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Solr search with Drupal 8

May 25, 2018 12:57:14 PM 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 for this problem is Apache Solr and recently we had the opportunity to set it up on Drupal 8. Let’s take a moment to go through a bit of what that ...


Tags: Drupal Drupal8 Howto

Web Design & Development Process: Part 1 - Aggressive and Relentless Requirements Gathering

Jan 31, 2018 2:00:00 PM Clint
This is the first part in a series on how not to ruin your life on your next Drupal project. Sound extreme? Well, if you’ve ever suffered the crushing defeat of working your tail off on a lengthy project only to sit there at the end after launch feeling like you just came out of the opening night of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (ie: severely disappointed and a bit confused), then you know that ...


Tags: Drupal web development teamwork Howto Process

Who Uses Prefixes Anymore?

Jan 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM 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 make it look pretty bad. Using prefixes means entering your styling multiple times in some cases and that makes it easier to forget one. Forget one and ...


Tags: Cross-browser Testing Howto

Headless Testing with CasperJS

Nov 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM 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 quick feedback on obvious bugs and visual oddities. The problem is that humans can only test so much before they begin to go blind to little ...


Tags: Testing Howto

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, ...


Tags: Acquia Dev Cloud Howto git

Improving Dev Cloud Drush Aliases to Improve Workflow

Apr 11, 2012 4:44:00 PM Russell
Yesterday I went over how to import an existing Drupal Git repository into Acquia Dev Cloud without losing its history, which was great for setting up our existing codebases, but I still ran into a bit of a problem I didn’t like with getting the existing Drupal databases imported into a remote Dev Cloud instance.


Tags: Drupal Acquia Dev Cloud Howto Drush

Moving an Existing Drupal Git Repository into Acquia Dev Cloud without Losing History

Apr 10, 2012 8:49:00 AM Russell
UPDATE: Although this method works, there is a much simpler way to bring existing Git repositories into Dev Cloud without losing history. Check out the newer post about using git-subtree for more information. That post supersedes this one.


Tags: Acquia Dev Cloud Howto git