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15 February 2010 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
21 December 2009 | |Tweet
When I develop SilverStripe sites, I usually get functionality working in the default theme blackcandy before getting it working in the final templates. This way, authors can start adding content and seeing how it looks on the page, and I can get early feedback about the functionality. Also, as a developer I get to see real content in the browser early in the process. So does the designer.Continue reading...
SnippetsResizing and Manipulating Images
22 March 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
You can resize images from within the template very easily. But sometimes you need to resize it and just use the URL value, something you can't do by calling the resize on the variable directly (e.g. $Image.CroppedImage(200,200)). This is how we would create a cropped resize of it and still be able to use just the URL, allowing a custom <img> tag.Continue reading...
TutorialsEmbed flash content using SWFObject
3 December 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
There are numerous ways to embed flash content into your SilverStripe Website. A commonly used and very flexible method to embed flash is provided by the SWFObject script. In this snippet I'll show you how to create a custom FlashPage that will contain flash content, embedded using SWFObject.Continue reading...
TutorialsUsing jQuery for form validation
13 November 2009 | |Tweet
21 September 2009 | |Tweet
Something that has been bothering me when building larger sites with SilverStripe is that I often find myself creating new classes not to add functionality, but to just get a new template.
You can set separate templates for different actions manually but that's not what I want in this case, I want different templates for the same action on the same class.
After thinking about this for awhile I came up with a two part solution and the first part is to make the template choosing aware of the Sitetree hierarchy.Continue reading...
11 September 2009 | | | Supports v2.3Tweet
SnippetsUsing a Print Stylesheet
16 December 2009 | |Tweet
Often people want to be able to print webpages without all the menus and graphics and with all the content fitting correctly onto a page. To do this you need to create a separate print stylesheet. It would look something like this:Continue reading...
5 August 2009 | |Tweet
TutorialsWorking with banners
13 July 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
Most of the sites I work on are for corporate/business clients and there is not typically a lot of fancy motion graphics going on. I do like to ensure there is some dynamic element going on, just to provide a bit of interest and one of the simplest ways to achieve this is by some variation of the random/rotating banners scenario. Of course this could equally apply to other parts of the page, not just banner graphics.Continue reading...
25 May 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
Although ultimately requiring very little code, displaying data from a set of pages on another page can seem confusing for those new to SilverStripe. This example will display all of the Images from all the staff pages on our current page. This works by first returning all the staff pages to our template and cycling through each of them, drawing the Image for each one.Continue reading...
14 April 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
When you want to create a DataObjectSet encompasing objects from all the current pages children you can do something like this
$pageIDs = $this->getDescendantIDList(); $ObjectSet = DataObject::get( "Object", "`ObjectPageID` IN (" . implode(",", $pageIDs) . ")" );Continue reading...
24 March 2008 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
A CSS framework is a set of pre-prepared style sheets that can be used as a starting point for any project. Using a framework allows you to skip all the tedious parts of getting the basics right and lets you start working on what makes your site different from the beginning.Continue reading...