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ok, so these are the feature i would like to impose on this project. feel free to hop on / argue with what you want!
cck and views led project. so that would involve a blog content type, and a blog-entry content type. though, if the aim of the site was solely as a blog, fields such as blog title or blog description (that would fit into the blog content type) wouldn't be needed as they could be put in the site information section. however, i think with the ability of adding pages, and to allow the user to grow their site as they want, it would be handy to have a blog content type to store such data.
blog-entry content type could have some leeway into how it is shown. obviuosly title, and body fields, but what about a cheesy 'listening to' field, what about another field the user may want, ie, if the user is an avid book reader 'currently reading' etc. that should somehow be easily editable in the system (obviously it will be with cck types, but just thinking aloud here). this would allow the user to personlise the blog setup.
views needed would be: a view to show all the blogs with teaser ordered by published date desc also showing tax terms, show latest blog entries, latest comments? and lots more that i can't currently think of.
the handling of images needs consideration, i'm leaning towards imagefield and creating someway to allow those to be inserted inline. this would have the advantage that the images are nodes and could be made as a gallery / whatever for the future. tbh, i don't have that much experience of the image modules, so if someone knows better then please pipe up! however, i'd like it to be workable with imagecache as this allows the user to make their images larger / smaller as necessary.
other nice features
lightbox2? maybe. comments, flag this comment as abusive, emfield would be nice. content profile for additional profiles? though, that may just complicate things. the facebook style user updates, that provides a nice 'twitter' style ' is happy' type thing which i like! taxonomy manager to make tax term handling easier?
definite modules: cck, views, scheduler, an rte such as fckeditor, (image stuff), imagecache, link (for cck), date, and jscalendar (for nice date selection of published times), captcha and captcha pack, admin menu, filefield, imageapi, pathauto, token,
all i can think of for now!