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Behind the scenes of Protuts: you'll know everything or almost!


You were looking forward to him, you didn't sleep at night, finally here he was: the post shocking behind the scenes of Protuts.net and exclusively worldwide, for you dear readers!

The Material Used

Aurélien

  • an iMac 24′ (Core 2 Duo Extreme Edition 2.93 Ghz, 4 GB RAM, 1.000 GB of disk space, ATI Radeon HD 4 850 512 MB) on MacOS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits;
  • a MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.6 Ghz, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB of disk space) on MacOS X Snow Leopard.

Benjamin

  • an iMac 24′ (Core 2 Duo Extreme Edition 2.93 Ghz, 4 GB RAM, 640 GB disk space, ATI Radeon HD 4 850 512 MB) on MacOS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits;
  • a DELL Studio 17′ (Core i3 2.14 Ghz, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB of disk space, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 56 501 GB) on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits.

1 computer acting as a “backup server” of our entire small computer park (Intel Dual Core at 2.8 Ghz, 4 GB RAM, 2×1 TB disk space) under Ubuntu 10.10, all automatically using Time Machine for Macs and Backup Utility for PCs (XP and W7):

"Serveur de sauvegarde", le switch et les câbles réseaux
“Backup server”, switch and network cables

Two additional computers (one XP and one 32-bit W7) are used for testing for some software at the level of compatibility essentially.

Offices

Bureau de Benjamin alias Rainbow
Benjamin’s office aka Rainbow
Bureau d'Aurélien, alias Maigret
Office of Aurélien, alias Maigret

Software

  • To make the so-called classic tutorials (text+image), of course we use the administration WordPress, Overview for screenshots under MacOS X, Capture tool Windows 7 Fireworks CS5 for image editing and web-optimised export, FileZilla/Cyberduck for uploading files to the server by FTP.
  • For video tutorials, the capture is carried out with Screenflow under MacOS X, and Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Screen Capture Windows 7. The voices are captured with the microphone of the iSight camera. The video editing is then done with the help ofiMovie 11.
  • To modify the graphic theme, plugins and other files of CMS WordPress, we use CODA from Panic on MacOS X.

Some statistics

  • A classic tutorial is usually written in 1H.For more important articles such as theme lists, from 1H to 6 H.
  • A video tutorial is made in 2H to 4 H (capture, editing, writing the article, uploading to YouTube...).

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