Check out the 8.3.0 release notes for concrete5 https://documentation.concrete5.org/developers/background/version-history/830-release-notes
Plenty to love
We've been using Vue for a lot of front end work lately. Here's a c5 package with some vue components for using the c5 file picker, user manager and page picker within your vue apps. https://github.com/hutman/c5_vuetools
We finally have our ad package updated for the current release of Concrete5 - check out Hutman Ads
Nathan just posted a gist with some nice code examples for managing a file storage location and permissions on a file object in c5 v8. We are working on a project where we want to store documents in a secured location (outside of the web root) and programatically set permissions on the file objects to prevent unauthorized access. This is doing the job nicely!
"But finding that sweet spot when it’s engineered well enough and also solves business needs can be difficult. And somehow Vue helped me get there faster than anything else could." https://codeburst.io/non-technical-reasons-why-i-like-vue-7c06bac4651a
A lot of skills and tools go into making a great website. We put together a little interactive guide to all of the moving parts.
Our friends at Crux Collaborative have started a podcast - listen to their first episode. It's pretty great. http://cruxcollaborative.com/the-crux-of-it-podcast-episode-001-heuristic-evaluations-what-and-why/
Wireframing is both creative and technical - here are some good guidelines for capturing everything you need in your wireframes. https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/11/wireframe-perfectionist-guide/