Dynamic Design

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  • Dynamic Design

    1. 1. Dynamic by Design Or, the Story of How (and Why) I Built a ContentManagement System for the Lowcountry Digital Library
    2. 2. MyAdmin Control Panel
    3. 3. What is MyAdmin?• Dynamic content management system• Designed to manage the workflow of the Lowcountry Digital Library web site• Tool to foster collaboration and encourage direct participation from partners
    4. 4. What is MyAdmin?• XHTML, PHP, and MySQL framework• XHTML and PHP display and control user input• MySQL database stores user input
    5. 5. Why Use MyAdmin?
    6. 6. To Meet Needs!
    7. 7. (and to make web developers happier)
    8. 8. Four Key Needs• Centrality• Usability• Accessibility• Sustainability
    9. 9. Centrality• One system to manage all content dynamically - changes affect multiple pages• Multiple users only change content, with no code editing necessary• frees developers to work on other projects and keeps the code sanitized
    10. 10. Usability• Intuitive user interface (UI) to easily create, edit, or delete collection information• Forms instead of lines of code• Instantly create collection level web pages
    11. 11. Accessibility• System is available online• Multiple users• LCDL staff and partners can access the system remotely
    12. 12. Sustainability• Built on a dynamic framework using open source and free technologies• Uses best web practices and standards• Designed for cross-platform migration
    13. 13. Showcase
    14. 14. Takeaways• Instilled background in workflow and project management practices• Demonstrated ability to use innovative technologies for practical purposes• Developed spirit of collaboration
    15. 15. Thanks for Listening! Christopher G.Vinson Head of Library Systems College of Charleston Libraries Charleston, South Carolina vinsonc@cofc.edu

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