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5 Reasons to Upgrade to Drupal 8 Today

May 18, 2018 12:57:00 PM Jay
Drupal 8 has been available now for more than two years, but if your site is up and running on Drupal 6 or 7, you may be wondering… why should I upgrade? And why now?

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Web Design & Development Process: Part 9 - Devoted Implementation

May 9, 2018 1:00:00 PM Clint
  We did it! 8 elaborate blog posts just to get here. Let’s review the history of our shared keystroke rainstorm. Aggressive and Invested Requirements Gathering Relentless Ideation Atomic Preparation Torrential Communication Constant Collaboration Constructive Accountability Immersive Demonstration Are we close enough to call it a day? Well, if Mortal Kombat is an accurate indicator (and it is), ...

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Continuous Integration: Let the Robots Have Your Back

May 2, 2018 11:00:00 AM Mike
  Continuous integration is a bit of a buzzword, but it could be a very important part of your workflow. The idea behind this is the development team pushes their code into a shared repository frequently that has an automated process to verify and perform a build of the site. While it won’t prevent you from committing bugs, it will likely help your team squash them sooner and it will get your ...

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Web Design & Development Process: Part 8 - Decisive Reprioritization

Apr 25, 2018 11:00:00 AM Clint
  By now, you had hoped that prioritization was this “thing” you tolerated early in the project and were happily past it, but in reality it’s as crucial now as it was in the beginning. 

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Web Design & Development Process: Part 7 - Immersive Demonstration

Apr 18, 2018 11:00:00 AM Clint
Lucky number 7! I hope that’s how you feel anyways. There’s always the chance you are at this point in a real trainwreck of a project and are looking for salvation. Hopefully instead you’re just doing diligent research months before the next project begins to best equip yourself. Either way, let’s dig in. Here’s what’s come before: Aggressive and Invested Requirements Gathering Relentless ...

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How to Convince Your Boss to Upgrade to Drupal 8

Apr 13, 2018 1:00:00 PM Mike
You really want to upgrade that old site to Drupal 8. You’ve seen the improvements, the new features, and you even figured out how to pull off an upgrade. The only thing between you and sweet Drupal 8 goodness is your boss. They don’t see the need to upgrade and think it won’t be worth the time or money to make the jump. Maybe they do think Drupal 8 is a needed improvement, but aren’t convinced ...

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Drupal vs Wordpress Part 2: Which is the Best CMS in 2018?

Apr 6, 2018 1:00:00 PM Mike
We’ve covered this in previous blog posts, but I think it’s time we came back to this and gave the contenders another look. (It's only been three years since we last covered this, so everyone has probably been waiting with baited breath for this one.) Internet culture loves to pit things against each other to see which reigns supreme, so let’s do that for these two juggernaut content management ...

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Web Design & Development Process: Part 6 - Constructive Accountability

Mar 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM Clint
Welcome to part 6! You are either at this point deeply invested in this thought process or you’re really running out of things to distract yourself while browsing the internet. Either way, welcome! Here’s where we’ve been so far. Aggressive and Invested Requirements Gathering Relentless Ideation Atomic Preparation Torrential Communication Constant Collaboration

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The Future of Websites: CMS or Website Builder Tools?

Mar 23, 2018 2:00:00 PM Brian
Why Squarespace Will Replace Wordpress, Wordpress Will Replace Joomla, and Drupal Will Replace Drupal When the open source WordPress blogging platform first came out, it opened up the world of internet publishing to the masses. Sure, there were website builders out there like GeoCities and Angelfire, but they lacked much and were very ugly. When WordPress came along it gave voice to those willing ...

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Tags: Drupal CMS Content Management

Web Design & Development Process: Part 5 - Constant Collaboration

Mar 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM Clint
Let’s quickly recap how we’ve gotten to this point. Aggressive and Invested Requirements Gathering Relentless Ideation Atomic Preparation Torrential Communication If you hadn't noticed, this whole series of 9 articles is really organized into 3 distinct areas: (1) getting the project off the ground, (2) the build out, and (3) the close out. The first three articles of the series focused on part ...

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