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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 4:40pm

Continuing our six-part Drupal 8 webinar series is Kendall Totten.

In this presentation, Kendall walks through the priorities outlined by the D8 mobile initiative team and what has been accomplished so far. Being a content management system, it's vital that editing content is easy, and basic site administration tasks are achievable via mobile devices. See how admin menus are now mobile friendly, what potential solutions are on the horizon for responsive images, and how breakpoints are no longer restricted to the theme only. Since performance is also important to mobile users, Kendall also covers how CSS and Javascript are being optimized in Drupal 8. 

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 11:10am

When was the last time your website had a facelift or you audited your Drupal modules, site security, SEO, etc?

We believe website redesigns fundamentally fall into two categories: the right and the wrong.

The right way delivers true value to an organization and the wrong way just consumes time and money for window dressing—which does nothing for your bottom line. 

Recently a few of our teammates gathered our thoughts around Drupal website redesigns. As we talked through the different areas we coach our customers on, we decided to put them into one eBook.

"Preparing for a Drupal Website Redesign...

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 10:06am

Drupal sites have a life cycle. Module support shifts from one version of Drupal to the next. New solutions are identified, and old solutions are refined.

For, updating to D7 meant improving mobile support and implementing a cleaner, more regular presentation, and simplifying content management workflows.

This is a discussion of techniques used throughout the project, challenges, and lessons learned.

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 3:40pm

The Omega Drupal 7 Base Theme is a highly configurable HTML5/960 grid base theme that uses built-in media queries to make the site responsive. Each zone, or group of regions, can be configured for content-driven layouts that reformat depending on the device’s screen size.

Mediacurrent recently partnered with Acquia to record this webinar. In it Kendall explains the theory behind Omega's mobile-first approach, helping achieve best results whether on desktop, tablet or smartphone.

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Monday, April 22, 2013 - 10:04am

The AdaptiveTheme for Drupal 7 is a great HTML5 base theme that makes it easy to build out a responsive website quickly. It comes with a plethora of built-in extensions and polyfills to combat differences in browsers, devices and operating systems. It also expands on the basic idea of "smartphones" and "tablets" to include portrait and landscape versions of each.

If you are accustomed to editing the Drupal template files to control the layout of your theme, you can do what you've always done. The difference is that AdaptiveTheme has some built-in options to rearrange sidebar and content regions on mobile devices.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 2:46pm

In my last post, Going Mobile with Drupal: Looking Ahead, I wrote on the direction of Drupal in relation to mobile web and where Drupal fits. As Drupal evolves to meet the demand for mobile content, identifying how to deliver content on mobile devices can still be a tough decision. Options for building mobile apps have evolved since last year, providing more choice and possibly more confusion.

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 3:59pm

There are a lot of ways to handle navigation in general, because “best practices” for mobile are still being sorted out. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution because everyone has different needs for their site, and their menus are organized differently.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 11:47am

At various Omega presentations I've given at Drupalcamps and in blog posts I've written, people have asked me about responsive menu options. Brad Frost has outlined some great options for responsive menus, and I'd encourage you to do your research since it's a always a good idea to review what your options are before deciding on a particular path.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 9:34am

Today consumers regularly, if not exclusively, access online content on their mobile device. What does that mean for businesses? Where does mobile fit into your digital interface?

Yesterday I had the chance to chat with Josh Clark, Keynote Speaker for the Atlanta Drupal Business Summit and Drupalcamp Atlanta. Josh specializes in mobile design, strategy, and user experience.

In this interview, Josh previews his talks for both events and answers questions about mobile strategy and design such as:

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 11:02am

The Omega Drupal 7 Base Theme is a highly configurable HTML5/960 grid base theme that uses built-in media queries to make the site responsive. Each zone (group of regions) can be configured for content-first layouts, that resize and rearrange themselves depending on the screen size of the user's device.

The presentation will walk-through the theory behind Omega's mobile-first approach, how to use the many configuration options on the theme settings page, and pitfalls to avoid.

Experience level: Intermediate