Module Spotlight #2: Environment Indicator

Posted on Aug 14, 2015

Configuration > System > Backup and Migrate > Restore database..... Did I just load my database export on the live website? oops

If the stress of pressing the wrong button on a live website is familiar to you, you need the Environment Indicator module! On large Drupal projects you will ......

Module Spotlight #1: Smart Trim

Posted on Aug 5, 2015

Node teasers simply work right? Wrong...

Node teasers are broken and most developers don't even know it, meaning it can be a pain for content creators. If you're building large websites that constantly pump out content, then read on to learn how we fix Drupal's teasers with one simple module...

How Drupal Developers Can Be More Productive

Posted on Jul 30, 2015

The life of a Drupal developer… it can be a drag. After all, we sit at our chairs for hours on end, sipping on tea or Coke, and staring blankly at the screen. We do what we can to keep ourselves awake. We occasionally divert our eyes to relieve the strain or get up and walk around to ease the tension in our back.

But, is it really that bad?

Well..

YouTube Video of Drupal Theme integrated Drag and Drop builder

Posted on Jul 1, 2015

After I posted a case study last week I had a number of readers ask me if they could try a demo and see how it works. There is no try-out demo yet but in the meanwhile I produced a video that demonstrates the basic controls:

If you have any questions about integration and the open source library that powers it feel free to contact or comment!...

What's your opinion on "premium Drupal modules"?

Posted on Jun 12, 2015

We had this discussion 4 years ago. Why bring it up again now? Because several big CodeCanyon projects are coming to Drupal soon and I think it will have an impact. One of them is Slider Revolution. Slider Revolution is an "All-purpose Slide Displaying Solution that allows for showing almost any kind of content with highly customizable transitions, effects and custom animations". With nearly 60.000 sales at 18 USD it's the second most popular Wordpress plugin on codecanyon. The number of sites using this module is much greater because hundreds of premium Wordpress themes ship with the slider built into the theme. 

To refresh our memories here are some quotes from 2011:

the DrupalAppStore that killed drupal

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Case Study: Glazed Drag and Drop Drupal Theme

Posted on Jun 5, 2015

On June 1st 2015, SooperThemes.com released the first Drupal Theme that integrates a visual front-end Drag and Drop page builder. I have worked on this project for almost a year, with some breaks in between for client projects that pay the bills. With the release of this theme I have retired all other SooperThemes drupal themes. All new designs will use Glazed theme as a platform. It was a great adventure and I feel proud to show you what I think is the best I could do.

Project Goals

1. Empowering novice users in building high-end responsive websites

I think the Wordpress ecosystem for paid plugins has worked rather well for the WordPress community. Wordpress has...

Drupal CMS Bootstrap Tutorial 2: Responsive websites with Bootstrap 3 and Drupal

Posted on Jan 21, 2015

This tutorial will showcase how we have made Bootstrap 3 and especially its responsive grid system and integral part of the platform, and will show you how to use some easy tools to make any website component or content mobile friendly!

About Bootstrap 3 in CMS Bootstrap

The Drupal CMS Bootstrap disbitrution has made Bootstrap 3 an integral part of the platform. The main reason we did this is to leverage the Bootstrap 3 responsive grid system. This grid system is not just functional, practical and effective.. it's also widely used, widely understood and very well documented. On top of that, Bootstrap 3 is an active open source project...