Mike Poe and Ray Lucas, part of ANRCS's media team, recorded our Site Builder 3 training on October 27, 2010, in Davis. They used Adobe Connect and a camera to capture the essence, the very SOUL of Site Builder 3. Although I can't bring myself to watch the presentation, I've heard it is almost adequate.
You can now view the class in its six-hour entirety. I know what you're thinking: how about a "Director's Cut" with an additional four hours of footage. Maybe a gag-reel? Someday, folks, someday.
Site Builder Training is AWESOME Training
In response to my own blog post, I've added another option to Spotlight Stories. In the Spotlight Group editor, you can now choose to add a link to "View All." This will bypass the story and take the user directly to the list of all stories.
Hopefully, this will assist those of you who would like to invite users to view more than just the one random or most recent story added.
I've received a few inquiries in the last couple of days regarding the use of "random" in some Site Builder assets (notably, the Spotlight Stories). The option allows the page to display a random story each time that page is called.
The question I get is 'why, then, does the same story often show up,' and how 'can you (Dave) fix it.'
Let's take a look at how the function actually works before I make any comments on why we do it the way we do.
Basically, a random function will pull a number from between 1 and whatever limit you assign....
Site Builder codes--those asterisk encased numbers strewn about the system--just got an upgrade! You can still use them the way you always have: insert a code, such as *file1234* into any text field in Site Builder 3, and the code gets converted to the file or a link to the file!
Now, you can also put file codes, page codes and survey codes into the link popup of the text editor.
The link editor popup. Highlight the text you want to link and click the chain link button on the text editor toolbar to add a link!
We've just implemented a new feature in Site Builder 3 that allows you to bulk edit the dimensions of images in a File Group. I know, I know. Another feature? More goodies from WAT?
Folks, you deserve it.
When you select "Image Gallery" in a File Group's edit page, you've had the option to select "Reduced Display Size for Slides." Now, you will also see a drop down allowing you to select one width for ALL of your images!
A few caveats. First, this will only work for File Groups that contain only images. If Site Builder detects a non-image file, it will turn away in sadness and not show the dropdown. Second, this will not make small images bigger unless we have a bigger original on file already. Lastly,...