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Globalizing orchard layout elements and then testing them

So, I created a hubspot blog post layout element in orchard for a recent project (which I intend to write a post about later). I was then asked to make it personalised by country, so users would see different blog posts based on which country they were in. This is how I did it…

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Umbraco, knockout js and forms part 2

This post extends part 1 and talks about how to get all the already submitted reviews, display them, and enable rating and commenting functionality on them, all using knockout js. This includes using knockout templates, adding additional functions/observables to pre-mapped view models, extending knockout binding handlers, and implementing a ‘show more’ function to dynamically load another page of results. Continue reading “Umbraco, knockout js and forms part 2” »

Umbraco, knockout js and forms part 1

This post is about how to implement Umbraco MVC forms with Unobtrusive bootstrap validation and use knockout js to perform data binding. It also covers adding additional functions and properties to mapped observables without having to add them to your c# view models.

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Front-end development with Hubspot Part 1

Recently, we’ve startedĀ using Hubspot, which is a service that helps companies with their inbound marketing. It provides a content management system (which they call a ‘content optimization system’ :p) that can be hooked in to fairly easily. For me, its syntax is very similar to twig, a popular php templating language. It provides control structures, filters, functions etc. There’s some nice bits and some truly flakey bits – here’s what I’ve learnt so far…

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