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Integrating Craft & Shopify

As we have the opportunity work on more Craft sites at Viget, we’ve been able to do some interesting integrations, like our most recent integration with the ecommerce platform Shopify. Below is a step-by-step guide to implementing Craft and Shopify by utilizing a plugin I built.

Reroute Plugin for Craft

You know what's really annoying? Having a million redirects in your .htaccess file. When we build EE sites, Detour Pro has become a part of our builds so that other team members and clients can manage redirects. But, that solution won't really work when you launch your first Craft site for a client!

Getting Crafty

Here at Viget, we have been using ExpressionEngine as our primary off-the-shelf CMS for years. Craft and Statamic, both of which are developed by EE add-on developers, have really caught our attention. We finally determined that Craft would be an appropriate solution for a project, and while building the site, I built a couple small plugins.

You Matter

I’m not sure if it’s a couple of talks that I recently saw at Peers Conference or maybe the fact that I’m just getting older, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about work/life balance and personal health.

JavaScript Execution Patterns for Non-Web Apps

I finally got back to blogging and wrote an article about JavaScript execution patterns, a topic which I recently presented on at the DC jQuery Meetup.

Who Says the Web is Just for Squares?

I had some fun building a crazy diamond responsive grid for a project at work. This article explains how I did it.

Dumbwaiter Chrome Extension

I recently got around to trying out Statamic to create a little recipe manager. Yes, I know there are tons of apps out there that do this type of stuff, but I wanted to really be able to control everything. I also wanted to figure out some way that my wife could bookmark recipes for us, and I didn’t expect her to login to my Statamic install and go through that whole process of adding a new entry…

jQuery Stick ‘em: Make Content Sticky on Scroll, to a Point

I created a plugin, jQuery Stick ‘em, to allow items to be “sticky” but only within a container.

“Advanced” 
Templating with ExpressionEngine

I was luckily enough to be asked to speak at the DCEERs Day conference yesterday. I was asked to speak about best templating practices, which ended up being a talk about how I use Stash and how I build custom plugins to streamline templating. It was a great day filled with discussion about ExpressionEngine, and it made me look forward to EECI even more!

Sass & Compass:
 Never Write 
Regular CSS Again

I gave a presentation last week at Refresh DC about Sass & Compass. After being introduced to Sass & Compass about six months ago, I can’t imagine writing regular CSS ever again. I was a little hesitant at first, but now I can’t live without it. I posted my slides online, and here is the git repo with all of the code samples.

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