FLEXIcontent in Action - User Video

3 years 7 months ago #52748 by iamrobert
Hi,

Here's a quick guide to show everyone the power of using FLEXIcontent to administer sites:

http://screencast.com/t/cGzNVS21OF

Its based on our FLEXI Admin template:
https://github.com/iamrobert/flexi

We've also used our custom content builder plugin.

Cheers,

Robert

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3 years 7 months ago #52749 by micker
great !!!!
did you seel your page builder ?

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3 years 7 months ago #52753 by Rooney
Hi,
this visual editor, does it come with the admin template? Also, the images and galleries are these FlexiContent fields?
Rooney
PS: Is this a real page? I am a cyclist and always interested in new cycling experiences! :)

Joomla 3.7.6, 3.2.1.14-rc

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3 years 7 months ago #52757 by iamrobert
Hi,

Thanks for the feedback.

1. The content editor is a custom flexicontent plugin we developed. Its based on this:
http://www.innovastudio.com/content-builder/downloads.aspx

The benefit of this plugin is we can adapt it to our client needs. We can setup custom blocks for different content types.

Regarding licensing - we have bought a basic license and adapted it to a custom FLEXIcontent plugin. Unfortunately - we don't have a reseller license - and even that doesn't allow further distribution by your end users. I'll send the developer an email to see.

I believe content builders are the way forward. I got the idea from here:
https://www.newfangled.com/the-way-you-design-web-content-is-about-to-change/

and we have been working on it over the last few months.

Whilst - I love FLEXIcontent as soon as a client needs to use the description field - JCE editor is too unsophisticated for responsive design - it can't handle divs or images. Plus the current Joomla Visual Content builders are too complex for our clients. eg:
http://yeedeen.com/extensions/yeeditor

So - restricting the design is the best way forward.

2. The gallery + banner fields are FLEXIcontent fields:
http://extensions.netassopro.com/extensions/plugins/flexi-hugegallery

We have adapted it and made it into J3.

3. The real URL is here:
http://inmotionasia.com/ - I build it 6 years ago and its just J1.5. Taiwan is great for cycling.

The development site is here:
http://ima.taichungdesigner.com/

Cheers,

Robert

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3 years 7 months ago #52766 by ggppdk
Hello

so you suggest to add option to our

description field
and
textarea field
these are rendered/handle by same code)

to use this content-builder or similar ?


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3 years 7 months ago #52778 by iamrobert
Hi Ggppdk,

Thanks for your feedback.

I'm not sure what you are asking and I don't really have a suggestion. Its just lots of clients look at squarespace, WIX etc. and want to be able to add content the same way.

The Problem:
FLEXIcontent is great until you get to the description area. JCE Editor doesn't work well if you want to add anything to do with responsive design and is impossible for clients. For example, to add 2 columns text with images:
<div class="row fixedw lscape" data-equalizer>
    <div class="small-12 medium-6 columns" data-equalizer-watch><img src="/images/default/l-photo-m.jpg" class="photo" alt=""/>
      <h3>Headline</h3>
      <p>Insert Text.</p>
    </div>
    <div class="small-12 medium-6 columns" data-equalizer-watch><img src="/images/default/l-photo-m.jpg" class="photo right" alt=""/>
      <h3>Headline</h3>
      <p>Insert Text.</p>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

JCE editor will strip the code. Or you have to wrap it {source} or clients delete a </div> and the page crashes. So, we need something easier.

Craft CMS ( https://buildwithcraft.com/ ) looks great - I liked how clients could drag blocks of content. So, I know that you have just added repeatable regions - so I am going to test it out.

The Builder
To create the Visual Composer - we used the existing textarea plugin field and extended it to create the code. We just called it textarea2. I think it gives clients the benefits of:

1. Writing a fast blog post - just paste into JCE or they can create a visual post
2. Its also compatible with existing articles
3. also - you can include Joomla snippets eg {loadmodule}

We also put it in an iframe - so we could hide all the existing Joomla Admin code.

The plugin isn't production ready yet - it needs to be customized for each site - and as you need to load your Joomla Template to get the look and then use !important all the way through the Content Builder - so it works.

There are quite a few page builders for Joomla already:
http://www.joomlashine.com/joomla-extensions/jsn-pagebuilder-joomla-page-builder-extension.html

http://codecanyon.net/item/azura-joomla-pagebuilder/8658367

that I looked at - but found them too fiddly for clients.

I looked at this free extension:
http://madebymany.github.io/sir-trevor-js/
- so perhaps that could be implemented into a plugin.

The developer has also implemented it with WP and there is a free demo - so it could also be implemented that way.

Cheers,

Robert

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3 years 7 months ago #52909 by micker
interesting concept
we can do a approch with group field

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