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Viking Blogger Demo: Introduction

Viking Blogger Demo: Introduction

The Viking Blogger App is a demo application that we’ll be building during the prep work and over the course of our intensive program to show you an end-to-end design and production process for a real web application.

The prep videos will focus on the planning, design, user experience and mocking up of the application while our intensive course will cover its construction using Ruby on Rails, Javascript, HTML and CSS and its deployment to Heroku. Go to http://vikingcodeschool.com to learn more.


Viking Education

July 17, 2014

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  1. The Viking Blogger: Introduction An Introduction to the demo application

    we’ll use throughout the prep and intensive program 1
  2. Our Goals 1. Show off a real development workflow from

    beginning to end for a complex application. 2. Show off each of many specific coding skills that will be necessary to build the application. 3. Show how to take a complicated application and construct it using very simple pieces (over the course of almost 4 months) 2
  3. How it Will Work • Each week, we’ll cover a

    different part of the application • We’ll start at the highest level and the most basic — figuring out who is going to use it and what the application will look like (the design process) • We’ll then move into the production process and construct everything from the database to the Rails back end to the HTML and CSS on the front… completely from scratch. We’ll even deploy it to Heroku so you can see it live on the web! 3
  4. The Design Process Remember the Design Process steps? 1. Discovery

    — figure out who the user is, what their goals are, and what will make them happy when using the app 2. Strategy — figure out what information architecture, navigation, and interactions will best bring the user to their goals… imagine good UX! 3. Design — mock up the pages to best serve the user goals. 4
  5. Let’s get started! 5

  6. Insert additional slides as I build out the production process

    — tie it back to the previous example of the backend stuff but super high level in an overview. Include lots of images and screen caps from the final product. 6
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