25 comments

  • Chris KeithChris Keith, 1 month ago

    Substance earns you some leeway to do a little self promotion. Good read!

    6 points
  • Juan J. RamirezJuan J. Ramirez, 1 month ago

    Nice Article! And Craft is amazing!! Love it everyday more.

    3 points
  • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, 1 month ago

    I love CraftCMS (my current site is on it) but some of the backend changes in 3 have left me a little lost. I'm a designer first, developer second and all my work to date has been myself wearing all the hats so I haven't had the real need to dive into git, .env, composer, etc. I figured out most of this (still not sure how to effectively implement git as a silo designer/developer into my workflow) but the .env files confound me and sadly there is little to no beginner info or tutorials on the web to get up to speed. I also with Craft had a built-in mechanism for transferring database changes from environment to environment.

    3 points
    • Matt EllisMatt Ellis, 1 month ago

      Yes, there can be a lot to learn. Have you checked out https://craftquest.io/

      0 points
      • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, 1 month ago

        Ryan and I went to the same college (MTSU), same major (recording industry production and technology) back in '95-'96ish (briefly roommates). I learned a lot from his Pragmatic Programmer videos on Expression Engine and the newer stuff on mijingo.com. I haven't had a chance to look at the craftquest.io videos yet but they look very similar to his mijingo.com stuff.

        1 point
  • Jeff Dashley, 1 month ago

    Thank you for posting. I've been toying with the idea of becoming more familiar after a print client asked me to make changes to their Craft built site once their designer quit. This is exactly the type of breakdown I like to read before using it on my own site.

    2 points
  • Tayler ODeaTayler ODea, 1 month ago

    I design for 4 different craft based agencies and its really easy to convert these UI flats or Webflow mocks into their CMS. I agree Craft rocks - http://dribbble.com/borderbabe2412

    0 points
  • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 1 month ago

    I personally still prefer perch.

    0 points
    • Matt EllisMatt Ellis, 1 month ago

      I've not used Perch for a long time. I'm sure it's come a long way since I last tried it. Why do you perfer it to Craft?

      1 point
  • Ken Em, 1 month ago

    And also spammers apparently. Downvoted and reported.

    -25 points
    • Matt Ellis, 1 month ago

      Oh... really? Is this not the type of article designers here would be interested in? There was a similar article post here (Lessons Learned Building Our Website With Craft CMS) on the 17th of April. 9 comments / 16 upvotes.

      8 points
      • Ken Em, 1 month ago

        Are you saying this isn't a post to blatantly promote your company?

        -8 points
        • Matt EllisMatt Ellis, 1 month ago

          Yes

          5 points
          • Ken Em, 1 month ago

            What's the purpose of sharing this then? It appears to be just another piece of blog spam which has been the scourge of DN lately. I guess we will let the kids decide then.

            -16 points
            • John Gat, 1 month ago

              All your comments in DN are either some negative shit or you policing/gatekeeping the content that gets posted here.

              Have you ever considered that your behavior is kind of toxic and possibly part of the problem?

              8 points
            • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 1 month ago

              unfortunately they kids have decided that they don't care as long as what they consume confirms their bubble!

              -5 points
        • Mick NMick N, 1 month ago

          Sure it might promote his company, but I haven't reached that point yet. It appears to be quite a long article that I've bookmarked for later reference and I'm looking forward to reading the whole thing and playing around with a CMS I haven't used before.

          I feel if someone has taken the time to write such an indepth piece of content then they have earned the right to spruik their services at the end. Writing a piece of content like this takes a long time so it seems only fair.

          Be happy it isn't yet another Figma toolkit salespitch.

          1 point
      • David BarkerDavid Barker, 1 month ago

        As a DN mod, I found this article an interesting read. Thanks!

        8 points
      • Jasim A Basheer, 1 month ago

        Great post Matt. This is the kind of deep-dive I enjoy reading.

        3 points
    • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 1 month ago

      Your downvotes are unjustified, I agree with you.

      -4 points
    • James Young, 1 month ago

      It's certainly an advertorial type post promoting the agency but in fairness I thought it was a pretty good overview of a CMS I've never used or considered before.

      4 points