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Building the new PHPSW Website

Posted on 28th February 2018

Earlier this week we had another hack night, working on the new PHPSW user group website.

It’s built with Symfony so it’s naturally using Twig for templating. I’ve become a big fan of the utility based approach to CSS and Tailwind CSS in particular, so I’m using that for all of the styling, and using Webpack Encore to compile all of the assets.

We have an integration with which we’re using to pull all of our previous event data and store them as JSON files for Symfony to parse and render, which it then uses to generate static HTML to upload onto the server.

We’re in the process of populating all of the past data, but look out for a v1 launch soon. In the meantime, feel free to take a peek at our GitHub repository.

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Oliver Davies is a PHP Developer and Linux Systems Administrator based in the UK. He is a Senior Software Engineer at Inviqa and a part-time freelancer specialising in Drupal and Symfony application development.