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The Pods Framework for WordPress

Jason Narog
, Drupal Developer

If you ask anyone who has built websites using both Drupal and WordPress and is currently on the Drupal side of the fence you’ll hear the following as to why: "Drupal has custom content types and views, all WordPress can do is posts and pages."

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Plan Your Web Project Before The Build

Jason Narog
, Drupal Developer

All websites and web projects have one element in common – the site visitor. Everything that is created for the site: images, content, navigation, multimedia, etc needs to be geared toward the site visitor. After all, it’s the site visitor who determines whether or not your project is a success or a website that receives little to no traffic.

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WordPress or Drupal?

Paul Fasel
, President

As you might guess I am a bit biased when I say that Drupal is the best of the two, and maybe that is because we are slightly more experienced developing sites in Drupal. With that said, we are also very good at making custom websites using Wordpress, and in some instances Wordpress may have the advantage over Drupal. As time goes on they are becoming more similar, but there are still some very significant differences that we can discuss.

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Should I restart or finish my stalled project?

Paul Fasel
, President

Depending on the complexity of the project and the amount invested it might make sense to finish your project rather than scrap it and move on to greener pastures. The first thing to think about when making the decision to finish or not is “Why did the project stall in the first place?” There are many reasons that a web project can run into trouble. To name a few:

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Responsive Design Layout Techniques

Jason Narog
, Drupal Developer

With so many devices, browsers, and screen resolutions available setting your website up to successfully be viewed by your visitors should be the number one priority on any new project. Today I will reveal some different layout techniques that are being used to accomplish this.

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Don’t validate “save as a draft”

Robert Parker
, Developer

Sometimes you have a content types that has a large number of fields. When the user is filling out the fields they might have to stop at points to gather more content or take a short break. Unfortunately Drupal will not let you save the content type unless it is valid. I am going to show you how to write up a simple module that will bypass validation for drafts.

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Migrating to the Proper Development Environment

Robert Parker
, Developer

When we start learning about web development we do not understand all the tools yet and will have a lot of bad practices. Especially when it comes to setting up our development environment. As our skills grow we develop better development practices. Below is a brief summary of the typical stages developers encounter as they grow their skills and improve their development environment followed by a more efficient solution.

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