Commonly Creative Code

Published on October 18, 2012 by in Development, Front End, Velocity

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For those of you that attended dotCMS Boot Camp this year, you may have caught my presentation Creatively Common, looking at how to build your own light weight version of Flickr in dotCMS (or any kind of asset repository, really). As promised, I wanted to release that code to everyone for your own use or […]

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At dotCMS Boot Camp 2011, I was invited to come and talk about mobile implementation techniques using dotCMS. Luckily, this isn’t as much as issue with trying to pull off clever dotCMS tricks as it is just knowing good mobile techniques. Below are a number of links and examples from my talk. This isn’t so […]

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Guide to Images

Published on July 22, 2010 by in Front End, Velocity

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Images are highly important to web content. There are numerous ways in which one can incorporate them into a page to enhance what is there. In dotCMS, you are presented with several ways in which you can implement and manipulate image files in your system. Today, we’ll be reviewing several of them. First off, one […]

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Sometimes pages don’t do what we want or expect. It’s easy when building out pages and content to bring together several pieces of content and/or widgets, and if you aren’t careful you could be getting variable collisions. Not resetting a query, reusing counters, etc can lead to headaches as you track everything down. This is […]

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One of the first things new dotCMS users run into is having to search some content.  By now I am assuming that you are familiar with how to create new structures in dotCMS and how to use the pullContent macro to pull the contentlets in your structures.  If you are not, I suggest you head over the […]

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First off I apologize for be a slacker and not having time to post anything on this blog for quite some time. I’d like to say that I’m going to get better at it, but I probably won’t! This past week I needed to get an iCal feed created for my DotCMS Calendar.  What I […]

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Getting Started with Velocity

Published on August 14, 2008 by in Velocity

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I seem to get a lot of questions on how to start with velocity coding. What is available? What is the Syntax? I think it’s a good question so it’s time to write up a quick post about it. First off, I would start with actually building your site. Come up with a need. Start […]

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