Must-Have Drupal Modules for Improving Your Site Builds

Aug 25 2011 by Katie Methe | 18 Comments

Must-Have Drupal Modules for Improving Your Site Builds

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.

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You Should Build Websites That Empower Site Owners

Aug 22 2011 by Jason Gross | 20 Comments

You Should Build Websites That Empower Site Owners

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.

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How Being a Coder Can Make You a Better Blogger

Jun 29 2011 by John Saddington | 21 Comments

How Being a Coder Can Make You a Better Blogger

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.

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Agile Web Development That Works

Jun 23 2011 by Jason Mark | 51 Comments

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.

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5 Little-Known Web Files That Can Enhance Your Website

Jun 13 2011 by Alexander Dawson | 20 Comments

5 Little-Known Web Files That Can Enhance Your Website

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.

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The Overblown Excitement Around Modern Web Browsers

Apr 19 2011 by Jason Gross | 41 Comments

The Overblown Excitement Around Modern Web Browsers

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.

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4 Steps to Building a Portfolio Website Using Drupal

Mar 29 2011 by Monica S. Flores | 19 Comments

4 Steps to Building a Portfolio Website Using Drupal

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.

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