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Craig A Rodway

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  1. @ryan Just submitted a site to the showcase on the new site, and the redirection took me to /sites/thanks/ - but this shows a 404 at the moment.
  2. Hi all! Happy New Year I recently rebuilt the website for classroombookings - my open-source room booking system for schools - using PW classroombookings.com I started the project itself way back in about 2006, when I was working in a school and needed a solution. Over the years I haven't made that many changes to it - mostly due to lack of time - but it has a modest userbase. Fast-forward to late 2018 when it required a major update to support PHP 7, fix some issues, and I also launch a hosted service. The website serves marketing, documentation and download/release functions for the project and I think PW is ideal for it. In the spirit of open source, the code for the website is also available on GitHub for anyone who wants to poke around and see my approach to PW web builds. The site is pretty standard, the only 'custom' bit is the releases section, which it pulls from GitHub using their API and creates/updates pages (Releases module). The frontend uses the Spectre CSS framework, and this is the first site I've built using it. Modules: AdminTemplateColumns ProcessDateArchiver SettingsFactory TextformatterHannaCode
  3. Looks brilliant Win 10 Firefox - whole page screenshot. The only thing off is the Docs menu is still opening to the right and appearing off-canvas as mentioned elsewhere in the thread.
  4. Ha Being a Windows user, I get Segoe UI when it's used, and I quite like it and prefer it over Arial. I have noticed some slight vertical alignment things but it doesn't bother me that much.
  5. Have you thought about not using any webfonts at all, and instead use the native or system CSS font stack? Doing this removes any cross-browser/device font rendering issues as well as removing several external resources (smaller download + even faster loading!) There seems to be a shift towards this: https://booking.design/implementing-system-fonts-on-booking-com-a-lesson-learned-bdc984df627f http://markdotto.com/2018/02/07/github-system-fonts/ https://make.wordpress.org/core/2016/07/07/native-fonts-in-4-6/ Other resources: https://woorkup.com/system-font/ https://css-tricks.com/snippets/css/system-font-stack/
  6. I saved a copy at the time - here they are (I think!)
  7. I would say Stripe is a leader in this area and a good option to consider. Failing that, there's always PayPal
  8. When I've needed to implement a multi-page process, I've stored the user's responses in the session, using the built-in ProcessWire Session handling code. If anything needs to be permanent at the end of the process, only then would I create the necessary pages.
  9. You need to call this as a function to get all POST data: $input->post();
  10. I've done an implementation of "magic link" logins via email on a previous (non-PW) site using HMAC SHA1 to avoid having to store passwords. On an upcoming site, I plan to do a similar thing but using JWTs to encode and verify the data, as it's a better standard than just concatenating a bunch of values
  11. You can double-click the bin icon on file/image fields to mark all items for deletion.
  12. I recently experienced a similar effect too, across three sites on two very similar servers. Running 5 requests with no caching against the PW Admin login page, as guest, these results are the median response time for just the page request: Server 1, PHP 5.6.15, Site A, PW 2.7.3: 217ms Server 2, PHP 5.6.22, Site B, PW 2.7.1: 293ms Server 2, PHP 5.6.22, Site C, PW 3.0.17: 672ms I noticed the slower time when Site C was first launched, but had little time to really investigate it there and then, and haven't got round to it since.
  13. Bandcamp might be a good option for the selling part?
  14. I can see the REST topic being split into its own thread, but on that subject here are some of my own observations/notes based on some recent projects. URLs: Generally, lots of them are needed. This either means lots of pages/templates to keep track of, or implement routing logic in a template and call other classes/functions/modules as required. Content Type, Input Method and errors: Detecting and responding correctly to content type headers has to be done manually - or just ignored, and respond with your chosen format. This is generally OK, but uncaught exceptions or errors will just show HTML instead. Sometimes it's necessary to implement DELETE and PUT HTTP methods as well. Input data: PW doesn't allow deeply-nested arrays/objects (WireInputData@cleanArray) which has proven problematic. Slightly related to the above point - but sometimes data is sent as regular encoded form data, and other times it is JSON or XML in the raw PHP input body. Returning objects: sending page data means creating arrays and specifying exactly should be sent. For text/number fields it's not too bad, but is much more involved when images and Page fields are used. My solutions for this range from implementing toArray() methods/hooks, right up to third party library http://fractal.thephpleague.com/.
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