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  • 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

  • Drupal to Ember without Saving

    Running headless Drupal with a separate javascript framework on the front-end can provide amazing user experiences and easy theming. Although, working with content editors with this separation can prove to be a tricky situation. Continue reading →

    Drupal to Ember without Saving

  • Drupal 8 - First Experiences

    I recently had time to install and take a look at Drupal 8. I am going to share my first take on Drupal 8 and some of the hang-ups that I came across. I read a few other blog posts that mentioned not to rely too heavily on one source for D8 documentation with the rapid changing pace of D8 the information has become outdated rather quickly. Continue reading →

    Drupal 8 - First Experiences

  • How to Use Picture and Image Replace for Drupal 7

    The Picture module is a backport of Drupal 8 Responsive Image module. It allows you to select different images to be loaded for different devices and resolutions using media queries and Drupal’s image styles. You can also use the Image Replace module to specify a different image to load at certain breakpoints. Continue reading →

    How to Use Picture and Image Replace for Drupal 7

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