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Meta avatar Chris Monnat in Programming   April 23, 2015

3 Steps to Quality Code

Make sure your next website or application project is top notch with three things you can do to ensure quality.

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Meta avatar Chris Monnat in General   May 27, 2014

Say Hello to dashEE 2.0

It’s been way too long coming but I am finally happy to announce the release of dashEE 2.0 – the control panel dashboard framework for EE CMS.

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Meta avatar Chris Monnat in General   February 14, 2012

Creating Custom Widgets for dashEE

There’s a new ExpressionEngine (EE) add-on type in town and it’s name is Widget! We’re all familiar with the standard EE add-ons: modules, fieldtypes, accessories, extensions and plug-ins. But did you know there was an additional type that allowed you to customize the control panel homepage with your own content and functionality? It’s called a widget and in this post I’ll review how you can create your own widgets that work with the dashEE module to assemble your own custom EE control panel dashboard.

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Meta avatar Chris Monnat in General   February 4, 2012

Wufee - The Power of Wufoo in ExpressionEngine

I’m proud to announce the launch of my first commercial add-on for ExpressionEngine: Wufee. Wufee is an EE module for connecting your website with your Wufoo account.

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Meta avatar Chris Monnat in General   September 8, 2011

Introducing dashEE

The Missing ExpressionEngine Dashboard

Today I’m excited to announce the release of a new EE module called dashEE. dashEE is a completely customizable control panel dashboard alternative that gives developers the ability to create custom widgets either as stand alone add-ons or as part of their existing custom modules. Check out the Github repo for more details.

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Meta avatar Chris Monnat in Tutorial   December 2, 2010

Make Phone Calls with Code Using Twilio

Web applications are better than old school applications that get installed on your hard drive because you can access them from anywhere using the web. They do however suffer from the same limited communication channel as typical software because they can only interact with users via the computer. Users provide input via the keyboard and the app provides output via the screen. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could take advantage of other communication channels like phone and text messages to communicate with our users? Well now we can with the help of Twilio. In this post I’ll walk you through building an application that can make phone calls and send text messages using the Twilio API.

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Meta avatar Chris Monnat in General   August 21, 2008

10 Tools for Beginning Bloggers

Everyone has a blog nowadays, right? Not quite, but everyday more people start blogging about their passions, experiences, businesses and dreams. Below is a list of 10 tools that will help bloggers just starting out to get up and running quickly and start spreading their word throughout the web.

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Meta avatar Chris Monnat in Programming   July 1, 2008

Simply Perfect RSS Parsing

RSS is a really useful tool for syndicating content between separate sites. Those people familiar with blogs and such are probably very familiar with RSS. Some of the clients where I work have taken advantage of RSS feeds provided by Web MD and other medical content providers to display new and updated content on their own practice websites. It’s a nice feature, especially for sites whose content doesn’t change all that often. You just need to be sure to check the terms of use for the site whose feed you want to use to make sure that type of use is allowed.

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