2017

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I’ve been working in a particular Tridion implementation for quite some time now. It doesn’t have Site EditExperience Manager set up. So when I find a page, I have to sort out in my own brain what the actual url is. And then I have to type it into a browser and actually go there.

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This came up today. A few guys on the front-end team were trying to figure out why a link wasn’t working. I came in on the tail-end of the problem, when one of them shared the source code for a link. They were ready to start down the path of, “let’s find it in the

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One of the really fun projects that we worked on over the 2017 SDL MVP retreat was one that involved one of my favorite things: JavaScript. In particular, using JavaScript with SDL’s DXA framework. In two short days at the SDL MVP retreat, Bart Koopman, Raimond Kempees, Niclas Cedermalm, Saurabh Gangwar, and I, managed to

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One of the really cool things to come out of this year’s retreat was a lot of discussion around JavaScript. About 90% of the programming I do is in JavaScript. Not only is it the language where I have the most experience, it’s the language I like the most. It’s quirky and weird at times,

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I recently had a question come up of how one could do A/B Testing in Tridion. There are some old Tridion plugins out there, and it would certainly be possible to develop an Alchemy extension for one today. But there is an easy way that you could optionally show/hide components, that could be implemented in

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It came to my shock and surprise to learn in January that I’d been awarded a fourth SDL Tridion Web Tridion MVP award. In the previous year, I hadn’t felt as if my contributions were that great —but contribution is not in the eye of the beholder. One of the perks of winning an MVP

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The W3C recently tweeted the first working draft of the new CSS Fonts module. And I read it. And I’m excited, and I think you should be, too. There’s a lot of cool things that are going to help us solve some a lot of problems, and do a few cool new tricks.

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It’s not that hard to write CSS. The basics of how the language works can be learned in 15 minutes. Most of the major properties and techniques for using them can be learned in a few days.  You can learn how to build static websites within a few weeks —and there’s scores of books and blogs

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If you haven’t heard, headless Chrome is now A Thing™. A few days ago I wrote a post on how to use Headless Chrome to grab some screenshots from the command line, using a dab o’node and a healthy dose of Promises. Well, after a little more fiddling with it, I’ve got a version 2.0

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Version 59 of Chrome introduced something really cool for Mac developers: a Headless Chrome. It means that now we can run Chrome without using Chrome. How cool is that? In the past we’ve relied on phantom.js or Selenium Webdriver for browser automation and testing. But now, the Chrome team has provided us the ability to