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WordPress Project Gutenberg

I recently participated in a local WordPress meeting where Project Gutenberg was reviewed by Brandon Wickwire. For those who are unaware, this is likely the version of the editor (and much more) which will be coming with version 5.0 of WordPress. Brandon’s presentation inspired me to experiment a bit with […]

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Captivate Variables

To begin 2018, I am providing a webinar on the use of variables in Adobe Captivate. This is intended to be an introduction. Since I only have one hour, I plan to concentrate on the following items: using system variables creating user variables (and using them) associating actions with variables […]

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Managing Multiple WordPress sites

Over 25% of all websites in the world rely on WordPress these days (and have since 2015). I use this technology on a number of sites I maintain (both personally and professionally). However, it can become quite an effort to make certain all such sites are kept up to date […]

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Captivate quiz

I provided a webinar covering the fundamentals of creating a quiz using Adobe Captivate on November 16, 2017. There are a number of options available when creating a quiz using Captivate. Since these webinars are limited to one hour in duration, I decided to split the creation of a quiz […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C+1

After the competition concluded, there were closing ceremonies. This is where medals were awarded and everyone had a chance to celebrate and say farewell (most traveled home the following day). It was also a chance for me to do a little more sight seeing (I visited a local souk and […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C4

The final day of the competition focused on a team project. Teams of 4 were assigned and each team was given the task of creating a website for the local Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Each team was given a few hours to complete their work (most developed a WordPress based […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C3

This was the third day of the competition. The focus today was on client side development. I was part of the team which prepared this document for the competition. Here is a snapshot of Marcelo Strehl presenting the client side module to competitors in the morning. The client side project […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C2

Today was the second day of the competition (Monday). Yes, I am running a bit behind in my daily updates. There are many activities (for both experts and competitors). The focus throughout the day was on server side development. In the morning, competitors developed an API (which was reviewed by […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C1

Today was the first day of competition (Sunday = start of work week in some areas of the world). This was the first full day of competition. Competitors met first in the morning for a briefing about the project they will work upon. They are not allowed to ask questions. […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-1

Today is the last day before the competition begins. Experts met most of the day and we then attended opening ceremonies in the evening. It is great to be able to talk with some many interesting and passionate people. The more we talk, the more I realize how much we […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-2

We are now two days from the start of the actual web design and development competition. Today was familiarization day. Competitors were assigned workstations and URLs on the server. They had the opportunity to test out the software and report any problems. One they were satisfied the software was working […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-3

Today was another busy day. We updated a fair amount of software on the workstations and server. I was part of the team which made certain Zeal Docs (and the appropriate docsets) were available on each workstation. We also reviewed the projects, confirmed there were at least 30% changes from […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-4

We are getting closer to the actual competition. We began the day with introductions and learned a bit about the history of the Web Design contest at WorldSkills. The first happened in 2001 and it has grown steadily ever since. Most of the day, we focused on coordinating how we […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-5

I picked up my expert badge and related materials at the main WorldSkills event venue this morning. I believe this is the largest such event in the history of WorldSkills. Roughly 1,200 experts are participating in many different competitions. I then spent part of the day locating where our event […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-6

I find it hard to believe it has already been two years since the last WorldSkills in Brazil. This year, we meet in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). Yesterday (and today were mostly days of travel). I left Peoria mid-morning on Sunday. After crossing 10 time zones, traveling roughly 7,500 […]

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