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Working in a Multi-Platform Environment


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I and my colleague Reem ran the first LGWebNetwork conference last week called WE Believe in Community. This was my presentation.

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Working in a Multi-Platform Environment

  1. 1. Working in a Multi-platform Environment Diana Mounter Design and Development Coordinator LGSA
  2. 2. This is my experience, please share yours .
  3. 4. we must streamline
  4. 5. Content Management Systems the solution to your problems!
  5. 6. Tempting blogs videos online payments forums Image maps
  6. 7. Before you know it… you’ve created a MONSTER!
  7. 8. What happens when your CMS eats to much cake? <ul><li>Makes upgrading more complicated </li></ul><ul><li>May increase costs of your MSA (if you have one) </li></ul><ul><li>More things to break = more things to fix </li></ul><ul><li>You may have to make a compromise on functionality </li></ul>
  8. 10. Now what?
  9. 11. pack up your bags… and go custom
  10. 12. “ Custom? Why would we spend the money doing that? We’re not special.”
  11. 14. video
  12. 15. Did that make an impact?
  13. 16. The CMS couldn’t do… (without customisation) blogs videos forums
  14. 17. forms
  15. 19. Why did we decide to go custom?
  16. 20. “ This is typical! They do these cheap jobs to save money, but then they end up spending more money fixing all the things that break” - the plumber
  17. 21. Don’t take on more than you can handle
  18. 22. But wait!
  19. 23. What about your Content Management System?
  20. 24. CMS Cultural Awards Links Media Releases Branding/Identity XML feeds Twitter Email subscribers RSS feeds
  21. 26. There are no magic tricks
  22. 27. Thank you