Making sure webistes are accessible is a big deal these days. Websites should be mindful of their audience to make sure people with disabilities are not excluded from the site content. Color contrasts between foregrounds and backgrounds is an easy miss when checking that a site is accessible, but one that is vital to hard of sight users.... ➦
Managing media in an eZ Publish 4 install was always a pain point for me. There were a number of problems that I had with media in eZ Publish 4 that are now addressed thanks to Symfony. The media I am referring to in this post are any content types placed in the media category, traditionally images, files, audio files, and video files.... ➦
KNP Menu is a library by the guys at KNP Labs for building menus with php. The KNP menu library offers great features like automatically adding branch classes, marking the first and last item in a menu, and provides features for to automatically figure out the current menu item. Adding raw html into a label (eg
<br>) can be a bit of a pain, however.
One of my favorite features of Ruby on Rails is that all models are timestamped by default. Ruby on Rails, of course, opts for convention over configuration. Symfony2, on the other hand, opts for configuration over convention. Anyone who has worked with Symfony2 can speak to the mass of config files that exist in a project. I can understand, therefore, why timestamped models (entities) are not a feature in Symfony2. In this post I will show how to add timestamp all your Symfony2 entities. For this post, I chose to use Doctrine as my ORM, so all code show directly relates to Doctrine and Symfony2.... ➦