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Case Study: How we Built  Joomlagov.info
 

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    Case Study: How we Built  Joomlagov.info Case Study: How we Built Joomlagov.info Presentation Transcript

    • Case Study - How we built the http: //joomlagov.info/ website
    • 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
    • 1. Visual representation of all government websites using Joomla!2. Easy updates, quick addition of new listings and Minimal Maintenance3. Site speed and performance
    • Joomla! Extensions ● Joomlaworks K2 ● Editor - JCE Editor ● Chronoforms ● Disqus comment system ● NoNumber! Extension Manager ● XMap ● XCloner Backup and Restore
    • 3rd Party Apis ● Google Maps Api version 3 ● Disqus comment system
    • Challenges Faced ● Capturing a huge volume of data ● Simplifying the management of new data records and updates ● No budget ● Tight deadline
    • Solutions ● Automation (Selenium IDE / Python scripts) ● Old fashioned manual labour (community workforce)
    • Workflow
    • Project scope ● 253 categories ● 2847 articles ● 2847 screen captures ● 261 menu items
    • 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
    • Hit Replay Button
    • Design and template ● fresh clean look ● map focal point ● room for growth
    • Integration ● K2 extra fields with Google Maps Api ● Chronoforms with K2
    • K2 Extra Fields - HTML Overrides
    • K2 Category Map clustering
    • K2 Article - HTML Overrides
    • Chronoforms submissions directly into K2
    • Performance enhancements ● re-order code ● compression (css, js, html) ● caching on
    • Data is Boring - Maps are fun
    • Data is Boring - Maps are fun