Ashday's Digital Ecosystem & Development Tips Blog

Digital Ecosystem & Development Tips Blog

Browsers, Browsers, Everywhere...

Oct 1, 2015 11:16:00 AM Mike
The internet as we know it has transformed much over the last decade and a half. We consume content from devices of all shapes and sizes. Developing a site that is ready to work in most or all of these scenarios can be tough, but even tougher can be testing to see if the site works on such a wide variety of web browsers and devices.


Tags: Testing Cross-browser Testing Browserstack

Security, Security, Security.

Jul 21, 2015 11:50:00 AM Mike
Websites get attacked. This is an unfortunate side-effect to being part of the public web. It is pretty safe to assume that somewhere at this very moment, a website you have heard of is being actively attacked. Scary right? It doesn’t have to be.


Tags: Drupal CDN CMS SSL Security

Drupal vs Wordpress: Which Should I Use?

Jun 19, 2015 7:53:00 AM Mike
I’ve been asked a few times why I use Drupal instead of Wordpress or another CMS. This is a pretty common question across the internet these days too. A lot of the reason to use any system like these has a lot to do with what you are working on and what your ability level is. It could even come down to which one you think has the cooler logo (Drupal, of course) or the better community (I’m ...


Tags: CMS

Specialized Administration Pages in Drupal

Jun 15, 2015 2:34:00 PM Jay
Even the most simple websites will often consist of multiple pages or multiple different types of content. For example, a site for a small business may contain a homepage, a "Contact Us" page so that potential customers can contact the business, a few additional simple pages such as "About the Business" and "Our Products", and a News page, which shows all of the business's announcements, but can ...


Tags: Drupal Content Management Administration

Here and Gone DrupalCon

May 19, 2015 5:01:00 PM Clint
Another year, another DrupalCon, another pile of things I really really want to learn and do. Good signs of a good conference right? It's always such a treat, filled with meeting so many people working in the field, vendors providing ever-growing services, sessions on the cutting edge of web development, and free beer and ping pong. Ashday also sponsored a BOF room for the second year in a row, ...


Tags: Drupal8 DrupalCon Component Design

Phoenix Drupal Camp 2015

May 6, 2015 10:45:00 AM Matt
Another year, and another really swell Phoenix Drupal Camp.  Matt, Clint, and Mike from Ashday all gave sessions.  The event was well executed, and informative, and had a great keynote by Ezra Gildesgame.  ASU generously provided space as usual.  Many thanks to KWALL for all the work they do to make this day and all of its sessions and trainings possible.


May the 4th Be with You

May 4, 2015 6:30:00 PM Matt
So... this happened.


What the Heck Is That Permission Called??!!!

Apr 11, 2014 4:11:00 PM Clint
Ok, so this is a very focused blog post, especially for my first return to the blog-o-sphere in a while, but I've gotten so much benefit from very focused blog posts that I had to throw this out there. From time to time, I find myself needing to specific a very particular Drupal permission in my access arguments for hook_menu. Well, if you didn't know - you can see the whole list by simply ...


Tags: Drupal MySQL

Phoenix Drupal Camp 2014

Jan 1, 2014 10:45:00 AM Matt
We were proud to sponsor, 2014's Drupal camp... our really cool local Drupal Conference ... where Ashday's Clint Randall provided a training session on Drupal project management.  The event was generously hosted by ASU again, and put together by the great folks at KWALL.  


Sprite: Ahhhhhh... Refreshing, SASSy Images!

Dec 16, 2013 10:28:00 AM Nate
At the last Phoenix Drupal meetup, I was asked about using Compass and SASS to make Sprite(s). I knew it could be done, but Being a Dr. Pepper kind of guy myself, I wasn't entirely sure *HOW* to do it... so I decided to figure it out! In case you're not familiar with SASS - it's is a Ruby-based (gem) CSS framework that compiles specifically formatted definitions into browser delicious CSS (it's ...


Tags: Sprites SASS