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An infrequent take on WordPress, WooCommerce, and the web.

October 20, 2012
With the introduction of Drupal 7, many of the great tools that were essential in Drupal 6 – CCK and ImageCache for example – have been built right into the core installation. Instead of making 99% of developers install the same modules over and over and over, they’ve been included in Drupal core. There are, however, still a few modules that every developer should install right from the offset of a new project and some that will be useful for different kinds of projects. We’ll take a quick look at the essential modules in this article.
October 13, 2012
In this new series that I’ve dubbed The Drupal Framework, I will be going over my basic framework for Drupal sites. Although I have some ideas for more Drupal tutorials, I wanted to take a few posts and describe my Drupal installations and the thought process behind the decisions about which version to use and what modules are necessary. In this first post, we’ll talk about Drupal 6 pros and cons, Drupal 7 pros and cons, and come up with a final verdict about which Drupal version is the right choice right now.
October 8, 2012
Let’s face it, unordered and ordered lists are boring. As web designers, we’ve spent a good bit of time finding ways to make them not look like lists. But sometimes we DO want them to look like a list. Unfortunately, we’re generally stuck with the discs, circles, numbers, and roman numerals available across browsers. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, you might even give that list item a background image and some padding for a custom bullet. But with the introduction of retina displays over the last couple years, those just aren’t looking as great any more. What if we used some CSS and the content attribute though to add some vector (it’s just a font) bullets?
June 29, 2012
With the release of Google’s browser, Chrome, for iOS yesterday, Google now claims that Chrome is the world’s #1 browser. To go along with this momentous occasion, Google released a “history of chrome” ad to celebrate.