News updates, tips on using Perch and running a great web design business
Looking for quick tips that will help you develop Perch sites more efficiently? News and updates about Perch, web design inspiration? You have found the right place! The Blog is curated by Drew and Rachel.
Our official add-ons are free for anyone with a Perch license. We strongly believe that you should know what developing your site will cost in license fees. If you have paid for Perch – you can download and install every single one of our add-ons if you like, with no additional cost.
In an interview for our Customer Stories series of posts, Ryan Singer of 37signals explains why he uses Perch.
Today we have made live the Perch 1.7 release which contains, in addition to a few bug fixes and tweaks, two huge new features – Perch Forms and search.
Yesterday we launched our new Perch Registered Developer Programme. This is open to any individual freelancer or company who develops sites using Perch. Our aim is to promote companies who use Perch and also to provide a listing for people who are looking for someone to build a site or Perch add-on. In this way we hope the network will be beneficial to the members but also to the entire community.
As the solution for using HTML5 with Perch shows, Perch can easily be used to manage content on an HTML5 site as you have complete control of your mark-up. For those of you working in HTML5 we’ve created a set of default templates for Perch which are a direct replacement for the existing templates (found in
/perch/templates/content) and can simply be dropped in and used or edited.
If you’ve needed to ask for help, or visited the forums in the last couple of weeks you’ll be aware that we have moved over to a new, integrated system for support, forums and documentation. We hope that this will help to end confusion about where to post and make it easier for us to support you and for the community to help each other.
On the most recent project where you chose not to use Perch – what stopped you? What is Perch currently missing that would enable you to choose it for more projects?
Perch is two years old today, to celebrate we’ve launched a completely rewritten version of the Pages app.
New startup PHP Fog is an interesting prospect for Perch customers looking to host their sites in the cloud.
Drew McLellan and Rachel Andrew, the team behind Perch, are speaking at and attending various conferences this year.