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Typography in ImpressCMS Themes

As @madfish mentioned in another thread ) partly resurrected - there is some work on the typography of our themes. This might be interesting in that regard : A 7-step plan to become a typography expert.
What are your considerations when starting a new theme, or improving an existing one? Do you trust CSS frameworks like Bootstrap 3 or Foundation 6 (or something a bit less widespread), or do you want to add your own personal 'special sauce' in your themes?

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How to get Fontawesome working in the WYSIWYG editors

ImpressCMS has a reputation as a secure platform, and security is also one of our principal values we adhere to. Every time we think of making a change, we ask ourselves "Will this have an impact on security?". In our current standard configuration, that security setup impedes us from using Font Awesome in our text fields, which is a pity. Let's fix that. keep reading ...


Dear Webmaster, Google says "We can't access all your JS and CSS files" - Really!

Google robots messageYesterday, webmasters around the globe were getting emails that looked like they were from Google, which many overlooked or treated with suspicion. I did at first - then, I signed into my Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) account and found they were, indeed, from Google.

The message read-

"Google systems have recently detected an issue with your homepage that affects how well our algorithms render and index your content. Specifically, Googlebot cannot access your JavaScript and/or CSS files because of restrictions in your robots.txt file. These files help Google understand that your website works properly so blocking access to these assets can result in suboptimal rankings."

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UI for 2.0 preview: Smarty debug

One of 2.0 release goals is get a more friendly and responsive UI in User and Admin Side. The job is next to the end.
A minor advance shows the point: Smarty debug.
The classic look and feel is really ugly and outdated. keep reading ...

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icmsBootstrap the basic theme for ImpressCMS 2.0

Bootstrap, or Twitter bootstrap as it was called at the beginning, has taken the design world by storm. This has translated itself into lots of CMSes adopting it as the base CSS framework for their designs, Joomla being one of the most prominent ones.

At the release of ImpressCMS 2.0 final, the default theme will be based on icmsBootstrap. This will allow theme designers to re-use their existing bootstrap experience also on ImpressCMS sites, and will align us with one of the most popular projets on github.

icmsBootstrap will be refined and updated in future releases of the theme, for which I created a new subproject on assembla. I try to give core components separate subprojects, that makes it easier to handle them.

Expect a first introduction to icmsBootstrap in the next alpha release for ImpressCMS 2.0, which is imminent.

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