Monday, January 28, 2013 - 10:38am
In 2013, redesigning your website isn’t just about swapping out one visual design for another. It might mean switching technology platforms, reimagining the strategy behind the architecture, or rebranding. But how do you know when it’s time? If you’ve got Google Analytics, or a similar reporting program on your website, here are 4 signs (and what they mean) to look for that indicate it’s time for a redesign.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 10:31am
Drupal’s content management system is perfectly structured for search optimization. Its core features support many of the critical SEO elements. Combined with third party modules, Drupal becomes a very powerful “search engine friendly” environment. The Drupal community also provides an excellent tool to check the “SEO health” of your website, called seo_checklist. It examines the structure, settings, and modules installed on your Drupal website and provides a checklist improve Drupal SEO best practices.
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
Monday, June 18, 2012 - 1:24pm
General intro to Features
A quick show of hands… how many of you are using Features? Now, how many of you are using Features to manage deployments? (assumes similar number of hands). How many non-techies would like to know how Features would improve their Drupal site? (good, that's my next post).
Friday, February 3, 2012 - 4:44pm
I knew the moment my laptop didn't wake from sleep mode something was amiss. Having retired to my office safe haven for the evening I just wanted to wrap up a few items, log my time and call it a night - the basic end to any Drupal developer's day. My Macbook, however, had other plans.
It was the quintessential nightmare for those of use who live on our computers, a dream we often visualize as worse-case situations but often do nothing to lessen the pain of actualities: a complete computer crash with limited hope of a reboot. But despite the Macabre vibe usually surrounding such thoughts, it's something that doesn't always have to be the ultimate disaster.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 10:55am
Drupal 7’s release earlier this year came with a lot of changes to defacto standard Drupal features. One of the biggest changes is the introduction of the Fields system. Field, a core module in Drupal 7, replaces the Content Contstruction Kit (CCK) contributed module that’s been a part of Drupal since version 4.7. For those developers and content managers that are used to using CCK in past versions of Drupal, the new Field module opens a whole new way of thinking about content modelling in Drupal 7.
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 3:54pm
Mediacurrent Launches New Website for Manhattan Associates
Mediacurrent is proud to announce the launch of a completely rebuilt and retooled corporate website for Manhattan Associates. Manhattan Associates is a publicly traded, Atlanta headquartered company that is the global leader in international supply chain management. Mediacurrent launched a single Drupal installation powering six fully translated language versions of their primary website. This allowed Manhattan Associates to serve targeted marketing materials and company resources to all of their global vicinities.
Friday, May 6, 2011 - 5:07pm
E-mail notifications are the lifeblood of social networking websites. The proliferation of spam email and authorities that monitor servers sending spam is a seemingly never ending battle. Because spam’s increasing prevalence, sending email with “quality” headers is absolutely essential to successful delivery.
I recently worked on an issue with a custom built notification system sending emails and sms messages after certain events. Some of the e-mail messages were delivering successfully and others were not. Review of the code revealed the usage of drupal_mail_send, with improperly built custom headers, was causing the emails to deliver incorrectly.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 11:58am
Hello again from DrupalCon in Chicago. Today began with some interesting statistics from George DeMet and Tiffany Farriss about the WiFi usage at the event - over 4,000 devices connected to the conference's network yesterday, and now Clay Shirky is delivering a keynote about social media. I'll post updates from sessions again today, beginning with a BOF session at 11 a.m. which I am eagerly awaiting.
Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 3:44pm
This blog post is part of a series on Drupal distributions. The first post discussed the difference between distributions, installation profiles, and Features.
Drupal distributions are the foundation of what I like to call "Drupal as a product." Distributions are like pre-packaged websites: where Drupal core can be turned into any kind of website by configuring it and adding modules, distributions come pre-configured and with the modules needed for a certain type of website.