February 28, 2013

5 Days Left to Replace Your Twitter RSS Feed in Drupal

By Johanna Bates

If you haven't heard, Twitter RSS is officially dead on March 5, 2013 (here it is in Twitter-corporate-speak; Mashable translation). If you're using Aggregator to pull a Twitter RSS feed into your Drupal site for pretty stylin', then you have to act now.

February 20, 2013

Saying "No" to Clients

By Max Pearl

As developers, saying "no" to clients sounds, on it's face, like a bad idea. You want to do what the clients need, you don't want to upset them, and, frankly, you want the hours. But the truth is, in order to build websites that are cost-effective and sustainable, you have to say "no" sometimes.

January 15, 2013

Symfony is Coming! This is Why You Should Care

By Max Pearl

Whether you belong to an organization which has, or is planning a Drupal site implementation, or a Drupal developer, you should know, and care about Symfony.

January 9, 2013

Drupal Commandments

By Max Pearl

About a year ago, I was deeply enmeshed in fixing a rather badly-developed Drupal site for a client. In my frustration and anger, I wrote these commandments. I thought these would go without saying, but obviously, they needed to be said.

October 16, 2012

What To Do in the Meantime: Responsive, Drupal & Nonprofits

By Johanna Bates

In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, I'm going to give some attention to the topic of responsive sites, on which I've been brewing thoughts for a while. It's hard to do anything in web design and development right now without hearing the term "responsive design" until your eyes glaze over. For anyone who needs a primer, I like this one from Treehouse. Responsive is a great concept. An increasing number of people are surfing on phones and tablets, and they expect to be able to do almost anything on their devices that they can do on a desktop. There are use cases where developing a device-detecting mobile site or an app is the better way to go. But much of the time, building one website that can adapt to different screen widths, using media queries, is a very elegant solution.