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Abstract to Absolute

116851367b985e98a1236f59bc4717ce?s=47 Fred Boyle
October 16, 2011

Abstract to Absolute

Thinking through the process of going from the abstract content to the absolute needed for EE implementation.

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Fred Boyle

October 16, 2011
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  1. ABSTRACT TO ABSOLUT(E) from content and design to channels, custom

    fields and beyond
  2. ★ Understanding the site’s content ★ Mapping the content +

    functionality ★ Getting it all into ExpressionEngine STEPS
  3. None
  4. ★ Sports blog (American Football) ★ Presents and grades the

    game day experience ★ Provide a schedule of upcoming games to be reviewed ★ Share Twitter and Flickr content THE SITE — BESTGAMEDAY.COM
  5. ★ What are our content buckets? ★ Do the buckets

    relate? If so how? ★ What functionality is attached to each bucket? ★ Keep the content manager in mind CONTENT MAPPING
  6. CONTENT MAPPING TOOLS ★ Pencil + paper ★ Text editor

    ★ Spreadsheet (Excel, Numbers, etc.) ★ Diagraming tool (OmniGraffle, Visio) ★ Whatever works for you
  7. CONTENT MAPPING THE BUCKETS ★ Post ★ Game Review ★

    Static Page ★ Home Page
  8. CONTENT MAPPING THE BUCKETS — DETAILS POST ★ title ★

    author ★ date ★ content ★ comments GAME ★ title ★ author ★ date ★ content ★ comments ★ home team ★ away team ★ grade STATIC PAGE ★ title ★ content HOME PAGE ★ 3 items w/ photo, headline and short text
  9. CONTENT MAPPING THE BUCKETS — DETAILS (revised) POST/GAME ★ title

    ★ author ★ date ★ content ★ comments ★ is this a game? ★ home team ★ away team ★ grade STATIC PAGE ★ title ★ content HOME PAGE ★ 3 items w/ photo, headline and short text
  10. CONTENT MAPPING THE BUCKETS — DETAILS (alternative) POST ★ title

    ★ author ★ date ★ content ★ comments ★ relates to game ★ grade GAME ★ title ★ date ★ home team ★ away team STATIC PAGE ★ title ★ content HOME PAGE ★ 3 items w/ photo, headline and short text
  11. FUNCTIONALITY ★ List upcoming games ★ Schedule of games ★

    List graded games ★ Insert images and videos in content ★ Add games prior to their occurrence and being graded
  12. PLANNING THE FIELD TYPES ★ title ★ author ★ date

    ★ content ★ comments ★ is this a game? ★ home team ★ away team ★ grade POST/GAME ➡ EE ➡ EE ➡ EE ➡ text area ➡ functional ➡ checkbox/drop-down ➡ short text (optional) ➡ short text (optional) ➡ drop-down (optional)
  13. PLANNING THE FIELD TYPES ★ 3 items w/ photo, headline

    and short text HOME PAGE ➡ matrix ‣ photo ‣ headline ‣ blurb ➡ file ➡ short text ➡ short text
  14. GETTING IT ALL INTO EE CHANNELS ★ Posts ★ Pages

    ★ Home Page FIELD GROUPS ★ Post ★ Page ★ Home Page
  15. THINGS TO REMEMBER ★ Separate the content from the layout/display

    when working on buckets ★ Keep the future in mind ★ Keep it simple for you to maintain ★ Use your site map as a reference
  16. RECOMMENDED CONVENTIONS ★ Use singular for field groups, plural for

    channels ★ Use a unique + clear prefix for field names for each field group ex: post-content, post-home-team, post-grade