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When Is Drupal a Bad Fit?

Oct 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM Brian
My instinct is to say never….but if you are still wondering “Should I use Drupal?”, read on and we will take a look deeper to see if we can find some cases where Drupal may be a bad fit.

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Tags: Drupal Drupal8 CMS

Can My Responsive Website Replace a Mobile App?

Oct 11, 2017 9:03:00 AM Ashday Media Group
Smartphones have had an immense impact on the way we both interact with websites and how they’re built. In the early days of Android and iOS -- or even further back to flip phones that could access the internet -- websites weren’t designed to fit well onto a small screen. Mobile browsers did what they could to make them work, but it really wasn’t all that long ago that you had to double-tap on ...

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Tags: Drupal Responsive Design Application Development

(Con)figuring out Drupal 8: The Sequel

May 24, 2017 8:27:00 AM Clint
In Drupal 7, site deployments could be rather difficult on ambitious sites. Some database level elements were worth programming out in hook_updates (turning on modules, reverting views, etc) and some usually weren't (block placement, contrib module configuration). I remember days where a deployment involved following a three page long Google doc of clicks that had to be carefully replicated. Ugh.

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Tags: Configuration Management Drupal8

Ashday Is at DrupalCon

Apr 24, 2017 5:00:00 PM Clint
We've flown across the country to hang out with thousands of nerds and we love it! For us, the week starts out with a Media & Publishing Summit (in progress) and so far so good. Great conversations are happening about the industry, problems people are encountering, different approaches to using Drupal, etc. Dries also has encouraging news about the Media Initiative in that components of it are ...

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Tags: Drupal8 DrupalCon Publishing

Ashday + EnsembleIQ + Drupal 8 = Rad

Feb 15, 2017 9:03:00 PM Clint
Ok, so I know I'm supposed to wait until 6 months pass between blog posts, but I just can't contain my excitement. We've been doing a heap-ton of exciting Drupal 8 work for publisher Ensemble IQ these past many months and it's now being highlighted as a case study on Drupal.org. Check it out!

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Tags: Drupal8

If It Ain't Broke, Test It Anyway

Dec 15, 2016 7:15:00 PM Jay
Testing is a vital part of the web development process, with Drupal as with any other platform, though it can often be a step that's easily missed or not given enough attention. At Ashday, we have a number of processes in place to make sure that each our sites are well tested, to minimize the number of bugs the site has.

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Tags: Testing Drupal Cross-browser Testing

Remember When People Used to Write Blogs?

Nov 11, 2016 3:01:00 PM Clint
I do! It was a time of hope, of purity, of harmony. It was a time where I actually found time to write a blog. The truth is, things are super busy here at Ashday as we continue to grind on Drupal 8 sites and it's making it difficult to pepper the internet with vast quantities of helpful tips that .00004% of users are ready to devour.  That will change soon, however, I promise you!

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DrupalCon Developer Retrospective

Jun 3, 2016 4:05:00 PM Jay
Last month was an interesting one for the Ashday office, when for one week we packed up our computers and made the journey to New Orleans for DrupalCon 2016.

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Tags: Drupal DrupalCon

Can I Get This Site To-Go?

May 6, 2016 7:49:00 PM Mike
This is probably old news at this point, but more and more the preferred method for consuming content is mobile. Whether this means a smartphone, tablet, or some other internet-enabled device, the odds are pretty good that your site will be viewed from something other than a traditional computer. (Although let's be honest, that doesn't really describe anything like it used to either.) Interesting ...

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Tags: Drupal Responsive Design Mobile First

Don't Forget Clean Underwear

May 6, 2016 6:54:00 PM Clint
If you're curious why next week there are no milk jugs outside the door and the kids aren't playing in the yard, it's because the Ashday crew is headed to DrupalCon New Orleans!

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Tags: Drupal8 DrupalCon