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Template Partials using Stash by Adrienne Travis

11 June 2012 in Building Sites  

Adrienne Travis posted a new article, Template Partials using Stash, on EE Insider. From the article:

The standard approach to EE templates has been to have a rough equivalence between a template and a page, or a template and a content type. Templates include a header and footer, which are usually done as snippets or embeds, and some content (possibly inline, possibly using more snippets and/or embeds).

Check out the article: Template Partials using Stash

Creating a Content Model for an ExpressionEngine Site - Part 1 by Mike Boyink

11 June 2012 in Building Sites  

Mike Boyink posted a new article, Creating a Content Model for an ExpressionEngine Site - Part 1, on Train-ee.com. From the article:

An important step in the planning process for an ExpressionEngine-driven website is creating a Content Model.  Let’s work through the process for our Portfolio site.

Check out the article: Creating a Content Model for an ExpressionEngine Site - Part 1

Follow Mike Boyink on Twitter: @boyink

How ExpressionEngine Thinks About Content by Mike Boyink

05 June 2012 in Building Sites  

Mike Boyink posted a new article, How ExpressionEngine Thinks About Content, on Train-ee.com. From the article:

If you’ve worked with a CMS of any sort in the past you might be perusing the ExpressionEngine Control Panel for a place to begin by building a sitemap or establishing navigation.  Many CMS work this way - you essentially build a site from the top down by first creating hierarchy/navigation using some sort of tree-view widget, then you choose a page on the hierarchy, click a little icon and enter content for that page.  I would actually call a system like this more of a “Page Management System” - since it only thinks about and manages web content in units of Pages.

Check out the article: How ExpressionEngine Thinks About Content

Follow Mike Boyink on Twitter: @boyink

01 - Building A Portfolio Site with ExpressionEngine 2x by Mike Boyink

05 June 2012 in Building Sites  

Mike Boyink posted a great article, 01 - Building A Portfolio Site with ExpressionEngine 2x, on Train-ee.com. From the article:

First, I want to be clear on what the goals for this tutorial series are:

  Start fresh with EE 2x, mainly to provide some free content for people new to EE rather than requiring them to refactor code written for EE1.
  Choose front-end code that’s more current using HTML5 & CSS3.
  Choose front-end code that’s Responsive, adapting itself to different screen sizes used on different devices.
  Take an implementation approach that’s closer to what I would do on an actual client project, vs. the heavier focus on native functionality in past series.
  Choose a new type of site to complement the existing Small Business and Church series.
  Cover enough EE functionality during the series to help you implement an entire site, even if it’s not a portfolio site.

Check out the article: 01 - Building A Portfolio Site with ExpressionEngine 2x

Follow Mike Boyink on Twitter: @boyink

Shipping to Europe in BrilliantRetail by Carl Crawley

05 June 2012 in Building Sites  

Carl Crawley posted a great article, Shipping to Europe in BrilliantRetail, on Made By Hippo. From the article:

We’re just in the process of finishing a large E-Commerce site in BrilliantRetail and the client has asked us to set up shipping logic for them so that any shipping to the UK is one price and any European country is another.

Out of the box, BrilliantRetail doesn’t allow you to specify ‘Europe’ as a shipping destination, so in your shipping matrix setting, you have to specify the individual countries in a pipe delimited format.

Check out the article: Shipping to Europe in BrilliantRetail

Follow Carl Crawley on Twitter: @cwcrawley

Global Variables by Clinton Reeves

05 June 2012 in Building Sites  

Clinton Reeves posted a great article, Global Variables, on Meta Q. From the article:

I hate writing the same thing over and over again, especially when it comes to page content (or, in terms of ExpressionEngine, content within templates).

For starters, duplicate content exposes my human side to the world and, in extension, my ability to make a mistake (I make mistakes all the time, but I don’t enjoy it at all). If I have to write the same thing more than two times and there is a comma that can be missed or a word that could conceivably be spelled wrong, I’ll probably do both. Worst of all, having to do something more than once just seems so inefficient.

Check out the article: Global Variables

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