ProcessWire Weekly #413

The 413th issue of ProcessWire Weekly brings in all the latest news from the ProcessWire community. Modules, sites, and more. Read on!

Welcome to the latest issue of ProcessWire Weekly! In this issue we're going to walk you through the latest news and highlights from the ProcessWire community, and as always we'll also pick a new site of the week — this week belonging to the maritime cleantech company Silverstream Technologies.

As Ryan mentioned in his last week's update he's been mostly offline for the week, so there's not much to report in terms of core development. We're expecting to be back in full speed by next week's issue.

In the meantime, though, we'd like to remind you that we're getting real close to a new stable release of ProcessWire. As always please let us know — preferably via the GitHub issues repository — if you run into any issues with the latest dev version, so that we can catch and fix as many issues as possible before the stable version goes out.

Thanks to all of our readers for being here with us again, and as always, any feedback is most welcome – please don't hesitate to drop us a line if there's anything in your mind you'd like to share with us. Enjoy our latest issue and have a great weekend!

Weekly forum highlights and other online resources

For this week we've gathered a list of support forum highlights and other useful and hopefully interesting resources. As always, please let us know if there's anything important we've missed, so that we can include it in one of our future issues.

  • First of all we're absolutely thrilled to report that Padloper 2 has been officially released, and is now available for the general public. This has been a long time coming, but as they say: good things are worth waiting for. If you're in need of a solid e-commerce platform, definitely check Padloper 2 out!
  • Moving on, there have been some rather interesting SSE experiments lately, such as the RockSSE demo module from Bernhard, and later experiments from Horst. SSE (which stands for server-sent events) is an interesting emerging technology, and definitely something to keep an eye out for.
  • In the footsteps of aforementioned SSE experiments Kongondo has also shared his technique for auto-refreshing frontend content on backend page save. This method makes use of the htmx JavaScript library and local storage. Code for this example is not yet available, but the thread includes a demonstration video.
  • One recent ProcessWire resource is this article in the German online magazine, which promotes ProcessWire as an alternative to WordPress. Bulk of the content of the article is behind a paywall, but from what we gather it seems to be primarily geared towards newcomers.
  • Finally, in case you're looking for something new to learn, we've got a nice little demo module from Robin Sallis about dependent select usage within module config. You can check out related discussion from the support forum thread.

As a bonus highlight this week we'd like to mention the March update from the PHP foundation. In this update the foundation, among other things, announces their first group of sponsored PHP core developers — which, of course, is great news for every single PHP powered platform out there.

If you're interested in ProcessWire news, discussions, and updates, there's always something going on at the support forum. Since we're only able to include a tiny selection of all that in our weekly updates, head down to the forum for more.

Site of the week: Silverstream Technologies

Our latest site of the week is that of Silverstream Technologies, a maritime clean technology market leader with offices in London and Shanghai.

Silverstream is focused on providing air lubrication technology for the shipping industry under the label of Silverstream® System — a technology they've been developing for more than a decade. For those not familiar with their area of expertise, air lubrication essentially aims to minimize the frictional resistance between the ships hull and water.

The website of Silverstream Technologies was developed by the London, UK based ID Studio Web Agency, and is a gorgeous site, making extensive use of modern animated effects and transitions and background video material. There's a lot of content on this site as well, including product and company introductions, a section dedicated to the team, a news section, FAQ area, and so on.

One particular feature that we found rather captivating is the live vessel tracking tool, which is powered by MarineTraffic. This embedded view on the site allows one to track real-time locations of ships, as well as view the installation locations and offices of Silverstream Technologies, on a really neat, touch enabled 3D globe. Give it a spin!

As for behind the scenes details, the front-end of the site is powered by the Bootstrap front-end framework, along with various additional bits and pieces, such as three.js for JavaScript based animations. Other than that, there's not much we can tell about the implementation side, since there are no easily recognizable third party modules.

Big thanks to the folks at ID Studio Web Agency for sharing this project with us, and our congratulations to the client, Silverstream Technologies, for their new website!

Stay tuned for our next issue

That's it for the 413th issue of ProcessWire Weekly. We'll be back with more news, updates, and content Saturday, 16th of April. As always, ProcessWire newsletter subscribers will get our updates a few days later.

Thanks for staying with us, once again. Hope you've had a great and productive week, and don't forget to check out the ProcessWire forums for more interesting topics. Until next week, happy hacking with ProcessWire!

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