As some of you may or may not already know our shop are big proponents of the ExpressionEngine content management system. Here are some recent links and articles I have come across related to ExpressionEngine, if you have more to share that aren't listed here, please leave us a comment.
The ExpressionEngine showcase section on their website has recently been updated and revamped, they added over 100 new sites to the gallery, and tweaked the navigation to make stumbling around a lot easier.
On the heels of the clearly defunct Jambor-EE, comes Devot-ee.com. Devot-ee aims to be the definitive non-EllisLab run resource for all things relating to ExpressionEngine and, as they grow, CodeIgniter. From basic stuff all the way up to advanced help for developers. EE and CI have a long way to grow, so there is plenty of opportunity to educate as more designers and developers come on board. They plan to offer tutorials, screencasts, articles, showcase galleries, all based on the EE CMS.
Train-EE, a site dedicated to ExpressionEngine training was recently given a nice facelift courtesy of Shift Design. Train-EE offers resources such as books, blog posts, and screen casts to help get developers up to speed with the ins and outs of ExpressionEngine.
EE Screencasts were created by the great Ryan Irelan, of Airbag Industries. The screencasts are a great learning tool for people looking to learn EE. Each screen cast only costs $5 and run on average 30-45 minutes each. They offer great insight into how a seasoned ExpressionEngine developer would approach many methods for creating various functionality for websites using ExpessionEngine. You can view the final fictional website created during these screencasts, "Engine City Times" here.
Ryan Irelan, the same guy who brought us EE Screencasts has been hosting a weekly "ExpressionEngine Help". Visitors can sign in every wednesday night at 9 PM EST and pick Ryan's brain about issues they have been facing with using ExpressionEngine, or get advice from him on how he would approach certain tasks using the CMS.
This blog posts covers how developer Adam Khan converted Khoi Vinh’s very popular blog Subtraction from it's old content management system to run on ExpressionEngine. For me this was a great read-It's always helpful to get a glimpse into how someone else would approach setting up templates in the CMS, and this blog post certainly does not disappoint. I learned a few little tricks for working with EE that I didn't realize were possible, such as using date based permalinks (similar to ones used by WordPress) with ExpressionEngine.
Recently Matt from The Nested Float wrote more about achieving such functionality.
Great list from 5 Pieces of some really handy add-ons for use with ExpressionEngine
Originally planned as a feature for 2.0, Strict URLs will be sneaking into EE 1.6.5 (due soon). So this time around you get a preview of a 2.0 feature that you won’t have to wait for 2.0 to start using.
Newest extension from Leevi Graham, creator of some of the most useful extensions available for extending ExpressionEngine's functionality. This one adds a "live look" tab to your publish screen so that content publishers have the option of seeing a realistic preview of what their content will look like when it appears in the context of a template.
Came across this one from the ExpressionEngine blog - Solspace helped to develop this website, by writing custom modules, custom applications all integrated with ExpressionEngine. Very nice site indeed.
New tangible book available from Packt Publishing that will teach you how to build a site using ExpressionEngine 1.6.
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