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An odd mixture of developer notes, project writings, and general observations
September 14, 2012
Drupal Commerce is a relatively new e-commerce framework. As someone with significant Ubercart experience, I was initially reluctant to use Commerce, however, now that I have worked with it I think that it is a good module with a great approach. By leveraging views, rules and entities, everything fits much better into Drupal, and in particular Drupal 7 paradigm. Once you get an understanding on how everything works together, you can see it is all very well planned and integrated.
September 9, 2012
For the homepage of HowToSew.com I wanted to have a custom page title.  The obvious answer to this was the nifty Page Title module which I have used with great success in the past.
September 3, 2012
For the homepage of the soon-to-launch HowToSew.com, I wanted to make an easy way for editors to keep the homepage updated.  There are a lot of ways to do this, but in this case I used a Field Collection on a specific content type to allow them to add images and links.
August 30, 2012
There are a few tricks we use to speed up the process of setting up a new Drupal website.
August 28, 2012
If you are looking for an easy Drupal 7 module to sort nodes with by weight, you will find two options available.  The Weight module, and the Nodequeue module.
August 21, 2012
This session talks about View Modes.  Not to be confused with the Views module, View Modes are different types of displays for you content.  The most common example is the Default and Teaser view modes that you get out of the box with Drupal nodes.  The great part about view modes is that you can create the display once and reused it all over your site.
August 21, 2012
Recently we were able to partner with our longtime friends at DSP Concepts to revitalize and revamp their existing Drupal website. So what is the scoop? To begin discussing this project, first let me introduce DSP Concpets.
August 17, 2012
This video goes into a lot of detail of all of the different Panels modules within the Drupal 7 universe, and there are quite a few.  Here are some of the more useful ones that were mentioned.
August 14, 2012
This session dives deep into how large web development shops handle deployment of websites that see heavy traffic.  In talks a lot about the concept of continuous delivery.  The talk is somewhat of an overview of a wide range of topics, but it provides a ton of helpful information and starting places to begin building out your companies website deployment strategy.  The talk covers three basic topics: development workflows, testing, deployment.
August 13, 2012
This video goes into great detail of all of the new features available in Drush 5.  Drush 5 has added a bunch of helpful enhancements to the already amazing Drush system.