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This is my area where I ponder on how to build this site.
  1. What's new in this club
  2. With the base design for the page listings I can now easily change the style by just changing the CSS attached to the page. This is because the standard layout was built using flex so it can fit pretty much anyway I want them. So far I have added the following Layouts: Default view Big Image on Top 2 column listing 3 column listing 2 column with first entry big Image I also created a new Block template for page feeds based on that same layout. I added this to the custom CSS however, so I don't have to add CSS to pages and are free to use blocks on any page.
  3. Jimi Wikman

    JWSE 2.0

    Just some sketching and ideas for 2.0.
  4. I played around a bit with a new portfolio design this weekend. I kind of like it so far...
  5. Here are some things I am tinkering with....still testing out new colours for security...
  6. The idea behind My Roles was to have a definition that described what I was doing in my projects. This is still a good idea in my opinion, but I feel it is better to make this more generic. So I will transform this database to be a database of Job Titles. Doing this transformation will open up the concept a bit so I can use it for more member based purposes. Having this being a general database allow me to connect other databases to it instead of just connecting it to the limted space of My Projects. I can for example create a database of people, which I already have created and use
  7. The time to upgrade is here and so far it has been a pretty good experience. I have sucessfully upgraded the site and added the first new design for he JWSE standard series. There are some things to work on however, but nothing major so far. The updated design is not much to talk about as the upgrade was pretty small in terms of design changes. I added a new SVG logo and updated the CSS a bit here and there. I will update more in the future, but for now it works. The plugins also seem to work ok, which is great. As for the new Pages templates I have the JWSE Basic Blog Listing done.
  8. One of the things that I will do when the upgrade is on the way is to build new templates for Pages. As much as I like the Pages SuperGrid from OpenType I don't feel I need another plugin just for setting the template for Pages. It is time to build one on my own from scratch. At the moment I am looking over the alternatives because I will most likely build more than one layout. The block based is a favorite of course, but I will probably do a more traditional one as well with both a small and a big image. I already have a timeline version that I should just clean up and maybe enhanc
  9. The latest version of Invision Community (4.5) is in Beta now. This means that I can start Phase 2 of the site after the summer most likely. So what is phase 2 and how will it affect things around here? Phase 2 is also year 2 because this summer marks the new beginning when I switched from Wordpress to Invision Community. For the past year I have had a ton of fun on this site and that will continue in Phase 2. Activity on this site has been growing and I hope that will continue in the future. Content have been a bit all over the place, but until recently it has been consistent at least.
  10. While clubs are far from the perfect solution I will focus on the clubs quite a bit to create focused content. In order for this to make any sense I have added a clubs category plugin so I can organize the clubs. This will be important when the clubs numbers will grow quite a bit going forward. The concept will be that everything that makes sense to have a focused group around should have it. That means that methodologies, products and even services can have a club. This will allow for both generic areas such as Videos while at the same time have very focused areas such as Photoshop Tuto
  11. Jimi Wikman


    This is a gallery of thoughts and ideas that may or may not end up on the site.
  12. Right now I am in a bit of a creative mood and as such I have created new sections on the site and updated the section colors a bit. This is just the beginning however and I am looking into expanding things more here on the site. I am focusing on Pages as that is the most exciting product for me right now as I can build pretty much anything with it. Right now most of the content is created by me, but hopefully that will change in the future. This means that I should make things a bit easier for people who want to write articles for example. So, what I plan is to build a few new forms to
  13. I have been struggling a bit about the header blocks since there are some template differences between pages, databases and applications. Now I think i have a solution for it however as I have tested to use raw PHP in the blocks. This allow me to display content based on the URL, which seem to be working fine. Adding a bit of PHP for the blocks was not really very difficult. There are plenty of examples online and I started with a simple url match using the $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] function. $host = $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']; if($host == '/projects/') { echo ('Whatever you want in h
  14. While IPS may not support FA5 yet there are ways to allow for this. It requires a minor edit to the custom.css and including the FA5 code in your global template. What you need to add to your custom.css: .fa { font-family: "FontAwesome" !important; } With this and including the FA import code FA5 codes will work as well as all FA4 icons currently included on IPS.
  15. Sorry, you do not have permission for that! INVISIONCOMMUNITY.COM
  16. I took some time this weekend to go over how to create tabs and blocks in IPS and it turned out pretty good. This means another part of the structure on the website is now ready to be used. I am making progress. With the tabs I can now create content with more freedom. I already have a few areas in mind for this where I want to create new content. I can add individual pages or even sections, which makes this amazing in so many ways. I can add for example forums or clubs to any page using the tabs. It is not perfect in any way, but it should serve as a good way to drive people around the s
  17. One of the things I liked about my Wordpress theme was the possibility to add reviews to it. It was a nice feature that had some nice customization options maming it useful for many different types of reviews. I want to add that to this site and take advantage of the power of Pages to make it really flexible. Building the database is pretty easy. Creating the layout is also pretty easy using the same template work as I did for the People section. The tricky bit will be to add the design to the basic relationship template. I don't think it will be hard to get the basics, but I am not reall
  18. For now the data I am adding to the database is: Image Name Position Company About Me Interview Personality Type Homepage Linkedin Twitter Skill 1 Skill 1 rating Skill 2 Skill 2 rating Skill 3 Skill 3 rating Skill 4 Skill 4 rating Skill 5 Skill 5 rating Education Anything I have missed?
  19. The people's section is something I have wanted to do for a long time. My thoughts on building that is to promote people and to connect them to this site. It is a lot of fun to meet people and to showcase the amazing people that exist out there. It is also a good way for me to display my network and improve on it in a natural way. The key is to make sure that being listed here is meaningful for the people. So I want to make sure that I have links to webpages, contact information if desired and a way to showcase if you are looking for work or not. I will add interview questions t
  20. As you can have multiple instances of IPS using one database as the master it could be that I want to break out some dedicated areas as separate entities. Using the same design would be easy as I can just use the same skin. Using the same database for login means that I can grow both areas as one, but still maintain custom setups for each. I am considering this for a movies database for example. Kind of a clone of IMDB, only better.
  21. Invision DSM caught my interest today and I am now a bit excited about testing that out. I already have Sketch of course as well as CRAFT, so it's basically just to start hashing out the design specifications and get this show on the road! I will start by rebuilding the IPS design in Sketch so I have the basic symbols in place. Then I can start working on the good stuff. The symbols will be organized using a standard naming convention and I will probably get a few symbols plugins to help organize things a bit. Colors and fonts is pretty much set, but I will create a few symbols and p
  22. As my last assignment now is over I am focusing on My Roles section. This will be my CV kind of area and I am designing the structure of the content now. The idea is that it will follow the same structure as the CV’s we have at Claremont. Building the My Roles section will not be a big project as it is pretty much just standard template work to a move the different fields to where I want them. I have decided not to put any effort into cross database design at this time. Instead I will just link to database entries for now. In total I have 9 roles identified for now. I expect that th
  23. The footer currently is quite weak so a new footer should be added. I have added a new Pinterest mood board for JWSE just to add some ideas and thoughts https://www.pinterest.se/jimiwikman/jwse-mood-board/
  24. With the new designs I am using isometric design elements so I will need to make an investment and buy some graphics I think. I usually go with Shutterstock and considering the pricing I'll probably buy another 750 images package (400 SEK more than the 350 package). Considering my current collection hold 74 images I need to spend some time adding more images so I can download them once I buy the monthly package

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