Blogging from my nexus one …

Today I got the WordPress android app installed, well at least the one recommended by WordPress.org website.

Installation and initial setup was pretty straight forward.

Text editing options are not too extensive but good enough for a quick post. Options such as enhancing your text with bold, italics, underline and crossed.

Adding URL links is a brezze. Like this to ACM.ORG.

Inserting photos or videos from media gallery on the phone itself is also available.

Finally, specifying tags,  categories and publishing settings are pretty handy as well.

Certainly writing articles from my smart phone device is not the most exciting experience but it is good enough to get a story started and to finish it later on.

Comments over latest MobileMix report from Millennial Media …

I woke up this morning and after a slim breakfast, getting prepared to drive my daughter to school and finish cleaning up my email in-box, some six sense call me to open up financial news today, and there it was … a financial related article writing about Mobile industry with the title “New Leaders in mobile“. It did not surprise me at all to see Android OS being declared #1 “Application Platform” by revenue up to December 2010 which, in fact makes it pretty appealing for mobile application developers .

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Creating complex “tutorials” using a blogging platform such as wordpress …

I am going to take the opportunity to write about “Blogging Stuff” topic on my very first article on 2011. This time I have been trying to understand how to publish “Complex” tutorials using the “WordPress.org” platform and for that I mean something that goes beyond the scope of one single article or blog entry. Simple tutorials can be written entirely using one blog entry which is pretty convenient for the publisher but when the content of an subject matter is complex in nature (long text paragraphs, tons of pictures, examples, code snippets, videos and so on)  then the next logical step is to break the whole into small pieces that can be assimilated or explored easily by the intended audience and still be considered atomic (one complete thing).

So without a lot of research on the topic and mostly using empiric knowledge about how tutorials in general are structured, here it is an attempt to tackle just few of the issues that a good tutorial structure thrives to resolve.

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Article 2.2.1

This is not a real tutorial but an example of a basic tutorial structure proposed in “Creating complex ‘tutorials’ using a blogging platform such as wordpress …

This is the layout example for:

Article 2.2.1

At the bottom of the article we need to add the navigation section, that will point to TOC that we will call “Main Index”, This blog post is also expected to point to “Previous” link that is actually “Section 2.2” page in this case. This is the first article at this level and the last element in the path so “Next” link is not available so in this case it will be gray out.

Go to Main Index, go to Section 2.2 index <– Previous Next –>

Article 2.1

This is not a real tutorial but an example of a basic tutorial structure proposed in “Creating complex ‘tutorials’ using a blogging platform such as wordpress …

This is the layout example for:

Article 2.1

At the bottom of the article we need to add the navigation section, that will point to TOC that we will call “Main Index”, This blog post is also expected to point to “Previous” link that is actually “Section 2” page in this case. This is the first article at this level but in this case is pointing to “Section 2.2” as it is the next element in the path.

Go to Main Index, go to Section 2 index <– Previous Next –>

Article 1.3

This is not a real tutorial but an example of a basic tutorial structure proposed in “Creating complex ‘tutorials’ using a blogging platform such as wordpress …

This is the layout example for:

Article 1.3

At the bottom of the article we need to add the navigation section, that will point to TOC that we will call “Main Index”, This blog post is also expected to point to “Previous” link that is actually “Article 1.2” post in this case. This is the last article at this level so it should not have a pointer to next but it will be wise to point to next section if available.

Go to Main Index, go to Section 1 index <– Previous Next –>

Article 1.2

This is not a real tutorial but an example of a basic tutorial structure proposed in “Creating complex ‘tutorials’ using a blogging platform such as wordpress …

This is the layout example for:

Article 1.2

At the bottom of the article we need to add the navigation section, that will point to TOC that we will call “Main Index”, This blog post is also expected to point to “Previous” link that is actually “Article 1.1” post in this case. This is the second article at this level so it should point to “Article 1.3” as it is next. This entry is also special on top of pointing to TOC it should point to “Section 1” as well so we will add a link just next to TOC one this time.

Go to Main Index, go to Section 1 index <– Previous Next –>

Article 1.1

This is not a real tutorial but an example of a basic tutorial structure proposed in “Creating complex ‘tutorials’ using a blogging platform such as wordpress …

This is the layout example for:

Article 1.1

At the bottom of the article we need to add the navigation section, that will point to TOC that we will call “Main Index”, This blog post is also expected to point to “Previous” link that is actually “Section 1” page in this case. This is the first article at this level so it should point to “Article 1.2” as it is next.

Go to Main Index, go to Section 1 index <– Previous Next –>

Article 0.1

This is not a real tutorial but an example of a basic tutorial structure proposed in “Creating complex ‘tutorials’ using a blogging platform such as wordpress …

This is the layout example for:

Article 0.1

At the bottom of the article we need to add the navigation section, that will point to TOC that we will call “Main Index”, This blog post is also expected to point to “Previous” article that is actually the same as “TOC”. This is the last article at this level so it does not point to Next this time. It would probably a good idea to point to the next “Section” instead but that is not part of our specification so we will leave it for spec 2.0 and will be placing a place holder by now so we remember.

Go to Main Index <– Previous Next –>