Wouldn’t a signup add a contact, and therefore kick off an email?
(There is no search at the http://nationbuilder.com/suggest page, so it’s hard to tell if the suggestion has already been made. Has it, and if so, what’s the status? )
Currently, profile pics are accessible on the leaderboard or in a random array of 20 pics. I seek further access to profile image and url variables--on suggestions, blogs, and activity streams, etc. (My current design particularly calls for the use of profile images with suggestions.)Official response from Lilia Villa completed
This is currently available for authors of pages (like suggestions, blogs) as page.author.profile_image, and similarly in the activity stream as activity.signup.profile_image or activity.author.profile_image (as appropriate).
I'm comfortable editing _columns_2.html and _supporter_nav.html, but most clients aren't. (In fact, one missing div, and the whole site goes out of wack.) I realized yesterday that a simple enhancement would be to add a feature almost exactly like your supporter nav buttons. In fact, it could be a third and fourth button under "Supporter nav." One could be called Sidebar Text, and the other would be "Reorder Text" (which would simply control whether the text comes before or after the buttons). You've already got the three "huge" buttons in both _columns_2.html and _supporter_nav.html. If both files called (according to sort order), it would be a tremendous asset, and by my guess, simple to implement.
Here are 3 suggestions to assist developers:
- More examples (snippets). For starters, each "e.g." in the documentation should be filled in, but a whole snippet library would be great.
- The ability to limit search on nationbuilder.com to just the theme docs. (When I search for the word "tag," for instance, I'm not currently able to narrow down to liquid-specific information)
- The ability to search all template code in your own nation. (That would be a enormously helpful. It's one of the real disadvantages of doing NB development that we can't search across multiple files. Template file search would enable us to more rapidly find sample code. For now, we need to click on each template (Also, I think clicking a template changes the status to Custom=Yes, even if we haven't changed anything. )
In sum, I'm seeking more examples, faceted search, and template search.
Nationbuilder incorporates so many best practices, that I wonder if you will consider developing A/B testing support for web pages.
(I see that A/B Subject Line Testing is 'Planned' at http://nationbuilder.com/jerimee/a_b_subject_line_testing
I'm seeking similar support for page testing (for images, sidebar location, or anything we want to test).Official response from Adriel Hampton not planned