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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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Why Upgrade to SilverStripe 4?

Ryan McLaren, an avid supporter of the recent upgrade to SilverStripe 4 and guest author of this post, discusses the reasons why upgrading to SS4 may be a great step for you or your company.

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How I was lucky enough to get a job at SilverStripe

Daniel Ralphs shares his experiences of becoming a marketing intern here at SilverStripe, and recollects the highlights of his three months with us and his journey to becoming a SilverStriper.

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What a year it has been

For our last post of 2017, we wanted to thank the community for yet another incredible year for SilverStripe. We take a look at some of our achievements in 2017 and what you should know about our availability over the holiday period. 

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Chaotic or Lawful - What does your documentation say about you?

There are different types of developers each with their own habits and processes. In this blog, Danae Miller-Clendon, a web developer from Toast, classifies the types of developers and their methodologies to documentation. Read more to find out which classification you fit into.

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Terms - the lost art of understanding

The purpose of terminology is to ease conversation and clarify understanding, but can often have the opposite effect. In this blog post, Chris Joe discusses why more thought should be put into the use of terms to increase understanding and reduce exclusion.

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A Partner's View: Why We Use SilverStripe

SilverStripe is the CMS of choice for a large number of different users. In this guest post, Séalan Cronin outlines why SilverStripe is the CMS that Made Media chooses to use, and what makes it so user-friendly.

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StripeCon New Zealand 2017 - A recap

At the end of last month we put on the first StripeCon New Zealand event. It had the social fabric of a meetup, but the variety of talks and diversity of an international conference. In this blog post Aaron Carlino recaps StripeCon and what made it a success.

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Agile Accounts - a successful Agile adoption

The SilverStripe Accounts Team took the leap to become Agile two and a half years ago. While the team may have changed since then, the Agile processes are still going strong. Here we outline how Agile works within the Accounts Team and the positive effect it has had.

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Driving government digital innovation across the ditch

The recent Driving Digital event in Canberra presented a great opportunity to get involved with other New Zealand tech companies and hear from the CDOs in the Australian federal government. SilverStripe attended this event and outlined some key insights about the future of New Zealand tech in Australia.

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Site of the Month: NRG Systems

November's 'Site of the Month' goes to NRG Systems. This interactive and highly informative website was created by SilverStripe Professional Partner Bluehouse Group. In this post we outline their processes to get this site off the ground and the success it has brought to NRG Systems.

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SilverStripe welcomes Voyage as a Professional Partner

We welcome the Christchurch based digital agency Voyage to the SilverStripe Partner Network. Voyage excels in taking digital products and ideas, and communicating them through stunning website experiences. We sit down with Voyage to hear more about their story and work.

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Module of the Month: This is not the module you’re looking for

In this 'Module of the Month', we look at an issue that is a little more important than modules. Let's leverage the capabilities and inputs of our entire team's ideas, opinions and approaches to solving complex problems.

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4 social media lessons from NZ Police

The New Zealand Police have some great advice on the use of social media in marketing. Here's what they had to say about how they best connect to their audience, as well as shedding light on the future of social media in emergency services.

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Our 2017 Community Survey: Tell us how we’re doing

Here at SilverStripe we want to get to know the open source community better! Now's your opportunity to give us an idea about what drives the open source community and win some great prizes while you're at it.

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StripeCon New Zealand: Update and Speaker Spotlight Pt 2

In a couple of weeks the SilverStripe community will be coming together to learn, network and celebrate the release of SilverStripe 4. In this update we cover the remaining speaker spotlights and provide details for the StripeCon NZ livestream.

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Good things take time: 4.0.0 stable released

We’re proud to announce the arrival of SilverStripe 4! This stable release is our first Long Term Support (LTS) release, and is quickly gaining module support with over 200 compatible modules already.

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Little White UX

Design is a lot like magic, as it can be used for both good and evil. SilverStripe Principal Designer James Ford, provides a fun and enlightening breakdown of the concept of dark patterns and how they are used to influence our behaviour.

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Module of the Month: Exit the WYSIWYG

This ‘Module of the Month’ discusses how SilverStripe CMS can be enhanced through the use of Markdown. By replacing the normal WYSIWYG editor with Markdownfield it can simplify the user experience and better ensure that modifications will not affect the structure of the page.

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Making SilverStripe fluent in other languages

SilverStripe is on it's way to becoming a polygot, mastering all the languages. Senior developer Robbie Averill talks us through how SilverStripe is approaching multi language and localisation support with our fluent module. 

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StripeCon EU in Malta: Sun, Knights and Code

SilverStripe core developer Ingo Schommer recaps StripeCon Europe 2017. See what talks and topics were presented in Malta as well as some interesting systems being built on SilverStripe by the European SilverStripe community.

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SilverStripe 4.0.0-rc1 - the goal is what we RC-ing

This release candidate 1 marks the final steps of a long road to a stable SilverStripe 4.0.0 release. See what this means for your upcoming project and what modules have already been updated for SS4.

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