Thursday, 14 June 2007

MySource 4.0 internal demo

Today, I gave the first internal demonstration of MySource 4.0 to Squiz. At lot of people have been waiting a long time to get a look at our progress and it was great to finally be able to show them what we've been working on.

The first part of the demonstration was MySource 4.0 itself. I showed the installation process and created a simple five page website with an imported design. The inline content editing interfaces were shown with raw HTML text boxes only. Finally, I demonstrated MySource 4.0's WebDAV integration by editing a Word Document that was uploaded through the content editing interface.

The second part was a batch processing test. I added and deleted a web path and role to 135,000 pages that we had previously imported into a test system. Adding took around 26 seconds. Deleting took around 6 seconds. To compare that to MySource Matrix, we would be acting upon somewhere between 540,000 and 800,000 assets and both adding and deleting would take somewhere between 10 and 24 hours, depending on hardware and load.

The last part of the demonstration was a preview of Viper, the MySource 4.0 WYSIWYG editor. This was really exciting and drove home our goal of inline content editing. Unlike other WYWISYG editors, Viper is written in JavaScript but does not use the browser's built-in editable region. The result is an editor where we have complete control over how it works, how it looks and the HTML it produces.

We are now busy preparing features for the first public demonstration at the MySource Matrix International User Conference 2007 in September.

Saturday, 2 June 2007

MySource 4.0 public demo in September

The first MySource Matrix International User Conference will be held in September this year. It's a chance for MySource Matrix users to get together and discuss the product, their implementations of it and how it can improve the organisation and delivery of content. It's also a chance for MySource Matrix users to see a preview MySource 4.0.

MySource 4.0 is still a fair way from being feature complete, but the demonstration will still showcase some exciting improvements to our content creation and editing interfaces. It will also be a chance for us to describe where we are going with this product and the kinds of development that we will be able to do in the future.

The details of the conference are:

MySource Matrix International User Conference 2007

The conference is designed to bring our user community together on an annual basis to provide best practice advice in all areas of content management and web technology.

Squiz will coordinate a cutomised program delivering functional, practical solutions that maximise the benefits of your investment with MySource Matrix.

The agenda offers a broad range of presentations and case studies lead by recongnised industry leaders and current users. Held at the Radisson Hotel on the Gold Coast, the venue will be conducive to collaboration, innovation and learning.

Your registration also includes a seat at the Squiz Innovation Awards Dinner on Thursday night, 13th September. Prizes will be awarded for users, who demonstrate excellence in MySource Matrix implementation & website innovation.

Why you should attend:
  • To meet and liaise with industry leaders, topic experts and the user community
  • To broaden your skill set and knowledge base - delivering more relevance to the organisation
  • To gain efficiencies and best practice techniques in using MySource Matrix
  • To ensure you are up to date with the latest software developments
  • Be one of the first to see MySource version 4 to be released in 2008

Key Agenda Topics:
  • Designing usable Web 2.0 applications
  • Techniques to ensure maximum accessibility, usability and functionality
  • First public preview of the much anticipated MySource version 4
  • User oriented information architecture for effective web content management
  • What's happening with de-centralised publishing? Pros and Cons.
  • MySource Matrix Tips, Tricks, Shortcuts and more (Manual included)
  • User workshops

To register for the conference visit:
For Further details please call 02 8507 9000