See Fabrik @ linux exop, London Olympia

I will be exhibiting Fabrik at London Linux Expo Live from Thursday the 23rd October to Saturday the 25th. Fabrik will be in the .ORG Village, sharing a stand with Joomla tools, right next door to the Joomla stand, so if you can please come along for a chat I know that its rather short notice, I only got the go ahead for this yesterday and have since been running around trying to get flyers. business cards and t-shirts printed I hope to see some of you there!


igfest: The moosehunt is on!

If you are around Bristol (UK) this weekend, then you could be taking part in Moosehunt at the igfest- thanks in part to Fabrik! Huh? Moose, Bristol, surely not! Have I finally lost my mind? Not at all! Moosehunt is a location based mobile game designed by Simon Evans for Bristol's igfest:
"Moose will be making his autumn migration from the deepest Forest of Dean to Bristol over the week before the festival. Your mission is to find him and photograph him. Text 'moose' to 60300 to receive a map of the moose's current location. But be careful, the moose will be told your location and if he 'shoots' you before you 'shoot' him you are out of the game. Prizes for photographs in various categories including first sighting."
Simon asked me to collect the SMS messages and MMS file uploads and plot them onto a Google map, something for which Fabrik was ideally suited. Its been great fun working on such a off-beat project. Check out the spoof documentary video Simon produced for the game, if only to see the absurd (or perhaps slightly perturbing) costume Simon will be wearing all this weekend.


Styling tables

Smashing magazine has a nice article on producing fresh table designs, well worth checking out!


Free getting started tutorial and 'Creating podcasts with Fabrik'

Hugh Messenger has been a busy in training for the USA's London Olympic's "DA MAN" team ;) This week he has released a free, introductory Fabrik video tutorial. He has also been tweaking Fabrik 1.0.6's RSS feed creation code to allow for the embedding of mp3's as podcasts. Read more about how to create podcasts with Fabrik


Fabrik 1.0.6 released

Its been several months since the last release in the 1.0.x series, and while a lot of work has been going into Fabrik 2.0 we haven't been idle with Fabrik 1.0.x either!. So with that in mind I'm pleased to announce the release of Fabrik 1.0.6. This is primarily a bug fix release, however some nice new additions have also been added:


We've replaced the old config.php file with its own section in the administration panel. This means that you're settings will be maintained when you update your code.


You can now use Wordpress's Askimet to check your form submissions for spam. We've simplified the process of making search forms; allowing you to create a form which filters the table defined in that form's jump page.


An alternative to the Slimbox has been added called Highslide. We have substantially improved the date picker's date handling and formatting, and added the option for users to select the time as well as the date.


A 'NOT IN', pre-filter conditions has been added. Filter's can now be cleared with the 'clear filter button'. Additionally search form filters are now show in the filter table. Download Fabrik 1.0.6 here. For subscribers the new documentation is also available.


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