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How to use the ZURB Foundation for Sites grid system without the meaningless class names

When you take a look at a front-end framework like Twitter Bootstrap or ZURB Foundation for Sites, do you cringe at the classes that you need to use to build a grid-based layout? You’re not alone.

I’ll show you how to use Foundation’s responsive grid system with your own semantic class names.

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Screencast: CFWheels DBMigrate Create Operations

In this new screencast, I cover the DBMigrate plugin. It’s a great tool to use to generate and modify your database structure using nothing but CFML.

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iCRM SDK Released as Open Source

Today, we’re excited to release iCRM SDK, our ColdFusion wrapper for the Infusionsoft® API on GitHub. We’re excited to release some code that’s been very useful to Liquifusion Studios as a gift to the open source community.

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Loading “Extra” Queries for a Form in CFWheels

Many times, you’ll see this sort of situation when writing a form, where you need to load "extra" queries for things like state and country selectors:

There are many ways that you can load the data that this view template is requiring, each with their pros and cons. I’ll cover 3 different approaches.

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Restrict Key CFWheels URL Variables from Google Analytics

Here’s a little tip to keep anyone in your organization using Google Analytics from accidentally reloading your CFWheels application in the wrong environment.

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Another Bug Fixed in ColdFISH on Wheels Plugin

Russ Johnson reported a bug with my ColdFISH on Wheels plugin. The bug affected the formattedCode() function’s wrapperElement and wrapperClass arguments, which were being ignored accidentally.

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Presentation Tomorrow: Migrating Existing Applications to CFWheels

I’ll be presenting about migrating existing applications to the CFWheels framework tomorrow night, February 10, on the Online ColdFusion Meetup.

I’ve been working on a plan for migrating a Fusebox application to CFWheels, and it’s been a pretty challenging task to think through it all. I don’t care what framework or platform you’re migrating to. It;s not easy. It’s much easier to start anew, but most of us do not have that leisure.

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How to Build an Admin Section in CFWheels

Every now and then, someone asks how to build an admin section into their CFWheels application. If they want for it to be in an admin folder, does that mean that you can only have an admin controller that stores everything needed?

Fortunately, one approach allows for you to split your admin section up into as many controllers as you need using CFWheels routes. Let’s discuss how.

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Updates to CFWheels PluginManager and Others

I spent some time last night making some security updates to the PluginManager plugin and making sure that all of the plugins that I’ve submitted to cfwheels.org are compatible with the newly released CFWheels 1.1.

Read on for links to the plugins and descriptions that I entered in their change logs.

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Super-Slow ColdFusion Image Processing

I was excited to finally take some time to add the ability for people to upload screenshots in the CFWheels Site Directory when I ran into a big problem. But when I started sending large screenshots to ColdFusion’s ImageScaleToWidth(), it would take 30+ seconds to do the processing. Unacceptable.

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