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Tame the Content Beast Part 5: This is for everyone

In the final part of our Tame the Content Beast series, we highlight a crucial step in crafting your web content, accessibility. Our simple checklist will help you ensure your content is accessible to everyone. 

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The intersection between art and technology

Many developers are also artists as they too are creators and doers. SilverStripe developer and artist, Juliet Brown, expands on her talk about the intersection of art and technology from the 2018 Decompress conference in Melbourne.

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Influencing for good in the Public Sector

Influencing change in the public sector is tricky, especially when you’re trying to curb behaviour. In this post we look at just 1 of the 6 principles from our upcoming ebook on influencing for good, the principal being 'the magic of three'.

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A win for privacy: Getting ready for GDPR

Posted in Open Source, Developers, Company

Tagged privacy, GDPR, compliance

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Ingo Schommer

by Ingo Schommer and Kamala Hamilton-Brown

Posted 15 May 2018

With new privacy regulations set to go live this month for European citizens, SilverStripe is taking the necessary steps to be GDPR compliant. We explain all in this post and trust it clarifies our efforts to respect the right for individuals to control their personal data.

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Module of the Month: Colouring outside the lines

Style and brand the CMS with the SilverStripe CMS Theme Module. This 'Module of the Month' makes it easy to change the look and feel of the CMS to match your client or agencies branding.

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Site of the Month: Camden Council

Camden Council is May's 'Site of the Month'. Built by Solutions Outsourced, it is an innovative, accessible, visually engaging design built to ease pressure on the Council's call centre. 

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Tame the Content Beast Part 5: This is for everyone

In the final part of our Tame the Content Beast series, we highlight a crucial step in crafting your web content, accessibility. Our simple checklist will help you ensure your content is accessible to everyone. 

 read

5 top tips for using Sketch

Discover how the design team at SilverStripe uses Sketch, as we break down our top 5 tips for streamlining your digital design workflow.

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The enduring value of unit tests

SilverStripe developer Jess Champion recently presented a talk at Decompress 2018. She summarises her talk on unit testing and answers the question, why do we do automated testing?

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When do you stop starting again?

Is it the 'latest and greatest' or the 'old is gold' proverb that holds true when it comes to new vs legacy technologies? Stevie Mayhew doesn't think they have to be mutually exclusive, or does he?

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Tame the Content Beast Part 4: Constant feedback

There's nothing worse than writing a long piece of content just to realise it doesn't resonate with the audience and tanks in search. Constant feedback is crucial for avoiding this and ensuring your content remains on target.

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Video: StripeCon NZ 2017 - Aaron Carlino

The rise of the Headless CMS is now becoming realised for the SilverStripe community, with early adoption projects beginning to surface. In this talk from StripeCon NZ 2017, Aaron Carlino (Uncle Cheese) discusses and demos Headless SilverStripe by building a modern, API-driven application in SilverStripe 4.

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The Art of Archiving

Posted in UX/Design

Tagged UX/Design, CMS, archive

Jared Lee

by Jared Lee

Posted 17 April 2018

Have you ever archived or deleted a page and then instantly thought, uh oh!? We certainly have, and that's why we've been working on improving the archive experience for CMS users. SilverStripe Designer Jared Lee, walks us through the ins and outs of archiving.

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Site of the Month: So Resi

April's 'Site of the Month' comes from SilverStripe Professional Partner Positive Technology. This site offers a clean, feature rich, responsive user experience and is well directed towards its target audience.

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Module of the Month: Let's go somewhere else

RedirectorPages can leave your SiteTree cluttered and difficult to use. This 'Module of the Month' alleviates the need for RedirectorPages, making it easier for CMS users to create redirects and navigate the SiteTree.

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Tame the Content Beast Part 3: Being ruthless

Posted in Marketers

Tagged marketers

Claire Hodds

by Claire Hodds

Posted 5 April 2018

Be ruthless when creating your content. People want immediate information, simple answers and relevant insight from your content. Here’s how you can be ruthless with content and how to only put your best foot forward.

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Marketing and Agile: Practical advice for becoming an Agile marketer

You already know how marketers can embrace Agile processes and methodologies, here's how to get started as an Agile marketer, increase outputs and deliver results.

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Product UX update

There is a team behind the scenes that continues to push for greater user experiences across the SilverStripe sites. Read what they have been working on and learn about some of their favourite tools for creating high quality user experiences.

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Video: StripeCon NZ 2017 - Danäe Miller-Clendon

What may seem like trivial decisions can actually be some of the most important when creating modules. Not just the modules themselves, but the structure and language used, all affect how your brand is interpreted by your audience.

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Accessibility is better for everyone

Making the web accessible to all should be top of mind when building a new site. Here are some key considerations to think about when taking on a new project, and some of the reasons why you should care about web accessibility.

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Let's get Agile - HR style

Posted in Agile, Company

Tagged agile, company

Vic Roper

by Vic Roper

Posted 27 March 2018

Although quite a new concept, SilverStripe has been quick to get onboard with Agile in HR. Here are some reasons why Agile HR could be a great step for your business, and some of the successes SilverStripe has had with it.

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SilverStripe vs WordPress - An agency perspective

As a web agency, it's important to help your clients understand the pros and cons for any technology choice. We sat down with the team at Devmac to talk about how they navigate conversations when it comes to deciding on SilverStripe vs WordPress.

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