Website Architecture and Design With XML

Video description

Take your web design skills to the next level with XML, and learn how to use the content behind the site to drive the information, navigation, and design of a full-featured website. In this 10-session video course, you’ll build a professional website from the ground up by focusing on back-end structure and information to create brilliant front-end design and functionality. You’ll learn how to architect your content once for use in multiple formats and venues: the Web, desktop, mobile devices, and PDF.

Presented by creativeLIVE in partnership with O’Reilly, each session offers easy-to-follow, hands-on lessons. Learn how to build structured content bases that control HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Discover how to update your information easily, and then create your site and other publications with the push of a button. This video package is ideal for web professionals of all stripes who want to create their own ideas, rather than just implement the ideas of others.

You’ll learn:

  • Competitive analysis techniques to slice up the competition and create a content architecture and site design that puts you on top
  • Concepts and skills that are critical to designing for Drupal, Wordpress, SharePoint, or any other content management system
  • Information structure to define and master the content and navigation on your site
  • XML Schema design to create binding rules that control your content
  • XML Instance coding to transcend pages and create a true content base
  • XML Transform coding to access your content base and automatically create any site design you can imagine
  • A new way to look at websites, mobile delivery, PDF and any other output that will put you ahead of other designers
  • How to create your own ideas, rather than just implementing the ideas of others

You’ll get access to all ten sessions, including slide presentations and examples. Each session was presented live during ten consecutive weeks in October, November, and December 2010, and you can now download all the videos and example files, which include presentation slides, tip sheets, code and sample eBook chapters.

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Table of contents

  1. Get Started in XML (Overview)
    1. Example files for Week 1
    2. Week 1: Introduction
    3. Getting Started in XML
    4. What is an Instance?
    5. Final QA
    6. Course Overview and Homework
  2. Begin a Competitive Analysis and Schema for the Course Project
    1. Example files for Week 2
    2. Week 2: Introduction
    3. Schemas
    4. What is well formed?
    5. Our course project
    6. The competitive analysis
    7. QA and XML Comparison
  3. Create the Photo Information Type
    1. Example files for Week 3
    2. Week 3: Introduction
    3. Figure out the Photo Info Type
    4. The Photo Info Type in our Schema
    5. The Photo Info Type in our Instance
    6. Homework
    7. Elements Attributes, QA
  4. Transform the Photo Information Type
    1. Example files for Week 4
    2. Week 4: Introduction
    3. The XML Big Picture
    4. Transform Basics
    5. Build Photos from the Photo Info Type
  5. Transform the Narrative Information Type
    1. Example files for Week 5
    2. Week 5: Introduction
    3. The Narrative Info Type
    4. Working with Narratives
    5. The Narrative in our Transforms
    6. Final QA
  6. Create Site Navigation
    1. Example files for Week 6
    2. Introduction
    3. Create Site Navigation
    4. Indexes, Cross-references and Sequences
    5. Rendering Indexes, Cross-references and Sequences in our Transforms
    6. Homework Review
  7. Build a Complete, Integrated Site
    1. Example files for Week 7
    2. Introduction
    3. Homework 6 Answers
    4. Build a Complete, Integrated Site
    5. One Transform, Multiple Pages
  8. Create and Implement Site Hierarchies
    1. Example files for Week 8
    2. Introduction
    3. Answers to Last Week's Homework
    4. Hierarchies
    5. Modeling Hierarchies
    6. Final QA
  9. Put a Professional Polish on the Project Site
    1. Example files for Week 9
    2. Introduction
    3. Transforming Hierarchies
    4. Answers to last week's homework
    5. The Structure of our Info and our Public Site
    6. How are our XSL Templates Put Together?
    7. Output Statements and Homework
  10. Create Other Outputs
    1. Example files for Week 10
    2. Introduction
    3. Week 9 Homework Answers
    4. Site and Systems
    5. Other Outputs: The RSS Feed
    6. Wrap Up

Product information

  • Title: Website Architecture and Design With XML
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: September 2010
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0636920014218