Scotland CSS Conference

So by some crazy accident or piece of amazing luck, I managed to land a gig volunteering at the first ever Scotland CSS Conference, in Edinburgh’s amazing Dynamic Earth. To say it’s been informative would be an incredible understatement.  But so far, my main take away from the day, is the wide variety of interests from the attendees. Some are here for both the CSS and JS conference. Interviewing some of the speakers beforehand was a great deal of fun, but to see Umar on the stage was really exciting and encapsulated the whole thing really tidily. We all spend...

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...