Stupid Index Block Tricks


When combined with data definitions, custom metadata, content types and/or folder/file hierarchies, Cascade's index block XML can be transformed and queried to provide valuable content for administrators and end-users alike. Index block transformations allow you to produce complex functionality while keeping things simple and straight-forward for content contributors. This session will consider: - what data is available from index blocks - Cascade's object and data types and their implications on indexes - organizing transformation 'formats' for multi-/re-use Example widgets include: - Handy reports for project managers and site administrators - News aggregation and syndication blocks - Dynamic decision tree web widgets - XPath-based search and browse web widgets Bring your inspired indexing ideas and innovations for sharing.

David Shaykewich

David Shaykewich

IT Manager
University of Victoria
http://www.uvic.ca/

Dave is an IT project manager at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada). His recent experiences include working with both the IT and communications staff on projects to redevelop UVic's "home" website in Cascade Server as well as an Emergency Notification System. These projects have provided him with some unique insight into how to prepare for communication with the campus community during a crisis. UVic has been using Cascade Server since 2010 as their enterprise WCMS. They're currently supporting about 225 sites and 1000 users in their instance.