One of the biggest hurdles when developing a website in Drupal is the initial setup and configuration. Out of the box, Drupal isn’t exactly "end-user friendly".
If you’re like me, and you need to set up sites with a non-developer end-user in mind, there is a lot of face lifting that needs to be done before Drupal is presentable in a simple, easy-to-learn way.
Until recently, managing a website required, at the very least, familiarity with HTML. Updating a web page required the ability to work with FTP. Even minor tweaks to the site’s design required the client to know CSS (or to have someone on staff with the know-how).
This was just an accepted part of owning a website. The nature of the Internet created a demand to keep websites constantly updated and interactive by skilled developers, designers and/or IT staff.
Things have changed.
One of the neatest things I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing by combining my love for software development and professional blogging is to see how closely tied they are in art, form and function. The marriage couldn’t be more copasetic, and I’ve discovered that they complement each other and I can learn more about each respectively and dependently.
Agile web development is not a specific process, action, or a daylong exercise. Agile is a mindset, an attitude with which a project is undertaken.
It means streamlining the project, taking away time-sucks, performing frequent sanity checks, and making sure that you’re not spending excessive time on things that don’t add value to the project.
Previously, I wrote about 5 web files that will improve your website and discussed files that, while small in size, pack a solid punch and make our work that little bit better. In this article, we’ll look at five more web files that can improve and your website.
In the past few months, there has been a lot of talk around modern web browsers (Firefox 4, Chrome, IE9, etc.). The software application we use to navigate to our favorite websites is seeing tremendous attention, increased competition amongst its vendors, and advancements in its features.
If you’re building a website for a client or yourself that requires a number of images to be presented in a gallery format — for example, if you’re a web designer, photographer, sculptor, painter or graphic designer — Drupal has some out-of-the-box solutions to help you organize and present your information.
Professionals who work on a visual medium often need help presenting (and possibly monetizing) their work, and an online gallery is a great way to do this. Perhaps you could also make the images available as physical products or digital downloads in an online store as an added option.