I needed something sturdier than a spreadsheet: A story of an instrumented content audit

Breakout session
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
9:00-9:50 a.m.
Room A

Working with resource-constrained organizations means you play to your strengths, and you get creative. The client’s needs, however, don’t get any less idiosyncratic: Whether it’s surgically removing them from a hostile SaaS vendor, carefully preserving a set of inbound links across redesigns, or subtly realigning the lobes of a corpus to their respective audiences.

Out of this ten-year odyssey, Dorian has developed a set of techniques and would like to share them with you.

This session will include:

  • An open-standard data vocabulary useful for describing automated content inventories and subsequent audits.
  • Open-source tools for manipulating this data.
  • Examples with clients, and/or stand-ins for clients where the content was super-secret.

Who should attend: Dorian will endeavor to keep the gritty technical details to a minimum, but he is hoping for an audience who won’t roll their eyes if they see a slide with a little monospace text on it every once in a while. Given that constraint, it is senior practitioners, or defectors from UX, IA, or programming who are likely to get the most out of this.

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What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

I needed something sturdier than a spreadsheet: A story of an instrumented content audit

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