EdmontonEE Main Presentation 10/24/2009

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This is the slideshow Lea Alcantara presented at EdmontonEE on Oct 24, 2009 explaining why people should give EE a try, with sample sites, brief comparisons with other systems, and general benefits.

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EdmontonEE Main Presentation 10/24/2009

  1. 1. EdmontonEE Welcome :) http://edmontonee.com/ 1
  2. 2. EdmontonEE Thanks http://edmontonee.com/ 2
  3. 3. EdmontonEE Who the heck? source: dailymail.co.uk http://edmontonee.com/ 3
  4. 4. EdmontonEE Why have this meetup? http://edmontonee.com/ 4
  5. 5. EdmontonEE http://edmontonee.com/ 5
  6. 6. EdmontonEE Community <3 http://edmontonee.com/ 6
  7. 7. EdmontonEE Content Management Systems http://edmontonee.com/ 7
  8. 8. EdmontonEE Content CMS webSite      YoU http://edmontonee.com/ 8
  9. 9. EdmontonEE Who uses EE? aka name-dropping http://edmontonee.com/ 9
  10. 10. EdmontonEE The Big Boys http://edmontonee.com/ 10
  11. 11. EdmontonEE http://edmontonee.com/ 11
  12. 12. EdmontonEE http://edmontonee.com/ 12
  13. 13. EdmontonEE http://edmontonee.com/ 13
  14. 14. EdmontonEE http://edmontonee.com/ 14
  15. 15. EdmontonEE Variety of Sites http://edmontonee.com/ 15
  16. 16. EdmontonEE http://edmontonee.com/ 16
  17. 17. EdmontonEE http://edmontonee.com/ 17
  18. 18. EdmontonEE http://edmontonee.com/ 18
  19. 19. EdmontonEE http://edmontonee.com/ 19
  20. 20. EdmontonEE Variety of Studios http://edmontonee.com/ 20
  21. 21. EdmontonEE http://edmontonee.com/ 21
  22. 22. EdmontonEE EE Versus... http://edmontonee.com/ 22
  23. 23. EdmontonEE Every tool sucks / rules but ee rules more :) it really depends on: how you work, what you want, what you need great designers / developers can use anything ... but we all prefer certain systems http://edmontonee.com/ 23
  24. 24. EdmontonEE http://edmontonee.com/ 24
  25. 25. EdmontonEE ...custom aka hand-rolled system http://edmontonee.com/ 25
  26. 26. EdmontonEE Pros • customized to exact client and Cons • time consuming site needs • can be the most expensive • great for massive site projects solution • "ideal" • in-depth knowledge of programming languages, servers, etc. needed • often lacks proper documentation / resources • can become burdensome to support http://edmontonee.com/ 26
  27. 27. EdmontonEE ...WordPress aka the most popular / known system http://edmontonee.com/ 27
  28. 28. EdmontonEE Pros • free Cons • free • large user and community base • such a thing as "too large" • tons of documentation / • no guaranteed support / largely resources / add-ons DIY / slightly hostile to n00bs • years of development mean • PITA to customize = cookie optimized/friendly interface cutter designs / time waster • arguably best blogging system • blogging system != CMS on the market • knowledge of PHP preferred subjective! http://edmontonee.com/ 28
  29. 29. EdmontonEE ...Drupal aka the giant http://edmontonee.com/ 29
  30. 30. EdmontonEE Pros • free Cons • free • everything AND the kitchen sink • everything AND the kitchen sink • large user and community base • user base = primarily • extremely customizeable programmers = harder for n00bs (functionality-wise) • MUST know PHP • clunky / unfriendly UI • a bajillion updates every 2 seconds • hard to design for subjective! http://edmontonee.com/ 30
  31. 31. EdmontonEE Why use EE? the point of this meetup http://edmontonee.com/ 31
  32. 32. EdmontonEE Hint: http://edmontonee.com/ 32
  33. 33. EdmontonEE Community <3 http://edmontonee.com/ 33
  34. 34. EdmontonEE http://edmontonee.com/ 34
  35. 35. EdmontonEE Fun Inclusive Close-knit Collaborative Responsive http://edmontonee.com/ 35
  36. 36. EdmontonEE ... by actual EllisLab employees! • All, including president Leslie Camacho, are active in the forums • Often get responses straight from CTO Derek Jones • Tech support specialists all hired from the community http://edmontonee.com/ 36
  37. 37. EdmontonEE Commercial product = more controlled growth = better signal to noise http://edmontonee.com/ 37
  38. 38. EdmontonEE Real conflict http://edmontonee.com/ 38
  39. 39. EdmontonEE Paid • BOO! I like money in my pocket! Free • holy moly, it's FREE?!?!? but... but... • "hidden fees" aka time for • Saves time AND money in learning/ learning, customization, and development b/c features are often development to do what you built in already and: want it to do • guaranteed people fixing bugs and • no guarantees of developers adding features availability or support • guaranteed support / friendly to • treat you poorly, who cares? n00bs you're just another schmuck • user = customer = livelihood at stake • community mindset more casual • community is naturally filled with or hobbyist, less professional professionals http://edmontonee.com/ 39
  40. 40. EdmontonEE For Designers Why ExpressionEngine is Great for Designers Front-End Conference http://www.vimeo.com/5919743 27 min video! http://edmontonee.com/ 40
  41. 41. EdmontonEE Best system to design for, bar none http://edmontonee.com/ 41
  42. 42. EdmontonEE Flexible templates easy syntax, XML logic design first, code after unlimited custom fields no PHP knowledge required http://edmontonee.com/ 42
  43. 43. EdmontonEE teMplate groUp teMplate teMplate teMplate http://edmontonee.com/ 43
  44. 44. EdmontonEE http://edmontonee.com/ 44
  45. 45. EdmontonEE EdmontonEE Homepage Template {embed="_includes/.header"} {details} {embed="_includes/.signup"} {sponsors} {credits} {footer} http://edmontonee.com/ 45
  46. 46. EdmontonEE Snippet from Lealea.net sidebar <div id="speaking-ops"> <h2>I Spoke Here</h2> {exp:weblog:entries weblog="promos" category="58"} <h4>// {entry_date format='%M %d %Y'}</h4> <h3>{if promo-link} <a href="{promo-link}">{promo-title}</a> {if:else}{promo-title}{/if}</h3> <small>{if event-link}<a href="{event-link}">{title}</a> {if:else}{title}{/if}</small> {/exp:weblog:entries} </div> http://edmontonee.com/ 46
  47. 47. EdmontonEE jasonsantamaria.com http://edmontonee.com/ 47
  48. 48. EdmontonEE gregorywood.co.uk http://edmontonee.com/ 48
  49. 49. EdmontonEE Examples & Demos http://edmontonee.com/ 49
  50. 50. EdmontonEE For Developers Know PHP and MySQL? Web standard advocacy Strong support system Great developer network http://edmontonee.com/ 50
  51. 51. EdmontonEE Guidelines & Documentation http://expressionengine.com/docs/development/guidelines/index.html http://edmontonee.com/ 51
  52. 52. EdmontonEE Add-on Development Extensions Modules Plugins http://edmontonee.com/ 52
  53. 53. EdmontonEE Extensions • Extends the base functionality of ExpressionEngine • Allows developers to interpose their own code into EE's codebase. • Restrained by where hooks are placed in the code and what arguments are sent with the extension call • Typically no DB tables, but there are always exceptions Examples: jQuery for Control Panel, Edit Remember SOURCE: PAUL BURDICK, ADD-ON DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATION @ EECI2009 http://edmontonee.com/ 53
  54. 54. EdmontonEE Modules • The Mighty Workhorses of EE • Complete and expansive Control Panels. • Database Tables • Template Tags • Own extensions possible Examples: Forum module, Mailing list SOURCE: PAUL BURDICK, ADD-ON DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATION @ EECI2009 http://edmontonee.com/ 54
  55. 55. EdmontonEE Plugins • No settings, no tables, no CP, no install • Text manipulation either via Template Tags or Custom Fields • Or, functionality "plugged" into your Templates. Examples: Textile, Image Sizer SOURCE: PAUL BURDICK, ADD-ON DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATION @ EECI2009 http://edmontonee.com/ 55
  56. 56. EdmontonEE Community <3 http://edmontonee.com/ 56
  57. 57. EdmontonEE Friendly collaboration and "co-opetition" http://edmontonee.com/ 57
  58. 58. EdmontonEE Examples & Demos http://edmontonee.com/ 58
  59. 59. EdmontonEE CodeIgniter http://edmontonee.com/ 59
  60. 60. EdmontonEE EE2 + CI Built on the fastest PHP framework out there Inventor of PHP Rasmus Lerdof calls CodeIgniter the best framework "because it is faster, lighter and the least like a framework." http://edmontonee.com/ 60
  61. 61. EdmontonEE EE 2.0  http://edmontonee.com/ 61
  62. 62. EdmontonEE NDA ;_; sorry, can't show anything! http://edmontonee.com/ 62
  63. 63. EdmontonEE ...but... EllisLab annoucned that ExpressionEngine 2.0 will be released on December 1, 2009 • Non-commercial $149 (used to be $99) • Freelancer: $99 (for own website, not clients) • Commercial $299 (used to be $249) • Upgrade: $50 (from 1.6.3+) Also: Each 2.0 license purchase includes a download to the current 1.6.x version. http://edmontonee.com/ 63
  64. 64. EdmontonEE Resources • EEInsider.com: EE News/Magazine • Devot-EE.com: Add-on respository and articles • EE-Podcast.com: Self-explanatory • EE Help Chat: http://www.eescreencasts.com/go-chat (every Wed @ 9PM eastern, 7PM mountain - FREE) • EE forums and EE Wiki! http://edmontonee.com/ 64
  65. 65. EdmontonEE Questions? http://edmontonee.com/ 65

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