Category: sitebuilding

Site building workflow challenges – keeping HTML in a database

I was reminded to today of one of my pet hates – coordinating a site build, or a site rebuild when the CMS you are using keeps content, often containing HTML markup from use of an editor such as tiny mce, in the database. Consider the following scenario:- You have a staging site where the… Read more »

So what is it that I do, exactly?

If you ask any of my family or friends what it is that I do for a living, you will most likely get, at worst, a blank look, or, at best, maybe “web designer?”, “computer programmer?”, or maybe just “something to do with computers?”. It doesn’t help that my linked in profile has me claiming… Read more »

plone conference 2010 day 2

Some notes and thoughts from day of plone conference 2010. These are mostly in note form, but wanted to get these online anyway, while they are fresh in my mind. fixing the ungoogleable by Elizabeth Leddy What happens when something breaks, and a simple google search doesn’t offer any results? First, warn people (so they… Read more »

Plone Conference 2010 Day 1

Just back home after day one of Plone Conference 2010, with my mind buzzing so thought it would be a good time to write up some of my thoughts and notes. It was really difficult to choose between the talks on offer on the three different different tracks, but here are some thoughts on the… Read more »

Tate Movie Project

Earlier on this year I was fortunate enough to be asked to help the Aardman Digital team out on the companion website for the Tate Movie Project . This was one of the most fun and technically challenging website builds i’ve worked on. Working as part of the team, along with several other Bristol freelancers,… Read more »

Deploying and maintaining a website using svn

I use svn (subversion code version control) in a very simple way, but it has become an essential tool for how I build, deploy and manage websites. If you aren’t using some sort of source control, you should be. If you are, but you are using it only as a source code backup, you might… Read more »