Last week, we got an email from our landlord (shoutout Nick) telling us he’s going to reduce our rent by 50% for the month of April. No questions asked. No conditions. We thought this was a great way of showing compassion in these unprecedented times.
We are very grateful for his selfless act of kindness, and now we want to pay it forward.
We want to do our part in containing the spread of COVID-19. While our main priority is to keep our employees healthy and safe, we also see it as our responsibility to help protect the population that is at risk due to age and pre-existing conditions. As of March 17th, we have decided that all CloudCannon employees will work from home (WFH). At the time of writing, there is only one confirmed case in Dunedin, New Zealand (main office location). This may seem like a radical measure at this point in time, but we believe it’s appropriate due to the evolving situation in Europe. If we can help save lives by staying at home, this is a no-brainer!
Internally at CloudCannon, we use G Suite to manage all of our emails. This allows us to work together on products like Google Drive and Google Meet. When a new member joins our team, they need to access all of the relevant documentation. Some of our internal documentation is as you’d expect, a Jekyll site hosted on CloudCannon. This site is only accessible to people within our organisation using Google authentication. When a staff member leaves, we disable their email and the internal documentation is restricted to them once again. This blog post will guide you through the process of adding Google Authentication to one of your CloudCannon sites.
Subdomains are a great way to separate different sections of your site. You might have your blog at blog.example.com, your docs at docs.example.com while keeping your main marketing site at example.com. Many companies use subdomains this way and it’s easy to set up in CloudCannon.
We’ve seen GitLab grow from a self hosted alternative to GitHub to an entire suite of tools to build and deploy software used by some of the largest companies in the world. GitLab support is one of our most hotly requested features for CloudCannon. Today we’re happy to announce CloudCannon now has full GitLab.com integration!
Recently we covered turning a Jekyll theme into a Gem and hosting it privately on GemFury. In this post we’re demonstrating how you can host your theme on GitHub . GitHub allow both public and private repository/theme hosting.
At CloudCannon, we’re always looking for ways to offload content management from developers and empower editors to make changes themselves. Enabling editors to build their own pages with complex elements such as slideshows, testimonials and call to actions is something we’ve wanted to support but haven’t had a good solution for.
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