Our tech blog is where we reflect on our recent projects, discuss concrete5, web development and programming. It's a craft we love - we enjoy sharing our discoveries.
Over the last few months we've been helping out with the open source online shop add-on 'Vivid Store' for concrete5.7. Here's a video highlighting many of its features.
We're pleased to announce that we have a new add-on in the concrete5 marketplace, the 'Responsive Image Map' block.
The last few months have been full of interesting and challenging website projects for Mesuva. Here are a few highlights.
The biggest difference when it comes to developing in concrete5 5.7, versus 5.6, is the introduction of namespacing. In this video I talk through some common cases where you need to consider namespacing and point out the patterns involved.
It's important to keep concrete5 installs up-to-date with new bugfix and security releases. In this video I walk through the steps we take to manually perform updates on 5.7 installs of concrete5.
The McLaren Vale Florist was ready to update their website to be mobile responsive and to also handle online orders. We utilised our new Snipcart ordering add-on for this project.
Eadon Home Loans wanted to update the look, feel and functionality of their website and make the site mobile ready. The bold new design was created by Scott Hutton of Twenty20 graphics features multiple moving elements and visual build challenges
We have gone live with a wide range of websites lately including and eCommerce website for the Chinese market and a few concrete 5.7 based websites.
We've recently launched to the concrete5 marketplace an add-on that allows you to easily add Snipcart eCommerce functionality to your concrete5 5.7 site. See our video for how it all fits together.
In this video I demo a block we've created for concrete5 5.7 that allows tabular data to be easily entered and cleanly displayed.
In part 1, we used a custom page type, page attributes and a custom block template to turn the Page List block into a Google Map that displays pins that link through to pages with addresses. Now we adjust things to use latitude and longitude values.
The most useful and flexible of all of concrete5's default block types is undoubtedly the Page List block. We don't actually have to output lists of pages though, in this post I'm going to explain how to use it to output a Google Map of locations.
Victorian school Plenty Parklands Primary School was ready to update their school website. They wanted a clearly navigable but visually fun website that would be easy to edit and maintain.
In this video I explain how to create a simple custom template for the Image block in concrete5.7 that enables a lightbox effect.
Developed from the clean and bright design by Angus Hume of Front Design in Sydney, the Purasoft website showcases the Purasoft product range.
On several occasions we've been asked whether we outsource our development and programming tasks (specifically to inexpensive programmers overseas), and if we don't, why don't we?
We were engaged last year by The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction to develop a web 'knowledgebase' platform, that they could directly populate with their research findings regarding alcohol and drug use in Australia.
On a few sites we've developed lately we've been tasked with creating pages that feature content displayed within alternating bands of background colour. Here's our solution to this task on a concrete5 website.
Thornton Group wished to update their website's look and feel. Working with a new design created by Scott Hutton of Twenty20 Graphics we developed a full mobile responsive system, rich with style features.
Over the last year we've been working on a highly customisable calendaring/events system for concrete5. This package is now 'feature complete' and we've created a demonstration video to highlight its features.