When I was experimenting with an SVG sprite to replace my current icon font, suddenly some of the icons disappeared without a clear reason. It worked fine when I accessed the demo page via the file URI scheme, but as soon as I used an HTTP server, some of them did not show up.
On Wednesday the 12th of December, Goldmund, Wyldebeast & Wunderliebe organised a Diazo workshop. Douwe van der Meij and Kim Chee Leong introduced us to the wonderful world of theming Plone the easy way (my words, not theirs). Since this workshop took a full day, this is not a complete summary but a more an extended version of the notes I took during the day.
For years web development was quite predictable. The resolution of the average screen slowly but steadily increased, bandwidth became less of an issue and everything was good. Then smartphones became mainstream. Suddenly we have to make sure our websites are also accessible on small screens. And bandwidth may also be limited to a few kilobytes per second. In other words: new challenges. But how are we responding to them?
A lightning talk by Thijs Jonkman at the Dutch Plone User Day once again brought Compass to my attention. I’ve read about it on other occasions, but I never actually tried it. But Thijs really made me want to try it for myself.
Deliverance can be used to theme a site without having to have any knowledge of Plone.