Some time ago I released a simple and responsive blog theme for Kirby called Baseblog. I was very surprised how many of you out there downloaded it and used it as a tool to learn more about Kirby and its possibilities.[read more...]
Maybe I'm late to the party but after figuring out that CSS transitions cannot be used on CSS gradients (
background-image in general) yet, I've tried to find a proper workaround to solve that quite annoying problem using the example of a simple button. With this lil' post I want to share my humble solution for that.
Since yesterday - after the WWDC Keynote - a huge part of my Twitter timeline complains about the upcoming iOS design.
Fun fact: The vast majority of them haven't had the chance to really test it live on a device yet. But well, that seems to be no reason not to criticize iOS 7 to death.[read more...]
I really think that this is definitely one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Josh Brewer demonstrated pure awesomeness and sang his talk at the last Beyond Tellerrand Conference. I haven't been there and especially after watching this video I couldn't be sadder about that.
A few days ago I discovered GistBox. It's a lovely web app which handles all your gists on GitHub. The more gists you have the more you can get annoyed if you have to find or edit one of those quickly. I personally love Gist but I don't like to use it directly on GitHub that much.[read more...]
I've just released a minor update to my Baseblog Kirby Theme. It includes some fixes, some general code improvements and a few new features.
Just check out the changelog for more information!
Template engines are made to make the life of frontend developers easier, to separate logic and layout and to provide handy shortcuts for common tasks. Those are all reasonable arguments, but they all don't mean that you have to invent another language for it. Kirby in fact has a template engine – a simple one, which is based on PHP. PHP can be the perfect tool to write templates, you just have to do it the “right“ way.
Maybe some of you are a bit scared of dealing with PHP like I was, before I started building websites with Kirby. This great article by Bastian shows what Kirby is all about. In case you're looking for a new lightweight and flexible CMS, you really should not be hesitating and give it a try because with Kirby it's way less complicated to write templates in plain PHP as you might think.
I can only speak for myself, but Kirby took away my kind of skepticism regarding PHP.
Some months ago I asked myself why the heck it's not possible to print background-colors/images in Chrome and Safari. I still don't know if this is some kind of a bug or a feature. Maybe you know the answer...[read more...]
I've built a first version of a project directory based on the awesomeness of Kirby a few weeks ago. And after using it for a while I'm gonna release it now, so you can check it out as well.[read more...]
When it comes to web development with Kirby on Windows you might use XAMPP as your local server environment. At the beginning of the year I wrote a [german] post about installing Kirby on XAMPP which many of you might still find while searching for some kind of tutorial. In the meanwhile Kirby has changed in some parts which are crucial in this case to uncomplicate those installations.[read more...]