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4 years 9 months ago
I recently migrated a Wordpress installation to a new site, and when demoing the new install I found I was unable to login. I checked the usual places, database had the correct url, there were no funky redirects and I disabled ALL the plugins. This led to 30 minutes of hair pulling confusion and frustration. Login worked from Firefox on my desktop, but failed in Safari and from every other...
4 years 10 months ago
As part of our commitment to the Drupal community, we've been leading demonstrations and explanations of parts of the Drupal system. This week we covered an introduction to the Form API. Form API Basics Why should I use Form API instead of just printing the form? Form API is extensible and interoperable- Your exposed elements could be submitted via AJAX or edited on the fly by theming...
4 years 11 months ago
While planning for the Fort Bend Women's Center charity event that we sponsored, I was tossing ideas back and forth about how to handle the requests for pickup of donated goods for the thrift store. Webform does a great job of getting you halfway there, but the submissions aren't exposed to views and it doesn't give you access to the full featureset available to CCK. The mother of invention...
5 years 1 week ago
Here at eMUNICATIONS we love to play paintball. The game has a lot to offer: teamwork, adrenaline, exercise, and good old-fashioned sunlight (something usually alien to the eMUNICATIONS team). Naturally, we also like good quality websites (something usually alien to the paintball community). Most paintball websites I’ve come across are in a state of disrepair -- there’s usually little to no...
5 years 1 month ago
The biggest advantage of using Drupal for a high school website is the ability for the staff to make edits without any previous web building experience. However, this is also the biggest disadvantage.   The root of the problem is a lack of communication between editors. The goals of the site become lost in a sequence of delegation, design standards eventually go out the window and...
5 years 2 months ago
How much does a website cost? We are asked that all the time. The problem is there is no simple answer. There are many variables to price and it is important to know these variables to make the right decision for your company's website project. First, a web designer or a web design firm. There are many individuals that are capable of producing the files needed to create a website. Problem is...
5 years 3 months ago
You have less than eight seconds to create a positive impression on a visitor to your website when they first land on your website. Be very selective when it comes time to choose the website design firm for your website project. Here are some suggestions / tips to consider when selecting a website design firm:   1. Do they have a portfolio? 
Make sure your chosen website designer has...
5 years 4 months ago
CSS snippets are a great way to save time while developing CSS on your site. If you frequently find yourself using the same batch of CSS, it’s probably a good idea to save them to some sort of snippet library. If you don’t already have a library of CSS snippets, here are a few to get your collection going:   1. Rounded Corners: Standard: -moz-border-radius: 10px; -WebKit-...
5 years 5 months ago
Maintaining creativity in a fast-paced work environment can sometimes be akin to a doctor performing an operation, on a plane, in severe turbulence. For most, creativity doesn’t subscribe to the “9 to 5” and certainly not in situations where time is of the essence. Aside from brainstorming practices, here are a few things I’ve practiced over the years to help me avoid creative doldrums at the...
Dashboards
5 years 6 months ago
Dashboards are user control panels installed on a site to help the user easily edit, and maintain their site with little to no knowledge of web programming. We are able to create these dashboards for our clients using the content management system known as "Drupal". With the combination of our programming expertise, and Drupal we are able to deliver an easy to use user control panel or "Dashboard...

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