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.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 11:15am
I want to continue the conversation on wireframing that came up in a recent Mediacurrent blog "Rational Redesigns - Visual Planning." Jeff mentioned that at Mediacurrent we do not start design with mockups or comps but instead create a visual plan using high fidelity wireframes. Wireframing, in my opinion, is integral to creating a successful design. This is one step you don't want to skip.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:56pm
In a recent Mediacurrent meeting, we opened the discussion up to what books everyone is reading these days. To break down the crowd, we have about 60% developers, 15% Project managers and another 15% designers. I am in the 10 percent left over, and I am always impressed by the smart people I get to work with. Here are some of their book choices:
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 11:31am
Last night I was working on a project where the mockups called for some assymetrical button shapes that were all different sizes. Rather than creating a half a dozen background images for each button length, I wondered if I might just use an SVG or Scalable Vector Graphic file as the background which I could then stretch as needed. As you know, there's no penalty of pixelation when stretching SVGs because they are not based on pixels. This would also save a lot of load time on the site, as I can load one vector image instead of half a dozen pixel-based images.
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 11:46am
In this webinar Dustin Cooper, Drupal Designer at Mediacurrent, discusses user experience—specifically the backend editors experience. Learn how you can help out your backend editors/administrators by adjusting Drupal out of the box with some simple configurations and awesome contrib modules.
Dustin covers admin themes, permissions, WYSIWYG editors and a plethora of handy modules that will help streamline work for your editors and administrators.
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
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 8:00am
Mediacurrent is pleased to announce that our work for the Gospel Music Channel has been nominated in the 2012 Blue Drop Awards: "Best Media Website Built With Drupal" and "Drupal Website of the Year."
The Blue Drop Awards is a community-nominated, community-voted event, aiming to publicly recognize the excellent individuals,companies, and projects that have pushed the limits and maximized the capabilities of Drupal.
Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 12:30pm
Mediacurrent is proud to launch a completely redesigned website. The new site features a number of enhancements like expanded content, a rebranded look and feel, and messaging that better reflects our focus in Drupal.
Our original requirements and primary goals included:
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 11:05am
With the last week's release of Drupal 7 and a steady stream of large enterprise sites continuing to migrate onto the content management platform, excitement abounds in the Drupal community. While celebrating all that is new, however, let's not forget about some of the early adopters that helped pave the way for all of the brand-name companies now hopping on board.
Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 9:00am
Drupal Commons is a Drupal distribution billed as “social business software.” That means that Acquia is distributing Drupal bundled with some other modules preconfigured to work as a company’s interactive user-facing website. Drupal Commons 1.0 was released on August 5th.
The Purpose of Drupal Commons