Blog

Planning a SiteFarm Project: The Webdev Way

September 14, 2018
In case you've ever considered asking for some help with a paid project for your SiteFarm site, our team designer, Anthony Horn, has assembled a presentation outlining the steps and what's involved to help prepare you for the process, including with links to templates.

"I don't see my site when I create or duplicate it in Site Factory"

September 14, 2018
Where and how you start your journey matters Where and how you start your journey in Site Factory as you create new sites or duplicating existing ones will have a major impact on whether or not you can see your site in your group list when the process is completed.

The impact of file size caps

August 30, 2018
"All I did was edit my page—I didn't touch the original image" While we've always advocated for properly optimizing images for the web, it's only since we instated a consistent limit of 3MB file sizes for every attachment region in SiteFarm that the impact of that change in our 5.0.0 release has brought to light how that truly affects our users and their sites. Maybe this has impacted you or maybe you haven't come across it yet, but let's take a look at how you can review your site's files to identify and replace culprits before they become a real problem.

Stay on-brand: Use campus policy like a checklist while you sub-theme

August 27, 2018
With all the tools available to you to not just build a site but put a personal imprint on it to distinguish your department amongst all the others on campus, it's vital to know when, where, and how you're required to "color within the lines" as it were so you stay on-brand and within campus policy as you go. Let's review.

Using bullet list styles for aligning linked text and images horizontally

August 23, 2018
You don't always want to use blocks to create the layouts you want; sometimes it would be so much nicer just to, somehow, embed your images and some text across your page. And would an embedded link be too much to ask? Ask away—we have your solution for you.

BADCamp 2018 - Training Sessions Announced

August 17, 2018
BADCamp is an annual celebration of open-source software in Berkeley, California. Join us this October 24-27, 2018 for four days of talks, training classes, summits, sprints and socials with some of the brightest minds from all over the world! Admission to BADCamp is FREE!

Livening up your layouts with CSS Editor

August 08, 2018
You've been wishing for ages for an easier way to make a few changes to your site without the expert-level skillset and developer set-up necessary to do your own sub-theming. SiteFarm 5.0.0 introduces CSS Editor, your built-in solution for not just simple style updates, but full-on layout changes to blocks in your content region.

Announcing the SiteFarm 5.0.0 Release

August 06, 2018
SiteFarm 5.0.0, full of our latest features and fixes, will be released on Monday evening, August 6th, and available for your use first thing Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Check out our latest additions to the service.

A Little Background on Pattern Lab

June 26, 2018
We touched on the reasoning for the use of Pattern Lab in the SiteFarm project in our article "An Introduction to Atomic Design and Pattern Lab in SiteFarm" but let's discuss some of the details of why we organized the file structure the way we did, where to find important code, and how we develop within this environment.

An Introduction to Atomic Design and Pattern Lab in SiteFarm

June 21, 2018
The backbone of the SiteFarm theme is a solid front-end design. This code for that design is kept inside of a framework called Pattern Lab that allows us to design, review, and share the look of the theme outside of the SiteFarm CMS.

Adding Disqus commenting to your Articles

June 18, 2018
Interested in promoting a dialogue with your readers? We have a method for you to try that incorporates the Disqus service into a block you can add to your Article content types. Kickstart those discussions and make deeper connections with your visitors.

Porting your data using Vue.js and Progressively Decoupled Blocks

June 13, 2018
Mark Miller, one of our leader SiteFarm developers, presented at the application developers' meeting in June and shared a method for SiteFarm devs to import data from an external database or site into a SiteFarm site.