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December 2013 articles

IE11 document modes and conditional comments

IE11 document modes and conditional comments

Posted: Friday 27th December, 2013 - 9:39pm
Author: James Griffiths

As any front-end developer worth their salt knows when building for a range of platforms it all comes down to testing, testing and more testing - particularly for those older browsers.

Enter Internet Explorer 11 and the headaches that Microsoft's latest 'enfant terrible' has caused when it comes to legacy IE testing.

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What's happening with Codeigniter?

What's happening with Codeigniter?

Posted: Tuesday 3rd December, 2013 - 9:10pm
Author: James Griffiths

We've been developing with Codeigniter for the past 3 and a half years but given Ellis Lab's recent announcement a lot of people are asking the same question: what's the future of the framework? Despite understanding, and agreeing with, the reasoning behind Ellis Lab's decision there are many others questioning the wisdom of 'abandoning' one of the most popular and widely used PHP frameworks. Given its adoption rate amongst the PHP development community some are viewing this decision as suicidal for the future of Codeigniter.

Many developers are predicting its demise, stating quite vocally that Codeigniter is finished, and have started abandoning the framework altogether in favour of alternatives such as Laravel. We have to ask though - is all of this speculation accurate or even fair?

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Solving PyroCMS loading issues with PHP 5.3

Solving PyroCMS loading issues with PHP 5.3

Posted: Tuesday 3rd December, 2013 - 8:36pm
Author: James Griffiths

We've recently started using PyroCMS for some of our projects and have been really impressed with the power, flexibility and intuitiveness of the platform (particularly compared with more widely used alternatives such as WordPress). It's safe to say that it's a CMS that we plan to continue working with for a long time to come although, in our experience, remote deployment can be a major pain to contend with...

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