Ryan Irelan


• Technology & Development Directory
• Happy Cog West
EE Screencasts


• screenshot of site. maybe play video of
  screencast (without sound)
video of ee screencast
EE Insider


• screenshot of site
ExpressionEngine Book


• It’s been a long time in the works but it’ll be
  the most up-to-date book around.
10
Pre-package your EE
         install

• create a reusable setup with all of your
  favorite add-ons and software
• Buy lic...
LG Social Bookmarks


• http://leevigraham.com/cms-customisation/
  expressionengine/lg-social-bookmarks/
Handrolled

• code for handrolling bookmarking links
• http://eeinsider.com/articles/hand-rolled-
  social-bookmark-links-...
Optimize Now and
         Later

• different optimization methods
•
Keep an Eye on the
      User
Easy for the user, not
        for you.

• two field groups is easier, but twenty might
  be better.
• use LG Add CP Tabs t...
Clean

• Don’t leave stray stuff around the control
  panel.
• Remove unneeded tabs in the publish form.
• if you’re not u...
Try Structure


• you might be surprised
Take a Chance


• Noah Stokes quote about pushing to limit
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A talk I gave at EECI 2009 in Leiden, Netherlands. Read more at http://eeinsider.com and http://eescreencasts.com

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  • Add-ons don’t solve everything. They can make it worse or just be unnecessary.
    Example: social bookmarking links handrolled vs. add-on
  • SL Developer Info - offers quick links to everything you need while developing. Very handy. Better than clicking around.
  • Build and design (the architecture) of your EE site with the people in mind who will actually be updating and maintaining it.
  • two field groups is easier, but twenty might be better.
    use LG Add CP Tabs to create a unified CP look for all of your administrative users.
  • Don’t leave stray stuff around the control panel.
    Remove unneeded tabs in the publish form.
    if you’re not using the formatting toolbar, remove it!
  • Ten Ways to Improve Your EE Development

    1. 1. Ryan Irelan • Technology & Development Directory • Happy Cog West
    2. 2. EE Screencasts • screenshot of site. maybe play video of screencast (without sound)
    3. 3. video of ee screencast
    4. 4. EE Insider • screenshot of site
    5. 5. ExpressionEngine Book • It’s been a long time in the works but it’ll be the most up-to-date book around.
    6. 6. 10
    7. 7. Pre-package your EE install • create a reusable setup with all of your favorite add-ons and software • Buy licenses if needed!
    8. 8. LG Social Bookmarks • http://leevigraham.com/cms-customisation/ expressionengine/lg-social-bookmarks/
    9. 9. Handrolled • code for handrolling bookmarking links • http://eeinsider.com/articles/hand-rolled- social-bookmark-links-for-your-ee-site/
    10. 10. Optimize Now and Later • different optimization methods •
    11. 11. Keep an Eye on the User
    12. 12. Easy for the user, not for you. • two field groups is easier, but twenty might be better. • use LG Add CP Tabs to create a unified CP look for all of your administrative users.
    13. 13. Clean • Don’t leave stray stuff around the control panel. • Remove unneeded tabs in the publish form. • if you’re not using the formatting toolbar, remove it!
    14. 14. Try Structure • you might be surprised
    15. 15. Take a Chance • Noah Stokes quote about pushing to limit

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