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Utilize Available JavaScript in Plone without Knowing JavaScript

Friday July 31, 2009 | Comments (1)

There are a few automagical scripts in Plone of which many developers may not be aware. These helpful scripts are used throughout the default Plone skin, and are available for you to use in your templates as well. The nice part is that you don't need to know JavaScript to be able to use them, you just have to know how to structure your code properly for the existing JS to find it... Read more…

Tips for Starting a Plone Theme

Monday July 13, 2009 | Comments (0)
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Learning to theme a site in Plone? Here are some quick tips to help get you started with your CSS styling once you have installed your theme product... Read more…

Notes From the 2009 Open Source Bridge

Tuesday July 7, 2009 | Comments (0)

Last month, the first annual Open Source Bridge conference was held in Portland. The Open Source Bridge was a volunteer run conference focusing on all things open source. Kudos to all the volunteers that put this event together. It seemed like they had been putting this event on for years, I was quite impressed... Read more…

How do I get started with Subversion

Thursday June 18, 2009 | Comments (0)
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Getting started doesn't require that you know the myriad of options and commands that exist in Subversion. Let's say for example you wanted to participate in the periodic Plone Tune-Ups. You are going to want to check out the latest stable development environment to start hacking. According to the Tune-Up site you need to grab the Plone 3.3 plonenext buildout... Read more…

Benefits of using Source Control Management

Thursday June 18, 2009 | Comments (2)
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There are many great reasons to use a Source Control Management (SCM) system. If you are looking to get involved with an Open Source project or manage small and large projects of your own, you are going to need to know how to use a SCM... Read more…

Markdown to PDF in one command line

Tuesday May 19, 2009 | Comments (3)
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We have started responding to many documents now using plain text files since it is very easy to manage and to collaborate with other team members. Now, what if you want to send off a professional looking formatted structured document with a table of contents. You also want it to be in a common format so that others can annotate on it or send you feedback. PDF is perfect for this, but how do you get your very functional markdown to a very pretty PDF presentation?... Read more…

Being Part of The Open Source Community

Monday May 4, 2009 | Comments (1)

Six Feet Up is firmly entrenched in Open Source. We focus on a product called Plone, and at least once a month our developers donate their time to contribute bug fixes back to the Plone Community. We use several open source products such as FreeBSD on our servers, the nginx web server, Varnish, and Pound. I am a Unix Administrator and not much of a programmer at all, so I've never really felt part of that Community; that is, until the last few weeks... Read more…

Has Zope's decision to use an OODB been right all along?

Friday May 1, 2009 | Comments (2)

I was resistant at first also. When I first picked up Zope in 1998, the first thing I asked was if I could store all of my data in MySQL. I didn't know what I was missing yet, but I'm glad it only took me one project to realize the true strength of using a Object Oriented Database with an Object Oriented application server... Read more…

Deploying Plone and Zine together with Deliverance using Repoze

Monday April 27, 2009 | Comments (8)

Six Feet Up loves Plone, but using Plone as a blogging tool has never been a strong point. Blogging isn't something that we felt that Plone did well out of the box. Much like most Plone products, you have to add in various third party products or create your own products if you want to get some of the really nice features that many of the typical blogging platforms like WordPress offer today like pingbacks. We had tried quite a few of these ways of stuffing blogging into Plone and ran into various issues of dependencies or incompatibilities along the way so we decided to go for a solution that wasn't in Plone... Read more…

New getpaid.recipe.release out!

Tuesday April 21, 2009 | Comments (0)

PloneGetPaid is the ecommerce solution for Plone. GetPaid processes credit cards, accepts donations, calculates shipping, and more. GetPaid allows you to extend your Plone site to be a fully functioning online store... Read more…

When the Plone installer isn't enough

Monday April 13, 2009 | Comments (1)

The Plone installer is possibly the easiest way to install plone. But when you're ready to take the next step, where do you turn?... Read more…

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