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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 9:38am

A Drupalcon Denver Wrap-Up

The world wide web is changing. Where at one time the web was about pages and links, we now look toward a blurry future of content and functionality accessed through a variety of devices and applications, with varying screen sizes, bandwidth, and connectivity. As the web evolves, content management systems such as Drupal must evolve with it. At Drupalcon Denver, held March 19-23, 2012, many of the keynotes and sessions highlighted the need to respond to this changing web.

Friday, March 23, 2012 - 2:11pm

It was standing room only at last night's Atlanta Drupal Coffee Club. (We always forget to take photos until late in the evening after people have already left).

We discussed a wide-range of topics, but the leading conversations were around performance tuning and APC. It's usually one of the easiest things to add to your stack and you can see a quick gain. Even if it's not all that much of an improvement, producing a lovely graph with the apc.php file and all those green cache hits in the pie chart, will make you feel awesome.

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 2:04pm

As my third DrupalCon approached, I was looking forward to it being my first as a Drupal professional. I had attended San Francisco and Chicago on my own while working at IBM simply because I knew eventually I wanted to make Drupal my career. After joining Mediacurrent in September, I completed that journey and now could truly see DrupalCon from the inside.

That’s not to say you have to be a Drupal professional to enjoy it, but it does give you a different perspective. While previous keynotes by Dries Buytaert were interesting and important, all of the sudden they take on new life when they impact your livelihood. Innovation was the key word for Dries’ talk. While the community keeps coming up as the biggest strength for Drupal, the weaknesses, or at least the solutions to them,...

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 9:15am

Diving into the conversation of Distributions and Apps

As the maintainer of the OpenChurch distribution and OpenPublic app contributor and presenter (see Karen’s blog post on our Drupalcamp Atlanta presentation) I have had a very strong interest in the topic of Distributions and App Stores for some time now. In early 2011, leading up to Drupalcon in Chicago there was much buzz around App Stores. I had just launched OpenChurch and I remember having very intriguing conversations on the future of...

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.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 1:58pm

Drupal is quickly gaining momentum at the state government level. A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural “Drupal Day” at the Georgia Technology Authority’s (GTA) headquarters in downtown Atlanta. I was invited to Drupal Day because Phase2 Technology, Mediacurrent, and Acquia partnered together to migrate 65 Georgia state agency sites off of Vignette and over to Drupal. The event was put on by the GTA to expose Georgia state agencies to Drupal and educate agency technology leaders about Drupal’s powerful content management features and elegant...

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 9:03am

The release of Apple’s new iPad 3 is a reminder of how quickly the Internet is evolving. In a few short years, smartphones, tablets like the iPad, and e-readers like the Kindle Fire have remade the web as a leaner, more nimble, social cloud.

Drupal has always been a leader in social networking, and the Drupal community does a great job of keeping up with the latest web developments. Drupal founder Dries Buytaert saw the mobile “writing on the wall” over a year ago at Drupalcon Chicago, when he announced the Drupal 8 Mobile Initiative. Things have accelerated since then, challenging the community to keep up.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 9:03am

UPDATE: 4/11/2012

If you checked out the Inside Look at the Omega Theme blog post a few months ago, you may be eager to re-theme your Drupal site to take advantage of the awesome capabilities of Responsive Design. There are, however, a few more modules you may want to pair with the Omega theme when tackling your mobile site design.

With the Delta module, you can build custom page layouts by making new versions of the theme settings page; then apply those unique layouts on particular pages, sections, or user roles via the Context module. While designed specifically...