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4.0.0-beta4: A fantastic release

SilverStripe 4.0.0-beta4 has been released! This marks the end of the beta development cycle and the beginning of the release candidate cycle. See what the Open Source team have been working on in this beta4 release.

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UX New Zealand 2017: A recap

Posted in UX/Design

Tagged user experience, UX, design, conference

Dani Smith

by Dani Smith, James Ford, Mikaela Young, Paul Clarke and Sacha Judd

Posted 19 October 2017

A team of SilverStripe designers and developers recap their time at the UX New Zealand conference for 2017. Discover their favourite talks from the two day event, which brought together local and international speakers with a shared passion for better UX.

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StripeCon New Zealand: Update and Speaker Spotlight

The very first StripeCon New Zealand is just around the corner. We've locked in the speakers and will be spotlighting each speaker and their topic. There are only a few tickets left to StripeCon so check out what will be going on and grab a ticket!

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4.0.0-beta4: A fantastic release

SilverStripe 4.0.0-beta4 has been released! This marks the end of the beta development cycle and the beginning of the release candidate cycle. See what the Open Source team have been working on in this beta4 release.

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Trends to investigate in Google Analytics

Google Analytics provides an abundance of information when it comes to understanding the behaviour happening on a website. Lana Gibson from Lanalytics helps us to understand and interpret the key trends available in Google Analytics. 

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Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3

A/B testing is the best way to figure out what marketing messages and creative content appeal to your audience the most. Learn how the SilverStripe Marketing team implement variant testing so you too can increase your website’s engagement and conversions.

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It’s closing time for SilverStripe Forums

Spammers may have won this battle, but they haven't won the war. We're closing down our community forums due to a massive spike in spam but will continue to support community conversations in different channels. 

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A Silver Summer

Summer is coming. We're taking part in the Summer of Tech and Summer of Biz internship programs to attract recent graduates to come and work with us this Summer. 

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Layer your project, so users can eat that sweet sweet cake

Posted in Agile

Tagged agile, project

Diana Hennessy

by Diana Hennessy

Posted 27 September 2017

Not all scope is created equal, but if it is, it can make for an expensive project. Diana Hennessy discusses the benefits of prioritising to layer on the richness for your project.

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Module of the Month: SilverGraph

Explaining your complex projects to a client or product owner can sometimes feel like chewing broken glass. In this 'Module of the Month', we look at how to easily generate a visual representation of your website structure using SilverGraph.

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Equality for all Stripes

We couldn't just sit back and watch what is going on over the ditch. SilverStriper Kamala shares her and the company's stance on the Australian referendum for marriage equality.

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Enhancing user experience through typography

SilverStripe Graphic Designer, Dani Smith, discusses how to create the best user experience using the fundamentals of typographic design. 

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Summer of Tech Hackfest 2017: A recap

One year on from his Summer of Tech experience, Junior SilverStripe developer Tobie Jayme gives us his recap on this years Summer of Tech Hackfest after he was asked back as a floating mentor for student teams.

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Inclusive job ads for all stripes, all types

Our Head of Product, Nicole Williams, shares lessons on writing inclusive job ads and the continuing journey towards inclusive companies and communities. 

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4.0.0-beta3: Let’s stabilise!

SilverStripe 4.0.0-beta3 is now live. Take a look at the fresh screenshots of the file previews in SS4 and what we've been working on for this beta3 release. 

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Don’t reinvent the block

After extensive user research and feedback, a commercially supported SilverStripe module for content blocks is on its way. SilverStripe Principal Designer, Paul Clarke, talks us through what to expect. 

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Update: StripeCon NZ 2017

Immerse yourself in the SilverStripe community at StripeCon New Zealand 2017. Here is a quick update on tickets, sponsors and speakers for the very first StripeCon event to be held on the 23-24 of November.

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Site of the Month: Royal Albert Hall

August's 'Site of the Month' has been awarded to the Royal Albert Hall. Their simple, interactive website was built by SilverStripe Professional Partner Made Media. 

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Update: StripeCon Europe 2017

StripeCon Europe is shaping up to be an exciting event for the European based SilverStripe community. In this update we cover all you need to know about tickets, speakers and sponsors. We're looking forward to seeing you in Malta.

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Module of the Month: SilverStripe DebugBar

Bugs, no one likes them, everyone gets them. This months 'Module of the Month' helps developers gain deeper insights into their projects and identify performance issues. 

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Agile Mastery - The Dreyfus Model in practice

Posted in Agile, Marketers

Tagged agile

Diana Hennessy

by Diana Hennessy

Posted 29 August 2017

Mastering Agile practices doesn't happen over night. In todays post, we take a look at why Agile restructuring can get off to a shaky start and unpack the 6 steps to becoming an Agile master.

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ScaleConf 2017: A recap

ScaleConf New Zealand was held in Wellington earlier in the month. We sent a few of our developers along to hear how organisations are building and maintaining their web systems. 

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