These videos were made for the Michigan Libraries by Sonya Norris a consultant and Project Manager for Michigan state. These videos have been added to the Ploud solutions with here consent.


Visit Michlibrary.org for a list of all the Ploud sites created by Michigan Librarians for their communities.


  • Adding an Alert Message to Your Site
    Instruction video on how to add an alert messages that will appear at the
    top of your main content pages

  • Introduction to ploud
    Overview of Ploud


  • Tour of Michigan Websites
    Examples in use today demonstrating Graphic design, Carousels, Portlets, Responsive design, Unique features, Cover pages, Footers, Displaying well on the web, Strong navigation

  • Ploud Basic Functionality
    Examples of basic Ploud functionality

  • Advanced Functionality
    Event registration software
    Collections (Tidy displays that bring together content from different areas of your site)
    Portlet management (The boxes on the right and left of every page)
    Cover pages (Drag and drop page layouts)
    Controlling your navigation (The "drop-down home" menu option)
    Carousels (Rotating images you can place on any page) - Part I (creating tiles) and II (installing them on your site)
  • Ploud Hacks Everyone Should Know
    Site clean-up and basic maintenance tips everyone should be aware of looking good on the web
  • Graphic Design

    Accessibility

    Best Practices/Avoiding Common Development Mistakes

    Writing for the Web

    All videos include examples from Michigan Ploud sites.