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TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook

By : Dan Osipov, Adrian Zimmerman
Book Image

TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook

By: Dan Osipov, Adrian Zimmerman

Overview of this book

TYPO3 is one of the world's leading open source content management systems, written in PHP, which can be used to create and customize your web site. Along with text content, you can display high quality images, audio, and video to your site's visitors by using TYPO3. It is essential to manage various types of multimedia files in content management systems for both editors and the users on the frontend of the site.The book gives you a step-by-step process for organizing an effective multimedia system. It also gives solutions to commonly encountered problems, and offers a variety of tools for dealing with multimedia content. The author's experience in large-scale systems enables him to share his effective solutions to these problems.If you choose to work through all the recipes from the beginning, you will start by setting up a basic web site set up, aimed at future expansion and scalability. Next, you will cover the basics of digital asset management—a major topic important in all enterprises. You can organize user groups because next you will be creating accounts for users and assigning permissions. Then you will jump into metadata—text information describing the multimedia objects—and learn how it can be manipulated in TYPO3. You will embed multimedia on your site when you have read the various methods for embedding mentioned in this book. Before you finish the book you will learn about some advanced topics, such as external API integrations and process automation.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

About the Reviewers

Karsten Dambekalns, born in 1977, learned the basics of web technology the hard way - by looking at other websites' HTML source. This happened after having learned BASIC and Assembler on a good old Commodore C128.

Karsten discovered PHP in 1999 and and was caught by TYPO3's immense possibilities in 2002. Later, he joined the TYPO3 Association and today is part of the TYPO3 5.0 and FLOW3 development team.

In 2000, he founded his own Internet company together with a friend from university, which he left behind in 2008 to become a freelancer working fully on the development of TYPO3. Karsten also speaks at conferences and writes articles about topics around PHP and TYPO3.

Karsten mostly lives in Germany with his wife Līga, their three kids, and a nameless Espresso machine.

Mario Rimann, born in 1982 in Zürich, Switzerland, started his journey through the IT jungle back in the early 90s. After his primary education as a service technician for office equipment like printers, copy machines, fax machines, and computers, he moved to his first job as a system administrator at a school. After collecting some years of IT and "people-skills", Mario moved onto the European headquarters of a company running a big website in the nightlife business, later he had his own company, and is now again a regular employee.

While being employed at the above-mentioned school, he made his first contact with TYPO3. In the beginning, it was mainly a hobby—which evolved to be the main part of his own company. In 2006 and 2007, he organized the first two international TYPO3 Developer Days, which took place in Switzerland.

Right now, Mario is employed as a project manager and developer at a mid-sized web-agency in central Switzerland that specializes in TYPO3 and Magento.

Alongside his job, Mario also helps out in several TYPO3 projects.

You can contact him at .

Mathias Schreiber has been working in the Web industry since 1995, developing websites with database-driven content for several large companies throughout Europe. He has been a part of the TYPO3 community since early 2002. Ever since then, he has been close to the core development and also hosted early developer meetings in 2004.

He did more than 100 training sessions in Germany and Switzerland spreading the word about TYPO3 and has trained most of today's successful TYPO3 companies.

In 2004, he founded wmdb Systems together with Peter Kühn, Diana Beer, and Bodo Eichstaedt and since then he maintains large TYPO3 projects for many well-known companies from Europe.

For two years, he has been part of the 12 so called active members of the TYPO3 Association but resigned from his duties to focus on his company and family.

Today, you can find him on almost any TYPO3 event there is—training snowboard-beginners at the TYPO3 Snowboard tours, mentoring bug-fixing sessions on the TYPO3 Developer days, or sharing ideas on the TYPO3 Conference.