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CONTRIBUTE Dennis Deacon  -  [email_address]
Contribute — What is it? <ul><li>Client application that allows non-HTML designers or technologists to add and maintain co...
Features <ul><li>Allows content contributors to update multiple websites and blogs from a single application without learn...
Pros & Cons <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Frees up a skilled designer/developer to allow non-techies to add/edit content ...
Workflow <ul><li>Designer/developer creates site via Dreamweaver with Contribute usage in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Site Admi...
Designing a Contribute Site <ul><li>Use Dreamweaver </li></ul><ul><li>Enable Contribute compatibility </li></ul><ul><li>Le...
Designing Templates - Editable Regions Editable Regions Editable Regions Remainder of page is un-editable
Repeating Editable Regions Repeating Editable Regions Repeating Editable Regions
Assigning Roles & Permissions <ul><li>Site Administrator  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates the user roles (ex. Publisher, Edi...
Creating the End User Connection <ul><li>Manually </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Via “wizard,” “fill in the form” approach </li></u...
Connecting via Connection Key Saved Connection Key My Connections > Import User enters their unique information
The Contribute Start Page List of established connections. To begin editing/creating, open a connection
Connect Open Connection then browse to page to edit (or File > Open)
Browse to Page, then Edit Editable Regions Cannot make changes to areas outside of Editable Regions
Repeating Regions “ Repeating Regions” allow for adding like regions. Can add or delete regions Can move/order regions up/...
Formatting Content Can add or delete regions Formatting options … access controlled by Admin
Either Publish, Review, Save or Discard Publish (If permitted by permissions) Send for Review Save for Later Discard Draft...
Case Study: Mill Brook Travel
Case Study:  Mill Brook Travel <ul><li>Initial agreement with client was </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site designed </li></ul></u...
<ul><li>Live Demonstration </li></ul>
<ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
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    1. 1. CONTRIBUTE Dennis Deacon - [email_address]
    2. 2. Contribute — What is it? <ul><li>Client application that allows non-HTML designers or technologists to add and maintain content while leaving the design of the site untouched </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can add content without breaking the site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can free up the designer for more important, project tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can allow freedom for the content knowledge workers </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Features <ul><li>Allows content contributors to update multiple websites and blogs from a single application without learning HTML </li></ul><ul><li>Easily add all types of content (text, images, Flash & rich media) </li></ul><ul><li>Uses Dreamweaver templates; insures integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Central administration of users, editing/publishing permissions </li></ul><ul><li>Quick website or blog edit/posting from other environments (MS Office, IE, Firefox) </li></ul>
    4. 4. Pros & Cons <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Frees up a skilled designer/developer to allow non-techies to add/edit content on a website or blog </li></ul><ul><li>No HTML skill required; similar to MS Word </li></ul><ul><li>No FTP skill/experience required; publishing is seamless </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity of website can be maintained </li></ul><ul><li>Allows centralized administration of look n’ feel, contributor roles & editing permissions, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Content rollback </li></ul><ul><li>Can work on/offline </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Client-side application; requires licensed software to be installed on every user’s computer </li></ul><ul><li>Editing tool, not designing/development tool </li></ul><ul><li>Meant for management of static content, not dynamic, database-backed content </li></ul><ul><li>Word with one document at a time; slower than using Dreamweaver </li></ul><ul><li>No access to source code </li></ul><ul><li>Requires at least basic administration to be effective </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity / corruption problems </li></ul>
    5. 5. Workflow <ul><li>Designer/developer creates site via Dreamweaver with Contribute usage in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Site Administrator assigns roles & permissions to the people responsible for maintaining the content </li></ul><ul><li>“ Contributors” in roles with permissions manage content (add/edit/delete) content </li></ul><ul><li>“ Contributors” either submit the draft for review, or publish the content directly </li></ul>
    6. 6. Designing a Contribute Site <ul><li>Use Dreamweaver </li></ul><ul><li>Enable Contribute compatibility </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage Web Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate structured content from presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create templates/pages with Editable Regions that allow users to edit content. Remaining portions of the page are locked </li></ul><ul><li>Publish, then release to content contributors </li></ul>
    7. 7. Designing Templates - Editable Regions Editable Regions Editable Regions Remainder of page is un-editable
    8. 8. Repeating Editable Regions Repeating Editable Regions Repeating Editable Regions
    9. 9. Assigning Roles & Permissions <ul><li>Site Administrator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates the user roles (ex. Publisher, Editor, Approver) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates the permissions per role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>File/Folder access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Editing (scripts, images, text only, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Style support (user styles or just pre-determined) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New pages (blank, custom pages or pre-determined templates only) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>File locations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Assets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to publish content with/without review & approval </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Creating the End User Connection <ul><li>Manually </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Via “wizard,” “fill in the form” approach </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Via a Connection Key </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrator generates from Dreamweaver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be emailed directly to user (not advised) or saved to local computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Best Practice: Admin sends Connection Key file with instructions, then under separate cover (verbally) communicates the password </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Connecting via Connection Key Saved Connection Key My Connections > Import User enters their unique information
    12. 12. The Contribute Start Page List of established connections. To begin editing/creating, open a connection
    13. 13. Connect Open Connection then browse to page to edit (or File > Open)
    14. 14. Browse to Page, then Edit Editable Regions Cannot make changes to areas outside of Editable Regions
    15. 15. Repeating Regions “ Repeating Regions” allow for adding like regions. Can add or delete regions Can move/order regions up/down
    16. 16. Formatting Content Can add or delete regions Formatting options … access controlled by Admin
    17. 17. Either Publish, Review, Save or Discard Publish (If permitted by permissions) Send for Review Save for Later Discard Draft (Cancel editing)
    18. 18. Case Study: Mill Brook Travel
    19. 19. Case Study: Mill Brook Travel <ul><li>Initial agreement with client was </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site designed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Client would maintain content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contribute selected as “best tool” </li></ul><ul><li>After templates & pages created, documented created to hand off to client </li></ul><ul><li>Client reneged; requesting site maintenance services content for monthly fee </li></ul><ul><li>Client eventually dropped due to resource constraints </li></ul><ul><li>No reflection on Contribute, the tool  </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>Live Demonstration </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
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