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Database Changes in ExpressionEngine

Determining Database Changes in ExpressionEngine Updates

Ryan Masuga
Ryan Masuga, April 11, 2015

A question was recently posted asking if an ExpressionEngine upgrade from 2.9.2 to 2.9.3 affects the database. It's easy to determine what changes are made to the database during an ExpressionEngine update by looking at the core update files in the system folder.

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Responsive Images in Wygwam with CE Image Bulk Tag

Responsive Images in Wygwam with the CE Image Bulk Tag

Ryan Masuga
Ryan Masuga, February 20, 2015

It's a problem when a content editor uploads massive images in an ExpressionEngine Wygwam WYSIWYG (ckEditor) field and uses the width parameter in the dialog to “resize” the images with a specified width. From their perspective, they aren't doing anything wrong. However, this is problematic because the image is actually huge in size and the image is not responsive. We solved this situation with the CE Image Bulk tag, and here's how.

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Stand Desk Standing Desk

Ryan Masuga
Ryan Masuga, January 22, 2015

I bought a bamboo topped Stand Desk off Kickstarter - and actually got the product. It took about an hour to assemble, and despite the initial wobbliness, I'm now standing at my desk more than I sit.

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An extended business downtime can be a problem for small businesses

A Perfect Lull: What We Learned From An Extended Lean Time

Ryan Masuga
Ryan Masuga, April 21, 2016

Operating a small business can be difficult and unpredictable, with peaks and valleys that result in lean times. Over the past several months, we experienced a "perfect lull" in client work. Recognizing that we had a problem, we took four measures to fix it so that an extended lull in new work wouldn't jeopardize the business ever again.

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