I mentioned in my last post that I had an idea for a LUG Locater or as its now called Finder, well things have moved on a pace Stewart Langridge (AKA Aq ) very kindly threw some code together and gave it away to me and I now have a basic search module.
I need to make some of the front-end elements smaller so it will fit on the site however before that I’m busy trying to get the rough Longitude and Latitudes of all the LUG’s listed on http://lug.org.uk from here http://www.npemap.org.uk There are, at the moment, 129 live LUG’s listed and I’ve done 100 so far. I’m having to guess locations as most LUG’s meet in pubs houses and the odd police station
I’m pretty excited about it although as I’ve said its not that huge in the grand scheme of things. What would be really cool is if somebody from the Joomla community offered to make it into a proper module as all I will do is create a module on the site, probably static content or something and then display it in the relevant position. That will work but its a workaround rather than a proper Joomla Extension.
I have had some other offers of help but it would not be fair to mention the individuals here yet as I haven’t asked them if they want their names blazed across the internet. I’m hoping to have something ready by the end of this week or at least the beginning of next week so stay tuned.