Hop aboard the beta train.
The Craft 3 beta is now a couple weeks old. As with any beta, there are bugs, but the P&T team seems to be squashing those at a rapid pace. (Applause goes here.)
Fortrabbit is back as featured sponsor for this issue. They've not mentioned it in their ad but I see they're offering pre-installed PHP 7.2 if interested in future-proofing your work. (Yeah, I'm talking to you.)
There are more of you out there writing up helpful posts on how you make amazing things using Craft. If you're inspired to do that same, please drop me a line at [email protected] or hit me up on Slack.
Let's hit the links.
Craft 3 Beta Executive Summary
Need the low down on Craft 3? Friend-of-the-newsletter, Andrew, breaks it down.
Craft 3 beta change log
Keep up with the changes in Craft 3 with the Craft 3 beta change log. Bookmark this one.
Work With Craft Professional Profiles
Work With Craft has added Professional Profiles. Get your best mug shot up there and get to work.
fortrabbit: PHP as a Service
fortrabbit is hosting a new mindset. Launch your Craft 3 project on a hosting platform for a modern PHP. See it today, start a free trial.
Tools, tips, and fundamentals
Craft 3 debugging tip
No link here — just a tip mentioned in Slack that seemed good to pass along. In Craft 3, the Debug Toolbar can be enabled without Dev Mode. I didn't realize that. Handy.
Optimizing Performance for Craft 3
Another random tip spotted in Slack earlier this month from Brandon.
FYI (and probably should document this...) if you want to get optimized performance out of Craft 3, make sure you run this first:
composer dump-autoload -o
Perfecting your technique
JSON-LD, Structured Data and Erotica
It is safe for work.
Resolving Git Merge Conflicts
Mijingo has a free Git lesson on merge conflicts linked above along with a full course of Git lessons for you if you want to pony up for the full course.
Pic Puller: The Instagram plugin for Craft CMS
Pic Puller brings your Instagram media into Craft CMS. Full documentation and code samples get you up and running quickly.
Element API updated for Craft 3
Create a JSON API for your elements in Craft 3.
Widgets for Freeform Plugin for Craft
Dashboard Widgets Bundle for Solspace Freeform. Includes Linear Charts, Radial Charts, Field Value Charts and Recent Submissions.
This Twig function revs asset urls with the date modified timestamp.
Easily use Craft Globals as variables in Rich Text fields.
Admin Bar - Craft 3 version
AdminBar comes to Craft 3. Front-end shortcuts for clients logged into Craft CMS.
Neo gets nice upgrade this week including tricks such as "Neo-to-Matrix conversion, collapsed block content summaries, a bunch of locale-related fixes and a tonne more."
Google Maps for Craft
The complete geolocation toolkit for Craft CMS.
AP-style title capitalization for Craft CMS.
The Craft Advantage
Why choose Craft Commerce over Magento?
Are you debating store solutions? Check out this Stack Exchange post to help you decide.
It’s not Craft, but it’s interesting.
React Router: Declarative Routing for React.js
React Router 4 is now in beta (i.e. it's no longer in alpha.)
Yes, this is a Craft CMS newsletter, but you might be using React on the front end and React Router 4 is great.
Create badass, fluid and smooth transition between your website's pages.
A simple and fast API to monitor elements as you scroll.
Add scroll based animations to your site with ease.
How-To: Quickly resize images on OS X using a Service with Automator
This link was mentioned in a "how do you resize your images" discussion in Slack a couple weeks ago, which was followed the next link below...
imgix - Real-time image processing and image CDN
This was mentioned as solution which can "[replicate] 22% of photoshop’s functionality via url parameters alone". Their documentation on Managing User-Generated Images shows some pretty cool features.
But before you make up your mind on this topic don't miss Creating Optimized Images in Craft CMS mentioned back in issue #30.