C2E Training Online Update

Update on planned sessions for C2E Training Online

Our 4 hour sessions, designed to help get you started with customizing/using Plone.

C2E Training Online: CSS for Plone – Beginner
April 28, 2009 – 8am – Noon (Pacific) http://c2etraining090428.eventbrite.com

C2E Training Online: Plone for Content Managers
April 29, 2009 – 8am – Noon (Pacific)

C2E Training Online: CSS for Plone – Advanced
April 30, 2009 – 8am – noon (Pacific)

C2E Training Online: Viewlet Mastery
May 12, 2009 – 8am – Noon (Pacific) http://c2eonline090512.eventbrite.com

**3- day class, 4 hours each day**

C2E Training Online: Plone 3 Themes and Custom Views

May 5, 2009 – May 8, 2009 from 8am – 12pm pacific daily http://c2eonline090505.eventbrite.com

(Register for this class by April 24, 2009 and you’ll be entered in a drawing for 1 of 2 copies of Veda Willams’ Plone 3 Theming book (coming out in May)

ATTENTION: This class is online and does not require travel.

This online class will be a workshop. Be prepared with a design you want to convert to Plone. We will start with a photoshop file or a design that you need to convert to Plone (can be an existent website with no photoshop file). We will setup Plone on our system together and create a filesystem theme product (installing and using buildout).

Topics we will cover:

  • Installing Plone (Unified Installer)
  • Creating a file system product with paster
  • Preparing our development environment for skinning
  • Learning the directory structure of your new Plone theme product (what goes where)
  • CSS for Plone
  • Best practices for Plone theme development
  • Working with Viewlets and viewlet managers (adding/hiding/moving)
  • Learn how to customize through the zmi and export to your skin
  • Adding styles to Kupu
  • Working with portlets and portlet managers
  • Dealing with cross browser issues

I’m limiting the actual class size to 20 people but will make a recording of the class available after the session for those who are visual learners and have an extremely busy schedule and want to view the course on their own time. (fee for recording is the same as the class) – email me if you want a recording of the class.

The class will be a combination of lecture and hands-on.

Until April 24 the fee for this online class is only $200 – after April 24th it will be $300.


(I usually hold an optional follow up session for students about 2 weeks later to see how everyone is faring with their new design and answer any questions that come up)

Feel free to email me with any questions. Hope to see you there!