Since such overhauls are relatively infrequent and set the stage for a web site for years to come, they are rare and vital opportunities to step back to basics. What should the site be? What should it express? Who is it for and what should it do for them?
MindBody is a web-based management system widely used by yoga studios. Using MindBody’s SOAP-based API, eeMindBody provides an easy way for a studio’s ExpressionEngine web site to access its MindBody data.
Important to consider: despite choice fatigue, "users do benefit from some symbolic choices":https://medium.com/s/story/the-ux-uncanny-valley-cf30df9fb45a, this piece argues.
"itshello.co":https://itshello.co/ — clientless, open-source video chat in the browser.
Now that's a web site: "New York City tree map":https://tree-map.nycgovparks..org/#treeinfo-2135461 -- every last one, including street view, species, diameter. [via Kottke]
Wow, a "360° Taliesin West walkthrough":https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=iWvNCvUJxvg&utm_source=4.
In case anyone else was mildly traumatized by the way fonts appear on MacOS Mojave due to the disabling of subpixel antialiasing, here's the "solution by Github user alexanderyakusik":https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode/issues/51132#issuecomment-424132330:
defaults write -g CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled -bool NO
Also, in System Preferences > General, check Use font smoothing when available.
More incredibleness: "sefaria.org":https://www.sefaria.org/, a beautiful bountiful platform of the Jewish texts. What an accomplishment.
John Gruber's Daringfireball reviews — no, _essays_ — on "The iPhones XS":https://daringfireball.net/2018/09/the_iphones_xs and "Apple Watch Series 4":https://daringfireball.net/2018/09/apple_watch_series_4 are a pleasure worthy of their subject matter. They feel informed, informal, thoughtful. "Series 4 is to Apple Watch what iPhone 4 was to iPhone," Gruber writes. "The model that takes the original design to a new level."
How did I not know about ribbonfarm all these years; truly I've been living under a rock for ages. Thoughtful, concise, erudite, relevant: "Tendrils of Mess in our Brains":https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2017/01/05/tendrils-of-mess-in-our-brains/ by Sarah Perry.
If the dataset is large it can be posted using a batch import.
he content may be created, the system architected, installed and configured, but we’re still missing a rather important ingredient: having the content within the system. This data can either be posted manually using the system’s control panel, or, if the dataset is large, by means of a batch import.
Engaging.net has much experience performing batch imports into ExpressionEngine. In fact we’re often hired for this step only, such as bringing in thousands of blog entries when converting from a previous content management system.
Among the issues to work out here can be how to maintain the integrity of old URLs.
The entire process, with dependencies