We dive in and take an in-depth look at the brand new Forge Server. Designed to provide .htaccess type of features for static sites, served via our lightning fast CDN, Forge Server will change the way to think about building websites.Read More
One of the most requested features of the Forge platform, particularly from the more techie folks who are used to using services like Heroku, Firebase and other such developer platforms, has been to provide a command-line-interface (CLI) for Forge. So we did it, and this post will show you what it's all about.Read More
In this 3rd instalment of our walkthrough of creating CMS-driven static sites, we’re going to dive into a very powerful and common use-case - creating an e-Commerce site. In this case, we’re going to enable people to buy premium templates from the Hammerformac Gallery.Read More
It's update time! We're releasing a big, but not too big, update to the Hammer compiler bringing fixes and new features. Here's what's in store...Read More
We’re going to pick up where we left off with our last tutorial, in which we converted our entirely static Hammer website template gallery to an API-first CMS driven list of templates, using the workflow I described in an earlier post.
In this tutorial we’re going to go a level deeper in the information architecture, by generating new content at build-time - a template details page, in our case - which will be added to our project and linked to from our gallery list.Read More
Follow us as we convert the Hammer Gallery page into a CMS driven static site, with continuous deployment workflow. It's the perfect way to understand just what sort of possibilities await us in the "post-cms" era and micro-services can combine to revolutionise how you build your websites from now on.Read More
We are imagining a new era in content driven development, that leverages the technologies that we believe in and puts an end to using technologies for all the wrong reasons. Read about how Forge, Hammer and Content as a Service products can change all that.Read More
Yesterday we released a minor update to Anvil (1.1.6). This update reflected some of the work we've been doing to decide upon a more unified UI design approach to all of our products moving forward and was very much a revert closer to the older style.
It also contains a few small but important bug fixes.
You should have the latest version of Anvil automatically, the next time you open the app.
Was that the shortest blog update yet? Possibly. I've earned myself a chocolate muffin.
This in depth tutorial will show you how you can build a super fast, server-less React.js web app with dynamic data served from Parse.com. We'll build it with Hammer, Host it with Forge and locally, use Anvil for our development environment - a real example of the power of our tools.Read More
Are you facing some issues with recent Hammer updates? Don't worry, here's how you can opt out of the updates for the time being and revert to the previous 5.1.1 version, that way you can get back to work.Read More
Last week we released our first update to Hammer For Mac, under our new tenure of the product. The now very active collective of Hammer Beta Testers have put it through its paces and so we felt ready to update everyone's apps.
Last week we quietly rolled this out (in part because I really didn't know what was going to happen, and if it would work). It didn't.
So we fixed it and tried again today and pleased to say, version 5.1.4 of the hammer gem is now available.Read More
As we look forward to bringing you new, updated and even better versions of the Hammer app we wanted you to know that there's more great stuff being made by members of the Hammer community that will make your web development experience easier, more efficient and ultimately, more fun.Read More
Following on from our release of Outgoing Webhooks, we show you how to enable Continuous Integration from Github to your Forge website. That means, deploy a new version of your Site whenever Github receives a push event for your repository.
There's a couple of ways you can do this, one easier than the other, but both are super simple and we'll show you how, step-by-step.Read More
A couple of weeks ago we announced our first Webhooks feature. Since then, we've extended this by building in Continuous Deployments from Github and Dropbox.
These are great ways to inform Forge when something has changed and for Forge to act on it, such as triggering a new deploy. But, what about sending messages out of Forge?
Now you can do that with Outgoing Webhooks.
Let's get started with an example... we'll go through the process of integrating with Slack to send deployent success messages.Read More
Introducing the Forge Console, for greater understanding of what's happening to your site on deployment and more feedback when things go wrong.
If you've ever designed or developed any concepts for iOS, you've almost certainly at some point googled "App Icon Template" and you've more than likely, downloaded one from AppIconTemplate. That's the handy work of @flarup and the guys at Robo.cat. However, it's Kristian Andersen, Robo.cat's lead front end developer that is responsible for the wonderful examples of client side execution that Robo.cat are fast becoming renowned for. It's time to meet Kristian and get to know what makes him tick.Read More
I'm really pleased to announce the release of not only one of the most requested features on Forge, but also our first significant feature release since I took over Forge, Hammer and Anvil a few weeks ago - WebHooks are here.
Join me as we look at how to use WebHooks to deploy Forge Sites using Postman and a cool Slack Slash Command.Read More
We've partnered with online video learning platform Lynda.com to introduce you to some great online courses, which will help you to design better websites.Read More
We're a big fan of having an open and collaborative roadmap. So one of the first things I want to do, is get the tools in place and invite you to participate in the future of Forge. That's why we've opened up a Public Trello Board, so you know what we're thinking.