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Friday, September 27, 2013 - 9:00am

The commonly discussed phrase "form follows function" is a principle of modern design. Many interactive designers follow this approach when creating a user experience because it keeps design intimately tied to the purpose of a system. Whether that system is a product dispenser, like a vending machine, or a banking software application, the interface is typically most successful when it satisfies the functions it's intended to serve.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 4:08pm

Drupal is all about content management, which makes it the perfect solution for any media outlet. But each outlet, whether newspaper, television, or magazine, has specific needs to be considered when building their Drupal site.

Mediacurrent recently partnered with Acquia to record this webinar. In it, you will learn how to build a killer Drupal-based website that meets the needs of any media organization, and the components needed for building a successful publishing site with Drupal 7.

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, November 6, 2012 - 10:25am

In the battle for CMS dominance, there are three main players in the Open Source space: DrupalWordpressJoomla. This blog isn’t a comparsion between the two, though there are plenty out there. What I want to focus on is all of you who have a Wordpress site and want to transition it to Drupal—easily.

We have found that there is a lot of user crossover between these platforms, Wordpress in particular. The maintainer of the Migrate module, Mike Ryan, has done great work on the Wordpress...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 1:14pm

Acquia has produced an excellent top 10 list of "Reasons to Choose the Drupal Open-Source Social Publishing System" which should be enough to convince anyone just how powerful the Drupal CMS can be to meet your needs.

The abbreviated list:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 9:05am

Quite a few of us develop modules but how many of those modules never get published to drupal.org? In this presentation I cover the concept of Contrib First. Contrib First is a methodology of creating generic/general use modules that are immediately released and then modfying the new contrib module to fit your clients needs.

Join me as I walk through the steps needed to implment Contrib First.

 

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 1:36pm

Sass and LESS were both introduced in 2009. Since then, both meta-languages have exploded in popularity. Both Sass and LESS allow you to write elegant and reusable CSS in a third of the time it would normally take using standard flat CSS.

In this webinar I will walk through a handful of useful concepts and key differences between the languages. Drupal has several modules such case LESS and Sassy that will help you quickly get up and running using either project.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 10:21am

Maybe you already know by now that mobile web is important. There are now more than 100 million smartphone users in the U.S. and the percentage of overall web traffic that comes from mobile users just doubled in 2011. 

Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 10:36am

This blog post is part of a series on Drupal distributions.

If you stay up-to-date in the world of Drupal news, you've probably read that Phase2 Technology has recently acquired Development Seed's Drupal distributions, OpenAtrium and Managing News.

Monday, February 21, 2011 - 4:50pm

Alaska Dispatch launched its new website today using Drupal and Open Publish. The online news site, founded by journalists and majority-owned by former U.S. News and World Report CFO Alice Rogoff, received a complete redesign and migration from Joomla. Mediacurrent joined the Alaska Dispatch team to assist with the final phases of the project.