Posts about Drupal

April 15, 2014 by JD Collier
Crawling vs. indexing: robots.txt and sitemap.xml

Sometimes you need to prevent a site, page or everything at a particular path from showing up in Google search. I've heard people say to just disallow the page in robots.txt file. This is actually incorrect.

February 25, 2014 by JD Collier
Why I love Pantheon for Drupal hosting

We have been using Pantheon for several months now and I am ready to declare it a strong winner for us. If you haven't experienced it, Pantheon is a hosting platform that is optimized for Drupal.

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. Separately each has a certain charming flavor along with any number of nutritional deficiencies. Together, though, they create a...

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 18, 2013 by Jonathan Dale
In Open Source Software, forking is a feature.

"In Open Source Software, forking is considered a feature. Nevertheless, the Drupal community has generally frowned upon forking. We’ve been a fairly cohesive community. We work together, share what we’re doing (even while we compete with each other), collaborate with each other, offer help, contribute patches, all in support of the commons we love: Drupal." -...

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.

July 30, 2013 by Jonathan Dale
Sandbox module: BarTables

Nearly 20 years ago Dave Raggett produced a document outlining proposed features for HTML+ which included one of the first ever references to tables. Since that time, tables have been used for both the display of data and controlling the layout of pages.

July 9, 2013 by JD Collier
Testing checklist for a Drupal website launch

When building a Drupal website, you need to ensure you have thoroughly tested the site before you turn it over to your client. If a client discovers a significant issue, it degrades their trust and can cost sales if the problem is enough to block a website visitor's ability to interact with the site.

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