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Textpattern migration

You made it! Were there any casualties? Is everyone else here? To keep you on your toes, I’ve changed all my urls yet again. As hinted at in a …

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Textpattern 2 months on

Two months after migrating to Textpattern, I thought I’d go over some of my thoughts since then. In particular, I’ve heard some people mention that …

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Textpattern Notes: New Tag goodness

Back when Texpattern was still gestating, many plugins were written to fill holes in its templating options, but its come a long way since then. …

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Textpattern Notes 5 - Release Candidate 3

When RC3 came out a few months ago, I decided to hold off before I implemented it here. I knew it wouldn’t be straightforward to upgrade this time, …

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Textpattern Notes: Comments revisited

In Textpattern notes parts 2 , and 4 I explained how to hack TXP’s comments system to acheive certain effects. A lot has changed since then …

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Textpattern notes Part 2

Please note the information in this entry is now superceded For the second of my notes on Textpattern conversion, I’m going to cover just one subject …

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Textpattern notes Part 1

As and when I get time, I’m going to post some more information about this site’s conversion over to Textpattern. I’m going to evangelise it until …

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Textpattern notes part 4

A few more Textpattern odds and sods. Finishing off the hacks to the comments.php file in Textpattern (see also TXP notes 3 ) is the introduction of …

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Textpattern Notes Part 3

Here is a way to prevent you receiving an email notification of your own comments. Go to the end of the /textpattern/publish/comment.php file, and …

Textpattern Notes 6: Overriding Forms

One of the most frequent questions I get asked about my Textpattern setup is how I do change content per article on the journal homepage. The …

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Expression Engine vs Textpattern

Once people got wind that I’d been trying out Expression Engine, I’ve been badgered with the question “Which one should I use: Textpattern or …

Tags: cms, textpattern, expressionengine

hReview in Textpattern

That last post was a little test in using the hReview Microformat in Textpattern. I think it worked! One of Textpattern’s great features is the …

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Now powered by Textpattern 4

They finally did it! Textpattern has just gone final, stable, and starts at version 4! Within in a minute, Hicksdesign was updated and running my …

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Using files for page templates in Textpattern

One of Textpattern’s drawbacks has always been that page templates are saved in the database. Editing them means using the textarea in the TXP admin …

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How to setup a Textpattern playlist

There was once a time when my most-asked-question was “can you send me the Firefox logo vector originals please”. Nowadays, it’s “How did you do the …

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Moving to Statamic

After 16 years using Textpattern as my CMS, Hicksdesign has now moved over to Statamic . I've been using Statamic on my client sites for about a year …

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Textile previews in Ecto and MarsEdit

One of my bones of contention with Textpattern is that it still doesn’t support XML-RPC, allowing the use of a desktop weblog editor (although Dean …

Tags: code, textile, textpattern, software

Camino, Wordpress, and the liberation of pre-made templates

For a while I’d been toying with the idea of a PimpMyCamino with people from the Mozillazine forums. The backend would be easy enough - just copy …

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Daily Check Ritual

Every morning, the first thing I do is click on a tab group called ‘check’. These are the sites it brings up: Shortstats Shaun Inmans Shortstats are …

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Hicksdesign's Found Sounds

Here’s another of those small steps . I’ve been wanting to dip my toes in the podcast pool for such a long time now, not to bring my droning about OS …

Tags: music, podcast, ideas, hicksdesign, updates

Sidebar links with de.licio.us

Update - For various reasons I’ve decided to keep going with my Textpattern version, but the information is here if you need it. Word of warning …

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Moved from Moveable Type to Textpattern

Daytrotter

Normally a site I love simply gets a mention in the sidenotes, but I particularly wanted to spotlight the new(ish) music site Daytrotter . To quote …

Tags: pimp, sites, music

Move away from MovableType?

To put it mildly, there has been a little brou ha ha over SixApart’s announcement to charge for MT 3.0 (for a more level headed opinion, go read …

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NetNewsWire 2

The public beta of NetNewsWire 2 is finally available. Go and get yourself a copy, and enjoy new features like (amongst many others ) the in-built …

Tags: rss, icons, design, hicksdesign

The Restoration of Rissington

The Rissington Podcast may be no more, but I’d always intended its site to stay as an archive of the episodes that John and I did manage to record. …

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Are web sites identical?

Francois Briatte has wondered this, which led him to conduct a survey of 10 CSS designers web sites and their similarities. The results are really …

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Comments

I turned off comments in the last redesign of powazek.com because I needed a place online that was just for me. With comments on, when I sat down to …

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Evernote

For the past 2 years, I’ve been a staunch user of Yojimbo to collect all my bits and pieces, from PDF receipts to textpattern plugins and serial …

Screenshot of Kirby powering my site, showing each entry as cards

Kirby

So once I'd decided to change CMS , I had two paths - reactivate the old Textpattern installation, or find a new CMS. The former would've been very …

Tags: kirby, cms, work

Made for Machines, not by them

Leigh has just relaunched her handmade goods shop Hicksmade . After a couple of years ‘getting by’ with a Textpattern install and basic PayPal links, …

Moving away from Statamic

Back in September, I blogged about how I moved to Statamic from Textpattern after 15 years of service. After just two months, I'm moving again, and …

Tags: cms, statamic, kirby, politics

My 2007 in Blogs, Music, Events and Apps!

As has been my wont since the early 90’s, I like to write up the things that have tickled my fancy for the past year… Blogs This is should actually …

Tags: 2007, review, music, blogs, osx, apps

OS X Browsers news feed

To avoid alienating too many readers with my OS X browser talk I’ve added an extra sidenotes type section to the journal, with it’s own RSS Feed . …

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Pimp My Safari: As ready as it will ever be

“As ready as it’ll ever be”, is an apt description of a little side-project of mine just launched, Pimp My Safari.com . Its been a pet project for …

Tags: safari, browsers, sites

safari sidebar - beta screenshots (updated)

That’s right. I’ve just received a new Saft beta, with the sidebar that I’ve been bellyaching about for months! To be honest, alhough I pestered Hao …

Tags: safari, rss, software, themes, plugins

The Redesign has landed

OK, I’m finally done around here (for now). Clear out your caches, refresh, and make sure you’re seeing the most recent version. I’m in danger of …

Tags: design, updates, hicksdesign

Weeknotes 15.11

(Just like many others, I’m giving the idea of week notes a go) The week started well, with a male and female Goldeneye turning up at my local patch …

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What's goin' on

Just a quick update - this is my last night sunning my pale English body in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney. The family are alive and well, and …

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