Commonly Creative Code

Published on October 18, 2012 by in Development, Front End, Velocity

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For those of you that attended dotCMS Boot Camp this year, you may have caught my presentation Creatively Common, looking at how to build your own light weight version of Flickr in dotCMS (or any kind of asset repository, really). As promised, I wanted to release that code to everyone for your own use or sharing. You’ll also find the slides at the bottom of this post, and I’ll link over to the audio once dotCMS has made that available from the conference.

[ You can download the code here. ]

There are three pieces to the zip file:

  1. A starter.zip file you can use locally on a fresh install of dotCMS that is a copy of the default Quest Financial site, but including the built out library in the /library directory. This starter has only been tested on version 2.1.1.
  2. The /widget code directory contains just the Velocity and HTML from the three core widgets used on the index and detail page for library
  3. The license: all the widget code is released under a CC by 3.0 license.

Please take the code and use it to help you towards your own goals. See if you can find better ways to implement features. Think about ways to extend it: better meta data, different data types, permissioned submission, galleries, etc. There are a lot of ways this could be made to be much more than just a fancy photo gallery. Feel free to leave me any questions in the comments.

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