Posts about Development

January 16, 2014 by Mark Figart
Static websites paired with a good CMS is a match made in heaven.

I’m going out on a limb by saying we may be on the cusp of a revolution as it relates to how we build, deploy and manage websites. That’s a strong claim, but witness the new Reese’s candy of web technologies: Static files combined with the content management system.

January 14, 2014 by JD Collier
WordPress plugins I install on every project

We are a Drupal shop. I am a Drupal enthusiast. Drupal is my preferred solution. I love Drupal. Ok, I’ve gotten that out so everyone knows where I’m coming from … now I can tell you my little secret — I love WordPress too.

December 11, 2013 by Oliver Yin
Oliver Yin developer intern lessons learned

There are a lot of things that I learned from my internship. So much in fact, to list them all would cause the list to degenerate into a long, boring set of paragraphs few would want to read. Therefore, I believe the best course of action is to put my newfound knowledge into song. Sung to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas, here’s what I learned during my internship.

November 19, 2013 by Oliver Yin
Flash websites are a bad choice for marketers

Taking a side between HTML(5)/Javascript/CSS and Flash for creating dynamic content is akin to taking a side between devoting one’s self to using only a fork or a spoon during meal time.

October 16, 2013 by Oliver Yin
Fonts can make or break mobile web design and development

Take a few steps into a crowded room, a park, or a street. At least someone will have a mobile phone or some equivalent that they are using to surf the web in some form or fashion. So the next time you sit to plan a website, you may just want to consider what kind of impact those fonts can have on that carefully crafted webpage.

September 25, 2013 by Oliver Yin
Drupal Views

Drupal is definitely not something you can master or even comprehend in a few weeks, or even a few months. All the little details start to take their toll after a while. But my personal savior and motivator as a Drupal newbie came in an immensely useful package that most Drupal developers might recognize.

September 11, 2013 by JD Collier
Simple tips to improve Drupal for your content managers

During a website project there are distinct phases that allow us to plan for the various audiences of a website. In this process, I have often seen an audience omitted: content managers. We need to ensure we are also weighing the needs and expectations of the content manager when we build a site. Remember content managers are an audience too.

August 29, 2013 by Jonathan Dale
Regression testing with Drupal and Wraith

Regression testing is used to detect the introduction of new software bugs, or regressions, in existing areas of a system after changes have been made to them. These changes may include enhancements, patches and configuration changes.

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