Blog - 2009

The Flexibility of Open ...

Dec 14, 2009

Last week I presented a case study talk at IMS 2009 in London. The talk was entitled 'The Flexibility of Open Source: A Case Study of a ...

When all CMSes are Open ...

Dec 14, 2009

A blog post today by Janus Boye on some (quite unbelievable) claims by Danish CMS vendor Sitecore got me thinking about something...

IMS 2009 - Final Day and ...

Dec 04, 2009 1 comment

This year we have been representing Plone at the IMS / Online 2009 expo at Earl Court Olympia in London.

Day Two of IMS 2009

Dec 02, 2009

This year we have been representing Plone at the IMS / Online 2009 expo at Earl Court Olympia in London.

Day One of IMS 2009

Dec 02, 2009 1 comment

This year we have been representing Plone at the IMS / Online 2009 expo at Earl Court Olympia in London.

Canonical - Don't Make ...

Nov 25, 2009 4 comments

So I bought my daughter a cheap little netbook a few months back, and downloaded an image of Ubuntu Netbook Remix (9.04) and copied it ...

Configuring buildout to ...

Nov 17, 2009 3 comments

Yesterday morning I came in to work to find that my (previously fine) plone 3 buildout kept failing to rebuild. After much debugging ...

In-Context Editing - ...

Nov 13, 2009 7 comments

JBoye09 attendees say WCM needs to be simplified and easier, Apoorv Durga from CMSWatch says In-Context Editing might be bad for WCM in ...

Plone Conference 2009

Nov 02, 2009 2 comments

Well, I'm now back from the 7th Annual Plone Conference 2009 in Budapest, sat at my desk with the post-conference come-down as the ...

Whitehouse on Drupal. ...

Oct 28, 2009

This week there has been quite a few big news items about Open Source. One of them is that the White House announced its move from its ...

Netsight and Plone at ...

Oct 12, 2009

Talk to us and see Plone in action at the Information Management Solutions 2009 Expo, 1st - 3rd December 2009, Earls Court Olympia, ...

Moving an object to the ...

Oct 07, 2009 3 comments

As whizzy as Plone 3's AJAX drag-and-drop folder re-ordering is, it's fairly unusable when you have a large number of items and need to ...

Plone on the Wave?

Oct 01, 2009 4 comments

OK, so Google Wave has been mentioned quite a bit since it came out and I have to admit my first impressions were 'yeah, OK so what?'. I ...

Buildout and Snow Leopard

Sep 18, 2009

I spent 3 days trying to get my development environment working again after upgrading to Snow Leopard.

Dutch Plone User Day

Sep 17, 2009 2 comments

Well I am on the train back to the airport now from Arnhem, after being invited to present the keynote at the Dutch Plone User Day 2009. ...

Opening PDFs in a new ...

Aug 05, 2009 2 comments

A request we often get from customers is to make all links to PDF files in their Plone site open in a new window. This prevents the ...

First Welsh Language CMS ...

Jul 23, 2009 3 comments

Yesterday I saw a news item go past on Twitter. The item in questions was by a digital agency called Sequence whom implement the ...

Open Source: It's Just a ...

Jul 14, 2009 2 comments

I've just read an interesting article over at CMS Watch by one of their Analysts, Adriaan Bloem, entitled Open Source: It's Just a ...

Plone at Europython

Jul 08, 2009 1 comment

Last week Netsight were at the Europython 2009 conference in Birmingham, UK. The main reason we were there was to learn about all the ...

Zope mindshare at ...

Jul 02, 2009 3 comments

I'm just on the way home now from Europython 2009 along with some of the rest of the Netsight team. The conference has been massively ...

Folder Contents ...

May 27, 2009 2 comments

In a standard (Plone 3.1) site, when you go to folder contents, any Images and Files that are included in the listing automatically have ...

We need a Zope developer!

May 21, 2009

We have a requirement for an experienced Python/Zope developer to come work on a client project with us here in the UK. The contract ...

Plone in the Enterprise: ...

May 16, 2009

Two weeks ago, we had a stand at Internet World in London. One thing that happened quite bit was people came up to us asking 'So I've ...

Pluggable Authentication ...

May 16, 2009 3 comments

This is a more technical look at one of Plone's great features for the Enterprise, its authentication system. If you just want to know ...

Custom Image Content ...

May 15, 2009 1 comment

I always forget how to do things like this as I do not have to do them very often so I thought I would blog about it.

Netsight at European ...

May 06, 2009

This year sees the introduction of the first European Plone Symposium. Together with the annual Plone Conference in Budapest in ...

Plone at Internet World ...

May 01, 2009 4 comments

We just got back from the Internet World Expo in London's Earls Court so I thought I'd do a bit of a writeup on the expo, and how it all ...

World Plone Day - Malta

Apr 24, 2009

Yesterday was World Plone Day, a series of events held around the globe to promote Plone and Open Source in general. In my role as one ...

World Plone Day Malta

Apr 15, 2009

The 2009 World Plone Day event in Malta took place at the end of March at The Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise in Valletta, the ...

Browser stats for the ...

Apr 03, 2009

With the recent launch of Internet Explorer 8, and many people looking forward to the day when IE6 is a distant nightmare I thought I'd ...

Open Source and Software ...

Apr 02, 2009 7 comments

Yesterday I was at an event, Harnessing Free and Open Source Software in Local Government, organised by Public Sector Forums. I was ...

Netsight and Plone at ...

Apr 01, 2009

Visit the Plone stand at Internet World 2009 between 28th April - 30th April at Earls Court 2 London.

Harnessing Free and Open ...

Mar 30, 2009

I will be presenting a case study on Kent Connects Portals, a Plone based set of portals for a local government initiative:

Taming Plone's advanced ...

Mar 27, 2009

In my opinion, Plone's 'livesearch' is one of it's most rewarding features. We recently moved our company intranet to Plone 3, and ...

DateTime in Plone 3

Mar 26, 2009 2 comments

Back in the days of Plone 2.x, page templates used to be able to just access Zope's DateTime module like this:

Open Source and ...

Mar 03, 2009 2 comments

An article was recently published comparing the usability of Joomla with Wordpress for simple tasks. The article argues that whilst ...

Technologies besides ...

Feb 17, 2009

So thought I'd do a quick update of what we've been up to in the past couple of weeks, as things have been pretty busy here at ...

Speculative design work ...

Feb 13, 2009

Like many digital agencies, Netsight has long held the view that speculative design work is damaging to us, to the client, and to the ...

Plone Wessex Users Group ...

Feb 13, 2009

So last night was the Plone Wessex Users Group meetup. A small friendly bunch of Plonistas in the UK capital of Plone, Bristol ;)

The Netsight Blog

Feb 10, 2009 4 comments

OK, so I'm going to let you into a little secret here... this new blog, for one of the UK's longest established Plone development ...

Two new sites launched ...

Jan 29, 2009

Netsight have been busy bees this week, launching two sites in the space of a week.

Commercial vs. Community ...

Jan 27, 2009

2009 is the year for Open Source it looks like. Open Source is getting more and more accepted by the mainstream and shedding its ...

Custom viewlet managers ...

Jan 23, 2009 1 comment

In a recent project we were tasked with producing a Plone 3 site in which the initial 'gateway' page had a different layout and style to ...

lxml.html

Jan 15, 2009

Whilst playing around with lxml, I came across a problem with some code in xdv that was causing problems with <script> and <style> tags. ...

BeautifulSoup and extra ...

Jan 09, 2009

If you use BeautifulSoup to parse and manipulate HTML, be aware that the prettify() method adds extra whitespace around items which is ...