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Photos of Rockland, Maine. Summer 2009.

A blog mostly about web design

This is the personal blog of Kevin Wentworth.  Topics covered here are web programming, design and internet marketing.

View Layer - Getting count of Entities in View in Cakephp 3

Posted on 06/12/2016 at 01:27 pmViewed 315 times

In my views I'm usually executing code depending on if a variable is empty or not.  For example, I'll fetch all the images in a gallery and only want to output the containing divs when the gallery has images.  You can't do a simple !empty() or if($img) because it will always be "true" because it will be a non-empty object (like Cake\ORM\Query...

Changing URL in beforeRedirect() in Component - Cakephp 3

Posted on 05/23/2016 at 12:21 pmViewed 355 times

Change the URL redirect location using beforeRedirect() in Cakephp 3 I wanted to change the redirect behavior from within a component in my Cakephp 3 application.  The old 1.3 method of returning the new $url didn't work.  Turns out that you need to use Response::location() to modify the location of the redirect.  See my code below: public...

Foundation CSS Framework Resources

Posted on 01/28/2016 at 12:30 pmViewed 680 times

Motion UI Classes (used for animation): https://github.com/zurb/motion-ui/blob/master/docs/classes.md

Change View File from Controller in CakePHP 3

Posted on 01/27/2016 at 10:37 amViewed 744 times

You can change what view.ctp file you want to use in your controller with the following line of code.  I place it at the bottom of my function definition.  Useful for having a simple admin interface or a different view template for each language.  This doesn't change the layout of your page, just the view template the controller uses when...

Loading Model/Table Anywhere in Cake3

Posted on 01/13/2016 at 03:56 pmViewed 902 times

I'm finally off on upgrading to CakePHP 3.0.  I'm sick of typing out CakePHP 3.0, so from now on it's just cake3.  I'm going to post about my experiences upgrading a large application to cake3. First thing: it's so easy to get access to a model... ANYWHERE (love it!) use Cake\ORM\TableRegistry; $this->Articles =...

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