Digital Ecosystem & Development Tips Blog

Things to Consider When Writing a Drupal Integration
June 22, 2018 Jay
One of the many things Drupal excels at is integrating with other services. Some popular integrations are made even easier by the existence of contributed Drupal modules (such as the one for Google Analytics). But, many times, there isn't a ...

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Drupal Drupal Integrations

eSignatures with HelloSign and Drupal 8
June 1, 2018 Jay
Previously, I wrote a bit about the HelloSign eSignature platform and how it can be integrated into a Drupal 7 website. As promised, a Drupal 8 version of the integration is now available and ready for use on cutting-edge websites everywhere. But ...

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Drupal Drupal8 HelloSign Drupal Integrations

5 Reasons to Upgrade to Drupal 8 Today
May 18, 2018 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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Drupal Drupal8 Drupal Upgrade

Website Analysis Tools Part 2: Performance Testing with WebPagetest
January 17, 2018 Jay
Last time, I wrote a bit about finding potential site improvements using a site auditing tool called Lighthouse. One area where Lighthouse was useful, but fell a bit short in my opinion, was in analyzing website performance - that is, the speed at ...

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web development Website Analysis

Website Analysis Tools Part 1: Auditing with Lighthouse
January 10, 2018 Jay
No website is perfect - but it is certainly possible to come close! Fortunately, there are numerous useful tools available to website developers to help take a website from "good" to "great". In this series, I'm going to take a look at some of the ...

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web development Website Analysis

5 Great Drupal Integrations
December 13, 2017 Jay
In this day and age, it is rare to find a truly "standalone" website. The web as a whole was fundamentally built upon a concept of having different sites connecting together. At first, this was just done with hyperlinks from one page to another, but ...

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Drupal Drupal Integrations

eSignatures with Drupal: Integrating with the HelloSign API
December 6, 2017 Jay
As more and more companies make the leap to having entirely-digital communications with their customers or clients, some things have a tendency to stay on paper.  One common thing which lags behind the rest of the digitization process is the signing ...

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Drupal Features HelloSign eSignatures Drupal Integrations

Drupal 8 Will Help You Save Time on the Next Drupal Upgrade
November 1, 2017 Jay
The Drupal Upgrade Crisis is Over Back in March 2017, Dries Buytaert, the creator of Drupal, published a blog post entitled "Making Drupal upgrades easy forever" in which he confirmed what we here at Ashday had already suspected: Drupal 8 has laid ...

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Drupal Drupal8 Drupal Upgrade Drupal Migration

If It Ain't Broke, Test It Anyway
December 16, 2016 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 ...

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Testing Drupal Cross-browser Testing