This folks is the rolling culmination of a massive collaboration of artists, designers, engineers, teachers, programmers– all ecobrickers– around the world. This week our team launched the new version of the Ecobricks.org site! Built from the ground up on a fresh server, the site is the new home of the Global Ecobrick Alliance. The site is super simple at the moment– but don’t be deceived! It is built on a rock solid foundation of cutting edge software.
The programmers at OnTheGoSystems, have endorsed us with their full pro package of WPML software— the leading WordPress multilingual site software. We’ve rebuilt our site from scratch using this core, meaning that our site can now be smoothly deployed in new languages. Currently, we’re up and running in English and Indonesian. At this very moment we have Clara and Alix working on our German and French translations. Let us know if you’d like to help us with your language!
Meanwhile, the programmers at WP Google maps also donated a pro license for their awesome software. Nick and Dylan have been hard at work helping us optimize our interactive map of ecobrickers around the world.
We’ve built our site from the ground up to run on mobile devices. Both WPML and WPGoogleMaps are fully mobile-friendly. In fact, this is the top priority for our site as ecobrickers are often rural mothers, farmers or urban folks who only have a basic smartphone to work with. Our site is first and foremost for them.
A big thanks to our Bali team of helpers who helped pull together all the pages and translation in time for our August Ecobrick dissemination in Jakarta.
Here are just some of the credits for our site development, and all the content that you will find on it. Credits: Russell Maier, lead developer. Clara, German translation. Riri and Carly, site development and deployment. Illustrations by Jo, El Tiburon Grande and Anastatia. Animations by Elena. OntheGoSystems– multilingual WMPL site software. WP Google Maps for interactive google map. Photography Josephine Chan, Alexander Sutter.