Posts by Will for Blog:

Multi Site wordpress with Scss and Template inheritance

April 18, 2017 by Will

We recently built out a group of websites for educational organisations in Australia for a partner company.  The challenge was the client wanted the sites to be run on a single installation of Wordpress, using Wordpress multisite. The goal was to save costs and aid maintainability by reusing code for... Read More


Managing Complexity

February 20, 2017 by Will

For simple websites you can get away with emails and phone calls for communications, a photoshop mockup and a quick build by one generalist developer who cuts up the design into html and integrates it with a CMS. That process doesn't scale though. When requirements are complicated and there are multiple stake holders, developers, SEO staff and content generators, you need a lot more structure. Read More


Things to look forward to in 2017

January 03, 2017 by Will

Woot, new year. What's coming up to look out for and look forward to in the world of Web Making?   Silverstripe 4  Well, first off - SilverStripe 4.  Why is that exciting? Because everybody loves new and shiny work tools, right? Silverstripe is the best open source CMS available and is set... Read More


Christmas Reading Suggestions 2016

December 21, 2016 by Will

So that's it for another year. Work done, final rollout deployed.  Uptime robot is showing twinkling green lights across the board.  It's time to kick back and do something different.... Like catch up on some web design & development reading.  It's a fast paced gig, so we need to keep... Read More


Not For Profit Website requirements, Design & Solutions.

November 14, 2013 by Will

Not For Profit organisations provide so much value in the community. Thought leadership, community housing, advocacy, research & community care & more are provided by this sector. Even judging by traditional metrics alone the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that Not For Profits: contributed about $43 billion to gross domestic product (GDP)... Read More


Silverstripe for Robust Content Management

June 03, 2013 by will and Will

Silverstripe  CMS is our favourite Content Management System for more complicated websites that need a more robust platform. It is very well designed from the ground up to provide a suitable basis for complex, functional sites with requirements for permissions based workflows and custom functionality. It has a great technical architecture and... Read More


Silverstripe CMS wins All Government contract

March 13, 2013 by will and Will

Silverstripe CMS  has won an all government contract with the NZ government.  Over 600 sites will be developed on the platform.   Its a huge boost in credibility for our favorite Content Management System and is likely to see an increase in interest, development and capability in the system. Which all in all... Read More


2011 Retrospective

December 14, 2011 by will and Will

2011. A very good year. At least it was if you create websites. For us at Kindleman 2011 was a year jam packed full of power-ups, refinements, revolutions and improvements as we adopted technologies that are ready for mainstream use. Here is just a taster of what has been happening... Read More


20 things i learned (about the web)

January 19, 2011 by admin and Will

The big boys at Google have produced this lovely little online flip-book to help the less technically-inclined folks out there understand what's going on in the world of the web and browsers. It takes about 15minutes or so to read, but it's quite informative and is a great read for... Read More


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