066 - Create a one to two page document about using the media manager

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066 - Create a one to two page document about using the media manager

Postby SharifOerton » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:21 am

Hi again - this is my second GHOP task.

I hope to take my time with this task to ensure it's done properly, but I'll post here regarding my progress every few days.

Sharif


Create a one to two page document about using the media manager that a
webmaster could give to a new Joomla! user who will be creating content in
the front end.
Description

The document should focus on use of the media manager and the insert image
button in the editor. Topics should include how to insert images,
alignment, using captions, how to upload images, how to work with folders, how


Skills Needed

Familiarity with Joomla!

Good writing and page layout skils
Difficulty

Basic
Work Product

A polished document
Licensing

The document should comply with current Joomla! Editorial Style Guidelines
and guidelines for the Template Tutorials Project.

Documentation written for this task must be made available under the
Joomla! Electronic Documentation License. will insert both of the above


Extra Credit (optional)

Create a document that explains the use of com_contact.

Create a document that explains the use of com_weblinks.
Time Limit

2 Weeks


Claimed Dec 12 Due Dec 26

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[me=AmyStephen]added Task Description, Claim and due date, and link to Google Task[/me]
Last edited by AmyStephen on Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:40 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: 66 - Create a one to two page document about using the media manager

Postby AmyStephen » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:55 pm

Thanks for taking another task, Sharif!

Look forward to hearing of your progress.
Amy :)

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Re: 066 - Create a one to two page document about using the media manager

Postby SharifOerton » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:12 am

Hi again - just checking in - my school holidays have just started and I have just relocated to another state, so I haven't made any progress yet, but I'll start the task tomorrow.

Sharif

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Re: 066 - Create a one to two page document about using the media manager

Postby AmyStephen » Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:54 pm

Thanks Sharif - for the update. You aren't in college, are you? (I assume you are pre-university student? 13-18?)

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Re: 066 - Create a one to two page document about using the media manager

Postby SharifOerton » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:32 pm

No, I'm in high school. Next year will be my second last year (I'm fifteen).

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Re: 066 - Create a one to two page document about using the media manager

Postby AmyStephen » Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:59 am

Cool! Just wanted to double check since you mentioned being home for the holidays from a different state. We had a couple of entries where people did not understand that. (Which is too bad!)

Thanks!
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Re: 066 - Create a one to two page document about using the media manager

Postby Roman Blanty » Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:17 pm

Hi,
do you have a plan of this document or already a draft I could help you with?
Please feel free to share it here. You don't have to post finished work. We can help you along the way :)
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Re: 066 - Create a one to two page document about using the media manager

Postby SharifOerton » Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:10 am

Sorry about the delay, guys, I've been busy with personal stuff. Here's my draft:

http://sharif.oerton.net.au/misc/MediaManager.odt

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Re: 066 - Create a one to two page document about using the media manager

Postby trombonechamp » Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:53 pm

To insert an image into a page, first open the page for editing. Press the Image Manager button (below the editing text area).

You might want to consider including a screenshot here.  Another idea would be to make this big, and then put arrows or highlight different areas of the different options.  e.g. an arrow from "align" to the option on the screen.  Be creative with this!


This is a great start!
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Re: 066 - Create a one to two page document about using the media manager

Postby AmyStephen » Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:39 am

Roman Blanty wrote:Hi,
do you have a plan of this document or already a draft I could help you with?
Please feel free to share it here. You don't have to post finished work. We can help you along the way :)


Thanks for your help, Michal! Looks like there is a draft, now, for you to work with.

We need and appreciate all the help we can get.

Max, as usual, you rock!

Amy :)

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Re: 066 - Create a one to two page document about using the media manager

Postby SharifOerton » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:54 am

I added a screenshot for the image button, as suggested. Uploaded to the same URL as before.

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Re: 066 - Create a one to two page document about using the media manager

Postby AmyStephen » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:40 am

Did you and Roman get a chance to work on this? Unless he has found some issues you guys are working on, I looked through it and it looks great. I would add one line about how filenames that contain spaces (or special characters) cannot be uploaded. Otherwise, it looks great! Add that line, upload it and I'll mark it as complete.

Thanks!
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Re: 066 - Create a one to two page document about using the media manager

Postby SharifOerton » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:10 am

No, Roman and I didn't do any work on this together. I've added that line and uploaded it to the Google site.

Thanks a lot for your help :)

Sharif

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Re: 066 - Create a one to two page document about using the media manager

Postby AmyStephen » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:11 am

Sharif - you did another great job. Thank you for participating with us; your efforts are very much appreciated!

Amy :)


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