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Websites != CMS Platform - Wrapping Up

This post is part of a series where I'm hoping to prove to myself that building a dynamic website with NodeJS is much more fun than using a CMS platform. See the first post for an explanation of why

The code can be found on GitHub

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I've been banging this drum into the internet's echo chamber for five months now and enough is enough!

Websites != CMS Platform - Better Editable Affordance with JS for great good

This post is part of a series where I'm hoping to prove to myself that building a dynamic website with NodeJS is much more fun than using a CMS platform. See the first post for an explanation of why

The code can be found on GitHub

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In the last post a better visual affordance that a page element is editable was added. But didn't solve the problem that notifications of success or failure were obtrusive and disconnected from the edited element.

pulsing affordance

Websites != CMS Platform - Better Editable Affordance

This post is part of a series where I'm hoping to prove to myself that building a dynamic website with NodeJS is much more fun than using a CMS platform. See the first post for an explanation of why

The code can be found on GitHub

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In the last post I wasn't happy with the visual affordance that a page element is editable.

editable sections for anonymous users

editable sections for anonymous users

Websites != CMS Platform - On Page Editing

This post is part of a series where I'm hoping to prove to myself that building a dynamic website with NodeJS is much more fun than using a CMS platform. See the first post for an explanation of why

The code can be found on GitHub

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A.K.A. No More CMS-y Admin Section?

A traditional CMS framework or website has an admin section for logged in users. That section has a menu showing them which sections the user can edit and each section has a list of the pages they can edit and then the user can edit the text or upload images using a WYSIWYG editor.

Don't fix it if it aint broken but… but… HTML5 includes the contenteditable attribute which makes (the text of) almost any element editable.

If the admin section exists (in large part) to allow editing of content and editing of content can be completed in the page itself could this replace the admin section?

Websites != CMS Platform - Promises - part 2

This post is part of a series where I'm hoping to prove to myself that building a dynamic website with NodeJS is much more fun than using a CMS platform. See the first post for an explanation of why

The code can be found on GitHub

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So, in the last post I worked on switching some callback code to using promises with Bluebird library but as I've not seen much promisified (definitely a word!) code I wasn't sure whether it was any good.

So I posted a question on the code review stackexchange asking for feedback.

Websites != CMS Platform - Promises

This post is part of a series where I'm hoping to prove to myself that building a dynamic website with NodeJS is much more fun than using a CMS platform. See the first post for an explanation of why

The code can be found on GitHub

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A promise represents the eventual result of an asynchronous operation.

The basic idea is that you can swap in a promise where you would normally pass in a callback.

The primary interaction is that you call a method which returns a promise which will eventually return a result (it can immediately return the result if it's available) and you chain a call to .then() onto that method call.

The call to then is equivalent to passing in the callback function.

Clear as mud?

Websites != CMS Platform - Logging in to the site

This post is part of a series where I'm hoping to prove to myself that building a dynamic website with NodeJS is much more fun than using a CMS platform. See the first post for an explanation of why

The code can be found on GitHub

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This was the first part of the process which felt 'hard' so where I've felt the absence of a CMS platform but it's also only the second time I've ever implemented authentication using NodeJS. And still only boiled down to a few hours work.

Websites != CMS Platform - Storing Data - Part 2

This post is part of a series where I'm hoping to prove to myself that building a dynamic website with NodeJS is much more fun than using a CMS platform. See the first post for an explanation of why

The code can be found on GitHub

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The first step is always (or at least should be) to take a step back and decide what to actually do…

Websites != CMS Platform - Storing Data - Part 1

This post is part of a series where I'm hoping to prove to myself that building a dynamic website with NodeJS is much more fun than using a CMS platform. See the first post for an explanation of why

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After a day writing DDL for a project that has manual schema versioning against MS SQL and is going through a lot of changes I feel honour bound to write a post about storing data in the Omniclopse site.

A DTO by any other name would implement ISweetSmellEquality

I've been thinking about what people call the objects they pass around and whether they are the right names and why… and when… and I feel like the dog running behind the television to see where the onscreen dog went - on the verge of a paradigm shifting change in perspective but not quite getting it (and possibly a bit smelly)