Morven Lewis-Everley

Posts by Morven Lewis-Everley for Web Design News:

Extending FullTextSearch for DataObjects

I have been wrestling over the problem of extending the default search functionality in Silverstripe to not only search Page objects, but other DataObjects as well.

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Creating a dynamic image gallery with Silverstripe

I recently felt I needed to add a portfolio of work to this site, nothing fancy, but I decided it would need to use jQuery to provide some sort of slideshow view and so make the best use of screen space.

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You total GIT!

With the announcement that SIlverstripe are moving their core code base from SVN to GIT, I felt it was time for me to stop putting it off and bow to public pressure! So I dutifully installed the latest version and then had no idea what to do!

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How's Silverstripe 3.0 looking?

Anyone who is interested in Silverstripe is interested in what will happen in next iteration. By the sounds of it there are going to be a lot of big changes, but one of the ones I am very interested in is updating the design and layout of the admin area.

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Disabling the "Icons" folder on an Ubuntu web server

Recently one of the websites I built had to go through a fairly thorough sercurity audit. Thankfully it was generally good results all round with no "THIS IS A SERIOUS ERROR" reports (which is always good).

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Ubuntu Netbook 10.10

So the latest version of Ubuntu was released over the weekend, and being the Linux fanboy that I am I thought I would download the Netbook flavour and install the it on my Acer Aspire Revo. See if it was any better than previous versions.

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Open source Firewalls

Just recently I have been doing a lot of work on setting up and upgrading our internal and external networks. It has been quite an interesting and challenging job, that I am only just starting to get to grips with and I have learnt a lot about how to setup networks using open source software.

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Integrating a Windows VM on VirtualBox with the host system

VirtualBox is brilliant (and Open Source) Virtualization software, produced by Sun. I use VirtualBox regularly to test out systems, different operating systems or web sites and applications in different browsers and environments. Whenever I use it however I always seem to forget this one step, so it is worth noting it down.

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Moblin OS

During my wanderings on the internet the other day, I came across a pretty slick little Linux operating system that, according to their site, has been built from the ground up 'to work on Intel Atom powered devices.

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Getting an image from a sub level pages top level parent.

Quite a simple one this time, but something I feel is worth posting up. On a recent project, I needed to add the ability for the site editors to be able attach an image to any page on the site that sits at the root level of the Site Tree. Any children (grandchildren, etc) of these pages however had to...

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