where it makes sense - the actual URLs should change rarely and only when necessary.

Top, Global Navigation

  • Home
  • About Us
  • Get Involved
  • Blog
We might want to do a tooltip or sub-navigation thing to help people discover sub-sections and pages. Also, lets cross-link liberally in the text of each page where appropriate.


  • Copyright info
  • Social links, Newsletter signup
  • Contact Us - once more for the hell of it
  • Login, Site Admin Links (conditional on login)

Contextual Navigation

Some pages will need a block of contextual links in a sidebar. For the blog it will be categories and recent/related posts. Where we've broken out a page/topic into sub-pages, we'll list and link those. Note that wordpress might struggle to deal with one page being a sub-page of more than one other page.. so perhaps a related-to relationship is a better way of modelling it. Or we could have "sub-pages" and "related pages" in a sidebar.
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Topic revision: r1 - 24 Jan 2014, SamFoster

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