What site(s) have you built with C5?
We added a lot of our own stuff such as Suckerfish-style NAV, custom blocks and others though--hope some of these things come out of the box in future releases.
Overall Concrete5 rocks! Check out our website at:
I've heard about the suckerfish plugin a while ago but never used it. Seems to be an easy way to build a menu using the existing ul,li structure..
I would love a add on block for the Suckerfish drop down menu's to be added as I have a client that would love this - is it easy to implement?
Its pretty easy, the plugin converts the list items to menus right away. HTH!
Did you manage to create that package?
I looked in the marketplace but I couldn't find it there.
This would be extremely useful to myself and countless other C5 users I'm sure.
Unfortunately Im too dumb or too lazy to learn how to create a module in Concrete5. =)
Anyway here is what I did. I used the superfish Jquery plugin and linked to it in my theme:
Download Superfish from here:
I then created a custom template or view for my Nav block--please see attached.
Hope this helps.
Its basically the Yogurt theme with the suckerfish menus linked in as well as a sample view for the autonav block.
Franz are you releasing a jquery block in the new market place?
me and joe!
I didn't user suckerfish but the result is pretty much the same.
I did the tutorial onhttp://www.codeblog.ch/en/2009/04/concrete5-drop-down-menu/...
What a cool site for new concrete users, i like it.
Please view attach file - i get error
Please can you help I need vertical drop down?
Thanks for the drop down menu.
Now can you please point me to a vertical menu with submenu.
I Followed your tut and works like a little DREAM !
This is not a support question but do you think that nav can be expanded or retro-fitted for 3-4 level deep dropdown menu ?
I have yet to find a multi-mutli level one for C5.
Thanks for the tut Remo
I presumed using a base install of 184.108.40.206 that the Examples menu item would have the suckerfish drop down menu's - but it doesnt appear to ahve these?
Can you explain how to activate it or get this going?
Thanks in advance.
I need a vertical menu with drop down action - can you please point me in the right directions? Can I make this menu vertical?
Is thier a block I can add?
I download 5.3 but no dropdown meneu?
Is superfish block available yet, and how about a vertical slide ding or expending menu?
If it's Concrete, you probably need to change it to say that. :-)
the auto_nav is gone. The icon is gone fom the list of addions. Can you suggest how I can add it?
Great job with c5! I must say I think I tested just about every free web CMS there is before being lucky enough to bump into you. This was exactly what I was looking for... not too complex, easy to use, and good looking results without even trying too hard =)
The site I am building is in Finnish, as it is a non-profit org in Finland. But feel free to take a look at:
This is the first full site I've done using c5. I must say that developing with and using c5 has been a great experience!
A website for a german company specialized in colors for harvester systems.
Have a look
We are testing Concrete5 for the last 2 weeks now and we gave it a try.
We have build more than 200 sites with Joomla, but this is a breeze for customers to use.
and I think is simple but efficent.
took as long as reg the domain =D
C5 (and the Block deal) is it..
nice and simple, didn't have to give the client any training on updating the site, other than a quick email with basic instructions
Have users found that a C5 powered site is slow, or is it that simply the sites listed below are hosted on low-powered servers??
What are people's general experience on the speed of C5 as a CMS for the viewers of a C5 website (not the admin)?
Have a look:
My only experience is my sitehttp://www.prupert.co.uk/ running wordpress. It seems speedy to me, but I guess due to NAT issues, I at viewing it via my LAN and not how others would see it.
the reason c5 can be unique in performance today from site to site is there are a large number of connections to the server in any one web page call. Some routers have no problem with this, others aren't so happy about it at times. We're working on collapsing some of many files down into single files which should help this - but that is the only issue we have on the radar.
this is my site i am working on right now. Its not finished yet - need to write the texts, but the layout is finished and would like to hear your opinion about the site.
look forward to your feedback.
and no, I didn't do it in a day or even a week, at least not the first time. Just before handing over to the very happy client I managed to totally kill it (that bug is now fixed) and there were enough reasons to totally rebuild. Concrete5 the perfect CMS for us, and our clients. And we haven't touched the surface of what's possible yet.
The real reason for choosing c5 is the philosophy of these great guys who got it up and running ... if you haven't already, check outhttp://concretethestudio.com/2009/01/21/lord-maruna-is-displeased-w...
Ziet er erg goed uit.
Now 6 hours in: 115,024 views.
(The new site is replacing an older, already active one)
It means you miss out on the nice fadeIn effect and instead loads in a "step down wipe" as the image is downloaded. On the second loop through however, the image is already in the cache and you get the fadeIn.
or you can just do it old school with addHeaderItem and a loop through the set or file array but the plugin and powerful jquery selectors makes it a 3min job :)
Concrete5 has been a dream to work with!
But thanks :P
Just finished my first C5 site and I am developing another one with C5. I'm hooked....
From downloading latest build through final deployment - less than 12 hours of total development, incredible!
The fastest learning curve I've ever encountered for a CMS.
Previously, I would have trudged my way using Joomla. While, I admire the Joomla community I could never get excited creating a Joomla site. It always felt like too much work. I am lovin' C5.
I've only been using Concrete5 for a month but I'm already a fan.
We've just tentatively launched our new c5 site and the first one i've built.
It's a poetry / photography project.
We'd appreciate any thoughts, particularly on why the js stuff in the header (click on "about") seems a bit buggy when you close the box!
When I looked at it, it overlapped some data and then I reloaded and it appeared fine.
So not sure.
Just launched a new C5 site for a client, originally it was going to be done in EZ, but after playing withn C5 there was no contest really. Making the template work in C5 was just too damn easy!!
We have over the last couple of months doen a few sites including our own in C5, these are all below for anyone who cares
Thank you in advance!
Some fun stuff in there. The header images are actually an embedded randomizer block, it shows a different header from a scrapbook on each page load.
I have a ton of the typography fonts and colors built in to be editable, all of the headers + a link hover color for each, and the dashed lines in the sidebar and twitter feed can have the color updated too.
Content's still being stubbed in, and I need to plug in ecommerce still, but we went through training on updating the site tonight, and took down the under construction front page :)
Small town football club.. we wanted a site which generated local interest in players & supporters. No-one had much in the way of IT skills .. Concrete5 made it easy to build a site to our needs .. which also included letting various people contribute/update the site.
We try to change/update the home page every couple of days... add tipping competitions, surveys etc.
This site was converted in full from a static site. The design was theirs and they wanted to keep it so I had to make it fit into C5. The menu down the left is a heavily modified version of the built-in auto-nav menu.
This is a very basic/simple C5 site. Designed from scratch.
Client needs to sort out content and payment gateway???
This is season themed, should change to a summer theme next month.
Waiting for client to come back to me about a little more training!
This is where I live. Have given locals log in details and permissions. Waiting for the local groups to start adding content!!
Funny how they all wanted control and to be able to add and edit content, but doesn't seem to happen to often?
Is my pet project to review blocks ( I love them all ). The theme is based on Whitespace and heavily modified.