Saint Patrick’s Day Edition 🍀
Hi Craft friends,
We have new sites and plugins, a fresh tutorial series, and a (sparkly green) bag of miscellanea.
Thank you again to Solspace for sponsoring this issue, inviting you to beta-test Freeform 3.11.
But enough blarney. Let’s hit the links.
New Gatsby Plugin Versions!
Our first-party Gatsby source plugin and its supporting Craft helper reached 2.0 and 1.0 respectively, with Gatsby’s 1.0 release of its underlying source toolkit.
Join the Freeform 3.11 beta!
As part of our commitment to developing and releasing reliable and stable software, we now put all minor feature releases through a thorough beta testing period. If you’d like to be a part of the 3.11 beta, please click here for more details!
Tools, tips, and fundamentals
Video Tutorial: Build a Full Website in Craft CMS
Luke Peters kicked off a parade of weekly YouTube video tutorials in a series on building a full Craft site. Check out the demo source here.
CraftQuest: Craft Nitro 2 with Pixel & Tonic
Ryan hosts our very own Jason and Brad to discuss what’s cuttin’ with Nitro 2.
Nitro 2: The Docker powered development environment for Craft CMS
A grand overview of Nitro 2 from James White.
CraftQuest on Call 18: Post-Icepocalypse
Ryan and Andrew shorten the road on emergency preparedness, audience questions, and Andrew’s elaborate plugin development setup.
Combining transformers for even more awesome
Secretive, important entity SpaceCatNinja takes a gander at transforming an image with multiple services, like ImageMagick and Imgix.
Blitz and Brotli
Blitz 3.8.0 can pre-compress cached pages with Brotli. 😎
This is Intercom: the Business Messenger you and your customers will love.
Sure, it does live chat. But there’s also bots, apps, product tours, and more like email, messages, and a help center that help you build relationships with your customers.
Super Payment Adjuster
Adds ability to adjust order amount based on the payment method selected.
Sidebar Admin Links
Admin users get quick links to settings right in the sidebar - that's it, end of plugin 😎
Interview with Stefanie Gevaert
London agency Percipio interviewed one of their own celebrating International Women’s Day.
Hopefully It’s the Taller, Spikier Bits 🤞
In Discord, August invited everyone to guess when Craft and Commerce arrived on the scene.
CraftQuest Adds Team Plans
Now it's easier for teams to learn on CraftQuest with our new Teams plans and management tools: https://craftquest.io/teams
It's set up for agencies and internal teams with employees and contractors who want to stay up-to-date.
It’s not Craft, but it’s interesting.
YouTube: Tailwind CSS Just-In-Time
Throwing shapes at some speedy, exciting updates for Tailwind.
Fading out siblings on hover in CSS | Trys Mudford
Mentioned as a clever solution to an extremely specific UX challenge.
Mux: The API to Video
Sort of like imgix for video, supports HLS in popular web players.
You can now arbitrarily increase image resolution. Still a manky plot device for crime dramas? You decide.
DBngin | Free All-in-One Database Version Management Tool
Free macOS GUI tool for easily running database servers, from the makers of TablePlus.