167 - Create a Video of the GHOP Joomla! Quickstart Guide Task

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167 - Create a Video of the GHOP Joomla! Quickstart Guide Task

Postby MiCCAS » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:39 pm

Hi Guys (and Gals),

I was surfing through the GHOP Issues list, and after thinking there wouldn't be anything I could do I saw number 187 glissem and gleam in the sunlight, and as soon as I read it I knew it was for me.

http://code.google.com/p/google-highly- ... ail?id=167

Create a Video that demonstrates page by page all of the information
contained in the GHOP Joomla! QuickStart Guide.

Description

Create a training video to accompany the GHOP Joomla! Quickstart Guide

http://code.google.com/p/google-highly- ... tail?id=48


Difficulty

Complex.

Work Product

Easy to follow along, well developed video that follows the GHOP Joomla!
Quickstart Guide, step by step, to help new end users be successful with
Joomla.

License

Documentation written for this task must be made available under the
Joomla! Electronic Documentation License.

Extra Credit (optional)

Voice

Time Limit

2 weeks


I have already started, and setup ONE video so far (the other video buttons won't work).

You can check out my current work at http://www.miccas.net/dev/jquickstart/

About Me: I'm currently 16 years of age, and I am heavily interested in the Joomla! platform/system. I current reside in Australia, attending a High School in Melbourne.
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Re: 167 - Create a Video of the GHOP Joomla! Quickstart Guide Task

Postby AmyStephen » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:29 pm

OH MY GOODNESS!!!

I hope you have contacted Kevin! He's going to be thrilled!!!

Better hurry.

Great, great, great work!!!

Thank you!
Amy :)

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Postby MiCCAS » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:44 pm

AmyStephen wrote:OH MY GOODNESS!!!

I hope you have contacted Kevin! He's going to be thrilled!!!

Better hurry.

Great, great, great work!!!

Thank you!
Amy :)


Ahaha, I'm guessing you like it so far? :)
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Postby MiCCAS » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:23 pm

I just added another Video.

http://www.miccas.net/dev/jquickstart/j ... stall.html

I hope they're ok so far  :-[
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Re: 167 - Create a Video of the GHOP Joomla! Quickstart Guide Task

Postby AmyStephen » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:45 pm

You might be noticing a lot of hits on your sites from all the people I am telling - HEY! look at what we are going to greet our new Joomla! v 1.5 community members with. It goes with the Quick Start guide you printed the other day.

Then, people say things like this:  :o

Have you showed Kevin, yet? You need to find Kevin!  :pop
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Postby Kevin8020 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:03 am

Or I'll find it first...  ;)

Going to take a look at the first vids now...  :pop


WOOT!

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Postby AmyStephen » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:05 am

I know! I'm excited, and, I didn't even write it! So cool! 

Kevin - Think about it! Your first book is being turned into video.  8)

You guys BOTH rock! Thanks a million.

Amy :)

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Re: 167 - Create a Video of the GHOP Joomla! Quickstart Guide Task

Postby Kevin8020 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:13 am

haha... I feel special! Let me know if I can help out at all MiCCAS!

If you don't mind the suggestions, I noticed a few things on my first look-over. If these are difficult to change, don't worry about it.

1) On the XAMPP video, extend slide 6, 7, and 19. I had trouble reading the slides before they disappeared. Not a big deal, but something to consider if you are able to go back and adjust those
2) On the installer video, the phpmyadmin slide isn't necessary on an XAMPP install - the "root" username already has the ability to create databases, so we don't really need to do that first.

Overall though, what you have right now is STUNNING!! Great work! I can't wait to see more  :D

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Postby MiCCAS » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:16 am

Thanks for the comments Kevin, those things are easily fixed. I'll update the videos very soon :)

Thanks for the comments Amy, I'm glad this is turning out so well. But I'll tell you this, it's very hard to match Kevin's amazing high standards in his tutorial!
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Postby MiCCAS » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:21 am

Kevin8020 wrote:haha... I feel special! Let me know if I can help out at all MiCCAS!

If you don't mind the suggestions, I noticed a few things on my first look-over. If these are difficult to change, don't worry about it.

1) On the XAMPP video, extend slide 6, 7, and 19. I had trouble reading the slides before they disappeared. Not a big deal, but something to consider if you are able to go back and adjust those
2) On the installer video, the phpmyadmin slide isn't necessary on an XAMPP install - the "root" username already has the ability to create databases, so we don't really need to do that first.

Overall though, what you have right now is STUNNING!! Great work! I can't wait to see more  :D


I wasn't sure about number 2, so I just went with it. That is a simple thing to fix anyway.
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Re: 167 - Create a Video of the GHOP Joomla! Quickstart Guide Task

Postby MiCCAS » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:36 am

Ok, I'm reuploading the Joomla Installer one, and have removed the phpmyadmin parts as you suggested. Make sure you clear your cache when you visit the site (should be uploaded 5 minutes from this post being posted).

I will edit the XAMPP one now.
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Postby MiCCAS » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:55 am

Ok guys, fixed number 1 as well on the XAMPP video. Hope that is better.
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Re: 167 - Create a Video of the GHOP Joomla! Quickstart Guide Task

Postby Kevin8020 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:30 am

WOOHOO! That looks great! I can't wait to see more...

Between your videos and the guide, this is going to be really sweet...

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Postby MiCCAS » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:33 am

Kevin8020 wrote:WOOHOO! That looks great! I can't wait to see more...

Between your videos and the guide, this is going to be really sweet...


I know, your guide is amazing!! Well done :)
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Postby MiCCAS » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:57 am

http://www.miccas.net/dev/jquickstart/

Added another video, I'm getting a bit tired so I'll do more videos tomorrow. Let me know what you think, if I should scrap it or if there are some changes to be made. I will complete the changes later tonight or tomorrow
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Postby Kevin8020 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:31 pm

HAHAHA! I would like to order a MyLarge tree please... it will go good next to my hippo...

:P

Looking good!


(PS- Any chance I could have a copy of that desktop?!)

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Postby MiCCAS » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:42 pm

Kevin8020 wrote:HAHAHA! I would like to order a MyLarge tree please... it will go good next to my hippo...

:P

Looking good!


(PS- Any chance I could have a copy of that desktop?!)


HAHAHA I know, when I was recording the video I knew what to do, then I'm at it and I'm like oh now I have no idea what to right.. so I sort of made it up as I went along :)

And sure you can have the desktop, I thought it looked bland with just a blue background so here it is: http://i4.[removed].com/6po7yva.png
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Postby Kevin8020 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:57 am

By the way - this thought just came to mind. If you haven't already gone to all the trouble of entering a bunch of articles for video purposes, would you like a copy of the database from this project?

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Postby MiCCAS » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:15 am

Kevin8020 wrote:By the way - this thought just came to mind. If you haven't already gone to all the trouble of entering a bunch of articles for video purposes, would you like a copy of the database from this project?


Haha, that would have been awesome if I didn't just create articles and finish just now :P It's ok though thanks.

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Postby AmyStephen » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:16 am

Have I been banned / blocked / or otherwise shunned / from visiting my favorite movie site? http://www.miccas.net/dev/jquickstart/

Firefox can't find the server at http://www.miccas.net .


Elin can get there.  :P

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Postby MiCCAS » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:28 am

AmyStephen wrote:Have I been banned / blocked / or otherwise shunned / from visiting my favorite movie site? http://www.miccas.net/dev/jquickstart/

Firefox can't find the server at http://www.miccas.net .


Elin can get there.  :P


Yeah you used too much bandwidth.. just kidding.

It's still up here, I just uploaded the new video: http://www.miccas.net/dev/jquickstart/users.html

If you still can't get to it, go to start run, type cmd and press enter. Type ipconfig /flushdns then press enter
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Postby Kevin8020 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:36 am

Only thing of note in users is that on slide 60, you spelled page "apge." Still great work!

BTW: Amy, would you please send someone after task 53!

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Postby MiCCAS » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:45 am

Kevin8020 wrote:Only thing of note in users is that on slide 60, you spelled page "apge." Still great work!

BTW: Amy, would you please send someone after task 53!


I'll reupload the fix, thanks for pointing that out.

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Postby Kevin8020 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:50 am

MiCCAS wrote:
Kevin8020 wrote:Only thing of note in users is that on slide 60, you spelled page "apge." Still great work!

BTW: Amy, would you please send someone after task 53!


I'll reupload the fix, thanks for pointing that out.

What's task 53 all about?


Thanks for fixing that...

And task 53 is the one that i'm currently working on... documentation for CSS rounded corners. I have a question that's keeping me from working, and my topic hasn't been looked at yet. I'm thinking that my task may not have someone assigned to look at it... so I'm being a pest... haha

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Postby MiCCAS » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:56 am

Kevin8020 wrote:
MiCCAS wrote:
Kevin8020 wrote:Only thing of note in users is that on slide 60, you spelled page "apge." Still great work!

BTW: Amy, would you please send someone after task 53!


I'll reupload the fix, thanks for pointing that out.

What's task 53 all about?


Thanks for fixing that...

And task 53 is the one that i'm currently working on... documentation for CSS rounded corners. I have a question that's keeping me from working, and my topic hasn't been looked at yet. I'm thinking that my task may not have someone assigned to look at it... so I'm being a pest... haha


Haha, that's cool :P

What's the next video.. hmm.. ah, News Feeds.. that's an easy one :) Menu will be the largest I think, Templates will be easy. I might do News Feeds today, record Menu today then edit it tomorrow.. we'll see :)

So everything's ok so far? The videos are satisfactory? And more so to Kevin, are you happy with the way they represent your guide?
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Postby MiCCAS » Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:13 am

MiCCAS wrote:
Kevin8020 wrote:
MiCCAS wrote:
Kevin8020 wrote:Only thing of note in users is that on slide 60, you spelled page "apge." Still great work!

BTW: Amy, would you please send someone after task 53!


I'll reupload the fix, thanks for pointing that out.

What's task 53 all about?


Thanks for fixing that...

And task 53 is the one that i'm currently working on... documentation for CSS rounded corners. I have a question that's keeping me from working, and my topic hasn't been looked at yet. I'm thinking that my task may not have someone assigned to look at it... so I'm being a pest... haha


Haha, that's cool :P

What's the next video.. hmm.. ah, News Feeds.. that's an easy one :) Menu will be the largest I think, Templates will be easy. I might do News Feeds today, record Menu today then edit it tomorrow.. we'll see :)

So everything's ok so far? The videos are satisfactory? And more so to Kevin, are you happy with the way they represent your guide?


Web Links is done - http://www.miccas.net/dev/jquickstart/links.html
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Re: 167 - Create a Video of the GHOP Joomla! Quickstart Guide Task

Postby Kevin8020 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:09 am

MiCCAS wrote:
Kevin8020 wrote:
MiCCAS wrote:
Kevin8020 wrote:Only thing of note in users is that on slide 60, you spelled page "apge." Still great work!

BTW: Amy, would you please send someone after task 53!


I'll reupload the fix, thanks for pointing that out.

What's task 53 all about?


Thanks for fixing that...

And task 53 is the one that i'm currently working on... documentation for CSS rounded corners. I have a question that's keeping me from working, and my topic hasn't been looked at yet. I'm thinking that my task may not have someone assigned to look at it... so I'm being a pest... haha


Haha, that's cool :P

What's the next video.. hmm.. ah, News Feeds.. that's an easy one :) Menu will be the largest I think, Templates will be easy. I might do News Feeds today, record Menu today then edit it tomorrow.. we'll see :)

So everything's ok so far? The videos are satisfactory? And more so to Kevin, are you happy with the way they represent your guide?


For me, I love what you have done, and thing they represent the guide well. Not being the one setting the quality standards, I won't try to answer that one - but I personally am very impressed!

Also just watched the last two videos, which are also great. My only suggestion would be on the links video. While "firstly" is an OK word, removing it would sound more professional. That is on slide nine.

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Postby MiCCAS » Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:43 am

Kevin8020 wrote:
MiCCAS wrote:
Kevin8020 wrote:
MiCCAS wrote:
Kevin8020 wrote:Only thing of note in users is that on slide 60, you spelled page "apge." Still great work!

BTW: Amy, would you please send someone after task 53!


I'll reupload the fix, thanks for pointing that out.

What's task 53 all about?


Thanks for fixing that...

And task 53 is the one that i'm currently working on... documentation for CSS rounded corners. I have a question that's keeping me from working, and my topic hasn't been looked at yet. I'm thinking that my task may not have someone assigned to look at it... so I'm being a pest... haha


Haha, that's cool :P

What's the next video.. hmm.. ah, News Feeds.. that's an easy one :) Menu will be the largest I think, Templates will be easy. I might do News Feeds today, record Menu today then edit it tomorrow.. we'll see :)

So everything's ok so far? The videos are satisfactory? And more so to Kevin, are you happy with the way they represent your guide?


For me, I love what you have done, and thing they represent the guide well. Not being the one setting the quality standards, I won't try to answer that one - but I personally am very impressed!

Also just watched the last two videos, which are also great. My only suggestion would be on the links video. While "firstly" is an OK word, removing it would sound more professional. That is on slide nine.


I will fix this and reupload the new video within 10 minutes.

EDIT: Done :)
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Postby MiCCAS » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:50 am

Hey Guys,

Sorry for being a bit inactive over the last couple of days, been very busy.

I'm uploading the Menu tutorial video now, and will try and get the other two videos done tonight.
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