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An odd mixture of developer notes, project writings, and general observations
March 2, 2016
The Drupal 7 website that we built for Giving Transforms You is a website designed to focus on the release of an author’s book. Located in Hallilfax, Nova Scoita, Glenn’s book gives ideas and tips for Canadians to make the most out of their financial gifts to charitable organizations. Even though our main resources are located in Des Moines, Iowa we were happy to take care of our good Canadian friends up north.
September 29, 2015
Here's some quick tips and directions for updating your Facebook Profile picture and Cover Image.
November 12, 2014
Yesterday one of our clients using Ubercart in Drupal 6 got the email from UPS Tech Alert saying: “This message is to inform you that you are currently using UPS Developer Kit APIs in the Customer Integration Environment (CIE), which is not intended to perform as the UPS® production environment. To avoid slow response times or planned outages, please migrate to the UPS production environment by November 25, 2014.” (Excerpt from UPS email)
August 1, 2014
We tend to avoid using CKFinder at all for clients because of it's buggy history (3rd-party integrations are tough on module maintainers).  But when clients have large repositories of images sometime they've just got to be able to browse - that is when CKFinder comes in handy.  When those images are inside Drupal's private files system it gets a little more tricky.  Let me back up a moment.
June 9, 2014
By default, calling Drupal's user_logout() function redirects the user to the homepage of the site after completing the log out process.  You can see that on the last line of the function where it calls drupal_goto() with no arguments passed.
March 27, 2014
SEO is simultaneously one of the most important and least understood parts of building a good website.  There is no shortage of companies out there claiming they know all of the secrets to getting to the top spot on Google search results, but SEO really is not that complicated to do well if you follow just a few basic principles.
January 14, 2014
We have been in a little series about website bugs. We have already talked about how to identify bugs on your website and we have discussed some examples. But now, here is a good list of what you should do when you find a bug on your website...
December 6, 2013
In the last blog post we discussed some definitions of website bugs. Now that we have had plenty of dictionary work, let us go through some examples. Are you ready to take our Website Bug Awareness quiz?
November 25, 2013
If you ever find yourself singing this song: “I found a bug, I found a bug, I found a bug HEY, HEY, HEY, HEY!” …. And you are not exactly sure what to do now that you have found a bug on your website, this blog post is for you.
November 8, 2013
A few years back, do you remember seeing a rainbow block pattern on the screen and hearing a static tone coming from your television set in between programs? That thing is a standard calibration test called SMPTE was issued by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. This broadcasting test was more important back in the analog days but it is still widely recognized. Very cleverly, the original graphic designer for the Friends in TV website took the SMPTE colors and incorporated them subtly into website design. Since Friends in TV is an online community for folks in the television industry, what brilliance to have such a play on TV Standards!