Day 2 of workshops. Some wifi issues early on, were unfortunately a problem with following along.
How To Tag Content in OUCampus with Tag Manager
I really like the potential of the new Tags feature. News, events, and image galleries immediately sprung to mind.
Tags can be used to:
- organize content
- find related content
- build associations
The XSL API can make the following calls:
However, just a note to use the support site when 10.4 is released, features may change from this demo.
This workshop covered Assets, Snippets and Includes and the differences between each. While nothing too mind blowing, this was a good overall explanation.
- Assets (centrally managed content)
- Web Content
- Plain Text
- Source Code
- Image Gallery
- Snippets (pre-defined content)
- Include Files
Guidelines to follow when deciding which to use/when:
- DRY – don’t repeat yourself
- think about updates
- editing experience – snippets
Front-End Development Best Practices
This was a very informative and interesting workshop. He did a great job explaining the issues in page speed (latency!!), and techniques to improve page load speed. Unfortunately, I already was fairly knowledgeable in this topic, so I didn’t learn a whole lot. However, it was a great workshop still, and I did learn of some best practices and more importantly was reminded of techniques that could be employed.
Responsive Design and OUCampus
Another great workshop by Shahab, but also again an area that I was already knowledgeable in. Still great, and I’m glad I attended.
Don’t use maximum-scale in your media queries (poor for accessibility).
For the workshop we created and went over setting up a grid using Bootstrap.