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ExpressionEngine 2: A Quick-Start Guide
Synopses & Reviews
ExpressionEngine is one of the fastest growing content management systems on the web. It's the power behind many high-traffic sites, and it can power yours, too. With this Quick-Start Guide, you'll get hands-on experience developing with the latest ExpressionEngine 2.0 by building a complete web site from start to finish. You'll learn advanced techniques for customizing and optimizing your sites, including templates, add-ons, and more.
In this book, noted expert Ryan Irelan walks you through creating an online news site, Engine City Times. You'll get hands-on experience working with dynamic content, categories, an RSS feed, site search, and more as you build your news site.
You'll further improve your ExpressionEngine skills with advanced techniques for creating powerful and manageable templates, effectively managing site files and assets, and optimizing your ExpressionEngine website to handle thousands of visitors. Go beyond the native ExpressionEngine functionality and customize the system through the use of add-ons. You'll discover how add-ons can help you build better websites, and you'll also build your own add-ons from scratch.
Whether you're a web designer, web developer, or web master, this book will get you up to speed quickly building sites with ExpressionEngine.
Book News Annotation:
This guide is for web designers, web developers, and managers of web or interactive teams. Readers should have experience building web sites and using content management systems. The book covers essential functions, little-known features, and basic and advanced tasks, and allows readers to practice skills with an ongoing project: creating and launching an online news site with ExpressionEngine. Some advanced skills covered include using the File Manager in ExpressionEngine 2, making templates more flexible, and extending functionality with add-ons. A companion web site offers sample code templates, images, and files for the project, as well as a discussion forum. Irelan runs a web site for the ExpressionEngine community. The book is distributed in the US by O'Reilly Media. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Ryan Irelan is the technology and development director at Happy Cog West, a web design and development firm in San Francisco. He is a noted ExpressionEngine expert, having created a wildly popular video training series on ExpressionEngine. Additionally, Ryan is the publisher of EE Insider, a well-known news and information site for the ExpressionEngine community. In his spare time, Ryan is the production director of A List Apart Magazine, which is one of the most popular ExpressionEngine-powered sites on the web.
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