So what is this blog about anyway?: about ()

I am very happy to be writing the first post for the MODx Developer blog. This site is something I have been dreaming about for some time, however, work kept getting in the way of me having enough time to develop this blog. Although it is far from being complete, it is a good starting point.

Who am I?

My name is Shane Sponagle and I have over 10 years web development experience. Some of you may know me from the MODx community forums (my forum username is dev_cw). I am not a writer or a blogger, so this is new to me (I apologize ahead of time).

If you would like to know more about me or if you are looking to hire a MODx developer please visit my freelance site ( or my LinkedIn profile. You are also welcome to follow me on Twitter.

Why did I start this site?

Based on the overwhelming response from the "Working With a Content Management Framework: MODx" tutorial which I wrote for Nettus, it was evident that there is a huge community of MODx users who are hungry for information.

My primary intention with this site is to share some of my MODx experience and in the process learn some new tricks. Over the past few years I have worked on many projects and in the process have picked up a solid understanding of mow MODx works. This learning process has been great fun, but has also been a struggle at times. Limitations in the available documentation made a simple task take several hours to figure out.

Will this site only focus on MODx?

Not at all. As much as I am crazy about MODx there is more to the life of a web developer. Although the general focus of this site will revolve around MODx related subjects, I will also share other tidbits of knowledge I have picked up over the years.

Under the hood

The site is built on the 960 Grid System and is using jQuery as the javascript library. It is powered by the current MODx release.

Questions, suggestions, criticism or just to say hello...

I would like to hear from you. Your participation is key for the success of this project. Be it in the form of a comment in one of the posts or via the contact form (note: the form is not live yet), your views are appreciated.

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About this site

Hello, my name is Shane Sponagle. I am a professional web developer working with the MODx Content Management Framework. In this site I will discuss web development and how it applies to the MODx. Contact me..


MODx Content Management Framework
MODx is an extremely powerful and amazingly flexible open source Content Management Framework (CMF) developed in php/mysql. Visit the MODx website and download the latest release.