Archive for October, 2010

Yet another way to customize your flash messages – with a helper

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Just in case you’re not familiar with the basics, I suggest you read James Fairhurst’s and teknoid’s posts first. Good stuff but doesn’t work for Auth messages because you can’t specify parameters when Auth calls $this->Session->setFlash().

So I decided to ignore the phase where you set the flash message and hack the phase where the message is being printed. I created a custom helper and extended/overrode SessionHelper.


CSS class or id in a SELECT box OPTION? You can!

Friday, October 1st, 2010

I’ve been wrestling my mind around a rather simple request today. I needed to display the first OPTION in a SELECT box in a different colour. Simple in HTML but I just couldn’t find a solution that would do it the cakeish way. Until I RTSC and found that I can specify the options in a more complex way.