Your Younicycle Account
Click each item for a Summary + Video & Screenshots on the right
Click each item for a Summary + Video & Screenshots on the right
Role Based Access Control (RBAC) & Access Control List (ACL)
File Manager & Management
Php Manager online (Php Actions)
CRON and cron manager
Add, embed and control Video, MP3
Add and Edit JQuery
Add and Edit CSS
GUI Interface & Design
Weather widget, Google Map, Capcha, Tag Clouds + more
Use the full Web System
Install Web System created SaaS
Use Dynamic Data Management
Include Print Management and Pdf
This time, Collaborate and Update Content
Establish Goals and Plan for Future Projects
Video, JQuery, CSS & more
Keep building the Knowledge Base
A significant part of Content Management is being able to exert control over the people that are allowed to add, update and delete Content. Without those controls, you will be trapped into the equivalent of 'herding cats'. The Web System includes an Access Control List with assignable privileges + Role Based Access Control (RBAC).
A solid File Manager and a Scripting Editor (php online) can streamline tasks, so both are included. Automation or 'timing' of events can also prove valuable (more on CRON below). Establishing Private (internal use only) vs Public (any web surfer) is a critical Security concern and has also been addressed.
The Web System includes a comprehensive Access Control List with over 330 assignable and actionable Privileges:- Example: 'File Manager - Upload Object' - which can be assigned in any combination with other Privileges.
The Account Admin (usually yourself) create Roles that include specific Privileges, then assigns specific Users to that Role. If that Role does NOT include a specific Privilege, the User will be blocked from the attempted Action. There is no limit on the number of Roles that can be created.
The Web System is presented as 4 separate modules - but there is no internal requirement that a Role's privileges be similarly split. A Role that overlaps portions of Data & Content is common. This allows you to create Roles based on a person's skills, not an arbitrary designation. This flexibility enables people-based, system integration.
The list of possibilities offered by the File Manager is extensive, with each action actuated by an understandable, Graphical User Interface. No coding ability is required.
Php, the most commonly used Server-side HTML embedded scripting language, is our choice for your scripting environment with a complete Developer's Coding Editor within each Web System Account. Features include:
Cron is the time-based job scheduler in Unix-like computer operating systems. Cron enables users to schedule jobs (commands or shell scripts) to run periodically at certain times or dates. It is commonly used to automate system maintenance or administration, though its general-purpose nature means that it can be used for other purposes, such as connecting to the Internet and downloading email. (from Wikipedia)
The Web System's Website Manager Wizard provides you with the capability to create an unlimited number of internal, Private Websites that can only be viewed by logged in Users with sufficient privileges (see RBAC). These Private Sites can act as a web gui for your employees or customers. You'd create and design the site the same as any external, Public website, then designate it as Private. All content will be cordoned off from search engines and it will be secure.
This 'inner web' capability is very useful. Most work on the web is hidden and Private.
Updating a website would seem to be a 'given', yet many sites are rarely, if ever updated.
We recently selected an arbitrary category within the Yahoo Directory and followed each link (35 in total).- 6 sites no longer exist- 3 sites timed out (server problems)- 0 sites had any Social Media linkage or integration- 15 sites did not have a Contact us form- 9 Sites had a login button (for Private, internal website). None of those included Google ID login.- 0 sites made use of JQuery- and here is the stunner; 18 sites had outdated © (copywrite) dates, some of which were dated by eight years.
The Web System stays on top of current web tools and loads their basic framework into each Account. You won't need to install on a server or maintain new releases. We build on the basic tools with simplified guis or coding editors, plus preview features that allow you to preview and test before you 'go live'.
Internal to the WYSIWYG website Editor are Tools and corresponding Properties for each of those Tools, allowing you to eaily configure and embed swfs, Flash Video (flv), YouTube and mp3 files. Additional control can be added via the Php Actions Editor, onBeforeLoad, OnLoad and other page events or object events.
A Knowledge Worker (example) can open the Editor and reassign a YouTube from an 'old' video to a new video by simply pasting the new YouTube video ID. A Developer can get more technical and (example) add JQuery to the page that will allow click of a link that will open the YouTube Video at a specific time on the timeline of a long movie.
JQuery can add some 'pop' to to webpages and is commonly used during new Site development.The framework for JQuery is built-in and an Editor is provided for Developers. You can control the load sequence of the files from within the Website Editor. Any initial JQuery file is typically created by the Developer. A Knowledge worker could save a copy - make minor edits on the copy, then hand off to the Developer to make sure that nothing was 'broken'.
With effort and over time, the Knowledge Base of your Team will grow.
The Site Wizard does not require JQuery, but it can use external JQuery.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) help control appearnace and can be very simple - or extremely advanced. The Website Editor allows you to load one or more CSS files that can 'point at' specific objects or the entire page.
An IFrame is a 'window' to a different page.
Adding an IFrame to a different page that 'pulls' a different page can be a useful Content tool. Adding an IFrame only takes a few minutes. After you've seen how one is set up, you'll be able to do it yourself.
The Website Editor gives makes a set of Form Tools available on the Toolbar for:
Certain 'Widgets' (we call them 'Gears') were requested so often, that Younicycle staff developers decided to create simple drag and drop variants. When dropped on a Site Editor Page, a streamlined GUI allows the user to fill in variables appropriate for that type of Gear.
Weather, Bookmark Link, Display Captcha, 4 column list, Google Map v3, Random Image, Favicon, Google Map, Tags and Clouds, Dynamic vertical resizer, Logged user, Cart Toolbar, Pages Search, Display Feed (RSS/RDF), Simple Contact Form, Search Results, JS Media Player, YouTube, and Gallery. are the current types. Most of these invlove some 'heavy-duty' php, working in the background. Your developer can create these for you - and embed in a Filler.
These simplified Gears are easily set up by a non-Developer, particularly after viewing one usage example.
A Traditional Content Management System does not necessarily allow the integration of all components, at least not without serious beef-up of the underlying server software. The Web Cruiser Plan starts with full integration as soon as you login.
Take advantage of the full breadth of the System. Your dynamic Content will attract visitors and new customers.
Any time you install a SaaS created by the Younicycle Web System, you will have instant Content.
This content could be in the form of a database, charts, images, gui, php, print design or any other aspect of the System. Younicycle staff occasionally creates freely available SaaS for Account holders. You are encouraged to create your own - and install and deinstall periodically, in order to 'freshen' your Content.
If you review Data Management + Cloud Management, you will see that bringing fresh data to the page is a straightforward task.New products, services, rss feeds, ongoing queries, charts + more can be dynamic and change your content daily or more often, as required.
Pdfs created by the Web System are an interesting addition to Content Management portfolio. You can add links (urls) within the Print Designer, along with metadata that clearly identifies the source of the content (your business).
Search engines do index the content in a pdf and since it is portable, it may (with your permission) be found on multiple sites, all of which point back to your business.
Please take the Yahoo Directory example (above) to heart. Though the Web System provides you with an array of Collaborative Tools and services, it requires your Team's persistent initiative to Update and maintain content. Make it a monthly task (at a minimum) and use the CRON Manger to send you a reminder, every month.
If you continue to use the System, you will begin to learn more about its diverse functionality. As you discover how to use each Tool, you will also be able to extrapolate your learning into real products, services and efficiencies. If you have the question, 'Can this (xyz) be done?", make sure you ask. We will give you our opinion and general suggestions.
There's no charge for opinions. We enjoy it!
Document your learning and build your Knowledge Base (see the link to the left). None of us can remember every detail, indefinitely and you may have turnover (developers) or your own employees. Having your own, succinct 'internal usage manual and thoughts log' will become valuable over time.
Encourage your Team to learn new skills. The 'old way' of doing business may have a limited life. Now is the time tohone your skills for what should be a very interesting future.
The Knowledge Divide continues to widen. Get started now - or run the risk of being left behind.
Create a New:FolderFile (Text, JS, CSS, xml, html)Php ActionDatabase Object (SQL Query, View, Datasource, Function, Expression, TableTemplateSaaS SolutionChartSiteGoogle: (spreadsheet, document, GMail msg)
Upload:To FolderUpload + sync to Google Drive, PicasaPublic or Private (private is default)OverwriteUnzip on UploadRemoveProgress BarShare after Upload (Facebook, etc)
Backup:to Google Docs (drive)to Picasa
Show list by:Object TypesObject ExtensionsDon't show enclosing FoldersAdvanced Search- with wildcard- with content- by name- exact match- in this folder
Sort list by (ascending, descending):NameDateSizeType
Send to trashRetrieve from Trash
Additional Sub-menus are also displayed, where appropriate
- An API (pre-written, simplified scripts) that may be understandable by Knowledge Workers.- 'Freestyle' (for a developer)- Add script to Library- Save- Undo, redo- Diffs- Revert
- Properties- Toggle Panel- Search for- Replace by- Word wrap- Console
According to http://w3techs.com, php is used by 78% of sites, with asp.net a distant 2nd at 21%.
Many developers are versed in Php. If you need a developer and cannot find one, Younicycle Web System staff developers are available.
The ability to Manage CRON and visually see your entire schedule of Cron jobs (timed events), add, stop, reschedule or delete jobs was determined to be an important, useful feature and was added to the Web System in late 2012.
A simple usage example would be to email you a Report (pdf) every morning at 8 AM that detailed all Sales during the preceding 24 hours. You would write a query, set up a dynamic report in the Print Designer, then schedule the job.
We can only speculate on the possible reasons these sites have been allowed to atrophy, but most of the 26 that did load, appeared to be actual businesses with employees, services or products.
We suspect that the sites were initially created by a Developer without any participation or collaboration by the company's own Knowledge Workers. After initial install, it began gathering dust.
These sites have not been updated because the Businesses do not know how to update their site.
This failure to Update Content should never happen with the Integrated Web System.
- Button- Input texfield- List- Combination list- Radio- Checkbox + DHTML Menu
Use and attach CSS to control any desired 'non-standard'appearance.
The Website Editor (Properties palette) gives you the GUI to simply designate Datasources or Tables for receiving your data along with an event editor, making the entire process seamless.
Event Editor (onclick, onDoubleClick, onFocus, onKeyDown, onKeyUp,onLostFocus,onMouseButtonDown, onMouseButtonUp, onMouseMove, onMouseRollOut,onMouseRollOver with js work area.
After seeing a few examples, anyone can get data from the web page - and into a Datasource or Table.
The above is a very abbreviated Summary of the basic functionality of Content Management, the 3rd component of the Integrated Web System.
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