The static route When I built my first website, I wrote all of the HTML by hand. At that point, it was just HTML. It was annoying to replicate the navigation bar across every page, even though I only had a few pages to update. I tried a few different methods, such as using frames, and […]
Since I joined City A.M., we’ve been gradually migrating away from Drupal 7 to a fully bespoke CMS built on Laravel. We had planned to do this anyway, but we accelerated parts of the migration as we hit issues that we were unable to solve. Here’s a summary of the main ones.
When I joined City AM, one of the first things I experienced was the post editor. It did the job, but it was not particularly quick or intuitive to use. We had to add new fields in a predefined way – and doing so usually added extra work for the content team. Plus, there were […]
There’s a good story over at Journalism.co.uk on the Washington Post redesign (“New WaPo ‘flexible’ homepage completes site redesign“). Here’s a quote that stands out: If you’re going to be quicker, agile and innovative, you can’t be in a place where it takes you six months to build something. I’d agree with that, and I’d […]