Total Training for Adobe Contribute CS3 will introduce you to this little known, but very useful, member of the Adobe Creative Suite family. Contribute, an alternative to expensive and complex content management systems, allows you to easily publish content to your website without any HTML knowledge.
Presenter Abbas Rizvi, will help you get started with building Dreamweaver templates and integrating Contribute into your workflow to make web publishing accessible to just about everyone. You’ll learn the process of setting up a site or blog connection, administering a site and working with text, images, links, tables and even video in your webpages.
Enhanced blog editing experience
Improved workflow with Microsoft Office
Flash Video support
Improving application launch speed
Improved CSS rendering
Chapter I: SETTING UP CONTRIBUTE (22 min)
Introducing the Contribute Workspace
Integrating Bridge into Your Workflow
Setting Up a Server on Microsoft® Windows
Setting Up a Server on Mac OS® X
Chapter II: DREAMWEAVER® INTEGRATION (21 min)
Enabling Contribute Compatibility
Creating a Page Based on a Template
Making Site Wide Changes Easier
Chapter III: SITE ADMINISTRATION (38 min)
Setting Up a Site Connection
Setting Up Administration Options
Looking at Roles & Settings
The Shared Assets Library
Creating Connection Keys
Contribute Publishing Server
Chapter IV: WORKING WITH SITE CONTENT (93 min)
Using a Browse, Edit, Publish Workflow
Template Properties & Editable Regions
Linking to Other Web Pages
Working with Microsoft® Office Documents
Working with Text
Inserting & Formatting Site Images
Importing Images from a Word Document & from Bridge
Linking to & Embedding Documents
Inserting Flash® Movies
Adding Paypal® Buttons
Adding a Web Search Field
Utilizing Add-In Contribute Toolbars
Chapter V: MANAGING & EDITING BLOGS (34 min)
Setting up a Blog Connection & Custom Blog Connection
Customizing Blog Settings
Creating & Managing Blog Entries
Working with Content in Blogs
Integration with Firefox® & Internet Explorer®
Chapter VI: TIPS & TRICKS (17 min)
Improving Contribute Start-up Speed
Working with Dynamic Pages
Creating a Standalone Page
Editing Code in an External Application
Rolling Back to Previous Versions
Publishing from Your Computer
Working with .Mac Accounts
Total Run Time: 3.75 hrs
As solutions architect at Adobe, Abbas is an evangelist and instructor of Adobe’s solutions, sharing his expertise and passion for technology with knowledge workers and educators across Canada.
Abbas is an expert in Adobe’s Web development and e-learning solutions such as Flash, Dreamweaver, Contribute, Captivate and Adobe’s real-time conferencing technologies. He is a frequent presenter at Adobe customer events and leading industry conferences in North America, offering demonstrations and tutorials to Web developers, IT managers and professional trainers and coaches.
Prior to joining Adobe, Abbas was product manager at WarrenShepell, Canada’s largest provider of employee assistance programs and organizational health and wellness services. Under Abbas’ leadership, the company introduced the first online counselling service of its kind in North America.
Abbas holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Science from the University of Waterloo.
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