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She's Craft-y, and she's just my type

She's Craft-y, and she's just my type

An intro to Craft CMS presented by Ryan Shrum at SyntaxCon in Charleston, SC.

Description:
In the age where open source is king, why use Craft, a commercial CMS? Craft was recently voted Best CMS for Developers in the CMS Critic’s People’s Choice Awards and I’m going to show you why! I’ll dive into some of Craft’s most powerful, and loved, features.

We’ll take a look at the ease of getting a Craft site off the ground and providing your clients the best possible author experience. I’ll highlight a few of the ever growing 3rd party plugin options and the ease of getting into plugin development.

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Ryan Shrum

May 06, 2016
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  1. She’s Craft-y, and she’s just my type SYNTAXCON • CHARLESTON,

    SC • MAY 6, 2016 bit.ly/1NiHKhu
  2. Hi, SyntaxCon!

  3. I’m Ryan Shrum.

  4. I’m a UI Engineer at boomtownroi.com

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  6. But…

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  10. bit.ly/1W8QWaH

  11. Perfect! bit.ly/1SZHdzY

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  13. So Ryan, what is Craft?

  14. So Ryan, what is Craft?

  15. CRAFT IS A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DESIGNED TO DO ONE

    THING REALLY WELL: MANAGE CONTENT. “” craftcms.com
  16. CRAFT IS LIKE WORDPRESS IF IT WAS STRIPPED NAKED AND

    THEN CLOTHED IN ADVANCED CUSTOM FIELDS. Megan Zlock Front-end Developer, Viget “” bit.ly/24sow0j
  17. FOR ANYONE WHO HAS LONGED FOR LEAN MARKUP AND CLEAN

    OBJECT-ORIENTED PHP, OR FOR CLIENTS WHO LOVE EDITING THEIR SITE, I HAVE ONE WORD: CRAFT. Patrick Harrington Owner/Developer, Mildly Geeky “” bit.ly/21ytAv0
  18. Why Craft?

  19. Designers love it! • Complete design control • Built with

    modularity & RWD in mind • Designers can {{code}}
 (no PHP in templates) • Relatively intuitive
  20. Authors love it! • Responsive control panel • Live preview

    • Drafts/version notes • Highly intuitive & flexible • Matrix
  21. Developers love it! • Twig • Extendible with API •

    User permissions • Localization/multi-lingual • Cloud asset storage
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  23. bit.ly/1VDNVvn

  24. I’ll show you!

  25. Easy installation

  26. Section types

  27. Entry types

  28. Matrix

  29. Matrix

  30. Live preview

  31. bit.ly/1NXEuId

  32. One-click updating

  33. Plugins straightupcraft.com

  34. Build your own!

  35. Pricing

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  37. $299!?

  38. Think about it. • $300 ≈ 3 hrs of work

    • Pay once per license/site • Free lifetime upgrades • Unparalleled support • Focused roadmap • Community input in features
  39. TAKE A TEST DRIVE demo.craftcms.com github.com/pixelandtonic/HappyLager

  40. Stack Exchange Slack Craft Community #CraftCMS

  41. Thanks y’all! bit.ly/1SO2rSC @ryanshrum / @BoomtownROI