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ExpressionEngine CMS - Le Grande Demo

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by Ben Seigel on 29 October 2013

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Transcript of ExpressionEngine CMS - Le Grande Demo

ExpressionEngine 2 CMS - Le Grande Demo
Software
Runs on a web server (Linux, in this case)
Allows non-technical people (Mary or Chan in the office) to add, edit, delete and organize content. What content?
Products
Blog posts
Articles
Images
PDFs...
What is a Content Management System (CMS)?
Wordpress
Drupal
Joomla!
...a ton of others
Java-based
.NET-based
PHP-based
Homebrew, a.k.a. MyGreatCMS123
Common CMS in the wild
Gosh, do I really have to answer this?
Cost
Support
Reliability
Features
Ease of use
Scalability
Legacy systems
Developer community
Support for platform
Institutional needs/fetishes
Yours?
Factors affecting choice of CMS
Image courtesy of Uncyclopedia
Visit opensourcecms.com to try Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress and 300+ additional CMS.

Feature-limited Wordpress sites available free at Wordpress.com.
Comparison? Bah.
The technical
Open architecture (not open source!)
LAMP-stack
CodeIgniter PHP framework

The practical
User-friendly tool for managing content
Non-technical people can use
Accessed via a modern web browser

Also
Paid product, vendor-supported
Let's go! What is ExpressionEngine "EE"?
Government agencies
Universities
Non-profits
Online publishers
Be impressed. Who uses EE?
How does EE work?
Step one: create mockups
Step two: create HTML, graphics, CSS, Javascript
Meetup organizer since 2008
12 years experience in web design,
development, project management
6 years Expression Engine experience
Enjoys cycling, travel, comedy and anonymous cash gifts
Who's this guy? Ben Seigel
image courtesy of sansego.blogspot.com
Lots of valid approaches
Example template group structure:
inc
header
footer
navigation
blog
index
post
Integrate HTML in to templates
Demo time
Courtesy PerformerMag.com
Training
Train EE: http://www.train-ee.com
Book: "Building an ExpressionEngine 2 Site - Small Business" - http://www.train-ee.com/courseware/books/detail/building-an-expressionengine-2-site-small-business/
Mijingo - http://mijingo.com/products
Create-ee.com
Community
EE-insider.com
Twitter #eecms
EE-hash.com (portal)
EE Forums at ExpressionEngine.com
EE Spotlight ttp://ee-spotlight.com/
Add-ons
Devotee.com (store has most of them)
Solspace.com
EE Resources
EE License(s)
Copy of "Building an EE2 Site - Small Business" PDF book
EE Podcast shirts
Fabulous Prizes!
6 - 12 folks == 1 freelancer license;
13 - 20 folks == 2 freelancer licenses;
20 - 35 folks == 2 freelancer licenses and 1 commercial
Putting the pieces together
Fields
Templates
Categories
Channels
#my_img { border:0px; }
a:hover #my-img {
image-enhance: {
filter:laser-eye;
beam-type: straight;
color: #ff0000;
intensity:80%;
target-composition: wood;
proximity: any;
}
}
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