Plone 3 for Education : Break the Webmaster Bottleneck by Empowering Instructors and Staff
This book is written especially for time-constrained web teams. Every chapter is hands-on from start to finish, focusing on getting a value-adding site up fast. Necessary theory and tips on best practices are interspersed with the step-by-step instructions, broken out into sidebars so it informs your progress without impeding it. Also, every chapter is independent, dealing with a specific use case for example, publishing video, creating forms, or representing assignment schedules and syllabi so you can skip straight to what you need. Most chapters require no programming at all. The few where we dig deeper (for example, to build our own plug-in products) are replete with working code samples and explanations of what's going on. A rudimentary knowledge of the Python programming language is helpful in these but is not essential. Plone 3 for Education is for the makers of school web sites, from primary to university, from e-learning to public-facing, from tech-savvy teachers to seasoned software developers. A user-level familiarity with Plone is the only prerequisite; everything else is baked in.
- Electronic book text | 212 pages
- 22 Dec 2009
- Packt Publishing Limited
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
About Erik Rose
Erik Rose has consulted on the launch of dozens of successful departmental and college sites at Penn State University. He does on-site Plone and Python training, has written several popular Plone products-including FacultyStaffDirectory, WebServerAuth, and CustomNav-and speaks at world and regional Plone conferences about security, software architecture, and collaboration practices. He's also a member of the Plone 4 Framework Team and spokesman for the Plone 5 Framework Team.