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Contribute CS4 Essential Training
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Contribute CS4 Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

Video: Welcome

(Music playing.) Updating your website is a lot easier than you think, especially if you're using Adobe Contribute CS4. Hello, I'm Garrick Chow and this is Contribute CS4 Essential Training. Contribute CS4 makes it easy for anyone to edit and update webpages without needing any experience with HTML, CSS or more advanced web design applications like Adobe Dreamweaver. If you're new to web design, this is a course that will unlock all the mysteries of getting into a site from just about anywhere to make the changes you need.
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  1. 5m 25s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. The Contribute workflow
      4m 23s
  2. 9m 23s
    1. The Document window
      2m 34s
    2. The sidebar
      4m 12s
    3. The toolbars
      2m 37s
  3. 19m 26s
    1. Using a site connection key
      3m 25s
    2. Preparing to connect
      2m 38s
    3. Understanding connection methods
      2m 19s
    4. Using the Connection Wizard
      4m 6s
    5. Connecting to MobileMe
      3m 9s
    6. Using the My Connections window
      3m 49s
  4. 1h 4m
    1. Browsing and bookmarking sites
      4m 58s
    2. Creating new pages
      5m 28s
    3. Using starter pages
      3m 1s
    4. Building pages from Dreamweaver templates
      4m 23s
    5. Copying an existing page
      3m 2s
    6. Editing an existing page on your website
      2m 2s
    7. Editing a local page
      1m 38s
    8. Setting page properties
      10m 21s
    9. Setting keywords and descriptions
      3m 57s
    10. Working offline
      3m 13s
    11. Manually saving page drafts
      1m 22s
    12. Editing web pages in an external application
      4m 9s
    13. Previewing pages in an external browser
      3m 54s
    14. Adding a PayPal button
      8m 58s
    15. Adding a Google search field
      4m 11s
  5. 19m 46s
    1. Sending pages for review by email
      3m 41s
    2. Sending pages to other Contribute users for review
      2m 50s
    3. Reviewing other people's draft pages
      3m 33s
    4. Sending pages for other Contribute users to edit
      1m 15s
    5. Editing other people's draft pages
      2m 27s
    6. Using the Draft Console
      1m 22s
    7. Rolling back to previous page versions
      4m 38s
  6. 33m 30s
    1. Inserting and editing text
      4m 17s
    2. Using HTML styles
      11m 31s
    3. Using CSS styles
      7m 14s
    4. Inserting automatic dates
      2m 13s
    5. Inserting special characters
      1m 29s
    6. Find and Replace
      3m 4s
    7. Spell-checking
      3m 42s
  7. 30m 18s
    1. Inserting images from your computer or website
      3m 57s
    2. Inserting images from shared assets
      1m 59s
    3. Adjusting image properties
      3m 48s
    4. Editing images
      3m 53s
    5. Editing images in external applications
      6m 2s
    6. Adding Flash content
      2m 51s
    7. Inserting movie files
      5m 49s
    8. Inserting images from Bridge
      1m 59s
  8. 25m 10s
    1. Linking to draft pages
      6m 21s
    2. Creating new pages from links
      2m 50s
    3. Linking to web addresses
      2m 56s
    4. Creating email links
      1m 57s
    5. Linking to local files
      2m 50s
    6. Adding page anchors
      6m 45s
    7. Editing and removing links
      1m 31s
  9. 28m 42s
    1. Creating a new table
      6m 53s
    2. Selecting table elements
      1m 53s
    3. Resizing table elements
      2m 4s
    4. Adding and deleting table elements
      3m 30s
    5. Merging and splitting cells
      2m 33s
    6. Setting table alignment
      1m 41s
    7. Setting cell properties
      5m 1s
    8. Formatting tables
      2m 34s
    9. Sorting table contents
      2m 33s
  10. 19m 9s
    1. About external documents
      3m 10s
    2. Importing Word or Excel files (Windows)
      5m 54s
    3. Importing Word or Excel files (Mac)
      3m 29s
    4. Inserting PDFs
      4m 49s
    5. The Firefox plugin
      1m 47s
  11. 11m 24s
    1. About blogs
      2m 39s
    2. Connecting to your blogging site
      2m 2s
    3. Editing your blog
      6m 43s
  12. 30m 58s
    1. Making your site Contribute-friendly
      5m 52s
    2. Becoming a site administrator
      4m 17s
    3. Removing administration from a website
      2m 16s
    4. Enabling rollbacks
      2m 5s
    5. Assigning settings for new pages
      1m 8s
    6. Creating, modifying, and deleting user roles
      1m 27s
    7. Assigning permissions for user roles
      10m 42s
    8. Sharing site connections
      3m 11s
  13. 31s
    1. Goodbye
      31s

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Contribute CS4 Essential Training
4h 58m Beginner Oct 22, 2008

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Web sites frequently require updates, but the people who create content don't necessarily have the experience or permission required to edit the HTML files on the server. Contribute offers a user-friendly interface for making changes without involving a web developer or an elaborate content management system. In Contribute CS4 Essential Training, Garrick Chow shows how a site administrator can create and assign roles, determining what users can edit and whether they can publish the changes. He explains how Contribute can be used for collaborative workflows, in which multiple contributors edit and review changes before publishing them, and simple version management, with the ability to roll back changes to a previous state if something goes wrong. The course covers everything developers, administrators, and contributors need to know to get the most from this unique tool.

Topics include:
  • Adding users, assigning roles, and sharing site connection keys
  • Building and editing pages
  • Saving draft changes and working offline
  • Reviewing changes from other contributors
  • Working with text, images, links, tables, and multimedia
  • Importing Word and Excel files
  • Blogging with Contribute
Subject:
Business
Software:
Contribute
Author:
Garrick Chow

Welcome

(Music playing.) Updating your website is a lot easier than you think, especially if you're using Adobe Contribute CS4. Hello, I'm Garrick Chow and this is Contribute CS4 Essential Training. Contribute CS4 makes it easy for anyone to edit and update webpages without needing any experience with HTML, CSS or more advanced web design applications like Adobe Dreamweaver. If you're new to web design, this is a course that will unlock all the mysteries of getting into a site from just about anywhere to make the changes you need.

I'll take you through it all. How to work with templates, getting to know page properties, using roll backs which let you turn back time on a page you messed up to a version of the page that was working. And I'll also talk to you about section anchors, the Firefox plug-in, editing blog entries and how easy it is to use all these features. If you're already an experienced web designer, you'll definitely be interested in the section on administering your site and learning how to control exactly what changes Contribute users can and can't make. Time to make your mark on the web as we get into Contribute CS4 Essential Training.

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