Digital Ecosystem & Development Tips Blog

Solr Search with Drupal 8
May 25, 2018 Mike
Search is an important facet of any large website these days. We’d talked previously about why you want to take full control of your site search. Bombarding your users with a mess of links won’t do anyone any favors. One of our favorite solutions ...

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Drupal Drupal8 Howto

Continuous Integration: Let the Robots Have Your Back
May 2, 2018 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 ...

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Topics:
Testing web development Process

How to Convince Your Boss to Upgrade to Drupal 8
April 13, 2018 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 ...

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Drupal Drupal Upgrade

Drupal vs Wordpress Part 2: Which is the Best CMS in 2018?
April 6, 2018 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 ...

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Topics:
Drupal CMS

Drupal Search: Solr vs Search Module
March 2, 2018 Mike
Drupal isn’t known as a particularly lightweight content management system and that is one of the reasons we love it, right? It is meant to handle large amounts of complex content. A problem occurs when you have a site that is just flush with ...

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Drupal Module Drupal Integrations

An Ode to Flash
February 14, 2018 Mike
Ah, the late 90’s and early 00’s were such a different time. We were so young and full of energy. It was also the time when the internet was really coming into its own. More and more people were getting into the web and starting to build websites. ...

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Flash

Will Rich Search Results Replace Websites?
January 24, 2018 Mike
Search engines are providing access to increasingly more information about websites right in the search results. This is great for consumers who want to get the information they were looking for quickly, but will this replace your website?

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Trending Topics

Who Uses Prefixes Anymore?
January 3, 2018 Mike
CSS prefixes are useful for getting cutting edge, or at least somewhat modern features to work across the major web browsers. Without using these, you would likely see that your website looks very different between browsers and sometimes it could ...

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Topics:
Cross-browser Testing Howto

Bringin' the Development Local
December 27, 2017 Mike
  Building a website is often a highly collaborative effort with many different moving pieces. One of the toughest to coordinate is where the team builds it. Should your team be working directly on a remote server or on their own local copies? Does ...

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Topics:
web development