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- IMPROVE YOUR MATRIX EXPERIENCE
- Set up your browser
- Work more efficiently with Matrix
- Know your limits
- MANAGE YOUR CONTENT
- Strategies for managing content in Matrix
- Internal Metadata Schemas
- Improve your user's web browsing experience
- Dynamic Content
- Separate your Intranet from the public website
- BEST PRACTICES FOR YOUR MATRIX WEBSITES
- Styling content
- Make your websites load faster
- Common configuration problems
- Use fewer Design Customisations
- BEST PRACTICES FOR YOUR MATRIX SYSTEM
- Warranties and the language file
- Matrix defaults
- System maintenance
- Plan to upgrade
- Default Login Design
- ADVANCED LISTING TECHNIQUES
- The image gallery Asset Listing
- More on the image gallery Asset Listing
- Nested Asset Listings
- Asset typing (Paint Layouts)
- Search listings
- ADVANCED MATRIX TECHNIQUES
- Matrix on your desktop
- Output to a content to a file
- DIY problem solving
- The Matrix API
Build your own search page
In this screencast I’m going to take you through creating your own search page asset which will allow you to more easily find pages that you want to work with, within your site in Matrix.
Hide content using permissions
In this screencast we’re going to look at hiding content using permissions within Matrix.
Hide content using URLs
In this screencast I’m going to demonstrate how you can show or hide content using the URL that it uses.
List of children of Folder assets
In this screencast we’re going to look at one of the issues with folders and a simple way of getting around it.
Hide unwanted search results
In this screencast we’re going to configure search so that we don’t return unwanted search results like folder assets. Secondly we’re going to configure metadata within our HTML to ensure that those same unwanted assets aren’t searchable by external search engines like Google.
In this screencast we’re going to look at one of the methods of reducing the number of design customisations you need to use, specifically body classes.
List related documents
In this screencast we’re going to look at another method of reducing the number of design customisations that are required for a single site.
Make HIPO actions more obvious
In this screencast we’re going to look at actually changing the back end interface of Matrix to make some of the screens a little more usable.
Warn users when the trash will be emptied
In this screencast we’re going to look at a little change you can make to one of the scripts in Matrix to inform users on when the Trash is next going to be emptied.
The Asset Listing image gallery
We’re going to start by creating a basic image gallery and we’re going to use an asset listing in Matrix.
Dynamic Asset Listings: flickr-style gallery
One of the good options that Flickr offers is to view images in various sizes. Extending on the image gallery example that we looked at previously, let’s look at creating different varieties of image so that we can then create the same functionality as Flickr within Matrix.
Asset Typing (Paint Layouts)
In this screencast we’re going to follow on from the idea of asset typing and paint layouts and look at something that I call search listings.
Output content to a RTF or iCal file
In this screencast we’re going to create a special design which is actually going to let us serve RTF files directly from our web server.
The Matrix API
In this screencast we’re going to create a DB data source asset which we’re going to use to connect to Matrix itself, and that will form the basis of an API for Matrix.