I am currently working on Cebu Lifestyles. It is not done yet, but it is a portal and a tourist guide to Cebu and Mactan Island (in the Philippines). I am using Xoops for it. Hopefully, it is the right choice. The client wanted lots of blocks on the frontpage. Xoops is very capable of doing that and when the portal grows, there are a lot of modules available.
As of now, I am linking news articles from blocks in the frontpage. Do you think this is a good idea? I am open to suggestions. In the meantime, check Cebu Lifestyles for the preview.
Located 365 miles south of Manila, the main island of Cebu is a long, narrow slither of land, flanked on both sides by Tañon Strait and the Strait of Cebu. To its south-eastern tip is a small body of land that is Mactan Island. Cebu is comprised of hundreds of small islands, some of which are uninhabited which make them the targets of adventure-seeking tourists. Cebu is known for its narrow coastlines, limestone plateaus, and coastal plains, all characteristics of a typical tropical island. However, Cebu also has predominant rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges traversing the northern and southern lengths of the island. Cebu’s steep mountains reach over 1,000 meters but there is actually a substantial lack of adequate forest cover. Flat tracts of land can be found in towns of Bogo, San Remigio, Cebu, Medellin, and Daan Bantayan at the northern tip of the province.