Umbraco Grid Concerns

As a HUGE fan of Umbraco, writing in a WordPress blog, I was really concerned about a recent discovery. I had a site running locally under 7.4.2 which was using a number of different Grid layouts for the blogs and press releases. No issues, no bugs, just ticking along nicely. Then I spotted the 7.4.3 release and did the upgrade.  When I was browsing the site there wasn’t any visible differences, so I was fairly pleased with the upgrade. However, when I went into the actual backoffice the grid items had great big error messages on some of the grid row types.  It...

Search Engine OMG

An interesting and informative few days at work doing some seo stuff. Found out just how well I had actually configured my latest Umbraco creation. Turns out not too shabby at all. #h5yr #I

Heydon Pickering Classic

Heydon Pickering | Effortless Style | CSS Day from Web Conferences Amsterdam on Vimeo. Classes, and the CSS methodologies based on them, have begot a component based approach to styling web pages. This results in a form of presentational markup that, despite breaking with the “separation of concerns” principle, has proven to be a popular approach to collaborating on style schemas. However, methodologies and standards are not equivalent and inviting the explicit prescription of CSS into the editorial process will quickly alienate non-developers charged with simply writing content. This session will explore ways to help content editors elicit stylistic nuances...

Sassifaction

Over the many years I have been developing websites few advancements have beaten the change from css to pre-processors such as sass and less. In the good old bad old days css was highly labour intensive and could often involve hours of repetitive tasks. With the advent of pre-processors variables and snippets have made modular style css structures a massive improvement. Couple that with the stunning frameworks of bootstrap and foundation things are really in a good place. Certainly newbies won’t have to endure any of the table driven browser wars from the IE and Netscape days. I just wish...