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DrupalCamp Phoenix 2013

Mar 9, 2013 9:00:00 AM Matt
DrupalCamp Phoenix is a two-day conference organized by professional Drupal organizations and the Phoenix Drupal User Group (PHXDUG) to promote and advance the Drupal community in Arizona and the Southwest region. Anyone who is interested in learning about Drupal or expanding his or her skills is encouraged to attend.

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If You Have the Means, Get Netbeans

Jul 24, 2012 4:18:00 PM Clint
The deeper I get into Drupal development, the more I depend on developer tools like code searching, debugging, code syntax highlighting, etc. Drupal is an amazing tool for developing websites, but unlike most custom scripting language sites - you're navigating a framework, which can be quite baffling at times. Knowing how to navigate your way around Drupal's infrastructure is critical if you have ...

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Tags: Drupal

In-Browser Design: Introduction to Designing for Web 2.0+

Jul 24, 2012 11:06:00 AM Nate
I have been spending some time learning more about various in-browser design techniques, tools and approaches, and I hope to have a chance to talk more about this at tomorrow's Phoenix Drupal meet-up! In any case, I wanted to introduce the wide variety of tools, articles, people and resources that I've come across in this world of designing for the browser.

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Tags: Drupal Phoenix SASS

Talking SASS at Tonight's Meetup!

Jun 27, 2012 8:28:00 AM Clint
Hey gang! Tonight, I'll be talking about SASS at the Phoenix Drupal meet-up. SASS allows you to write compilable CSS, which means you can use variables, functions, nested class references and other cool programmer mechanisms. You can also split your css up as granular as you want while still producing just one or a few compact css stylesheets to serve up to the browser. Come meet the group and ...

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Tags: Drupal Phoenix Meetup SASS

Phoenix Drupal User Group June Meetup

Jun 26, 2012 11:41:00 AM Russell
After taking a hiatus last month when our meetup location disappeared (LaunchSpot is currently in the process of rebooting/relocating/relaunching), we’re going to get together again for our monthly, um, get-together. Since everyone else seems to like it better when we have scheduled presentations, I kind of volunteered myself and Clint, so it’s going to be an Ashday-dominated kind of night. ...

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Tags: Phoenix Meetup SASS git

Hello Drupal (Online, Instructor-Led)

Jun 22, 2012 10:00:00 AM Matt
This training session is full. Interested in checking out the hottest new web application platform available? Ready to see what the fuss is all about? Drupal powers some of the biggest and most important sites on the web, as well as thousands of small business and individual sites. And honestly the job market for Drupal talent is red hot. If you have a general idea of how content management ...

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Minimize Module Management Mess with Module Filter Module

May 24, 2012 10:08:00 AM Clint
One of my favorite aspects of Drupal is continually encountering neat tools people have built to make managing Drupal better. Today, it's the Module Filter module, contributed by James Jeffrey. It's a quick easy way to navigate your module list in the admin and it's a huge time saver! "Drush dl" it today!

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Tags: Drupal Module Filter Module

Phoenix Drupal Developers - Meetup Tonight!

Apr 25, 2012 11:53:00 AM Clint
This is just a friendly reminder/notification that there is in fact a Phoenix Drupal Developers meetup and it's tonight. Last time we talked a good bit about DrupalCon Denver, Mobile First and Responsive Design and additionally just spent some time getting to know other local devs and learning what people are doing with Drupal in town. Come join the fun!

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Tags: Phoenix Meetup

Git Subtree: An Easier Way to Import a Repository into Dev Cloud

Apr 24, 2012 10:00:00 AM Russell
In my last post about moving an existing Drupal Git repository into Acquia Dev Cloud without losing history, the best way I could put together to actually merge in the Git repository was to use a rather obtuse (if effective) git filter-branch command. Thankfully, Barry Jaspan, the project owner of Dev Cloud, was kind enough to point out that there was an easier way. In fact, Peter Wolanin, ...

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Tags: Acquia Dev Cloud Howto git

In Defense of Mobile First

Apr 18, 2012 10:43:00 AM Clint
I ran across this response to Jakob Nielsen that I absolutely loved, which then led me to Josh Clark's more thorough response. In a nutshell, Nielsen has questioned the approach of Mobile First and Responsive Design, instead advocating for a practice of (gulp) building two different sites, one for desktop and one for mobile with forced redirection for mobile users. The faulty premise is that ...

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Tags: Responsive Design Mobile First