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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 10:03am

Introduction to Jay’s List


As we enter the 2011 Holiday season, who doesn’t love a freshly updated Drupal 7 contributed modules list?

These modules are great stocking-stuffers for every Drupaller on your list!

In all seriousness, as I mentioned in my last top modules list, the sheer number of Drupal modules (in the thousands) can be very intimidating. For the new developer how do they decide which modules to use? Google search can help you find a module for a specific use case, but it doesn’t help you find the most common modules that seasoned developers use on every site.

Monday, December 12, 2011 - 4:14pm

Drupal on the Bayou has come to a close, and it was a fun couple of days. This was the smallest Drupal event I've been to, but every dynamic has its advantages. Maybe it's my own personal perception, but I felt as if the small size made everyone much more approachable. Everything was a bit more relaxed and informal, but that made it feel that much more cozy.

I met some great folks from the New Orleans area and elsewhere and learned quite a lot. Here's my recap:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 1:32pm

The Mobile First Approach

When people say "mobile first" in referring to web design & theming, it's not just a mentality or something people say in a "the way it ought to be" sort of sense. They literally mean, designing the mobile theme first, then adding on CSS for tablets, desktop, and wide desktop themes. In a technical sense, it means that the global.css that contains the basic design elements of the site is loaded no matter what device you are using to view the website. Then, CSS3 Media queries determine what the size of the window is and additional stylesheets will be tacked on; either "narrow", "normal" , or "wide" - depending on the width of the device.