Blog Archives - 8 Record(s)

Year: '2013' - Month: '6'

New ContentBox CKTemplates Module

Category CKTemplates, ContentBox, ContentBox Modules, News, Presentations, Releases

Another of my examples from my Theming ContentBox Websites talk during ContentBox Developer Week (CBDW.2) last week was a new ContentBox module I created called CKTemplates. Check out the new module which I have out on ForgeBox and GitHub.

After installation it creates a new icon in your CKEditor toolbar for your templates.

When you click on the templates icon you get a "Content Templates" dialog box where you can choose from the available templates. CKTemplates comes with 8 templates included that are all based on Twitter Bootstraps scaffolding.

After selection of, in this case, the "Hero Unit w/ Three Columns" the WYSIWYG CKEditor displays the page with your Twitter Bootstrap scaffolding applied.

Building With Blocks - ColdBox Modules CBDW2

Category ColdBox, News, Presentations

Thanks to all who attended my Building With Blocks ColdBox Modules session today as part of ColdBox Developer Week 2013.  

Here is a link to the show recording.

And here is a link to my slides

Building With Blocks

New ContentBox Bootswatch Layout

Category Bootswatch, ContentBox, ContentBox Layouts, News, Presentations, Releases

As an example for my Theming ContentBox Websites talk for ContentBox Developer Week (CBDW.2) this week I put together a new ContentBox layout built on Twitter Bootstrap (of course).  The fun part of the layout development was then adding in Bootswatch enabled theming via the layout settings capabilities now available from within ContentBox layouts.  Another interesting portion of the layout was my integration with the new (as of 1.5.2 of ContentBox) minification and LESS compiling capabilities of my CSS assets.  Check out the new layout which I have out on ForgeBox and GitHub.

CBDW.2 - Theming ContentBox Websites

Category ColdBox, ContentBox, News, Presentations

I am excited to be taking part in my first ColdBox Developer Week (CBDW.2) as a speaker.  I have been prepping my Theming ContentBox Website presentation and have some exciting things to share (a new, never been seen before, ContentBox theme and module).  I have the third session on Monday, June 17th.  The session description is as follows...

"A detailed walkthrough of the process of theming your ContentBox websites. In-depth look at integrating and styling site navigation, plugging your site theme into the admin CKEditor for better WYSIWYG page editing."

You can register for free and there are even prizes per day and for the week (be sure to attend to win)!  Hope to see you all there.

CBDW 2.0

Category ColdBox, ContentBox, News, Presentations

Next week will be the 2nd ColdBox developer week.  Computer Know How owners Curt Gratz and Seth Engen will both be presenting.  

Curt will be presenting

1) Using Modules to Build Your Apps on June 19th

2) Harnessing the Power of ORM Services on June 21st

Seth will be presenting

1) Theming ContentBox Websites on June 17th

Be sure to register and attend the 20 hours of free content provided by some of the brightest minds around.  

Oh, did I mention prizes.  There are daily and weekly prizes, so be sure to attend to win.  Check them out at

Hope to see you there.

How To Be a Good Open Source Citizen Slides - SOTR2013

Category News, Presentations, SOTR

Thanks to everyone who came out to my presentation today on How To Be a Good Open Source Citizen.  I hope you learned a ton and are excited to start moving from a consumer to a contributor.  It was great to have you.  I was so excited that when I got back Markus Schneebeli had forked my preso and corrected a spelling mistake I had.  That is real open source.  

You can find the code for it at or you can just view the presentation online at

Form Builder Module 1.5 Released

Category FormBuilder, News, Releases

The Form Builder Module has been updated to support the latest version of ContentBox.

We have included lots of bug fixes and enhancements so you can create forms and easily deploy them to your pages or blog entries. Try it out and give us your feedback. Feel free to file bugs on the GitHub issues pages.

Forgebox Link:

GitHub Link:


Arrived In Scotland

Category News, Presentations, SOTR

I have arrived in beautiful Edinburgh, Scotland to speak at this years Scotch on the Rocks conference.  I am very excited to meet new people and learn lots of new things.  The conference hotel is nice and the staff has been very friendly.  I enjoyed my first day in Scotland and even had some Haggis for breakfast.