Our tech blog is where we reflect on our recent projects, discuss concrete5, web development and programming. It's a craft we love - we enjoy sharing our discoveries.
We've recently released a quick start guide for concrete5.7, a handy, printable guide to help newcomers. This time we've done things a little differently, by releasing it on Leanpub and Github.
By My Side, makers of natural baby products, lotions and creams, were wanting to update their website with a more modern design and easy to edit and manage content management system.
We've recently released to the concrete5 marketplace an add-on that allows a Google Map to be placed with multiple map locations, custom markers and a host of other options. See the video for a demo!
Version 184.108.40.206 of concrete5 has been released and includes a few features we've contributed. See the video for a quick run down.
We've recently started using concrete5's thumbnail editing feature with great results. In this video we demo this feature and show how to use it in your concrete5 development.
Bec Andersen wished to have a new website developed to showcase her rug making craft, promote workshops and community events and to allow online sales of rugs and rug making supplies.
Lelita has recently launched a website project she has been developing over many months - the Easy Sunday Diet. Here's a technical breakdown.
It was a big month for Mesuva with 3 sites going live and many more projects starting!
Over the last few months we've been helping out with the open source online shop add-on 'Vivid Store' for concrete5.7. Here's a video highlighting many of its features.
We're pleased to announce that we have a new add-on in the concrete5 marketplace, the 'Responsive Image Map' block.
The last few months have been full of interesting and challenging website projects for Mesuva. Here are a few highlights.
The biggest difference when it comes to developing in concrete5 5.7, versus 5.6, is the introduction of namespacing. In this video I talk through some common cases where you need to consider namespacing and point out the patterns involved.
It's important to keep concrete5 installs up-to-date with new bugfix and security releases. In this video I walk through the steps we take to manually perform updates on 5.7 installs of concrete5.
The McLaren Vale Florist was ready to update their website to be mobile responsive and to also handle online orders. We utilised our new Snipcart ordering add-on for this project.
Eadon Home Loans wanted to update the look, feel and functionality of their website and make the site mobile ready. The bold new design was created by Scott Hutton of Twenty20 graphics features multiple moving elements and visual build challenges
We have gone live with a wide range of websites lately including and eCommerce website for the Chinese market and a few concrete 5.7 based websites.
We've recently launched to the concrete5 marketplace an add-on that allows you to easily add Snipcart eCommerce functionality to your concrete5 5.7 site. See our video for how it all fits together.
In this video I demo a block we've created for concrete5 5.7 that allows tabular data to be easily entered and cleanly displayed.
In part 1, we used a custom page type, page attributes and a custom block template to turn the Page List block into a Google Map that displays pins that link through to pages with addresses. Now we adjust things to use latitude and longitude values.
The most useful and flexible of all of concrete5's default block types is undoubtedly the Page List block. We don't actually have to output lists of pages though, in this post I'm going to explain how to use it to output a Google Map of locations.