I've been a grumpy old fart about web magazines for a long time now. The quality of the editorial is highly variable, going through phases of being utterly boring and repetitive rubbish or actually being pretty good. Being a techie, the quantity of design content gets on my nerves as well. When the content is techie its always blasted PHP or ASP.
However, this month Web Designer get special kudos for becoming the first web magazine in the UK to feature a ColdFusion article!Not only that but they now have a regular writer in the form of our very own Andy Allan!
Andy's first article is part 1 of getting started with ColdFusion, so it covers downloading (lovely picture of Tim Buntel ;)), installing and finding out where the CF administrator is, along with a quick introduction to writing CFML. The introduction to CFML includes a mini AJAX application using CFGRID, which shows off very quickly how powerful CF can be, as well as reminding me that I need to take a better look at the AJAX functionality in CF8.
If this wasn't enough to make me smile broadly about the content of a web magazine for the first time in ages, Web Designer have also made Scotch on the Rock number 51 in their "Hot 100 - The Talent, Sites and Tech you cannot afford to miss in 2008"!
Great stuff... Looking forward to see more of Andy's articles...