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  • 1. IBM Lotus Notes Domino Blog Template 8.0.1 Update Steve Castledine January 28, 2008 2007 IBM Corporation

2. PresenterSteve CastledineAdvisory Software EngineerIBMhttp://www.stevecastledine.com 2007 IBM Corporation 3. Agenda Introduction W hat are the Changes? Notes Client UI Tagging Attachment Handling W eb Client Rich Text Editor Update Default Theme Update Questions 2007 IBM Corporation 4. IntroductionThe Blog Template that ships with the Lotus Domino Server had a significant updateat version 8.0.1.Targeted around making it easier to use and also align the UI with Lotus Notes 8.0look and feel.This presentation aims to inform of these changes and educate on the impact andtechnical how/why's. It's aim is also to be a technical resource in its own right. Assumes some knowledge of how the template works already ( I will be doing a newQuick Start guide to the template shortly based on 8.01). 2007 IBM Corporation 5. What are the changes? Notes Client UI UpdatedTaken on a Notes 8.0 Look and Feel, uses Java views and navigators in the standard client, simplified to make iteasier for Samantha to use, allow administrators to restrict access to configuration areas. Tagging takes preference over categoriesPreviously you could tag and categorize content, this lead to confusion and UI clutter. By default tagging takespreference however categories are still available and both can still be used.Attachment Handling ImprovedAttachment handling was complex. This has been simplified for both Notes and Web client.Web Client Rich Text Editor upgradedAt 7.02 (1st IBM release version) the web based rich text editor was downgraded as it did not satisfy OpenSource/Legal requirements. This has now been upgraded and uses the Dojo Rich Text Editor.Default website Theme updatedPrevious default theme was a basic blue layout. The new default theme is Lotus Connections Yellow based. Newusers get this by default, existing users select an option to upgrade to it. 2007 IBM Corporation 6. Notes Client UI Update Taken on a Notes 8.0 Look and Feel, uses Java views and navigators in the standard client, simplified to make it easier for Samantha to use, allow administrators to restrict access to configuration areas. Java Views and NavigatorsUsing the standard client, the display is rendered using the new Java Views and Navigators: 2007 IBM Corporation 7. Notes Client UI Update cont...NavigationPreviously you could navigate to all views from the main navigator. This has now changed to a java navigator with only theessential items available. You can access all of the original views still by clicking AdvancedNote basic client also has simplified navigator only its a standard navigator not java 2007 IBM Corporation 8. Notes Client UI Update cont...Adding ContentAdding content previously was fairly simple, if you were used to the template, but daunting if you were not due to theoverwhelming number of options. 2007 IBM Corporation 9. Notes Client UI Update cont...Adding ContentThe add content form is now simplified:User can define which fields to display selection is sticky for future use 2007 IBM Corporation 10. Notes Client UI Update cont...The action of adding content is simplier: Click New PostAdd Subject and ContentClick Save and PostNo need to worry about setting status (we have Save as Draft) 2007 IBM Corporation 11. Notes Client UI Update cont...Extra administrator option for hiding advanced feature's Support Note - Adding the role basic to the ACL and associating that with the user, will hide the advanced views linkand remove some of the fields from the add content form. Was a big customer request.Some of the advanced fields hidden inthe content form: 2007 IBM Corporation 12. Tagging takes preference over categoriesPreviously you could tag and categorize content, this lead to confusion and UI clutter. By defaulttagging takes preference, however categories are still available and both can still be used. Was probably the toughest area to change as part of the UI cleanupHighest risk on Customer Support because of changeMore information on this can be found at http://www.stevecastledine.com/sc.nsf/dx/tags-v-categories Previously:User would add a Content Category document to the application for each category of content they createdSelect a Category when adding contentIn addition select tags if they wanted to link their content to external sites such as technorati (www.technorati.com)This confused users, the fields were together, categories had multiple levels (for advanced content management use)It needed simplifying 2007 IBM Corporation 13. Tagging takes preference over categories cont...Now:No need to add the category documents User's just tag the content previously used tags are automatically available for reuse UI simplified clutter removed: 2007 IBM Corporation 14. Tagging takes preference over categories cont...What about existing users?: Nothing breaks, can continue to use template as before only use the tag selector instead of the category selector.Existing users may wish to upgrade their existing website theme to a new version (details later in this presentation) orjust carry on as normal. if they want to change text such as Categories to Tags within their site they can do a search forcategories within the HTML Template documents and replace the text manually. 2007 IBM Corporation 15. Tagging takes preference over categories cont...What about existing users? cont.. There is a new view Tags. Any documents that have been tagged will appear in this view. Old categories appearunder Advanced Post's/By Category. Support Note - If a user wants to update all old categories to be tags they can do. There is an option under the More menu Upgrade Data for Tags. 2007 IBM Corporation 16. Attachment Handling ImprovedAttachment handling was complex. This has been simplified for both Notes and Web client. Part of the complexity is caused by attaching of files directly to Rich Text field not supported becauseof the way the rich text is stored on disk for the blog template (HTML/MIME).Previously:User would add an attachment by selecting Add Attachment from Directory from the Action menu. They could then manage these attachments in the Attachments Tab. 2007 IBM Corporation 17. Attachment Handling Improved Cont... Now:An Attachments section that can be toggled open/closed. Explains to the user how to import images, attachments and podcasts.Adding a file can be done by clicking on the Upload links (see right) or using Insert > Upload File fro the menu. Attachments automatically appear at the end of content within the web site. You can use Actions > Insert > Attachment Link to position it where you wish. 2007 IBM Corporation 18. Attachment Handling Improved Cont... Attachments can be managed from the Uploaded Files View.Attachment indicator in view Attachments can be uploaded from Web Client 2007 IBM Corporation 19. Attachment Handling Improved Cont... Podcasting simplifiedThe blog template makes a good podcast host.The attachment changes have simplified thisprocess as well.User simply adds an attachment (MP3 etc) as they would any file.Then follows the on screen instructions on turning it into a podcast entry: Subscribers then just point their iTunes or other podcast client at the feed url which is theblog.nsf/podcast.rss. 2007 IBM Corporation 20. Web Client Rich Text Editor UpgradedAt 7.02 (1st IBM release version) the web based rich text editor was downgraded as it did not satisfyOpen Source/Legal requirements. This has now been upgraded and uses the Dojo Rich Text Editor. Support Note - Internet Explorer and Firefox/Mozilla supported not Safari right now.Previous Basic Rich Text Editor 2007 IBM Corporation 21. Web Client Rich Text Editor Upgraded cont...Upgraded Rich Text Editor (using Dojo) 2007 IBM Corporation 22. Web Client Rich Text Editor Upgraded cont...Support Note - Existing users automatically get updated Rich Text Editor, however the layout will remain as it was (asit is fully configurable and we do not want to lose any customer enhancements). There is a reset option Reset HTML Templates that will refresh the Web Based admin client to the new look. Can belocated under HTML Templates/Web Client Templates/Reset Web Templates. 2007 IBM Corporation 23. Default website Theme updatedPrevious default theme was a basic blue layout. The new default theme is Lotus Connections Yellowbased. New users get this by default, existing users select an option to upgrade to it. PreviouslyPreviously the default theme was a basic Blue look. 2007 IBM Corporation 24. Default website Theme updated cont...NowThe default theme has been updated to a Lotus Connections Yellow style. 2007 IBM Corporation 25. Default website Theme updated cont...Because the website Theme is configurable by the customer, the update to the new theme is not automatic whenrefreshing the template (so they retain any customization's). Examples of Customization:Support Note So to update an existing blog template to the new theme, you need to go toAdvanced > HTML Templates > Page Templates > Reset HTML Templates. 2007 IBM Corporation 26. Default website Theme updated cont...Support Note Because the option Reset HTML Templates was already available to reset the theme back todefault, there is an ini setting which will set the default theme back to the original blue version if required. This ini setting is BlogTheme=0 when the Reset HTML Templates is used this will instruct it to use the old bluetheme. If the setting is not available then the new Yellow theme is used.Tag CloudUpgrading to the new theme also provides the user with an out of the box Tag Cloud: 2007 IBM Corporation