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.
There’s some powerful new stuff in iOS 11, as summarized at The Verge. Document scanning in Notes (though no OCR, need an app for that). Markup on screenshots. Screen recording. A file system. Configurable Control Panel. I do so love Apple.
I appreciate this nicely laid out summary of wisdom reminders for the working life by Studio Lovelock, This Much We Know.
Another dizzyingly ironic yet comic and worthy essay by a late 20-something “writer based in Brooklyn” (I shouldn’t disparage, to be such was my highest ambition), this is Daniel Kolitz’s What I Learned at Personal Branding School.
What an internet treasure. Standard Ebooks is — according to their web site — “a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces lovingly formatted, open source, and free public domain ebooks.” These are some beautiful, consistently-designed ebooks. The epub version works a charm in iBooks.
Wired on Apple Park.
At the Zapier Blog they note that AirTable, the online database builder, is the fastest-growing app. Competitors include Knack and Zoho Builder. Could be that the online database service might finally be entering public consciousness as a possibility, taking its rightful place alongside word processors and spreadsheets.
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