mojoPortal Tips: mojoPortal and Artisteer 3.1

Developers and designers who leverage the Artisteer tool for creation of mojoPortal skins sometimes have a love/hate relationship with the application, due to format changes that impact any updates to mojoPortal. However, there are some amazing features with the latest version of Artisteer that definitely come out on the side of “love it!”.

One of the most intriguing new features of Artisteer is the ability to extract color schemes from an existing image. This is great if your client already has a logo or branding that they want to leverage, or if they’ve given you a swatch they’ve chosen from a site like Design Seeds. You’re not locked into the color scheme it generates for you, but it can give you a head-start in configuring all your colors for the elements within your design, such as background, menu, buttons, etc. Learn More

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How to Add Google Search to Your Dolphin 7 Website

In today’s article, I’ll show you how to use the “Google Search” module with your Dolphin 7 based site. Before we begin, we need to install the module. A step by step guide on installing the Dolphin 7 base modules can be found here.

Once we have the module installed, we can modify the settings by clicking “Google Site Search” under the “Modules” menu on the left side of the admin area. Several options can be modified to select how the results appear. Learn More

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mojoPortal Tips: Optimizing WebEx Videos to Use in mojoPortal

One of my clients uses WebEx to present real-time online classes for their customers. They’ve decided to expand their business model to include access to recordings of these online classes on demand. With mojoPortal’s new support for video, we were able to create a custom solution to allow registered viewers to watch these videos on the site. However, there are a few steps between what WebEx creates, and what mojoPortal will support – I’ll explain further below the jump.

The videos that can be saved from WebEx sessions are made available in a proprietary .arf format, which requires the installation of the WebEx Network Recording Player. Now it is possible to export these files through the Network Recording Player into a .wmv (Windows Media File) format, or a .SWF. The problem lies within the fact that the .swf format is split out into multiple files, and the .wmv format is proprietary to Windows, and thus not well-supported in browsers other than IE. Learn More

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