Tips, Hints, Best Practices

Should you be a Site Builder?

February 13, 2018
Let's look at a scenario. You've been working on your site for a month or two now, and you feel like you've mastered the basics—all the topics in the Training > For everyone and > For managers sections are familiar to you. Now, you find yourself looking critically at your site and thinking, "I feel like I should be able to do more with this." How you define more is the beginning of the discussion of whether or not you should consider becoming a Site Builder.

Introducing the Development Workflow for Subtheming

February 07, 2018
You've decided to subtheme your site. Huzzah! But, it's quite possible you're never done this before and you're not even sure what that means or where to begin. Making the decision to be a Site Builder and create custom elements for your site is a significant undertaking, but we want to give you a brief overview of what's involved in the workflow process to help you get started.

New Test Group for Site Builders

January 22, 2018
The SiteFarm Test Group will be comprised of Site Builders who want the chance, during a Test Period, to review the impact of fixes, security patches, and new offerings on custom subthemes added to their sites to verify nothing has broken due to code conflicts before the new release goes live.

Redirects: Telling the digital world you've moved

January 03, 2018
Clients with an existing site they're moving to SiteFarm are understandably concerned with preserving visitor traffic analytics and providing a seamless transfer to avoid confusing people using established URLs and personal bookmarks. Having a deeper understanding of the layers involved with your Redirects will assist you in take the necessary steps to configure all options appropriately.

Wireframe Your Next SiteFarm Project with LucidChart

November 27, 2017
Wireframes are a design deliverable that allows content architects and designers to work together to plan and organize a website's content and page elements. With the release of the SiteFarm Design Kit, and the demand for custom design work, there is a growing need to quickly wireframe content based on the visual elements available in SiteFarm's web pages.

Welcome the SiteFarm Design Kit

November 07, 2017
If you've ever had the pleasure of mocking up new designs or themes from existing websites then you know how tedious the process of recreating page elements and components can be in Photoshop or Illustrator. Let us save you the trouble with the SiteFarm Design Kit.

When evaluating site features, look for the label

August 02, 2017

SiteFarm has a lot of cool stuff in it. So do a lot of other sites used by campus departments. Thing is, a lot of sites are using the same theme and branding, but they're built on entirely different platforms or custom built for a specific client, and the problem is--all our sites look like they are part of the same service. This is probably the only downside of a successful branding campaign. So, how do you, our client, tell the difference? Check for the label.

The Great Migration

July 07, 2017
Read our brief update on the progress of our migration tools as we get closer to finalizing SiteFarm v8.2 and offer strategy ideas for how to approach your move from Cascade to SiteFarm.