php.ie slowly upgrading
It’s been a while since I wrote anything vaguely technical. I guess it’s because I like to write only when there’s something new to say, and usually only if I have some new code to give away.
No new code today, but I can describe the recent work on php.ie (I’m the secretary of the Irish PHP Users’ Group).
So firstly, it was basically a static/brochure site for about a year, until we installed WebME (written by me!) as the CMS and created a skin for it so there’s only a tiny design difference. If you want to try out WebME, then download the SVN version from the google code site, or create a test site here (uses a really old version of WebME – you’re better off using the SVN version).
Then, I started rewriting the right panel. Beforehand, it displayed recent twitter messages, but they’re not often put out so it was a bit of a wasted space.
The panel now uses a WebME widget which displays recent Twitter messages, emails from the mailing list, and posts from the forum.
Over the next few days, I’ll be adding a new News section to the site, and the message widget will be able to show new articles from planet php.ie and new jobs from the jobs page.
I’m currently reading through Ken’s linux.ie todo list to see what I can appropriate for php.ie for its ongoing development.
Big thanks go to Michele and the team at blacknight for hosting the site.
Oh! Just a reminder, buy my book! JQuery 1.3 with PHP – hasn’t been reviewed by anyone yet, as far as I know, but my own opinion is that it is worth having on your shelf if you are a PHP developer that wants to step into jQuery.
Sounds good…. Here’s a php job you can post if you want http://www.workwithpaddy.com/index.php/jobs/714286
I’ll review your book soon!
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