My Introduction to Drupal 101

July marked the start of my time as the newest Project Manager at Evolving Web. My first task was to learn as much as possible about Drupal. As a newbie, I couldn’t have asked for a better system to familiarize myself with. I’m not a technical person by nature, so having to learn about web-based programs and languages was a daunting task. But the wealth of information available on Drupal, on everything from installing the program to configuring modules, was reassuring.

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Flattening Content in the Book Module

Deep menu trees are not fun to navigate and make for an awkward user interface. We recently faced the challenge of how to simplify the book module's navigation so users wouldn't have to dig down through many levels of navigation.

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Setting up a High-Performance Distributed Drupal in the Cloud

Jeff and I are proposing a session for DrupalCon Copenhagen. At DrupalCon San Francisco, I was struck by how many people had questions about high performance Drupal. Many of them were thinking of moving to the cloud.

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Login from the Command Line with Drush Login Link

When starting to develop a new Drupal site, there are a couple of things that you need to do first. You need to log on to your development server, probably done through the command line over SSH), and you need to log on to your site via the browser. My word! Two authentications! Wouldn't it be nice if this dreary, menial task could be accomplished with a spiffy command line tool?

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Theming Views in Drupal with Templates and Preprocess Functions

If you're building a large website in Drupal, you're likely to have a long list of views that you're using. Often, views require some custom configuration to match a given design or to provide the user with additional information. Sometimes you want to add dynamic text above or below the view, such as the number of results, or want to create a dynamic title beyond what views lets you configure through the user interface.

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Evolving Web is Moving!

It's true, Evolving Web is moving to a new office. But luckily, it's only just downstairs from our current one. We're excited about our fancy new space. Hopefully it'll give us a chance to put some love into our work environment, and maybe even buy that foosball table we've all been wishing for.

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Apache Solr and Multilingual Theming at Drupal Design Camp

Evolving Web had an awesome time at Drupal Design Camp this weekend. It was a great success with hundreds of Drupal designers, themers, developers, and site builders in attendance from the northeastern states and beyond.

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Goodbye Webchick, We'll Miss You

The Montreal Drupal community got together last week for a special kind of meetup. We met on an outdoor terrace to say goodbye to Angie Byron. Angie (aka Webchick) is a rockstar Drupal developer and community builder who has been an integral part of the Drupal community in Montreal as long as there has been a Drupal community in Montreal.

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