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An infrequent take on all things digital.

Well, that’s kinda awkward….

Posted on August 19, 2017 in Drupal, Web Development, WordPress

For the last couple of weeks, this site has been undergoing some changes. Yes, it looks different, but that's not the biggest change....

Drupal Quick Tip: Webform Email to Multiple Email Input Fields

Posted on July 7, 2017 in Drupal, Tutorial

Because I want to remember a) that it's possible to send an email to multiple email fields and b) remember how to do it.

Get Latest Drupal 7 and CKEditor Module (Mac Apps)

Posted on May 2, 2016 in Drupal

Drush and all that notwithstanding, I'm constantly downloading these two things separately because I can't just tick the checkbox and let Drupal auto-update them.

Building DrupalVersion.com

Posted on January 26, 2015 in Community, Drupal, Freebies, Web Design, Web Development

A few weeks ago, I launched a new utility called DrupalVersion.com. It has one simple purpose: find out if your sites are up to date with the latest version of Drupal (6 or 7).

MMXV

Posted on January 4, 2015 in Uncategorized

Last year around this time I posted an article here that wrapped up 2013 and set some goals for 2014. The slate has once again been wiped clean for the new year, but now's as good of a time as any to reflect on the past year and set new goals for the coming one.

FlipQuiz: Classroom Review Games

Posted on May 6, 2014 in Community, Drupal, Web Design, Web Development

For anyone who reads this blog, you’ll notice that I’ve fallen way short of my goal of writing one post a week all year long. It hasn’t been for a lack of desire or even a lack of ideas. Instead,…

A Drupal Module for Streamlining the Content Review Process

Posted on February 12, 2014 in Drupal, Freebies, Web Development

As a site developer for a web development agency, I often have the need to send clients pieces of content (pages, blog posts, team bios, etc) for review. These are pieces that cannot yet be live in the site, so they need to remain unpublished and be reviewed. Sending links to clients with a login string in the URL is a great way to speed up the process, but I had to write a module to iron out the wrinkles for our clients.

Formatting Credit Card Inputs

Posted on February 2, 2014 in Javascript/Jquery, Tutorial, Web Development

Lately, I've been trying to take a look at how I develop forms. Fields need to be validated and it's always better for the user to be notified on the spot. But what if we can format the users' fields for them as they fill them out? Then we can avoid possible form - or worse, shopping cart - abandonment.

CSS Within Widgets

Posted on January 26, 2014 in Web Development

So it all started when I was looking for a weather widget for a client's website. After looking at what felt like 300 old, dated, gross weather widgets, I finally found one that is pretty nice. Scratch that, this one is beautiful. I was able to set the city name, latitude, longitude, and color for the temperature bars, but I thought "What if they could let someone (me) provide their (my) own CSS file in the URL?" So I set out to develop my concept.

Clarity in Design

Posted on January 19, 2014 in Web Design

Recently I was at a family members house where they had recently remodeled their bathroom. On top of this toilet is a dual-flush set of buttons wher you can push one, the other, or both simultaneously. Without any kind of clarifying indication, I am unsure what will happen when I press these buttons .