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Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
Case Study -  How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))
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Case Study - How We Built joomlagov.info (Dwight Barnard))

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Joomla Day Cape Town South Africa, August 2011

Joomla Day Cape Town South Africa, August 2011

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  • 1. Case Study - How we built the http: //joomlagov.info/ website
  • 2. The White House site is built on Drupal. Can you top that? wiki http://joomlagov.info Response to the question posed to Ryan Ozimek in March 2011
  • 3. 1. Visual representation of all government websites using Joomla!2. Easy updates, quick addition of new listings and Minimal Maintenance3. Site speed and performance
  • 4. Joomla! Extensions ● Joomlaworks K2 ● Editor - JCE Editor ● Chronoforms ● Disqus comment system ● NoNumber! Extension Manager ● XMap ● XCloner Backup and Restore
  • 5. 3rd Party Apis ● Google Maps Api version 3 ● Disqus comment system
  • 6. Challenges Faced ● Capturing a huge volume of data ● Simplifying the management of new data records and updates ● No budget ● Tight deadline
  • 7. Solutions ● Automation (Selenium IDE / Python scripts) ● Old fashioned manual labour (community workforce)
  • 8. Workflow
  • 9. Project scope ● 253 categories ● 2847 articles ● 2847 screen captures ● 261 menu items
  • 10. Getting content into Joomla ● Scraping wiki doc and customizing output (long, lat, coutry) ● Automating screen captures, resizing and renaming ● Creating content by merging text and images
  • 11. Hit Replay Button
  • 12. Design and template ● fresh clean look ● map focal point ● room for growth
  • 13. Integration ● K2 extra fields with Google Maps Api ● Chronoforms with K2
  • 14. K2 Extra Fields - HTML Overrides
  • 15. K2 Category Map clustering
  • 16. K2 Article - HTML Overrides
  • 17. Chronoforms submissions directly into K2
  • 18. Performance enhancements ● re-order code ● compression (css, js, html) ● caching on
  • 19. Data is Boring - Maps are fun
  • 20. Data is Boring - Maps are fun

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