Perch Blog https://grabaperch.com Blog posts Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:40:00 +0000 https://grabaperch.com/products/runway en Perch Tips: Create a logical editing experience by ordering fields and adding dividers https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/perch-tips-create-a-logical-editing-experience-by-ordering-fields-and-adding-dividers https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/perch-tips-create-a-logical-editing-experience-by-ordering-fields-and-adding-dividers We think that a little bit of thought when designing editing forms makes a huge difference to the experience of content editors using a CMS. So we try and build in lots of ways for you to customize your forms and make them as easy as possible to use. Here we take a look at ordering and dividing fields.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:40:00 +0000
Submit your Perch Blog RSS feed to Apple News https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/submit-your-perch-blog-rss-feed-to-apple-news https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/submit-your-perch-blog-rss-feed-to-apple-news Get ahead of the curve and submit your Perch site to Apple News, ready for the launch in September.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:06:00 +0000
Perch Tips: Layout Variables https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/perch-tips-layout-variables https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/perch-tips-layout-variables How to use Layout Variables to pass unique content in a layout used across many pages.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +0000
Perch Shop: Providing Flexible Checkout Options https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/perch-shop-providing-flexible-checkout-options https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/perch-shop-providing-flexible-checkout-options With the beta of the new Perch Shop add-on well underway, we thought we’d talk about some of the design decisions we’ve made in building it, and how that in turn affects the solutions you are able to provide to your customers.

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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:42:00 +0000
Creating Website Handover Videos https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/creating-website-handover-videos https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/creating-website-handover-videos When handing over a site to a client, a nice way to remind them of how to use their new CMS is to provide them with a little video walking them through the system. Here at Perch we create a lot of video using inexpensive tools. In this post I’ll show you how we do it.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000
Perch Tips: Using Layouts https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/perch-tips-using-layouts https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/perch-tips-using-layouts For elements common to many pages you could use PHP includes with Perch, however Perch has the Perch Layouts functionality, which gives you some extra features. Find out more in this tip.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:06:00 +0000
People Love Perch: Martin Underhill https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/people-love-perch-martin-underhill https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/people-love-perch-martin-underhill We love to hear how much People Love Perch. This interview is with Martin Underhill from tempertemper.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:26:00 +0000
Perch Templates for Material Design Lite https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/perch-templates-for-material-design-lite https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/perch-templates-for-material-design-lite Material Design Lite lets you add a Material Design look and feel to your websites. Perch is ideally suited to creating templates for use with this framework. I take a look and share some example templates.

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000
Rapid content relationships in Perch Runway https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/rapid-content-relationships-in-perch-runway https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/rapid-content-relationships-in-perch-runway Perch Runway brings the powerful Collections feature to Perch, and a new template tag perch:related. Here’s how I used it to add testimonials to the Perch website.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:12:00 +0000
Does your CMS value the time of content editors? https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/does-your-cms-value-the-time-of-content-editors https://grabaperch.com/blog/archive/does-your-cms-value-the-time-of-content-editors The control panel is the place where content editors have to come to edit and update content on their site. They have to use the system day after day, long after the developer has moved on to other projects. At Perch we really value their time, and try and make sure the control panel works to help them keep the content on the site as fresh as the day it was launched.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:21:00 +0000