Posts about Drupal

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.

July 2, 2013 by Jonathan Dale
Architecting Drupal performance

One of the chief complaints from new Drupal users tends to relate to performance. Anyone attempting to run modern web applications will often find that they can only handle a small amount of traffic before the server and the site begin to collapse.

June 27, 2013 by JD Collier
Chrome Frame alternatives

We have depended on Google Chrome Frame to help us direct website visitors on older browsers to modern alternatives. Specifically, we use the Drupal Chrome Frame module to quickly implement this functionality.


June 11, 2013 by Jonathan Dale
DrupalCon Portland Group Photo

While DrupalCon Portland ended nearly three weeks ago, some of us are just now decompressing from the experience. Spending a week with 3,300 attendees learning about and contributing to Drupal was both inspiring and instructive.

May 7, 2013 by Jonathan Dale
Building a Drupal website is a website meant to help people prepare for and deal with death. The previous iteration of their site presented numerous technical challenges, making it difficult for their team to achieve their goals. It became Digett's job to give Everplans a website that works for, not against, its users and administrators. 

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