EE Camp: CMS Training with Screencasts

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Presentation given at EE Camp 2010.

http://expressionenginecamp.com

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EE Camp: CMS Training with Screencasts

  1. 1. Mr. Matthew A. Crest Designer. Developer. Husband. Friend. email: tweets: web: blog: studio: matt@artletic.com @Artletic Artletic.com DesignLitm.us LetsCollab.org
  2. 2. Client CMS Training “The Handoff” “Transition” “Are we there yet?”
  3. 3. Typical Client Guide Text document to explain how things work.
  4. 4. This x 12 pages != fun
  5. 5. That is a suck. • Takes hours to create • May skip something a client forgets. Every. Single. Time. • Repeated explanations of how to do something
  6. 6. Video Client Guide Quick screencasts to show how things work.
  7. 7. Method 1: In an EE template • The videos are viewable on the regular website • Restrict the template to logged in Admins
  8. 8. That’s more better
  9. 9. Method 2: Accessory • Exists in the Control Panel • New to EE 2.x • Tutorials readily available (always by the thing they’re having trouble with)
  10. 10. Accessory
  11. 11. Accessory
  12. 12. Make it happen Record - upload - show
  13. 13. Record the screencast • Options: Screenr, ScreenToaster, Screenflick • Web apps are easiest to use, but have drawbacks: privacy & concern over their longevity • Recording & hosting your own is better IMHO, but requires a bit more work (file conversion mostly) • I use Screenflick • Upload the video file via FTP
  14. 14. Install the accessory • client_training added to: • system/expressionengine/third_party/ • themes/third_party/
  15. 15. Customize the accessory /system/expressionengine/third_parties/ client_training/views/video_embed.php Add in the video title, description, and file location
  16. 16. Customize the accessory /system/expressionengine/third_parties/ client_training/views/video_embed.php Add in the video title, description, and file location
  17. 17. Further Information • Will have an article on this topic posted in the next week to Design Litmus blog • Will also post: code samples & EE accessory • http://DesignLitm.us • @DesignLitmus
  18. 18. Good day. Matt Crest @Artletic http://Artletic.com

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