New Features for the venerable AEM Groovy Console

    February 5, 2015 9:01 PM

    Over nearly four years of existence, the AEM Groovy Console has evolved with new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.  I owe a great deal of thanks to my colleagues and the AEM developer community for their ideas and, more importantly, pull requests.  Some of the highlights are listed below.

    posted by Mark Daugherty

    Resolution Independence with SVG in Adobe AEM (formerly CQ)

    November 20, 2014 6:56 PM

    SVG, or Scalable Vector Graphics, is an XML-based vector image format that has lately had quite a resurgence in popularity amongst developers. This is largely due to the rise of responsive web design, as the benefits to using SVG neatly solve some of the design challenges of developing for a wide range of devices, as well as for high-resolution (retina) displays.

    posted by David Ensinger

    Five Good Reasons to Use Grunt for Front End CQ Development

    November 4, 2014 8:50 PM

    Grunt.js is a JavaScript task runner that automates repetitive tasks like minification, compilation, unit testing, linting, and others. By using Grunt, you’ll streamline your workflow, write more robust code, and produce better quality assets. The time you’ll save will then be available for use on more challenging development tasks than those that lend themselves to automation.

    posted by David Ensinger

    Creating a Custom Content Importer for AEM/CQ5

    July 17, 2014 5:48 PM

    Content does not always originate in AEM, but that doesn't mean you can't use it in your AEM publishing workflow. This gives you the opportunity to filter, review, or enrich content so that it is usable for your site. Importing social content such as blogs, photo feeds, or information from another internal system is a common example of this.

    posted by Ryan Jacobs

    CT Tag Manager: A Generic Tag Management System for CQ

    June 26, 2014 12:35 AM

    See the code on GitHub. Analytics tools for measuring user visits and behavior are an important component of any website. With desktop and mobile versions, multi-lingual support, marketing campaigns, and fluid analytics requirements, it can be cumbersome to require that your coders modify your website's code base every time a JavaScript analytics snippet needs to be updated.

    posted by Andrew Kos

    CITYTECH Speakers' Top Session Picks for CIRCUIT, an AEM Developer Conference

    May 14, 2014 2:54 PM

      CIRCUIT, CITYTECH's inaugural AEM Developer conference, takes place in just over three weeks!  We have crafted a thoughtful lineup of topics, specially selected to propel your knowledge of AEM and CQ5 & 6 into uncharted territory.  The topics we'll cover will deftly solve common developer pet peeves and increase your efficiency within AEM.

    posted by Jennifer Daugherty

    Forecast for Adobe Summit: Sunny and Bright

    March 12, 2014 8:10 PM

    CITYTECH is headed to the mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah in a little less than two weeks for Adobe Summit.  A gold sponsor of Summit, CITYTECH has big plans this year that include great events, introduction of new partners and solutions, and presenting on two great topics - mobile and digital asset management for marketers.  

    posted by Fred Faulkner

    More AEM/CQ5 SEO Best Practices: Redirects, Vanity URLs, and XML Sitemaps

    February 28, 2014 9:20 PM

    This blog post is part of a larger discussion on SEO, and will discuss three more SEO best practices for Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). These specific practices are useful to marketers, for purposes of awareness. I’ll also dive a little bit into how you can implement some small, but highly recommended customizations to the “out of the box” features. In this post I’ll cover:

    posted by Ryan Lunka

    Get Ready for CIRCUIT This Summer - Our Developer Conference

    February 25, 2014 4:53 PM

    We may be in the thick of another polar vortex in Chicago, but things are heating up here at CITYTECH.  We’ve been cooking up some summer fun for the Adobe Experience Manager developer community.  Today, we are pleased to announce CIRCUIT, our Adobe developer event, that will take place June 4-5 at the House of Blues.  What?!  The House of Blues?  Isn’t that a restaurant and a music venue?  Yes, yes it is.  We’re going to take over the joint and their main restaurant and stage for our little soirée.  This includes lunch in their renowned Foundation Room. For our first year, we want CIRCUIT to be intimate, funky, and friendly.  

    posted by Fred Faulkner

    Resetting the Value of Select Boxes in Safari for iOS onChange

    February 18, 2014 4:51 PM

    As browser-makers have altered the behaviors of traditional form elements to adapt them to new contexts (smaller screens, touch input), front-end developers find themselves more and more dependent on their ability to extend these basic building blocks to build efficient, intuitive interfaces for web apps.

    posted by Michael Paull

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