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Video Tutorial: Editing and Uploading the Zufall Side Buttons

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Here (finally) is my second video in the Zufall series. It was meant to be a walk-through of the implementation process but then I ran across a small problem and decided to make a video about how I fixed it instead. Zufall part II about Expression Web is still on it’s way but this should tide you over.

In this video I demonstrate how I created the side buttons using Expression Design and how to do some quick alterations to the site in Expression Web using the fantastic CSS features. It’s quick and dirty but should give you a small glimpse of how to do things.

The reason why it’s taken so long for me to post a new video? Expression Media Encoder is damn near impossible to use! I’ll be ragging on this in a separate post once my head cools but just to give you a small taste it took 17 tries to get the video above to export to below the magic 22mb that is required for Silverlight streaming. And it wasn’t for lack of trying. But like I said, more on that later. For now I hope you get something out of my most recent video and be sure to check back for more.

By Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a Senior Staff Instructor at LinkedIn Learning (formerly specializing in AI, bleeding edge web technologies, and the intersection between technology and humanity. He also occasionally teaches at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. He is a popular conference and workshop speaker on all things tech ethics, AI, web technologies, and open source.

2 replies on “Video Tutorial: Editing and Uploading the Zufall Side Buttons”

Enjoyed both of the vids. Learned a few things (crop marks, seriously bad jpeg export, and Expression Web looks really cool) and was entertained also. Could have done without the gleeful thrill of deleting America … Overall, good show. Much thanks for the time and effort you put into this. Look forward to seeing your next vid.

All the best to you and yours,


Just in reference to the deleting America bit in my other video: In the unedited version I actually deleted all the major continents leaving only the island nations, polar regions and Greenland. It just became too long. And if you look closely I’m not merely deleting the USA but also Canada, Mexico and all of Central and South America as well. That’s just the way the graphic was built. The whole idea was to make sure people saw how powerful the Illustrator/Design integration was and I think deleting America did the trick. I live in Canada so I deleted myself. No political pun intended.


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