EditMe Blog: For Developers

November 2009

Tip: How To Test Style Sheet & Layout Changes on a Live Site
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
If you want to test changes to an individual page of your EditMe site, just make a copy of the page (edit, select all, copy and then paste into a new page). But what about style sheet and layout changes? How can you make these without risking errors on your live site?

March 2009

New API Properties and Functions
Monday, March 9, 2009
The JavaScript API documentation has been updated to include page relationships, new fields on the Properties tab, and the ability to resize images.

January 2009

Developers: Obtaining XHTML Validation from your EditMe Site
Monday, January 12, 2009
Some customers have asked whether their sites can be altered to produce XHTML valid output for compliance reasons. There are many benefits to XHTML compliance, and we are working towards that capability for all sites. In the mean time, two new development features have been released that allow an EditMe layout to be modified to produce XHTML valid output. These tools are outlined on the wiki. Down the road, these features will be come a standard part of the product.

October 2008

Developers: New HTTP Client, Web API and More
Thursday, October 16, 2008
EditMe's own REST-ful API was created, and the include tag has been put on steroids with support for scripted pages and arguments.

August 2008

Developers: Customizing The Editing Screen
Thursday, August 28, 2008
A new article on the wiki provides detailed instructions for customizing the new editing interface. The editing screen has been designed to allow developers to easily add new tabs and customize the existing tabs without having to involve EditMe support staff and without running the risk of locking themselves out of their editing interface because of a coding error.

Developers: Custom File Uploads in EditMe
Friday, August 8, 2008
One of the features customers frequently require on their sites is inclusion of a file upload as part of a custom form.

July 2008

Developers: API Changes & Email Notification Customization
Friday, July 4, 2008
Several new API methods and properties have been released, and email notifications can now be customized at the site level using a scripted page (for programmers only). If you don't have programming skills (or time on your hands) and would like your email notifications customized, please contact sales with the details of what you'd like changed for pricing.

May 2008

Developers: Recent API Changes
Thursday, May 1, 2008
The latest release included many API updates that weren't detailed in the original announcement. New additions include access to page and attachment versions, access to site-level and user-level change histories, more event implementations, support for multiple event handler scripts, DOCTYPE tag support, and the ability to get and set page-level security settings.

January 2008

Developers: Two Sample Applications
Friday, January 11, 2008
To celebrate the recent updates to EditMe's API and Development Support, here are two sample applications to play with.

August 2007

Developers: Total Site Customization, part 2
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
A Developer's update on our progress with EditMe's Total Site Customization project that I wrote about previously.

April 2007

Development News: A Universal Widget API
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
A feature that will allow widgets to be easily added to any web site (like EditMe) is in the works at NetVibes now.

March 2007

Development News: Total Site Customization
Friday, March 16, 2007
This is the post from back in 2007 announcing the intention to build what is now EdtMe's embedded JavaScript development platform.

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