Al-Islam 2.0 Mockups: Portal

Posted September 15th, 2010 in Al-Islam 2.0 by Mohammed Ali V

This is the first of a series of blog posts to explain the features of Al-Islam 2.0 using the mockups.  In this post we’ll be explaining the Portal Mockups.  Click on the mockup to zoom into the image & view the annotations.

1. Homepage


The Portal will will server as the home page of Al-Islam.org for an unregistered user.  Registered users’ homepage will be the “Dashboard”.  The purpose of the Portal is to organize the collection of resources on Al-Islam.org, and present it in a way that is easy for the user to reach what the user is looking for.

2. Category Page


The Library category page is accessed from the Homepage.  The above Mockup shows the category page of “History & Biography”. Each of the category pages will be customized to highlight important and popular resources.

3. Resource listing


Listing of resources of a Sub category. The options allows the user to filter the resources by type, preview Table of Contents and view ratings of the resource.
Please share your feedback using the comments section below.

Al-Islam 2.0 – A Preview of Next Generation Al-Islam.org

Posted August 15th, 2010 in Al-Islam 2.0 by Mohammed Ali V
Click to see Preview of MockupsThe Ahlul Bayt DILP team is working on the development of Next Generation Al-Islam.org (code named Al-Islam 2.0). During development the site will under go a complete redesign & code change. The highlights of Al-Islam 2.0 are:
  • Collaborative: Allow users to collaborate by adding resources to the library, make corrections (like typos), Translate/Transcode texts, contribute to projects like Scholars Portal and Travel & Events.
  • Multilingual: The portal and its resources will be available in Multiple languages.
  • Semantic: Information will be presented as Linked data so that it can be understood by machines allowing applications within Al-Islam framework & 3rd party websites to Pull data. This will make way for better search results, unified login across Al-Islam projects and unlimited possibilities to create mashups to make data more useful.
  • Accessible: Content will be accessible in various formats (HTML, Word, PDF, Audio etc), on various devices (PC, Mobile, iPad etc).

Preview using Mockups

Digital Mockups of Al-Islam 2.0 have been designed to illustrate the functionality of the features being planned, and how the various Projects will function together as a single Web Application. The mockups do not indicate the design and color scheme, dummy text has been used in several places.

Homepage Preview

Your Feedback

We would like to receive your feedback on these mockups to understand how we can make the new Website more useful for the users. Click here to open the Al-Islam 2.0 Mockups Preview Page, then click on the branches in BLUE colour to launch the mockup for the respective Projects.  Once launched you can submit your feedback for individual mockups by clicking on the Give us your Feedback tab.  You can also share your feedback in the comments section of this Blog Post.  In subsequent Blog posts we will be describing the mockups in more detail for each Project.

Welcome to the Al-Islam.org Blog

Posted August 6th, 2010 in General by Mohammed Ali V
The Ahlul Bayt DILP team is pleased to launch a Blog for the Al-Islam.org Project.  We’ll be using this Blog to:
  • Announce new addition of resources to the Portal
  • Connect with visitors to Al-Islam.org to receive feedback on ongoing projects
  • Discuss & give previews of plans for future Projects
  • Get in touch with potential volunteers & translators to collaborate on development of Al-Islam.org
To know more about the Al-Islam.org project visit the About Us page.  Please use the comments section to share your feedback with the team.