Familiar Tools, New Possibilities: Leveraging the Power of the Adobe Web Publishing System
by John Hartley, Webmaster, IT Specialist at Alabama Cooperative Extnesion System on Jun 12, 2011
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From the 2011 ACE/NETC Conference in Denver, CO ...
From the 2011 ACE/NETC Conference in Denver, CO
This presentation focuses on utilizing technologies such as jQuery, CSS, Ajax/Spry, Wordpress, and other tools to extend the capabilities of the Adobe web publishing system. The Adobe web publishing system is primarily composed of Dreamweaver, Contribute, and the Contribute Publishing Server. Dreamweaver is used by web designers and developers to create websites. Contribute is used by the non-technical subject matter experts to edit the content of the websites through a simple graphic user interface similar to Microsoft Word. The Contribute Publishing Server controls the file permissions and other administrative settings of the websites. These programs also integrate with other Adobe products including Flash/Flex, Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, and other familiar programs. Technologies, such as the ones that will be discussed, are extremely useful in constructing interactive site navigation, in tailoring mobile sites, or in utilizing blogs and RSS integration. However, there are simple strategies to allow for easy editing of the content of the sites through Contribute without interfering with the scripting these utilize. The presenters will endeavor to give a general overview of some of the tools and technologies involved, as well as showcase a few examples of specific tricks that web designers and developers should find very useful.
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