Skrift presents: Issue No 21

Make 2017 Great by Attending a Festival!

by Erica Quessenberry

It's a new year, and that means a new round of festivals to plan on attending. Erica walks us through why festivals are important, how you benefit from attending them, and tips on how to convince your boss to send you (or why you should send yourself!).

Why Community Matters When Planning an Umbraco Festival

by Sam Bailey

As the force behind the Umbraco UK and Umbraco Poland festivals, The Cogworks has learned a lot about what is needed to run an Umbraco Festival. Their very own Sam Bailey shares their experiences in running festivals, the role of community in them, and gives advice for those looking to operate their own.



coming 16-17 March 2017 to
Denver, Colorado, United States


coming 7 April 2017 to Gothenburg, Sweden

Umbraco Festival Deutschland

coming 28 April 2017 to
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

a curated collection of things around the web

Get the Balance Right: Responsive Display Text

Scaling text for all device sizes can be a pain. However, with a few calculations, taking the viewport into consideration, the nightmare can be turned into a breeze. Following the rabbit trail in the first article, we've discovered multiple ways to go about it. The Sass mixin is my favorite. What's yours?

A simple version
A more sophisticated version
The Sass mixin

The Invisible Load Balancing

Even on standard, standalone Umbraco sites, when you think you're not load-balancing, you are. Stephan gives us a rundown of what's going on behind the scenes.

Read it

Security Concerns You Need To Consider When Developing an Umbraco website

Security. It's something that's always on the forefront of our minds. Or it should be, anyway. This blog post quickly outlines some things you should be paying attention to when developing your Umbraco sites.

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How to get the url of custom Umbraco backoffice API controllers with the GetApiUrl method

An extension of his 24days article on Umbraco extensibility, Simone goes into detail on how to use the GetApiUrl method to build the Url instead of hardcoding it into the $http request.

Read it

Smidge 2.0 alpha is out

This lightweight runtime bundling library (CSS/JavaScript file minification, combination, compression) for ASP.NET Core might be just the thing you didn't know you were looking for. Or maybe you did ...

Check it out

Don't miss out if there's one near you!



Umbraco 4 certifications are expiring in March 2017! If that means you, then check out some of the upcoming masterclasses as well as the Bridge Course offering! Find out more on
Umbraco's Blog.


  • 09-13 Jan: Warsaw, PL
  • 16-20 Jan: Antwerpen, BE
  • 16-20 Jan: London, UK
  • 23-27 Jan: Copenhagen, DK
  • 25 Jan: Online Bridging Course
  • 13-17 Feb: Zwolle, NL
  • 20-24 Feb: London, UK
  • 1 Mar: Online Bridging Course
  • 13-17 Mar: Copenhagen, DK
  • 20-14 Mar: Manchester, UK

Middle East

  • 12-16 Feb: Dubai, AE

North America

  • 23-27 Jan: San Diego, US
  • 6 Feb: Online Bridging Course
  • 13-15 Mar: Denver, US
Lots more classes, information & sign up
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