Topgold's Dropbox Workflow

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We're using Dropbox and Scrivener together in classroom scrums that produce ePubs much faster than any workflow we've tried before.

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Topgold's Dropbox Workflow

  1. 1. DROPBOX WORKFLOW CASE STUDY FROM LIMERICK SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN #tmCESI @topgold 1
  2. 2. SCENARIO: THIRD LEVEL CREATIVE STUDENTS • BASIC SKILLS • DEVELOPING PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR EVENT PROMOTION • ADVANCED SKILLS • CREATIVITY • EDITING CONTENT • PRODUCTION • PROCESSING IMAGES • FINISHING • COMPILING EPUB WITHIN 110 MINUTES • COLLABORATION #tmCESI @topgold 2
  3. 3. STEP 1. SHARE WORKING DROPBOX. DROPBOX SHARES ON MULTIPLE DEVICES. #tmCESI @topgold 3
  4. 4. “ TOP TIP: DROPBOX FITS NICELY INTO BYOD SPACE. ” • NO SPECIAL HELP NEEDED FROM IT SUPPORT. • OVERCOMES RESTRICTIONS WITH CLOUD MAIL SERVICES. • #TOPTIP #tmCESI @topgold 4
  5. 5. STEP 2. REVIEW CONTENT. STUDENTS VIEWED PDF FILE THROUGH SMALL SCREENS. #tmCESI @topgold 5
  6. 6. STEP 3. FIND SHARED FOLDER. WE WORKED WITH “WADDS”. #tmCESI @topgold 6
  7. 7. STEP 4. KNOW FOLDER HYGIENE. SHARE FILES IN CORRECT FOLDERS. #tmCESI @topgold 7
  8. 8. STEP 5. PROCESS IMAGES. 1. SAMPLE AT 300 X 280. 2. CORRECT FOR SKIN COLOUR. 3. SAVE FOR WEB. #tmCESI @topgold 8
  9. 9. “ #tmCESI @topgold TOP TIP: SCRIVENER ACCELERATES EPUB PRODUCTION. ” 9
  10. 10. STEP 6. OPEN DROPBOX. 1. SCRIVENER OPENS DROPBOX. 2. EDITOR SEES TOAST AS CHANGES OCCUR. 3. WE BRING FILES INTO SCRIVENER PROJECTS. #tmCESI @topgold 10
  11. 11. STEP 7. EDIT IN SCRIVENER. 1. EASY WHEN WORKING WITH RTF SOURCE FILES. 2. KNOW IMAGE DIMENSIONS. 3. DOWNSAMPLE IMAGES TO ENSURE FASTER DOWNLOADING. #tmCESI @topgold 11
  12. 12. READING EPUB 1. USING FREDA ON WINDOWS PHONE. 2. USED IBOOKS ON IOS. 3. GOOGLE BOOKS OR ALDIKO ON ANDROID. #tmCESI @topgold 12
  13. 13. READING EPUB WE DOWNLOADED VIA DROPBOX AND READ FROM BOOKSHELF. #tmCESI @topgold 13
  14. 14. READING EPUB META DATA ON AUTHORS COMES THROUGH AS CREDITS. #tmCESI @topgold 14
  15. 15. READING EPUB CURRENT EPUB READERS MARK DOWN FORMATTING. #tmCESI @topgold 15
  16. 16. READING EPUB STUDENTS WORK FOR ACKNOWLEDGEM ENT IN CREDITS SECTION. #tmCESI @topgold 16
  17. 17. “ COLLABORATIVE WORKFLOWS ACCELERATE CREATIVITY. ” #tmCESI @topgold 17
  18. 18. SEE THE MAKING OF THE BUSINESS OF BLOGGING WATCH IT: BIT.LY/MAKINGEPUB #tmCESI @topgold 18
  19. 19. BROWSE THE DROPBOX CHECK OUT BIT.LY/DROPWADDS #tmCESI @topgold 19
  20. 20. #tmCESI @topgold 20

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