Inside the Pantheon: A Dreamweaver framework for managing dynamic content [B9]

Abstract

Using Dreamweaver as a publishing interface may not have been considered for institutions who want to manage their dynamic web content as its traditional focus has been on editing static web pages. However, at Kent, time and resource issues required an intermediate solution to roll out a new branding across our websites. In the process we developed a framework (codenamed Pantheon) for pulling in and managing dynamic content using static pages and a series of tools which integrate with Dreamweaver giving departments great flexibility in creating good looking web pages.

Although initially intended as a temporary solution, the package was very well received by the University web publishers, so much so that a version 2 was approved and recently built and deployed. This talk will look at the project, the relative merits and drawbacks of the approach and how it has altered our approach to the development of the final CMS.

At the end of this session, delegates will have investigated and discussed a new take on old technology and discussed the possibility that maybe this is another stepping stone on the path to a full content management system. Take a look at some online resources about Pantheon before the workshop at the following links:

Resources

The slides are available on the Slideshare repository and embedded below.