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.
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.
Victorian school Plenty Parklands Primary School was ready to update their school website. They wanted a clearly navigable but visually fun website that would be easy to edit and maintain.
In this video I explain how to create a simple custom template for the Image block in concrete5.7 that enables a lightbox effect.
Developed from the clean and bright design by Angus Hume of Front Design in Sydney, the Purasoft website showcases the Purasoft product range.
On several occasions we've been asked whether we outsource our development and programming tasks (specifically to inexpensive programmers overseas), and if we don't, why don't we?
We were engaged last year by The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction to develop a web 'knowledgebase' platform, that they could directly populate with their research findings regarding alcohol and drug use in Australia.
On a few sites we've developed lately we've been tasked with creating pages that feature content displayed within alternating bands of background colour. Here's our solution to this task on a concrete5 website.
Thornton Group wished to update their website's look and feel. Working with a new design created by Scott Hutton of Twenty20 Graphics we developed a full mobile responsive system, rich with style features.
Over the last year we've been working on a highly customisable calendaring/events system for concrete5. This package is now 'feature complete' and we've created a demonstration video to highlight its features.
ACORN is an organisation that seeks to inform, support and educate operating room nurses across Australia. The time had come to update their web platform and enable the online sale of information resources essential to operating room practice.
We regularly develop custom concrete5 packages for concrete5 to solve project specific problems. Recently we've been developing several show sites, so we've developed quite a number of eCommerce specific packages.
Over time businesses adjust and improve their branding. After several years of operation, Carlo from Pink Envy decided to update the original concrete5 website we built for him.
If you're running a concrete5 based website where you post blog posts, news items, events, or any kind of content where you'd like visitors to share your content on social networks, it's a great idea to include some 'share' links/buttons. Here's how to add some basic links in concrete5.
We've found that the best way to preview a web design concept is directly in an actual browser - we've put together a single PHP script to quickly and easily set up a browser based preview.
Local business about Print wished to have a website from which to promote their printing services to a wider audience.
Goodman Fielder wished to have a new website created to highlight and catalogue their range of frozen bread products.
Concrete5's page attributes are great for managing complex page data - on a recent project we created a 'Multi Page Selector Attribute' to be able to relate one page to many. Feel free to download this from our github repository.
The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour website is to honour the fallen in Afghanistan and provide information about the memorial in Yungaburra, Queensland.
Here's a simple toolbar button to help speed up the editing of products in concrete'5 eCommerce add-on.