Oct032012

Bootstrap

Posted in Web Design

After messing with Bootstrap for about 2 months, I gotta say that I really like it. it gives a base starting point for starting new websites, or creating new designs for current websites. Its easy to get the hang of, and to tweak up.

Some of the pluses are that it has basic javascript / jquery functionality included, with dropdown menus, accordions, tooltips, modal boxes, and more. It has multiple form layouts, for different form submissions, the buttons look awesome when you figure out how to create your own, and most of all they allow for responsive layout for multiple screen sizes which is a huge plus!

Some of the drawbacks I found were that it when you changed the width of the page / layout the media queries didnt update, but this can be fixed within adding your own media queries and or updating the existing ones.

All in all, I still believe that the bootstrap project is a great project that hit the web developers community and it truly does provide a huge helping hand in developing new sites, with all the basic functionality all websites need to have.

Way to team bootstrap! You did awesome in your creation

Jul262012

Yohns CMS

Posted in Web Design

I wanted to build my own content management system thta would make it easy for clients to edit their websites.. at least a little easier than something like wordpress or and not as complicated as drupal and joomla.. I'm still working on it, but so far I have completed quite a bit. I'm going to list what i have completed and what I need to complete before I release it on www.yohns.com

Completed

  1. making new blog posts
  2. editing blog posts
  3. creating categories
  4. creating pages

To Do

  1. blog settings
  2. make it possible to create categories within the blog postings page
  3. delete blogs
  4. delete categories
  5. editing pages
  6. delete pages
  7. make sure link structure is set up correctly for pages and everything
  8. set up the comment pages.
  9. set up the template system for actually browsing the site
  10. saving the main settings for the site
  11. create the photo gallery pages, events, and store..
  12. maybe put the category and tags on the side instead of underneath..

still got my hands full with a lot to so im gonna be busy for awhile

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