<![CDATA[ Widgets??? - MODX Community Forums]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/?thread=25247 <![CDATA[Re: Widgets???]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets?page=2#dis-post-129585 Quote from: mandrl at Mar 17, 2006, 03:56 PM

I also would like to see something for MODx newbies who already are PHP developers. To help building on your existing knowledge, or something like that. smiley

How do the more complicated stuff work, how to code your own snippets, what is the data flow between MODx and the snippet...
This is definitely something I want to see done as well, but not until we properly organize and refactor the API a little; currently, I think the component developer API’s are way too scattered and inconsistent. This causes a lot of code redundancy, making the core, and components themselves, harder to develop and maintain through upgrades.

I am doing everything I can to address precisely this issue, in preparation for a 1.0 release. I think a parallel effort to document the new API and provide a MODx Developer Guide for Newbies would be a wonderful thing. I will also be developing a how-to guide for developers to migrate components to use the new API so they can take advantage of all the new features it will be providing. More on this as implementation milestones are met and I have a chance to refactor the roadmap in the tracker to reflect what is already in motion.]]>
opengeek Mar 18, 2006, 02:28 PM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets?page=2#dis-post-129585
<![CDATA[Re: Widgets???]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets?page=2#dis-post-129584 MARKSVIRTUALDESK Mar 17, 2006, 09:19 PM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets?page=2#dis-post-129584 <![CDATA[Re: Widgets???]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets?page=2#dis-post-129583

How do the more complicated stuff work, how to code your own snippets, what is the data flow between MODx and the snippet...]]>
mandrl Mar 17, 2006, 09:56 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets?page=2#dis-post-129583
<![CDATA[Re: Widgets???]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets?page=2#dis-post-129582 ]]> rethrash Mar 17, 2006, 08:20 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets?page=2#dis-post-129582 <![CDATA[Re: Widgets???]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets#dis-post-129581 Quote from: davidm at Mar 17, 2006, 09:25 AM

MODx is one great but feature packed tool and it will take time for us to write a comprehensive doc...
I’m in agreement with theagent here. When I first tried MODx I was wowed at the sample site and what others had done with it, but when it came to me trying to create a replica of another hand-crafted site I’d built, I kinda hit a brick wall: the documentation, as snazzy looking and up-beat as it is, just isn’t detailed enough for newbies to crack without a lot of effort and trial and error.

So, undeterrred, I started my own manual called, surprise, surprise, "MODx for Dummies". It’s structure pretty much followed the main MODx doc structure, but expanded on each little topic in such a way that it became clear as to what it was, how it fitted in with the rest of the MODx system and, best of all an example or two of how to use it.

Yes, I was using the the past tense there! All was going well, and I was thinking about making an anouncement about it (in the hope that others would contribute where I had not) when my disk crashed! >:( Lost the lot - no backups, nothing, nada, zero, zilch!! (plonker!)

I still have alot of the info in my head and might be able to do a brain dump at some point if anyone would be interested. undecided It’d be a skeleton document at first with just the one or two topics that I’ve managed to get my head around fleshed out. It could be added to by others as and when?]]>
pdv Mar 17, 2006, 07:09 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets#dis-post-129581
<![CDATA[Re: Widgets???]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets#dis-post-129580
One thing is sure though : with the growth of the community, and especially with skilled people onboard, we’ll get more contribution to the Doc. MODx is one great but feature packed tool and it will take time for us to write a comprehensive doc...]]>
davidm Mar 17, 2006, 03:25 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets#dis-post-129580
<![CDATA[Re: Widgets???]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets#dis-post-129579 ]]> sottwell Mar 16, 2006, 11:37 PM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets#dis-post-129579 <![CDATA[Re: Widgets???]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets#dis-post-129578 Quote from: sottwell at Mar 17, 2006, 04:27 AM

Don’t feel too bad, they still don’t to me.

I look at it like walking into a hardware store. I don’t know how to use most of the stuff in there, but I can do pretty good with what I do know, and the rest of it is there for me to learn how to use if I ever want to. And the help is really great about giving a hand when I do start to learn how to use a new tool.
Very true but the widget docs don’t say where to find and use them]]>
thegent Mar 16, 2006, 11:24 PM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets#dis-post-129578
<![CDATA[Re: Widgets???]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets#dis-post-129577
I look at it like walking into a hardware store. I don’t know how to use most of the stuff in there, but I can do pretty good with what I do know, and the rest of it is there for me to learn how to use if I ever want to. And the help is really great about giving a hand when I do start to learn how to use a new tool.]]>
sottwell Mar 16, 2006, 10:27 PM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets#dis-post-129577
<![CDATA[Re: Widgets???]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets#dis-post-129576 ..TV components didn’t say anything to me when I started using MODx grin]]> doze Mar 16, 2006, 08:28 PM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25247/widgets#dis-post-129576