CMS Made Simple Techniques of 2013

As the name suggests, CMS Made Simple is very easy to set up and get started with. However, when it comes to solutions requiring to customise templates and functionality, I see people struggling with similar problems. That’s often because there is insufficient documentation or people don’t know where to find it. The following techniques can often solve your problem or give a...

Using jQuery Isotope for masonry in fluid layouts

Even though the last minor version of the jQuery Isotope plugin was released almost 2 years ago in 2011, it is still a fully working and widely used plugin. However, since it is from times where responsive web design has not played such a leading role as it does today, a few lines of additional code are required to make it work properly in liquid layouts.

Managing availability of ListIt items - a mashup

I have released a new version of the JSAvailability module . It has completely changed and I believe it’s worth a bit of explanation. Here’s a brief history.

One page website using Menu Manager templates

I was recently asked to develop a single page scrolling website and have seen several implementations around this theme using CMSMS but none that seemed to be expandable and easily maintained by end users/clients. With this in mind I decided MenuManager would be my solution, meaning adding pages, removing pages and re-ordering could be done in the usual way and the navigation and page...

Force a module to support multiple languages

Below some tactics on how to force a module to support multiple languages. The examples in this article will show you how it can be achieved for the FEU/SelfRegstration modules but you can certainly use the same tactics with other modules (ex: the picture comments in the Gallery module).

Module Review website

A new CMS Made Simple Module Review website is now up and running. Module Review is a resource for users and developers to list, comment and rate modules. Find out how easy modules are to use, how good the support is, if you should upgrade to the latest version or not. Plus, developers see what users really think of your module and if improvements can be made. If you've used any...