Posted on Nov 17, 2015
As webmaster or owner of a Drupal website, it’s common practice to look out for new customers. It is also crucial to understand how prospective customers behave when they come to visit your website, and this is possible with the help of Google Analytics. Unfortunately Drupal site owners often fail to see the importance of their websites being properly crawled or indexed by Google. Now, Google has made things easier for businesses with Google Search Console (formerly webmaster tools) by directly communicating with website owners in order to help them get important information.
Google Search Console may not come with the trendiest user interface, but there’s more raw data in there than colorful charts and graphs. Using the system will help you improve your Drupal site's ranking in the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) if you take some time to learn how it works....
Posted on Nov 11, 2015
We are working hard at SooperThemes to grow your favorite product: Glazed theme. Here's a little update on what's going on and what you can expect in the near future. I'm expanding the team with extra help in development and with building new subthemes. This way we can work on multiple fronts at the same time. Before it was just me working on development, design and marketing. This is not a scalable solution, so we are expanding.
The PageBuilder is getting a big update. I'm are working hard to review the pagebuilder and looking critically at its strong and weak points. I would say that even though it's aimed at sitebuilders it can still be a bit intimidating to even experienced sitebuilders with all its options and settings. I'm first going to do a cleanup round and shave off features that no one is using. Next, I will improve the...
Posted on Nov 2, 2015
Having credibility is very important to your website or blog. Here’s 20 ways that you can establish credibility with your audience.
One of the first thing you can do is have a website that looks professional. There are far too many sites that look sloppy and this causes your visitors to click away quickly. It’s estimated that 75-94% of people will make judgements based upon the first glance at a site.
You need a Drupal site that is functional. You can’t have broken links or missing images as this isn’t professional. You need to test the functionality so everything fires on all cylinders. Make sure the site loads quickly and people can find what they need right away.
Having a slow site is bad but having a site that performs average is not...
Posted on Oct 15, 2015
When SooperThemes launched the Glazed drag and drop theme in June this year it quickly became the most talked about Drupal theme in our 8 years of history. Community support for our premium drupal themes even resulted in my case study being featured on the Drupal.org homepage. Now in version 2.3.1 there is a ton of new stuff and I worked out some of the kinks that a minority of customers on windows machines and $2 hosting were experiencing during installation.
After designing and developing the new Canvas sub-theme, I worked tirelessly for 9 days on improving the installation experience. What I initially planned as a 2 day excursion into the installation performance issues, turned into a long grind of testing, profiling and refactoring. The result...
Posted on Oct 1, 2015
Yoast SEO is a household name in the WordPress community and as a premium drupal themes shop owner I was jealous of their favorite tool. Yoast SEO gained popularity because it didn't just make SEO finetuning possible in WP, it made it fun. Important onpage SEO factors are pulled together in a container below the texteditor. Yoast SEO gives you feedback on basic metrics like keyword density and post length, but also more advanced feedback... It will tell you if you remembered to use your keywords in the meta description, and if the length of your page title is optimal for a nice click-through-rate in search results pages.
Posted on Sep 18, 2015
This month we added a whole bunch of new designs and features to Glazed theme. These updates are all part of the new 2.3 branch of the Glazed theme. 2.3 Introduced a new theme settings interface and more layout and color options. Continuing the advancement of Glazed as a premium theme platform we added more header options and some incredible portfolio views to support a wider set of design patterns. On top of that we added a number of attractive blog layouts, and an integration with the Service Links module for easy management of social links in and around your blog posts.
Click the images below to take a closer look.
Posted on Aug 24, 2015
Every Drupal developer heard stories of 'clients from hell' and collaborations that turned into nightmares. And, it’s true… you’re going to come across some extremely difficult clients. No matter you do, no matter how hard you work…you’re going to have problems with them.
Remind yourself: “I am not alone!”
All businesses – no matter what kind of company it is......