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Oct 01

Something is up!

38 comments 2009 at 01.38 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

You may have noticed that things have slowed down here a bit. I’m also diverting all interviews and keep answering mails to a minium for the time being. The reason for all this is that I am working on Veerle’s blog 3.0. The journey was long and hard!

Dec 11

Categories and paths in ExpressionEngine

37 comments 2007 at 10.53 am posted by Veerle Pieters

It’s been a while since I did some ExpressionEngine implementation work. I’ve been occupied mostly with design work only and CSS coding. Even if it’s been a while it doesn’t mean I have nothing to share on the subject. Time to refresh my memory and explain to you how paths works in EE, how you can use your own category URL titles in links, instead of C followed by a number (or category id) and how you can implement categories.

Jun 29

I’m ExpressionEngine 1.6 powered now!

22 comments 2007 at 10.16 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Finally I found the time to update to the new version of ExpressionEngine. This was actually done in an instant really. The only thing you need is full concentration. Not sure if you’ve noticed this lately, but I’ve added a banner to Layers magazine at the bottom of all my Photoshop-Illustrator articles. This appears automatically. It didn’t took me too long to figure out and implement this in ExpressionEngine. This is how…

Jun 21

ExpressionEngine 1.6 released!

49 comments 2007 at 03.21 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Yesterday I got a nice surprise on my birthday and that’s the release of ExpressionEngine 1.6 with a bunch of new features and enhancements. Half of these new features are the direct result of community requests.

Jan 22

Implementing titles in ExpressionEngine

16 comments 2007 at 10.49 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Implementing the title element in your ExpressionEngine templates is easy once you’re getting more familiar with the EE tags. For those still learning the first steps in EE, this will help you creating nice dynamic titles. I also share a tip on how to avoid a messy title bar in case the URL is broken. Learn and enjoy! ;)

Nov 02

How to fix broken URLs in ExpressionEngine

12 comments 2006 at 08.08 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

First of all, I’m back! The move went well. However, it’s a bit chaotic here. A lot of boxes still need to be unpacked. I tell ya this takes more then a Spring cleaning :) I’ve gathered too much stuff over the past 12 years. Oh well, at least I am connected already :) I thought this was a good moment to share a small but useful EE tip. Before ExpressionEngine version 1.5 there was this problem when people didn’t enter the full URL of an article page, EE loaded a rather messy page. Since 1.5 it’s easy to make sure all broken URLs don’t get a 404 error page or a messy page.

Oct 02

Winners of Veerle’s photo imaging contest

37 comments 2006 at 03.46 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

It has taken a while and some serious thinking, shifting, doubting… but eventually I’ve managed to get a list of winners. You guys and girls certainly didn’t make things easy for me. It’s so great and rewarding to see all those creative minds here :) Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought that the quality of entries would be that high, I totally underestimated this ;)

Sep 19

Veerle’s photo imaging contest

137 comments 2006 at 09.12 am posted by Veerle Pieters

A new week started and I hope the creative batteries are fully charged because it’s competition time boys and girls. Told you about it a week or so ago that I would do a creative contest to celebrate the launch of Expression Engine 1.5. Don’t worry if you are not that creative because everybody can join in. A good sense of humor is all you need to make a chance too.

Sep 13

ExpressionEngine 1.5

15 comments 2006 at 04.13 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

I am a bit late to the party but ExpressionEngine 1.5 is out. This weekend I updated this site without any problems. Only a .1 update but just look at the change log to see what great work the programmers at pMachine did. The added list is where you need to look and I’ll try to dig in a little deeper about what’s brand spanking new.

Aug 25

The implementation of my “Approved” template in Expression Engine

14 comments 2006 at 01.20 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Time for a small Expression Engine tutorial (further referred to as EE). When I tried to add the pagination links on my Approved page I ran into trouble and my XHTML code didn’t validate. You always have to think carefully on where to put a particular closing tag or your code (and your layout) could get messed up.

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