Matrix Secrets



Written for intermediate to expert users

The straight-forward guide
to getting the most out of
Squiz’s MySource® Matrix

Revealed

We're excited to announce that Ladoo has acquired the rights to Matrix Secrets - the straight-forward guide to getting the most out of Squiz / MySource Matrix.

As part of Ladoo's commitment in supporting the open source Matrix community all of these secrets will revealed, for free, at Matrix Users.

What people are saying...

“...a great resource that’s invaluable to our organisation. I get more out of Matrix Secrets each time I read it.”
Tim Wright, Operational Development Manager, Informa Group
“Vendor manuals only get you so far, Matrix Secrets provides the missing link.”
Bruce Kyle, Web Team Technical Manager, Canberra Institute of Technology

Screencasts

Matrix Secrets has over 15 screencasts, which take you step-by-step through many of the concepts in the book.

These screencasts include:

Table of Contents

  1. FOREWORD
  2. PREFACE
  3. THE MATRIX OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITY
    • The best things in life are free
    • It's open source, of course, of course

  4. IMPROVE YOUR MATRIX EXPERIENCE
    • Set up your browser
    • Work more efficiently with Matrix
    • Know your limits

  5. MANAGE YOUR CONTENT
    • Strategies for managing content in Matrix
    • Internal Metadata Schemas
    • Improve your user's web browsing experience
    • Dynamic Content
    • Separate your Intranet from the public website

  6. BEST PRACTICES FOR YOUR MATRIX WEBSITES
    • Styling content
    • Make your websites load faster
    • Common configuration problems
    • Use fewer Design Customisations

  7. BEST PRACTICES FOR YOUR MATRIX SYSTEM
    • Warranties and the language file
    • Matrix defaults
    • System maintenance
    • Plan to upgrade
    • Default Login Design
    • Search

  8. ADVANCED LISTING TECHNIQUES
    • The image gallery Asset Listing
    • More on the image gallery Asset Listing
    • Nested Asset Listings
    • Asset typing (Paint Layouts)
    • Search listings

  9. ADVANCED MATRIX TECHNIQUES
    • Matrix on your desktop
    • Output to a content to a file
    • DIY problem solving
    • Triggernometry
    • The Matrix API
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