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I'm looking forward to operating out of the NOC during LCA2015. I'm expecting to be surrounded by several monitor screens allowing me to keep a close eye on the wiki and social media (socmed), to respond to activity, post quick updates on the wiki from social media, and post to social media from the wiki.
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{{Trail|Programme|Tutorials|Tutorials/Drupal8 outta the box}}
  
= Hardware =
 
As I mentioned at the LCA volunteers meeting today (13-Dec-14), I have my own suite of PCs that I'm happy to bring along to run the wiki/socmed monitoring from, including Dell Optiplex PC's, LCD screens, keyboards/mice, and an 8-port 100Mbps switch (so that I only take up a single port on the Managed Switches from the University. That's one option.
 
  
Alternatively, if someone wants to lend me some Raspberry Pi's and SD Cards, I can run it all from those, with my own displays, keyboards, mice, etc. That would be a more efficient use of physical space within the NOC, and cut down on power consumption.
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= Planning to build a website =
  
One more option is to run the wiki/socmed stuff entirely from NOC-provided hardware. I'm unsure what is available, if anything, for this purpose.
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We won't be going through this section in detail in the tutorial. We'll be building a sample site with a lot of this thinking already done. But if you want to use your own sample content, have a think about these things and come prepared!
  
= Pages to Watch =
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Or if you want to choose your own dummy content, rather than use the samples provided... here's some fun sites to peruse.
While monitoring the wiki/socmed stuff during the event, I'll want to be able to view a collection of pages simultaneously, and not just browse between pages like the average wiki user would do. That's why I'm wanting to run multiple PCs with multiple screens. Below is a list of the most important pages that I'd want to be viewing simultaneously. Each will have an auto-refresh, achieved either by a userspace JSON wiki script (if user javascripts are enabled) or a GreaseMonkey script in the browser. These won't need keyboards and mice connected permanently, just screens...
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* [[Special:RecentChanges|Recent Changes]]
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* [[Special:WantedPages|Wanted Pages]]
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* [[Special:Log|Log]]
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My fourth computer would be a live wiki-editing machine, which I'd use with a keyboard and mouse, like the average wiki user would do.
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'''Words'''
  
My fifth computer would be for interacting with Twitter, posting links to social media and gathering intelligence from the delegates about trending events on the [https://twitter.com/hashtag/LCA2015?src=hash #LCA2015] hashtag. In a separate browser, I could also monitor the [https://twitter.com/LCANetworks @LCANetworks] Twitter account, as a service that I could provide to the other NOC residents, informing them of feedback coming in through it, and posting NOC announcements on their behalf when needed.
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* http://mashable.com/2013/07/11/lorem-ipsum/
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* http://www.cupcakeipsum.com/ -- Cupcake ipsum is my favourite.
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'''Pictures'''
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* http://placehold.it/
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* https://placekitten.com/
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=== Purpose ===
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What job will this site have?
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* sell stuff?
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* build a community?
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* documentation?
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* record an event?
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=== Audience ===
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Who will visit the website?
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* Personas
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* Demographics
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* Language / Geography
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* Devices / Browsers
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=== Content ===
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Getting the information architecture right from the start is important.
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* Content Modelling
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* Navigation
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* Search
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* Taxonomy
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This is the stuff your website is all about.  Here's some resources on creating compelling content for the web.
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http://www.squiz.net/au/stories/insights/10-commandments-for-content-creation
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=== Style / Design ===
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We're using D8 Outta the box, so we'll be using Bartik. Not doing a lot of design, but still, need to think about colour, images, logo.
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* Logo
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* Colour
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* Images
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=== Planning Tools ===
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There's a range of tools out there to help you plan your site.  (know any others? Add them here.)
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* https://www.jumpchart.com/
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== Building a website with Drupal 8 ==
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=== Basic site configuration ===
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[[File:D8otb-siteinfo.png|right]]
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* Site name
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* Site slogan
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* Email address
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* Default front page, and error pages
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=== Nodes and other entities ===
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==== Default content types ====
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* Article
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* Basic Page
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Go to SITEURL/node/add to add content
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==== Custom content types ====
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Go to SITEURL/admin/structure/types/add
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==== Users ====
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* anon
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* auth
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* admin
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===== Roles =====
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===== Permissions =====
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==== Taxonomy ====
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=== Menus ===
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[[File:d8otc-menus.png|right|400px]]
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We get a few menus out of the box
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But we can also create menus
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=== Views ===
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Views.  The single most popular module for previous versions of Drupal, is now in core. It's a powerhouse. But complex. We'll start simple.
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Views is a list maker, a query generator. It lets you slice and dice your content in all sorts of wonderful ways.
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=== Blocks ===
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=== Wysiwyg ===
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=== Mobile ===
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=== RSS, Json and other feeds and streams ===

Revision as of 23:11, 6 January 2015

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Planning to build a website

We won't be going through this section in detail in the tutorial. We'll be building a sample site with a lot of this thinking already done. But if you want to use your own sample content, have a think about these things and come prepared!

Or if you want to choose your own dummy content, rather than use the samples provided... here's some fun sites to peruse.

Words

Pictures

Purpose

What job will this site have?

  • sell stuff?
  • build a community?
  • documentation?
  • record an event?


Audience

Who will visit the website?

  • Personas
  • Demographics
  • Language / Geography
  • Devices / Browsers


Content

Getting the information architecture right from the start is important.

  • Content Modelling
  • Navigation
  • Search
  • Taxonomy

This is the stuff your website is all about. Here's some resources on creating compelling content for the web.

http://www.squiz.net/au/stories/insights/10-commandments-for-content-creation

Style / Design

We're using D8 Outta the box, so we'll be using Bartik. Not doing a lot of design, but still, need to think about colour, images, logo.

  • Logo
  • Colour
  • Images

Planning Tools

There's a range of tools out there to help you plan your site. (know any others? Add them here.)

Building a website with Drupal 8

Basic site configuration

D8otb-siteinfo.png
  • Site name
  • Site slogan
  • Email address
  • Default front page, and error pages

Nodes and other entities

Default content types

  • Article
  • Basic Page

Go to SITEURL/node/add to add content

Custom content types

Go to SITEURL/admin/structure/types/add

Users

  • anon
  • auth
  • admin
Roles
Permissions

Taxonomy

Menus

d8otc-menus.png

We get a few menus out of the box

But we can also create menus

Views

Views. The single most popular module for previous versions of Drupal, is now in core. It's a powerhouse. But complex. We'll start simple. Views is a list maker, a query generator. It lets you slice and dice your content in all sorts of wonderful ways.

Blocks

Wysiwyg

Mobile

RSS, Json and other feeds and streams