"Education develops the intellect; and the intellect distinguishes man from other creatures. It is education that enables man to harness nature and utilize her resources for the well-being and improvement of his life."
H.i.M. Haile Selassie I
- : On Day 1 of our JAMstack journey we explore working with Products and compare the CMS options Forestry and Netlify CMS with a bareback setup which skips the CMS altogether.... read more
- : Every CMS offers widgets and helpers to share your blog/website in popular social networks as facebook. To get the share-button in is usually very easy but a bad surprise often follows when we see which content and image shows up (or not) in facebooks share dialog. We will have a quick look at the basics of open graph parameters and how they need to be included to in the website or blog. Once this is set, we will use the facebook debugger tool to ensure we get the latest content included and we are happy with the results.... read more
- : We are going to introduce a software strategy for a fictional brand called FantasticContent.Online to demonstrate how different free tools can be combined to a rock solid base for many kinds business relying on teamwork. We will not be limited to a certain product, but want to have a look on aspects surrounding successful projects. We will see how to organize teams flexible, build short communications and make the life easy for the business and marketeers. Ready? Let’s go ….... read more
- : The commonly used CMS (Wordpress, Joomla!, …) are all server-side applications which require sophisticated features from the hosting environment, such as a database and activated PHP or Python compilers. Your website-project is of reasonable size, aimed for exposure, performance, and SEO rather than direct interaction with visitors as in community sites or e-commerce? Then you might not need any paid hosting at all anymore. Sounds good? Let’s dive into pre-compiled websites and what they have to offer …... read more
- : Wordpress, Joomla!, Drupal, Django, Typo3 and Plone are some of the most common Content Management Systems (CMS) today, delivering millions of websites every day. But what is a CMS and what purpose does it serve? Thanks to the open-source community, small projects, start-ups, or businesses with very limited budgets are able to get online with low-cost websites. This article explains some very basic concepts and what kind of issues you can expect when using any CMS…... read more
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- : Styling of form elements is often a pain in the ass. There are always designers who really really want their custom checkboxes and dropdowns. If you are reading this article you know how hard this can be. Here is how a pro deals with this problem.... read more
- : I've ordered a new virtual private server because the old one was a bit to slow for »that one project«. Here is how I configured it to run WordPress with nginx and fastcgi_cache.... read more
- : We love music and for us is Reggae more then entertainment. It teaches and calms us down in troubled times, it makes us happy and life wouldn't be the same without it. To share our love and passion we added a new section on the website, where you can explore and enjoy our personal favorites, uplifting song by brilliant artists. BigUp yourself and keep the fire Blazin'!... check it out
- : Due to a big commercial workload in the last months we've not be able to follow up on the latest article series again. After some discussions we decided now to open up opportunities for non-related technical bloggers to contribute and reach our community with high quality content. So if you feel the urge in your heart to get published here on rasta.online, please feel free to shoot us an email to [email protected] with what you have in mind. For the sake of our dear readers we'll ensure though that we keep this blog advertisement free and maintain the integrity and good spirit in which this project started.
- : It feels good to be back in this community. Through our recent changes the hosting structure I stumbled over the extended JAM Stack approach for delivering contemporary web solutions. Even though Rasta.Online works with its basics for multiple years now, after all this blog is build with a Static Site Generator, nailing the "M succesfully. We are promoting the underlying ideas since the 2015 article "Faster, cheaper, safer" but never did more then scratching on the very surface of what is possible today. To change that a series will follow how to create a functional ecommerce solution, which is cheap, reliable and fast. Stay tuned!... check it out
- : Our community pages are now moved to githubs free hosting service github pages. While updating the current hosting situation, a lot of further improvements and a revitalisation of the community is in progress. Stay tuned for further updates.... research
- : This blog is for educational purpose and promotes open source solutions and tools. Therefor are all published articles free to re-use and the websites source-code is available to everyone in its github repository.... research