Choosing your web host is very important, a wrong decision and you can become frustrated and start hitting your head against the wall!
The 2014 results
A new release of ExpressionEngine is around the corner, 2.8 has some very useful updates
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t seems that every day there is a new blog post explaining an innovative technique or a new tool and technology that is going to change web design. How do we keep up with it all?
With 2013 passing very quickly i go over some of the main points and events with ExpressionEnigne.
The htaccess file is one of the smallest on any Linux powered website yet it’s the most powerful. Many problems can arise from an htaccess file.
You don’t want web pages to link to themselves, this is a bad user experience! In ExpressionEngine i explore how to prevent this with the use of the powerful Stash and some templates tricks.
It’s free, termination, segmentation, level playing field, accountable, immediate, variations, timing
Most ExpressionEngine work is done with the powerful and flexible channel entries tag. It’s the one where you pull the data / content from your entries as you know them within the control panel. It’s by far the most used tag and you need to know it well.
The Internet has transformed the way people find information, products and services. Only 20 years ago few people were even using it. Nowadays people cannot live without their ever connected phones.
Troubleshooting is part and parcel of web development. There are countless things that go wrong. Whilst you may be banging your head off the wall one minute finding the solution is a great, embracing feeling. Beating little battles and you win the war.
Kaizen is a Japanese word for improvement and on the face of it seems so simple it can be dismissed, it is however a powerful problem solving technique. As a big part of web design and User Experience (UX) design is solving problems for businesses, Kaizen therefore fits in very well and can be utilised and leveraged.
Today Ellis Lab has announced two things, paid support and abandonment of the Pro Net what does this mean for the future of ExpressionEngine?
EE is seen as a very secure product but it’s not immune to hacking. This isn’t going to be a ExpressionEngine versus WordPress journal entry but to shorten that particular argument WordPress is victim of its own success.
Writing php code within ExpressionEngine isn’t possible, without it explicitly being turned on. It’s a very easy process to do but has to be done per template rather than a global rule. That means of course you can write raw php code making the possibilities endless in what you can do with your website.
Making the right choice At Media Surgery we use ExpressionEngine for the majority of our projects. Flexibility, reliability and customisation some of the few many benefits.
When that launch day comes there are numerous things you want to check with the website and here are a few for ExpressionEngine in particular.
The white screen of death with ExpressionEngine can be frustrating but by following some simple steps it can usually be resolved and quickly.
Today welcomed ExpressionEngine 2.5. After the hurray of this cookie issue with European law as we previously wrote about, 2.5 was delayed for a prolonged period of time.
Mobile is absolutely huge and thats juts going to grow. By mobile we of course mean mobile devices such as Android, iPhone and event tablet devices such as the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy tab. When dealing ExpressionEngine a lot of people question what it takes to get a site working well on mobile?
Why has this been legislated in the first place? Did some devil in some back office in Brussels when he was having bad day just dream it up to become famous or draconian? No, it’s a privacy issue. This is what its based on, they have decided for us that third parties should not gain details about users. The question really is however what that information is. If your website is going to be tracking and kinds of personal information used, sent and sold then you might have a problem.
ExpressionEngine is very flexible system with so many different ways to build the same thing. A plethora of extensions make it into an incredibly powerful framework which can do many many things. Even when we are building up templates there are numerous ways to go. With the launch of EE2 after years of delay along came snippets.
When you have problems, when they are solved you generally learn a few things and it wasn’t any different here. When you know how, it’s pretty straight forward.
For a few months now it’s been possible to integrate Low Variables into Pixel and Tonic add ons such Playa, Assets, the DiveBar and Matrix, which will be focused on here.