Programming for Non-Geeks: Publishing Multimedia on the Web

Course Overview

Programming for Non-Geeks: Publishing Multimedia on the Web
Originally Broadcast On:
December 05, 2012
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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You’ve spent hours producing your latest multimedia masterpiece — an infographic, video documentary or audio interview — and you're ready to publish it.

Now what?

Getting multimedia content from your desktop to the Web is not always a straightforward process. This Webinar will help you navigate the foreign territory of fundamental formats, file streaming strategies and publishing methods.

Should you host the project on your own server or upload it to YouTube, SoundCloud or another service? How will various export settings affect the quality of your work? How can you incorporate multimedia on your website, whether it’s handcrafted or CMS-powered?

This Webinar will explain how to publish your project, answering these questions and more. You'll learn how to export your files for best Web results and how to integrate a multimedia element with the rest of your website.

Want to learn more about building and managing your website? This Webinar is part of a two-day, back-to-back Webinar package. If you register for this Webinar, you can get a discount on Programming for Non-Geeks: How to Build and Manage Your Website. For more information on special package pricing or to register for both Webinars, click here.

What Will I Learn:
  • What the most common file formats are for videos, images and audio — and when to use each
  • How essential file properties such as bit rate, sample rate and resolution affect file size and quality
  • What FTP is and how it’s used to move files between computers
  • How clients connect to servers to retrieve content
  • What basic file storage options exist
  • How to choose among popular audio and video players
  • How to syndicate content with RSS
  • The difference between streaming, progressive downloading and downloading
  • Options for enhancing content with jQuery, HTML5 and other technologies
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, producers, editors, freelancers, bloggers and entrepreneurs who are eager to publish their multimedia masterpieces on the Web.

Course Instructor:

Casey Frechette

Casey Frechette is an assistant professor in the journalism and media studies department at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg where he teaches digital media and researches technology, journalism and education.

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