Alexander Stoffel • 21 Nov 2023

Custom Validation Rules in Laravel

Using Laravel's form validation features to thoroughly check EU VAT IDs provided by users.

Alexander Stoffel • 13 Nov 2023

Using Twitter Slowflake IDs in Laravel

Replacing Laravel's native auto-incrementing IDs with Twitter's Snowflake algorithm for improved security and secrecy.

Alexander Stoffel • 25 Jun 2023

Moving from Google Analytics to Fathom

It's time to get rid of Google Analytics once and for all! Here's how you can easily switch to Fathom and take all the data from the last 12 years with you.

Alexander Stoffel • 18 Feb 2023

Making Data Globally Available in Statamic

Exploring three different approaches to making custom data available in your Statamic Antlers templates.

Alexander Stoffel • 6 Dec 2022

Installing a Private Starter Kit in Statamic

Statamic Starter Kits are great, but you might not always want to make them public. Here is how to install one from a private repository.

Alexander Stoffel • 11 Aug 2022

Setting up Your Mac for Local Statamic Development

Setting up a new Macbook for local development of Laravel and Statamic sites in less then half an hour.

Alexander Stoffel • 3 Jul 2022

Storing Files in Hetzner Volumes with Laravel and Statamic

A quick tutorial on how to create Hetzner volumes and use them as massive filesystems in Laravel and Statamic projects.

Alexander Stoffel • 8 Jun 2022

How to Stay Sane as a Developer

Freelance development is a stressful business. Here are a few things I learned over the years that make developing projects and working with clients a lot more manageable.

Alexander Stoffel • 6 May 2022

Statamic Tip: Invalidating Static Cache on Content Update

Static caching gives your site a speed boost, but it can also lead to inconsistent content. Here's how you automatically clear exactly the right pages from your static cache.

Alexander Stoffel • 30 Apr 2022

Statamic Starter Kits vs WordPress Themes

WordPress has themes, Statamic has starter kits - both let you set up a new site quickly, but the approaches are quite different. Here are the main distinctions you should keep in mind when moving from WordPress to Statamic.

Alexander Stoffel • 11 Apr 2022

Statamic Tip: Using Forms with Static Caching

Static Caching gives your site a speed boost, but sadly it also breaks any forms you may have. Here's how you can have the best of both worlds.

Alexander Stoffel • 7 Apr 2022

Intro to Custom Form Handling in Statamic

A quick look at how we can use the standard Statamic forms but add our own submission handling to create a custom newsletter signup form.