Archive of: 2016
How to edit forms in Perch CMS
07 December 2016 by
How can I enable a client to edit form fields via the admin area of Perch CMS? Here's one way of doing that.
Managing content items with Perch Blocks and Collections
09 November 2016 by
One of the best features in Perch CMS is Perch Blocks which enables website editors to choose specific content types for any area of their site. Together with Collections in Perch Runway, this is an incredibly powerful method of content management that is easy to implement. And, after all, isn't that what a content management system is (should be) all about?
I've started a new business. Changing things round here.
31 October 2016 by
I've started a new business which has meant a period of re-adjustment for me. It's all good but I'm having to balance my 'day job' (web developer) with my new business (running a coworking space in Horsham).
Using Perch layouts and managing SVG assets with Perch
11 September 2016 by
It's possible to use Perch layouts to manage the SVG files on your site. Here's how I do that.
Why I started Perchology
11 August 2016 by
I have a new project called Perchology which is an email newsletter with links and resources about Perch CMS. Here's a little background and why I started the project.
Live preview, SimpleMDE editor and Perch CMS
13 July 2016 by
I've been trying out SimpleMDE, which is a simple Markdown editor, in one of my local development Perch CMS sites. It doesn't have image uploading but it does have a side-by-side live preview mode that I was keen to try.
Page numbers in page titles and meta descriptions
27 June 2016 by
I want to output page numbers (and a separator character) in the page code for paginated pages on this site. Here's how I do that.
What I want from a CMS
13 June 2016 by
I've been thinking about my business, my skills and knowledge, the type of projects that I do, and the best CMS. This is a brain dump post with a few thoughts about all of that. I may add to the post as my thinking develops.
Why I shut down a side project
16 May 2016 by
Last week, I shut down a personal site. Sussex Pub Links was a directory of pub websites (and related links) but, after a review, I decided it was time to close it.
List item bullet points with the ::before pseudo-element
28 March 2016 by
I was checking out the Guardian's website recently (in Chrome DevTools, as you do) and spotted how they use the ::before pseudo-element to create list item bullet points. Here's how it's done.
Why is it so difficult to redesign personal sites?
24 February 2016 by
A bit of a throwaway question I know. But, I'm finding it increasingly difficult to find the time to work on (redevelop) my own sites (this blog included, as you can probably tell).