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Confused about capabilities...

Thread began 5/27/2009 1:52 pm by Peterson Design Studio - jefferis | Last modified 8/03/2009 4:42 am by mds119803 | 4087 views | 17 replies |

Peterson Design Studio - jefferis

Confused about capabilities...

I'm considering this solution for a client. I'm not sure I understand how it works from one of the FAQ's...
Do you add behaviors to pages you create from your own templates using SA Pro or your own designs? Or must you use the CMS default template design?

When the FAQ says you cannot add pages, you mean that the client cannot add pages but that a developer can, but then must add code to make the pages editable? Or you cannot add pages at all to the default setup?
Thanks
Jeff

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You create your own templates using whatever tools you want.

Then you replace the design with a snippit of code that refers to the content and that content is then editable.

When it says you cannot add pages, that means that the end user cannot add pages. The developer can make any portion of any number of pages editable.

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Peterson Design Studio - jefferis

Originally Said By: Ray Borduin
  You create your own templates using whatever tools you want.

Then you replace the design with a snippit of code that refers to the content and that content is then editable.

When it says you cannot add pages, that means that the end user cannot add pages. The developer can make any portion of any number of pages editable.  



Cool. So it functions a little bit like Adobe's new trial service? I tried that but the client was too un-tech to be able to use Adobe's interface...

Once you add code to the pages, do they automatically show up in the admin area?

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Peterson Design Studio - jefferis

Also, if the client wants to edit text, and I don't have iRite, what is the interface for control of look and feel? Tinymce? Or something similar? It seemed that the editing box in the feature tour has some ability to control bold, italic, etc..
Jeff

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It uses FCKeditor for the iRite functionality. It can be updated according to their documentation.

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Peterson Design Studio - jefferis

Originally Said By: Ray Borduin
  It uses FCKeditor for the iRite functionality. It can be updated according to their documentation.  



If I don't have iRite, what affect does it have on the client's ability to update pages with CSS style layout?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

None. It just means you as the developer would have to use the fckeditor documentation and update the code by hand instead of having the ease of a DW extension to update it for you.

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Peterson Design Studio - jefferis

Originally Said By: Ray Borduin
  You create your own templates using whatever tools you want.

Then you replace the design with a snippit of code that refers to the content and that content is then editable.

When it says you cannot add pages, that means that the end user cannot add pages. The developer can make any portion of any number of pages editable.  



Ray, say the client wants to be able to add pages to the site and she has all the password access I do as the developer.... In order for her to add pages, what would she need?
Dreamweaver & the Templates?
Could it be done with Contribute?
Would she need a copy of PowerCMS?

I am evaluating this product vs. setting up a simple cms...
Thanks
Jeff

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

There are quite a few ways it could be done...

Contribute wouldn't really work. It is for editing html pages that are already created I believe.

PowerCMS won't perfectly fit the bill because it can't create pages it is just for editing content on existing pages.

Dreamweaver and the templates would certainly give that possibility but that is usually a lot to ask of the end user.

Usually you would design something with DataAssist to allow someone to create Blog-like or other data on multiple pages.

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biz295654

If a site is already set up so that a new page is added using DataAssist system, which I can do now, would the PowerCMS "see" those pages in the database? In my current set ups, the short coming is the client can add a page, but I have to add a menu item for them.

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