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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.

What the new CAS Service Registry means to you

June 04, 2018
The campus is increasing its security profile by implementing the CAS Service Registry to list any site that needs CAS to log in using the CAS Service Registry. This will add a site to an approved, official white-list, require a site to use https://, and improve overall security performance by only including sites that truly need it. That's great news. Let's go over what this means to you as a SiteFarm user.

From Changelog #48 to SiteFarm 4.0

May 31, 2018
Our next minor release for the SiteFarm service is scheduled to arrive right around mid-June 2018. This Changelog will document all the updates you can expect to see in our next update.

General Data Protection Regulation Resources

May 31, 2018
Have you received, like, a gazillion emails from sites and services you subscribe to informing you that their privacy and terms of service have been updated? What is GDPR and does it affect your site on SiteFarm?