I've also been trying to improve my typography (good typography is HARD and I always felt it was one of the weaknesses of our themes), so I'm experimenting with Typebase.
I would look into basing your new theme on Bootstrap3 at the moment. It's much more structured, and it works quite well in combination with stock ImpressCMS. I have a work in progress on http://www.impresscms.be based on vanilla bootstrap, and except for some small errors that I want to fix, but lack the time, it works quite well I think.
Resurrecting this thread :)
I need to develop a new theme, but razorburn and barebones links in this thread are broken. Anyone still got the files?
Or should I use something else as a starting point?
nice to hear you have a family, congratulations on that!
at the moment my projects are pretty much on hold, but will never quit.
here are the projects:
some of them are developed under dev.4pixeldesign.com, some under redmine.flowr.at.
if u want to join somehow, please let me know here or maybe by mail: email@example.com my twitter is @hale_xp.
you can see some infos about the in development network here
(png mindmaps): homeunix.eu - Mindmaps (3,5MB .zip download)
Have a nice day!
Take care with your health. I've been handling a new baby at home and that takes a heavy toll on my free time. I need to sleep whenever I can, so my time to dedicate to impresscms development is almost zero.
I have lots of things I want to see realized for impresscms, so it's very frustrating at the moment.
How is your project for the future coming along?
Thailand has just charged two people with a serious criminal offence for clicking the 'like' button on a Facebook post. If convicted, this is throw away the key kind of stuff. They have also previously handed out 20 year sentence to a forum administrator for failing to delete offensive comments *fast enough*.
I am posting this to emphasise two things:
1. Don't host any website in Thailand if you live there or have any plans to ever visit.
2. Take your civil rights seriously. Get involved with Electronic Frontiers or its local equivalent if you have one. Don't make it easy for for the government to erode your privacy or anything else. Do not be complacent.
My thoughts on the issue are basically unprintable, so I will leave it there.
hi all, i just wanted to tell you that i had some troubles with time but mainly my health.
i hope i will be back with energy again soon.
all the best and keep up the great work!
cool with me.
Let me welcome you (again) to the community forums. You will find a friendly bunch of ImpressCMS supporters here, whose goal is to make sure that you can get the most out of ImpressCMS.
thank you very much, its ok, and i would like to stay with the new one, the history of the old is on the forum and is findable and im ok with the counter starting anew. it fits to my intent to really get into icms anew from ground up too.
No need to create a new account if you want to keep all your history. I can remove your newly created account and change your old accountname if you want.
Let me know!
hi there, just wanted to let you know that i created a new account, my old one is the 63RD one. i had many different names on different sites, now i moved to one for all, some online identity.
all the best and see you around!
you find my G+ here:
hale-xp Google Plus
my twitter is: @hale_xp
I've just got a nice Corsair K65 led keyboard. Flashy effects, but a very nice keyboard to use compared to my laptops keyboard.
I think I like the CM Storm Rapid-i slightly better, but really they are very similar in construction quality and you'll be happy with either of them (you could beat off a zombie attack with these things, they are that solid).
For programming or slow typing, I would say get brown switches (like a blue but without the noise). If you want a keyboard to do fast typing or a bit of everything (especially gaming) red switches are easier on the fingers.
There is also a CM Storm Rapid, which doesn't have LEDs under the keys (which makes it a lot cheaper). You don't need LEDs, but if you do get them pick white ones - it does help to highlight the lettering on the keyboard without being obtrusive. My Ducky has blue LEDs and I find them hard to look at / a bit annoying so I just turn them off.
If you do get a mechanical keyboard I suggest to make sure it comes with Cherry switches. Apparently the patent recently expired so a lot of inferior copies are starting to appear - from what I've read they don't have the same quality control so the force needed to actuate each key varies a bit, which can be annoying.
I already noticed that there are large differences in keyboards, but never thought about going in such details about the technology behind the keys (switches, what is better and what isn't - great stuff). Outside of Thailand, what would you recommend (best and perhaps an affordable - not necessarily cheap - is be appreciated?
I've wanted a mechanical keyboard for ages (specifically, a tenkeyless design without the number pad, as both my home and work desks are small).
But they are pretty hard to get in Thailand, so I ended up buying a Ducky Zero online (red switches, for gaming) and a CM Storm Rapid-i (blue switches) for work (I actually wanted brown switches but you sometimes you just have to take what you can get in Thailand). Overall I prefer the red switches for gaming and general use, these are the smooth 'non clicky' ones.
The blue switches are meant to be better for typing, as they have an audible 'click' when activated and a point of resistance, so you know if a key has been actuated or not. But frankly if you can touch type at a reasonable speed this is pointless, as you'll have two or three fingers coming down at any point in time so it doesn't help, and actually I find the extra resistance of the keys fatiguing.
But where it *does* help, and the reason I am writing this apparently otherwise random post, is in programming. You aren't typing full tilt when programming and have to stretch to hit keys you don't normally use much in general typing. Here the blue switch feedback is actually useful. I am finding I make fewer errors (because I am more aware of errors) using the blue keys.
A mechanical keyboard feels nice but it doesn't help you type faster by the way. I actually type a lot faster on laptop style and chicklet keyboards, because the keys have very little distance to travel.
I have made a wallpaper collection called Planet Impress.
Maybe you like it!
You can browse through thumbnails and download the images here:
Have fun with it!
You might know the site Freshcode.org, or perhaps its previous name, "freshmeat.net". That site has more or less been shut down by its owner (Dice Holdings) - it's now a static site.
A static site is of limited use for a site that has as a goal to steer people to latest releases of open source software. Not long after that decision by Dice, a new triplet of sites went up : freshmeat.club, freshcode.club and freecode.club (with thanks to the new domain extension .club of course).
I took the liberty of registering ImpressCMS there : http://freshmeat.club/projects/impresscms
The freecode club is, contrary to its predecessor, a collaborative editing site, so feel free to update the entry when you see something you would like to change.
Easter is upon us, and although it is a catholic celebration, it is celebrated in many different ways all over the world. Here in Belgium, we have the Easter bunny hiding chocolate eggs in the garden for the kids to find (who would have guessed, Belgium and chocolate).
In Italy, people celebrate it much more than we do, but I would like to wish you all a happy Easter (and perhaps some chocolate eggs, who knows)!
A while back, we did a series of posts on some of the early contributors. Those articles gave us a chance to look back, celebrate what we've done together and also look ahead.
There have been so many others that have helped keep this project moving forward - everyone in this community has played a part in ImpressCMS and we appreciate that deeply.
We all have stories to tell, let us hear some of your stories.
Here's the first few questions --
When did you start using ImpressCMS?
What platforms did you use before ImpressCMS? Which ones have you tried lately? Do you use other platforms?
Why ImpressCMS and not another cms?
The host say something about D-DOS attack.