How to Get Started with a Dynamic Content Generator in Minutes
Everybody has that one place, either in their home or office, where they can let loose a bit and have some fun. Maybe it’s a secret room or just a corner of the living room. Maybe it’s inside your head. Whatever it is, people love to create things in their unique creative spaces while they’re on vacation or during downtime at work. I’m sure there are some who are telling me that they don’t have this outlet, but they do; they just don’t call it “creative space.”
What is creative space?
I’m going to get a bit philosophical here, so please feel free to skip this paragraph if you want. My theory on creative space is that it’s something that allows us to let loose, be ourselves and just enjoy ourselves. It’s not about getting a project finished; it’s about being able to do something because we want to and not because we have to. For those of us who have a harder time letting loose, we might do better just turning off the television. Creative space is being able to relax, but it’s also being able to get something done.
The Ultimate List of Resources for Dynamic Content Generation
If you’re going to be good at anything, you’re really going to need a lot of practice. What makes this whole dynamic content generation thing so exciting is that there is more and more information becoming available every day! You can find interesting topics and keep up with the latest and greatest by checking out the following resources. If you know of any other great sites out there, please let me know and I’ll add them to this list.
RESOURCES FOR DYNAMIC CONTENT GENERATION:
MetaCafe: http://meta.cafe24.com/ – This is the largest dynamic content generation community on the web. You can find many interesting discussions and examples of dynamic content generation all over there.
Udacity: http://udacity.edu/ – This is the learning site for Google’s new Dynamic Content Academy which includes courses, a community forum, and videos.
Dynamic Drive: http://www.dynamicdrive.com – Dynamic Drive is also an example of dynamic content generation in action! You can find many examples of dynamic content designed by others and an easy to use editor that allows you to create your own using templates.
FutureWave Systems: http://www.futurewavesystems.com – This company actually makes a variety of dynamic content generation software products including their own, the FutureWave CMS, their Dynamic Drive plug-in and their Dynamic Awareness media player.
InfoPath: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14 – InfoPath is the foundation for the SharePoint Portal Server that allows you to automate Microsoft Word documents and interact with SharePoint content on the web.