Substance earns you some leeway to do a little self promotion. Good read!
I love CraftCMS (my current site is on it) but some of the backend changes in 3 have left me a little lost. I'm a designer first, developer second and all my work to date has been myself wearing all the hats so I haven't had the real need to dive into git, .env, composer, etc. I figured out most of this (still not sure how to effectively implement git as a silo designer/developer into my workflow) but the .env files confound me and sadly there is little to no beginner info or tutorials on the web to get up to speed. I also with Craft had a built-in mechanism for transferring database changes from environment to environment.
Yes, there can be a lot to learn. Have you checked out https://craftquest.io/
Ryan and I went to the same college (MTSU), same major (recording industry production and technology) back in '95-'96ish (briefly roommates). I learned a lot from his Pragmatic Programmer videos on Expression Engine and the newer stuff on mijingo.com. I haven't had a chance to look at the craftquest.io videos yet but they look very similar to his mijingo.com stuff.
Nice Article! And Craft is amazing!! Love it everyday more.
Thank you for posting. I've been toying with the idea of becoming more familiar after a print client asked me to make changes to their Craft built site once their designer quit. This is exactly the type of breakdown I like to read before using it on my own site.
Amazing! Thanks, Jeff. Give us a shout if you need any pointers.
I personally still prefer perch.
I've not used Perch for a long time. I'm sure it's come a long way since I last tried it. Why do you perfer it to Craft?
I design for 4 different craft based agencies and its really easy to convert these UI flats or Webflow mocks into their CMS. I agree Craft rocks - http://dribbble.com/borderbabe2412
And also spammers apparently. Downvoted and reported.
Oh... really? Is this not the type of article designers here would be interested in? There was a similar article post here (Lessons Learned Building Our Website With Craft CMS) on the 17th of April. 9 comments / 16 upvotes.
Are you saying this isn't a post to blatantly promote your company?
What's the purpose of sharing this then? It appears to be just another piece of blog spam which has been the scourge of DN lately. I guess we will let the kids decide then.
All your comments in DN are either some negative shit or you policing/gatekeeping the content that gets posted here.
Have you ever considered that your behavior is kind of toxic and possibly part of the problem?
Classic Ken Em
unfortunately they kids have decided that they don't care as long as what they consume confirms their bubble!
Sure it might promote his company, but I haven't reached that point yet. It appears to be quite a long article that I've bookmarked for later reference and I'm looking forward to reading the whole thing and playing around with a CMS I haven't used before.
I feel if someone has taken the time to write such an indepth piece of content then they have earned the right to spruik their services at the end. Writing a piece of content like this takes a long time so it seems only fair.
Be happy it isn't yet another Figma toolkit salespitch.
As a DN mod, I found this article an interesting read. Thanks!
Great post Matt. This is the kind of deep-dive I enjoy reading.
Thanks, Jasim! Really pleased you enjoyed it.
Your downvotes are unjustified, I agree with you.
It's certainly an advertorial type post promoting the agency but in fairness I thought it was a pretty good overview of a CMS I've never used or considered before.
Thanks, James : )