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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 1:33pm

Scores of organizations are migrating their websites to Drupal because of its flexibility, free licensing model, and large developer community. During the migration process, planning the architecture and implementation strategy for a custom Drupal website is vital. Oftentimes, organizations seek our help when the most optimal architectural approach wasn't taken during the migration process. TerraGo Technologies, a geospatial collaboration software provider, is one such organization. 

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 23, 2012 - 3:13pm

Coming from a newspaper and publishing background, I've routinely been asked to change a homepage at a moment's notice to respond to a breaking news story or event. This can be tricky with many websites since so much has been templated into a CMS system. Before sites were created using a content management system, developers could quickly create a copy of the homepage, edit some HTML and create an entirely new look quickly.

This method can still be done as we'll get into later, but how should this custom page look? What are the elements you want to use?

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.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 9:03am

Managers and developers at some point in their career ask themselves, “Should I adopt the agile methodology?” I know it can seem a little scary to think about diving into this type of project process, especially for a project manager. However, agile done right can be a good process tool for a project manager, development team, client and ultimately the consumer.

I think there are misconceptions on what agile really is. Some people think that agile means constant change and endless budget—what team or client could possibly sustain this model? What agile means to me is a process used to understand and meet the client’s objectives. It is used to deliver features to consumers sooner, and it enables the development team to produce a better quality product.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 1:55pm

In 2009 we released a whitepaper entitled Building an Enterprise Class Website in Drupal.  The paper covered topics such as: how Drupal is being leveraged at the enterprise-level, planning your site launch for long-term success, assessing and scoping your Drupal project, among many other key topics. Though some of the information might be a bit dated, the core process is still a solid structure to look at when planning your Drupal site.

Here's an outstanding excerpt:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 9:19am

Back in April, we spread the word that we were looking for a volunteer to assist with graphic design assets for Drupalcamp Atlanta 2012. (@Drupalcamp_ATL). After our conversation with him, it was apparent #DcATL would be in good hands with Dustin Cooper. So, we wanted to introduce the rest of you to Dustin. Here's a short Q&A I had with him about his design inspiration, getting involved in Drupal, and a sneak peek at the 2012 Drupalcamp Atlanta website.

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 10:26am

There are a number of different development environments you can use to develop drupal applications. Vim is an old school development tool which can make for a surprising efficient IDE for Drupal. Vim is a great tool to add to your drupal toolbox.

Who this is for

If you spend a lot of time using a console or need to fix issues through a SSH connection, then Vim is the IDE for you.