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Flexible Content With SilverStripe

September 07, 2020 by Will

Introduction Part 3 in our series of posts about Flexible content covers Flexible Content in Silverstripe CMS. Silverstripe has added Flexible Content as a core supported module, called Elemental. The Elemental module provides the ability for SilverStripe users to break up a web page into smaller modular parts (or ‘blocks’) that allow... Read More


Flexible Content With Wordpress and Gutenburg

August 28, 2020 by Will

Following on from last week's Statamic Article,[/blog/flexible-content-with-statamic-cms/] let's take a look at flexbile content modeling with Wordpress[https://en-gb.wordpress.org/]. Note this is about *content. *It isn't page building in the sense of designing templates like something like BeaverBuilder or Divi does. It is for populating the content column within your page template.... Read More


Flexible Content With Statamic CMS

August 20, 2020 by Will

Flexible Content is a way of composing content using multiple, selectable, orderable field types in a content area. It's become popular with clients and content editors and is available in most modern CMS. Let's have a look at how to do it with Statamic, a modern file based CMS. Statamic... Read More


File Management with Rails and Active Storage

December 04, 2018 by Will

With Rails 5 we now have ActiveStorage: built in file management with the framework. This is a fantastic adition to the framework as it standardises file management, instead of relying on 3rd party plugins. ActiveStorage adds two tables to your app that handles all the file details (active_storage_blobs) and the... Read More


Drag and drop with Rails and HTML5

September 10, 2018 by Will

The ability to order lists is a popular feature for many web apps. We want to accomplish it with a minimum of overheads, dependencies and fuss. With Ruby on Rails and modern browsers - this is a simple task. Step 1, The Setup. We will need to manage the ordering of... Read More


EU General Data Protection Regulation and your website.

May 18, 2018 by Will

*Disclaimer: This is not legal advice. GDPR, Data and law is super complicated. You should consult a lawyer.* What is it? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU regulation governing data protection and privacy. It covers all individuals in the EU. It is aimed at giving control of data to... Read More


Our Bookshelf: User Experience (UX)

March 04, 2018 by Will

User Experience (UX) design underpins all good web design. Good UX can be derived from experience, theory and research. To get it right, it pays to validate it through User Testing and to iterate on those learnings. There have been hundreds of books written on the subject but I've picked... Read More


Choosing a Native App Development Environment

February 02, 2018 by Will

Web apps are great but sometimes, for a variety of reasons, you want a native app. That might be because of functionality, pricing model, distribution or to help drive engagement. ios app development2 There are quite a few very different ways you can build your Native App. Let's have a... Read More


Ruby on Rails Administration Systems

October 13, 2017 by Will

A system to please everybody. A good administration tool needs to be a lot of things. It isn't just about basic crud anymore. You need it to be appealing to users so that it's a selling point for the project and users actually use it. It needs to help developers and... Read More


Working With Massive CSV Data

August 15, 2017 by Will

Working with big CSV's can be a pain. You don't want to open Numbers or Excel because they are slow and have a limit on the rows they can view. You need to be able to view, edit and create shorter versions for testing. Sometimes there are formatting issues to... Read More


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