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Interface Design - Chapter 1 - SMX

Over the coming weeks I will be writing about Pixie's interface design. While I am happy with the current interface I want to explore how we ended up with the current design and also where we may take the design of Pixie (and the whole project) in future. For me this has been the most interesting part of of Pixie's development and while the programming the app has been a great opportunity to develop my PHP knowledge I have found working on the interface a far more interesting challenge.

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Pixie v1.02

The next release of Pixie is now ready for download, it contains a patch for the security flaw found last week. Upgrade instructions can be found in the wiki, unfortunately they are a little bloated. If you get stuck or find bugs in this release - please post your questions and feedback to the forums.

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Security patch for Pixie v1.01

We received an email today detailing a number of security vulnerabilities in Pixie. We have now issued a patch for these bugs which can be downloaded here. It is advised that all users of version 1.0 and 1.01 apply these patches. If you have any questions about this update please post them to the Pixie forums.

We will release Pixie 1.02 for download over the weekend and it will contain these patches. 

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Using MAMP as a local development server

This is the most geeky post we have ever put up on the blog, but having spent the last four hours knee deep in DNS, Apache and everywhere in-between I feel this information needs to be shared.

I will start off by explaining my requirements. I am thinking of buying a Mac Pro to use as my main machine and to replace the Linux server we currently have setup in the corner of the office. If the Mac Pro is going to replace the Linux box it needs to provide us with a web server (as well as file sharing, media sharing etc) and the web server needs to be accessible over the local network to all other machines in the office. Our Linux box is serving us well but I see an opportunity to merge two computers into one; making for a greener office and hopefully it will be a little easier to manage (I am far more comfortable in OSX than ClarkConnect). We call our Linux machine "tux", it has its own DNS server that means we can access it over the network at tux.lan. It works well but one of my issues with it has been having to install websites into sub-directories. For example our local toggle website sits at tux.lan/ Because our local sites do not live in a root web folder our local sites can have a number of differences compared to the live sites, these differences mean we have to be careful when deploying changes.

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