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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

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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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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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Cross-browser Testing Howto

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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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web development

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Headless Testing with CasperJS
November 15, 2017 Mike
Testing is a necessary part of the development process. Without sufficient testing, your project is going to run aground very quickly when you launch and that doesn’t make for many happy people. Human testing can be useful as you can get pretty ...

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Testing Howto

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The Best Part of Drupal 8 Is Using Less Drupal
November 8, 2017 Mike
Drupal and lightweight aren’t words that have historically gone hand in hand. Drupal 6 and 7 had some hoops to jump through to get something not included in the box. If you wanted to use an external service for displaying content or adding features ...

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Drupal Drupal8

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Can I Get This Site To-Go?
May 7, 2016 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 ...

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Drupal Responsive Design Mobile First

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Goodbye Drupal 6
March 11, 2016 Mike
Security updates and most support, in general, is now gone for Drupal 6. What do you do now? No, it’s okay, don’t panic. There is something that can be done. Although many sites that were running on Drupal 6 have already started the process of ...

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Drupal Drupal8 Drupal6 Migration

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We All Had the Features Module Wrong
November 21, 2015 Mike
If you are familiar with Drupal modules, you may have heard of Features. It is a pretty cool module that allows you to capture your changes to fields, content types, etc, and pull them into a custom module. This is pretty cool since usually writing ...

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Configuration Management Features Badcamp