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Last fall we designed and built a site for one of our city's best-loved sporting events-- Portland's 34th annual Shamrock Run. We thought it would be interesting (and fun!) to make a video about the process and how the Core Team uses concrete5 to quickly build a site from design to produciton with just a handful of folks and a tight turnaround.Check out the finished site here:shamrockrunportland.com

Also check out this sweet timelapse video of the event.


This week we check out karma winners (2:55), check out helpful forum threads (6:15), check in with Greg to see what's happening in the marketplace (17:45), and answer your questions in "How Would We Do That?" (21:50). Finally, we check out a git pull request that aims to improve the autonav block (28:50).



This week we share screenshots from our upcoming workflow features (2:05), check out karma winners (12:30), look at some enlightening forum threads (15:30) and fresh PRB submissions (28:05), then discuss work on Bootstrap 2.0 integration (23:45). As always, we wrap things up with How Would We Do That? (36:50)


Just a quick reminder: no live web show this Friday, 5/18. The cast and crew of Totally Random will return next week (5/25). Catch you all then!



July 19 - Advanced Theme Development

Learn to develop powerful themes with the use of PHP. Advanced Themes Class Details.
(Class no longer available for registration.)

The Last CTO Developer Training Intro was such a success that we talked Andrew into doing a series of Last CTO Trainings for developer topics. (Andrew is passing his training duties to Matt after this series is complete.)

All classes will start at10 AM Pacific and cost $95 each(that's $200 off the standard training class price).

May 30: Basic Blocks

Learn how to make a simple block from beginning to end. Basic Block Class Details.
(Class no longer available for registration.)


June 7 - Mastering Auto Nav

For production developers who need to build highly styled navigations, learn the details behind the Auto-Nav block and how it can help you build just about anything. Auto Nav Class Details.
(Class no longer available for registration.)


June 20 - Advanced Block Development

Learn how to make a more advanced block with a Dashboard settings page and Single Page interface. Advanced Block Class Details.
(Class no longer available for registration.)


June 27 - Basic Application Development

Learn how to extend concrete5 with Single Pages and custom Controllers. Basic Applications Class Details.
(Class no longer available for registration.)


July 17 - Theme Production (basic)

Turn a basic HTML chop into a concrete5 theme.Theme Production class details.
(Class no longer available for registration.)


Fike over on the webdevRefinery.com forums has some great things to say about concrete5 for anyone looking for a CMS.

He writes, "Ireallyrecommend this for people who need a robust (hence "concrete"), stable and super-easy to use CMS...did I mention its free and open source?"

Fike found plenty of content management systems that were too simple or too complicated, but he found concrete5 to be just right for his needs. "When I tested concrete5 out, it was just what I was looking for. Simple for end-users/clients to manage themselves, yet powerful enough for developers to make addons and "blocks" that are easy to use for the end user," he writes.

Check out his full post, or add your thoughts in the comments, athttp://webdevrefinery.com/forums/topic/11396-concrete5-zend-based-cms-for-developers-and-designers-alike/

Also, he called our user interface "sexy." Just saying...


"It's the perfect tool for building a single-page site, a simple landing page, or just the opposite, a huge site supporting an entire online community," Softpedia says about concrete5.

We agree.

Read the full article at Softpedia:http://news.softpedia.com/news/Script-of-the-Day-concrete5-267849.shtml


We had connection troubles during the first part of the show, but jump right in and catch up with the last 40 minutes. We hit up the Karma, Forums, PRB and git segments, then talk about high-traffic concrete5 server setups during "How Would We Do That?"


This week we launch our new "Switch and Learn" section, announce another deal on developer training and answer questions from the USTREAM chat. Tune in!