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KICTANet’s new website: Call for comments

Dear listers,

Thank you for your feedback.They are very useful and will inform changes as
the site evolves.

It’s not late for those who are still interested to give
suggestions/comments. Please send them by end of today.

Asanteni.

On Oct 16, 2017 1:00 AM, “george sidney ralak via kictanet” <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

Thank you all. I rest my case.

Goodnight.

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 12:12 AM, Barrack Otieno <otieno.barrack@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
>
> Thank you for the positive feedback your concerns and feedback have been
> noted and will be taken into consideration as indicated by Liz. George , to
> add to what Washington and other colleagues have said, a lot was taken into
> consideration when choosing the content management system that is currently
> in use. The development team is also aware of the pros and cons of the
> system as you are raising but settled on the current Content Management
> System. We invite you to provide specific input on areas that can be
> improved just as Kelvin Kariuki has done be it from a security perspective,
> user interface or user experience. @ Ahmed, if you go through the website
> you will notice that significant effort is being made on the branding
> front. I invite you and other listers to peruse the policy briefs and
> submissions on the website to confirm this. That said we appreciate your
> perspective and will make every effort to implement what we have not been
> able to do at this stage.
>
> Best Regards
>
> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 11:29 PM, george sidney ralak via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> I like some of the responses to my questions. Still, I have to wonder,
>> was security even considered before going for WP, which is one of the most
>> targeted by hackers.
>>
>> When considering time and cost, I might consider WP, but then, do you
>> consider extra plugins that you might have to purchase, how about updating
>> issues.
>>
>> Also, I believe the client has the right to be specific with what they
>> want. I just found it ironic that KICTANet, the platform with people and
>> institutions in Technology in the country uses wordPress.
>>
>> As to the websites that use WordPress, not one of these sites uses WP
>> out of the box – there is considerable custom development to make these
>> sites work the way they do, development costing a lot of money. Those sites
>> are not ‘wordpressbeginner’ grade.
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 9:19 PM, Odhiambo Washington via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> +1
>>>
>>> The choice of a CMS or an OS, is purely personal to a developer or a
>>> SysAdmin. From where I sit, it’s not questionable unless STRICTLY specified
>>> by a client.
>>>
>>> On 15 October 2017 at 09:05, Ali Hussein via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>> George
>>>>
>>>> On the question of why WordPress?
>>>>
>>>> First it’s an open source Content Management System (CMS), its free to
>>>> install, deploy, and upgrade. Then it has thousands of plugins and
>>>> templates that power a flexible and simple interface, which reduces
>>>> development costs and deployment time. The dev team was also informed by
>>>> the fact that millions of websites use WordPress. Some of he most notable
>>>> brands that use WordPress include Microsoft and Bloomberg. See link below:-
>>>>
>>>> www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/40-most-notable-big-name-
>>>> brands-that-are-using-wordpress/
>>>>
>>>> Hope this answers your question or concerns?
>>>>
>>>> *Ali Hussein*
>>>> *Principal*
>>>> *Hussein & Associates*
>>>> +254 0713 601113 <0713%20601113>
>>>>
>>>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>>>
>>>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>>>
>>>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>>>
>>>> “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but
>>>> a habit.” ~ Aristotle
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>>
>>>> On 14 Oct 2017, at 1:23 PM, george sidney ralak via kictanet <
>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Looks great.
>>>>
>>>> A few issues though. Quick links on the footer are not really leading
>>>> someone anywhere.
>>>>
>>>> And a question: Why WordPress?
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 6:11 PM, Francis Monyango via kictanet <
>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I love it. Looks really good.
>>>>>
>>>>> On 13 October 2017 at 16:55, Keith Andere via kictanet <
>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Liz,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Mobile optimization is fantastic. Looks fresh and easy to navigate.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Barrack and team, cheers!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Keith
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 13 Oct 2017 01:03, “anyega jefferson via kictanet” <
>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Great job, looks good,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 11:55 PM, Liz Orembo via kictanet <
>>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Dear listers,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Greetings,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> KICTANet has just finished working on the first phase of the new
>>>>>>>> website and would now like to invite you to give comments/suggestions.
>>>>>>>> Especially on how it can serve as an ICT policy engagement platform and as
>>>>>>>> an Information resource for stakeholders.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Here’s the link: www.kictanet.or.ke/.
>>>>>>>> You can send your comments either
>>>>>>>> on/offlist, or on the website itself.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> KICTANet owes a lot to the brilliant team that worked on this
>>>>>>>> website (Amos Ochieng from pixels Kenya, Barrack Otieno, Mike Musya and
>>>>>>>> Washington Odhiambo) Special thanks to Washington who developed and
>>>>>>>> maintained the old website from the early days of the network.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> As always, we thank you for your continued feedback and we hope you
>>>>>>>> will enjoy the new look and feel.
>>>>>>>>

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