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An odd mixture of developer notes, project writings, and general observations
June 20, 2012
Omega sets the viewport meta tag to something like this by default when you enable (it is enabled by default) the "Allow customizing viewport meta properties on iOS and Android devices" checkbox under Appearance > Settings for your Omega sub-theme.  With this checked, Omega prints out a meta tag like this in the section of the pages on your site.
May 30, 2012
According to Merriam-Webster, suffix –ocracy, or –cracy, is wrapped up with political connotation. From social classes, government styles, or social constructs –cracy is a suffix for organizing societies and leadership forms. So what does –cracy have to do with websites and Drupal?
April 30, 2012
Say hello to one of the newest website updates on the internet! We just launched a brand new website for Arbor Creek Animal Hospital located in Olathe, Kansas. This website is a really neat one because we got to add several specific features that really make this site pop! In this blog I am going to review a few of the features. But first, here is an intro to the project.
April 23, 2012
Big Concept This is working on the theme layer - specifically preprocessing.  Theme pre-processing exists for when the default Drupal output isn't sufficient.  It answers the question, "how can we create more useful content and contextualized it (read: CSS classes)?"  Preprocessing stands between the module and theme layer.
April 22, 2012
Basic Premise CSS is the least architected, worst thought-out part of a webpage.  PHP exists (largely) to preprocess HTML.  CSS had no-such equivalent.  Enter Sass & Compass, etc.
April 21, 2012
John's work shows brilliance and there were some well worthwhile tips and tricks from the session that made it well worth the hour spent listening.  However, don't expect it to directly address responsive - rather he touches on the surrounding topics that loosely float in the "responsive" sphere.  Also, (like many brilliant coders?) he is not exactly an organized teacher.
April 10, 2012
With our first large-scale responsive Omega-based website close to launching, and the second project about to start, it was time to refine the graphic design process and make it Omega-friendly.
January 16, 2012
Here at Covenant Web Design we have recently launched a new Website for Radiant Complexions Dermatology. Radiant Complexions is a company that has several dermatology clinics in two states. They have multiple professional medical dermatology clinics near Des Moines, Iowa and near Phoenix, Arizona. Not only does Radiant Complexions provide medical services for standard dermatological conditions, they also provide a wide array of cosmetic services as well. One of the unique things about Radiant Complexions is that they have their own line of skincare products. What a neat business combination - medical, cosmetic, as well as a professional products line!
January 7, 2012
So we are sending out an email 30 days after a person checks out on the site and just asking them, "Hey, do you want to come back? Here is a coupon." This is for a dermatology clinic. And so, maybe they want to reorder a product, like a month later, they might have used it up. That is kind of the use case here.
November 21, 2011
How can you make the first first and the last last?  Often clients need to order their Staff or Board Member or ... pages so that it appears in a specific order.  It is not usually a point of pride, rather it just makes sense for the board President to be listed first so people can tell who is in charge.