One of the best features of the Textpattern CMS is its simple and lightweight core; however, as a result you’ll more than likely find yourself needing to install some plugins to get it working as you want. There are many plugins out there, but I want to share a few that in my opinion are essential to any Textpattern build.
This is the website of Andy Carter a PHP and jQuery web developer in the Steel City. Working with CakePHP (and a bit of Textpattern and Drupal too).
console.log(), but there’s much more to the Console object. This article discusses 5 functions of the Console object that you may not have heard of, but you’ll want to start using from now.
Good explanation of the composer.lock file and the difference between
composer install and
arc_vimeo v1.1 has been released for Textpattern. This version contains a couple of bug fixes. Most importantly it now allows you to use both http and https URLs for the video.
A new version of arc_meta for Textpattern has been released. Version 1.2.0 adds support for section category meta titles.
Package managers like Composer for PHP and NPM for Node have become essential tools for simplifying a developer’s life. A package manager is a tool for keeping track of what you’ve installed, as well as installing and upgrading packages. They also check for dependencies and compatibility. Bower is a package manager for the web.
A beginners guide to the task runner Gulp. Taking a look at why you should use it and why it is possibly better than Grunt.
- Firefox's dev tools have Sublime Text-like multiple selection functionality (just use Ctrl/Cmd when selecting), neat! #firefox #webdev 19 November 2014
- Check your CSS specificity: jonassebastianohlsson.com/specificity-gr… (specificity should come towards the end of the file, spikes are bad) #css 19 November 2014
- Good explanation of why #CakePHP uses tabs over spaces (despite the PSR-2 space rule) by @_JAMESWATTS_ plus.google.com/u/0/+JamesWatt… #php 18 November 2014
- RT @BestPHP: Awesome post by @_JAMESWATTS_ about some myths of @cakephp. A good read regardless of your chosen #php #framework. http://t.co… 16 November 2014
- We've finally put a robot on a comet! bbc.co.uk/news/live/scie… #CometLanding 12 November 2014