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Adding font sizes options back to the new text editor

Adding font sizes options back to the new text editor

Until the new text editor release earlier this week, there was a “font size” feature that allowed your clients a simple method for adjusting the size of any individual piece of text within their site. I’m personally not a huge fan of this functionality (because it introduces lots of non-standard formatting across the site) and was […]

Quickly hide LightCMS admin menus during site preview and development

Quickly hide LightCMS admin menus during site preview and development

As a developer, one of the biggest headaches I run into on a regular basis is the admin menu and page bar getting in the way of site functionality. If you’ve ever worked on a LightCMS site with a sticky header or other navigation components that show up near the top or right corner of the page you’ve likely run into this as well. Here’s a fast, easy solution to keep the menus from standing in your way of site development.

A brief thought on white-labeling

I don’t ever mislead clients and pretend that we build the software that runs their site. There’s really no reason to – reputable companies all over the world use software, hardware, and equipment manufactured by a third party in their mission to service clients.

Stop selling LightCMS

Since you’re reading this blog, there’s a pretty good chance you’re already sold on the fact that LightCMS is a great system to power client websites for your business. A great mix of design and content control creates an ideal environment for your clients to easily manage the website you build. This is the reason I chose to work with the platform, and it’s also the reason I want you to stop selling LightCMS to your clients.

Improving mobile compatibility of the photo gallery lightbox

Improving mobile compatibility of the photo gallery lightbox

I’ve recently discovered that the mobile compatibility of native image gallery light boxes is broken. As you can see, large images extend beyond the bounds of a mobile phone’s screen:   That’s the bad news. The good news is the fix is simple, provided you’re comfortable getting your hands wet with a small template modification. […]