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  • Composer FTW! RIP Drush Make?

    In the modern world of web / application development, using package managers to pull in dependencies has become a de-facto standard. In fact, if you are developing enterprise software and you aren’t leveraging package managers I would challenge you to ask yourself why not? Continue reading →

    Composer FTW! RIP Drush Make?
  • Adding pURL Multidomain XMLSitemap

    On a recent project, we had to create multiple sitemaps for each of the domains that we have setup on the site. We came across some problems that we had to resolve because of the nature of our pURL setup.

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    Adding pURL Multidomain XMLSitemap
  • Going back to Drupal, it's fun again!

    Actually, we never left. We didn’t stop building Drupal sites, even through the long release cycle. However, we did move our company website, activelamp.com, off of Drupal about 18 months ago. Our company site had been built on Drupal since the Drupal 4.7 days. That was back when it started to become uncool to write and maintain your own home-grown CMS. I eventually found Drupal, ditched my custom CMS, and never looked back.

    Our site started on Drupal 4.7, upgraded onto Drupal 5, then Drupal 6, and also Drupal 7 all at the beginning of the release cycles of Drupal. About 18 months ago, when our site was in dire need of an update, we evaluated Drupal 8 but realized with no release date in sight, and the fact that we did not want to chase HEAD and develop on unstable API’s, we decided to go a different route and build our updated site on Jekyll, a popular static generator. It’s more fun to tinker with new technology when working on non-billable stuff, which is what we did. We brushed up on our Ruby skills and built out a Jekyll site (which is this site you’re looking at if you’re reading this blog post before Q3 of 2016).

    We’re getting ready for another update to our company website and moving back to Drupal to do it. Jekyll was great, but it came with its disadvantages over something like Drupal. This post will highlight some of the advantages and disadvantages of working with Jekyll the past 18 months, as well as highlight why we’re excited to put activelamp.com on Drupal 8 in Q3 of this year. Continue reading →

    Going back to Drupal, it's fun again!
  • Adding CKEditor plugins to Drupal 8

    Drupal 8 has greatly improved editor experience out-of-the-box. It comes shipped with CKEditor for WYSIWYG editing. Although, D8 ships with a custom build of CKEditor and it may not have the plugins that you would like to have or that your client wants to have. Continue reading →

    Adding CKEditor plugins to Drupal 8
  • Sandcamp 2016 Recap

    The San Diego Drupal Camp was great! You can’t beat the weather in San Diego, and as usual, these regional events are great for catching up with old friends that are still plugging away with the Drupal content management system. Checkout our highlight video:

    Sandcamp Highlight Video

    This year I had the pleasure of giving 3 sessions at the camp, and as promised, I want to share the slides and code for everything that I presented. Each deck is iframed in on this article, feel free to checkout my github page if you want the speaker notes too. Continue reading →

    Sandcamp 2016 Recap

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