Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
“HighEdWeb is an organization of Web professionals working at institutions of higher education. We design, develop, manage and map the futures of higher education Web sites.”
Each year, the organization puts on a conference where web professionals from colleges around the country gather to learn, discuss and network. I had the opportunity to attend in 2006 and had a great time. Afterwards, I thought about how to contribute and ended up submitting two proposals for 2007. Both were accepted. There will be an hour long session called “The accessible video interface” and a poster presentation called “Pattern Matching: An Introduction to Regular Expressions“.
UAD2: The Accessible Video Interface
The age of video on the Web is here. Both content creators and users have high expectations, and you may become caught in the middle. Learn how to create an accessible media interface that will allow your institution to deliver high quality Flash video with closed captioning. We will begin this session by looking at the benefits of creating a single, standard interface for including video on your site.
All the details:
- Download the presentation slides
- Get the handout
- View the basic and production versions
- Source for the basic-video.fla interface
- Source for our production video.fla interface
- Sample dfxp.xml caption file
- Sample smil.xml file
- Creating Captions
- ActionScript3 Documentation:
- Community MX
- Learn about the trouble we had with our streaming provider (and how it was fixed)
PST17: Pattern Matching: An Introduction to Regular Expressions
Hard-core programmers know them as a powerful tool for manipulating strings of text. However, with support for regular expressions built into most modern text editors, why should the code monkeys get to have all the fun?
Regular expressions allow you to search your code for patterns. You can search one line of text, or the content of your entire site.Open the “Find/Replace” window in your editor and try the following examples. These expressions have been tested in Dreamweaver. Your editor may give slightly different results.