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Website "Build It" Webinar

Written By: High Monkey
Posted: 8/5/2013

Website “Build It” Workshop – Kentico EMS 7 - Click to view video!

Thanks again to all who attended the "Build It" Webinar!Capture-(2).PNG

This webinar will be going through some of the steps we followed to build our own website in Kentico EMS 7.  This workshop first review's the planning and requirements stage and the creation of an Information Architecture and wireframes.  The majority of the webinar was focused on the build process and the implementation of Kentico EMS 7.  In addition to seeing the public facing and CMS Desk views of HIGHMONKEY.COM, Chad goes over some live site building on a Kentico demo site.  This workshop is primarily intended for webmasters, site builders, page and site designers, and content editors.  There is some discussion about the details of how things are built but this workshop is not a “deep dive” into code or custom development.
Learning Outcomes
Attendees will understand….

  • How an Information Architecture and wireframes serve as a website “blueprint”
  • Graphic Design “Build It"
  • How design mockups should be “cut up” prior to implementation
  • Implementation of designs
  • Site and Page “Build It”
  • Setting up a master page and style sheet
  • Defining page template
  • Layout of content and webparts
  • Landing pages and content parts
  • Examples of pre-defined Kentico page templates
  • Search results page
  • Adding content to page templates
  • Adding images as content
  • Custom “Build It”
  • Implementing a custom image rotator
  • Filtering by metadata categories (project portfolio)
  • Repurposing content in multiple areas of a website
  • Blog setup using a separate URL
  • Other helpful tips and best practices

About High Monkey
High Monkey Consulting is a Certified Kentico Partner and has long history building CMS powered websites.  With offices in Minnesota and Michigan, High Monkey has clients throughout the United States and Canada.  We have the crazy idea that websites should put the end user first and be easy to use.  We believe that the best technology and tools in the world can’t provide a good user experience without thoughtful planning, a solid user experience methodology, AND website “Build It” best practices.
About Chad Heinle
A Senior Consultant at High Monkey Consulting, Chad Heinle has built a considerable number of public facing websites, Intranets, and secure portal sites.  Chad is a .NET developer and brings creative experience and training as a graphic designer into every website build.  With a degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institutes International Minnesota and a wide range of experience in website development, Chad offers both a thoughtful and critical eye to his work and a passion for creating web solutions that are intuitive and easy to use.

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More About Virgil

Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect.

Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

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