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LightCMS tips, tutorials, & musings

Quicker access to global element embed tokens

Quicker access to global element embed tokens

LightCMS recently released official support for global elements, an improvement I was thrilled to see. We’re still exploring the functionality internally and will have more to report soon, but for now I wanted to leave you with a quick Chrome Extension I wrote this morning to make accessing the element token just a bit faster.

Designing & developing a premium LightCMS theme

Designing & developing a premium LightCMS theme

Time and time again, we have received the same requests from dozens of LightCMS resellers looking to purchase premium themes for LightCMS. Earlier this year we decided it was time to address this obvious need and developed our first premium LightCMS responsive theme we call FreshStart. This is an overview of how we approached LightCMS theme development.

Developing around the LightCMS admin bar

Developing around the LightCMS admin bar

In the past, we’ve discussed how you can style certain areas of your LightCMS site to show up differently depending on whether the user is in admin or preview mode. This doesn’t help, however, in cases where the admin bar interferes with the design of your site. Let’s talk about a quick JS-based solution to this common problem.

Mobile compatibility will soon affect your search engine rankings

Mobile compatibility will soon affect your search engine rankings

Late last month Google made an announcement that mobile-friendly sites will soon start ranking higher than their non-mobile competitors. This update presents an excellent opportunity to provide immediate value to your clients by letting them know about the upcoming changes and the improvements they may need to make to maintain optimal search engine positioning.

Date-based cache busting: hands-free asset refreshing during site development

As a developer, you’ve likely become familiar with forcing a refresh of assets to preview updates to a site and aren’t losing any sleep over it. Clients, on the other hand, are (almost by definition) wholly unaware of what a browser cache is, why it exists, or how to clear it. If you’re tired of educating each client on this issue and reminding them about it multiple times throughout their project then this tip is for you.