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.
"The hamburger menu is probably bad for business":http://growthrock.co/ecommerce-mobile-home-page-navigation/ — A/B testing by ecommerce consultancy Growth Rock.
A German court has issues the "first GDPR ruling":https://www.natlawreview.com/article/german-court-issues-first-gdpr-ruling, reports ??The National Law Review??. It concerns ICANN, the American non-profit that oversees the global WHOIS database of registered internet domain names, and German registrar EPAG.
Tyler Cowen: "Why read news?":https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2018/06/consume-recent-news.html bq. If you follow the news, you will work at it every day, more or less. Better those compound returns than to do something else once every three months and a half.
"Internet Trends 2018":https://relayto.com/kpcb/internet-trends-2018-g9d8y417idxm9 — all the stats. A presentation by Mary Meeker.
The "Web is coming to the Watch":https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2018/239/! No webfonts yet though.
Great fun illustrated article "on the aesthetics of Trumpism":https://medium.com/s/story/the-aesthetics-of-trumpism-6a73b233622/ by Nick Hilton. bq. This next product, emblazoned with the number 45, looks more like a golfer’s baseball cap than a trucker’s ... that styling — №45 in fancy serif font — would be perfectly at home on the label of a $100 bottle of scotch. Someone wearing this cap would not be immediately outing themselves as a ‘deplorable’ (as was, to a large extent, the appeal of the MAGA hat). It’s a flashback to a moment when the Trump brand was all about luxury hotels and links courses. No wonder it’s on sale. Hilton also wrote a piece on "Trump-based magazine covers":https://medium.com/s/story/a-visual-history-of-trump-magazine-covers-updated-for-2018-7255d632598c.
"Jony Ive talks watches":https://www.hodinkee.com/magazine/jony-ive-apple with the founder of the ??Hodinkee?? watch magazine.
I keep referring back to this article by Kyle Chayka — beautifully and ironically illustrated by Daniel Hertzberg — and in a nice homologue I keep forgetting the term it coins, "airspace":https://www.theverge.com/2016/8/3/12325104/airbnb-aesthetic-global-minimalism-startup-gentrification: bq. It’s the realm of coffee shops, bars, startup offices, and co-live / work spaces that share the same hallmarks everywhere you go: a profusion of symbols of comfort and quality, at least to a certain connoisseurial mindset. Minimalist furniture. Craft beer and avocado toast. Reclaimed wood. Industrial lighting. Cortados. Fast internet. The homogeneity of these spaces means that traveling between them is frictionless, a value that Silicon Valley prizes. The title says it's sterile but is it? The word never appears within the article. Isn't airspace more a vocabulary? Here in Brighton there are nasty pastiches of it (Tortilla: Real Californian Burritos and Tacos), lovely expressions (Gails Bakery) and sophisticated extensions (Smallbatch Coffee).
"Ben Thompson concisely contrasts Amazon and Apple":https://stratechery.com/2018/divine-discontent-disruptions-antidote/. "I’m not sure that Amazon will beat Apple to $1 trillion, but they surely have the best shot at two."
As well as smarts, what really makes a successful implementation likely is experience.
rmed with a plan for the back-end, the rubber hits the road with the installation and configuration of the system chosen for the project.
Each system of course has its own way of doing things, and developing a plan on paper into an actual working system is always a bit of an act of translation. The likelihood of a successful realization of a plan within a particular system is increased mostly by one thing: experience with that system (smarts notwithstanding).
Engaging.net’s experience is with ExpressionEngine — as users of its predecessor, pMachine, we’ve been using EE from the moment it was released.
With EE, the system itself needs to be installed, as well as the software it rests on (see the ExpressionEngine Requirements page). Then we can install and configure the add-ons and build out the channels, fields, categories, statuses and member groups.
The entire process, with dependencies