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It's 2016, we are already in the "Mobile Era" and we all love how our modern sites fit and adapt to any screen. It's amazing how a website can stretch to the 52 inches of a Samsung TV and also look good on your mobile phone. But you know what? There are 20 years of "non-mobile" websites out there screaming to be upgraded. And the first word that comes to mind is "redesign".Read More »
I needed to create a new webform on a production site recently. But as a dev, I don't have direct access to the production admin backend; I'm only allowed to push code changes and let the client's team migrate them to prod via
drush updb. So I'm supposed to export the webform configuration to code, and deploy it via an update hook, but how?
Drupal allow you to set up installation profiles to fast-track creating a website. Rather than starting from scratch each time you create a site, you can select an install profile that does some initial configuration for you. This is super useful if you make a lot of websites that start the same way. I think multilingual websites are a good example, since there's a lot of configuration that gets repeated.Read More »
Often, organizations have big plans for multilingual Drupal. A website might be launched with only one or two languages in place, but the infrastructure is there to add more languages as soon as the translations are ready. Even if you already have two languages in place, there are many steps to adding an additional language.Read More »
Drupal 7 gives us the option to include an 'alt text' for each image field. The alt text is used by screen readers or when the image file isn't available. For some organizations with lots of authors, it's hard to get everyone actually using this alt text field. So, sometimes you want to make it required.Read More »