Lotte puts forward the case of using HTML Helpers when using strongly typed models in Umbraco, explaining why the extra keystrokes involved are a worthwhile investment.
Issue No 7
Issue No 6
Many Umbracians don't work in agencies, and instead are part of companies where software isn't directly making the money. As such the team is often small, even just one person toiling all alone. Kevin teaches us how to survive as a lone Umbraco wolf.
You've mastered how to code in Umbraco, creating complex websites with an easy-to-use back office experience. But do you know how to sell them? Theo dives into the strategy behind selling Umbraco to clients, from one business to another.
Issue No 5
Every project has a starting point, and Jeavon gives back to the Umbraco community by sharing Crumpled Dog's project structure and starting process for anyone to use.
Deploying Umbraco sites can be a pain thanks to content in the database that is outside of source control. Aaron introduces Chauffeur, an Umbraco CLI that can help automate and improve your Umbraco deployments.
Issue No 4
The assistant organizer of the London Umbraco Meetup, Ravi Motha discusses the combination of passion, hard work, and craziness that it takes to operate a meetup for the Umbraco community.
Personalisation of website content is a theme Andy is hearing more and more from both his clients and in his project team conversations. Whether it be an e-commerce site looking to put the right products in front of customers or a charity looking to lead with the appropriate content for a given user persona, there's regularly a need to go beyond just a single view of content per page.
Kyle talks about his fledgling experience with travel and its connections to Umbraco, and his interest in the experience of Umbraco developers outside of America and Europe.
Issue No 3
Ditto is a new Umbraco package for providing strongly typed models for your MVC views. James South shows us how to use it and shares why he thinks it's the right tool for the job.
The remote working style is not for everyone. Some of us live it, some of us desire it, and some of us are skeptical of it. Bob Baty-Barr breaks down a typical day in his life, and why it's the right fit for him.
Skrift's Erica Quessenberry talks about how her international experiences drove her to want to improve people's lives, and her realization about how the web industry does it every day.
Issue No 2
The Grid editor is one of the biggest new features to be added to the Umbraco 7 backend, providing flexibility for content editors. As one one of the creators of the Grid editor, Antoine Giraud walks us through lessons on using the grid through the experience of developing ten client sites with it. He also shows us LePainter, a new package that provides the ability to preview Grid editor content in the backend.
At Skrift we can't get enough of what it means to be in a community as connected and friendly as Umbraco's. Our own Janae Cram discusses her own past struggles to find a group to belong to, and what community, especially the Umbraco community, means personally to her.
Issue No 1
Back before Umbraco 7, uComponents provided us with a cornucopia of useful datatypes and features. However, Umbraco 7's new backend ended uComponents' reign, and with it the handy tools many had come to rely upon. Dave Woestenborghs will show us that not all is lost, though, thanks to the nuPickers package and its new set of property editors.
The best years of our lives are spent doing work. But is the work we're doing satisfying, or are we just working for money? The most common regret people have at the end of their lives is to not have had the courage to live a life life true to themselves. Doug Robar shares his own struggle with transforming a busy life into a meaningful one, in the process sharing advice we can all learn from.
Kyle talks about one of his experiences with the Umbraco community and introduces both Skrift and its crew.