It’s hard to believe that we’re almost a month into 2015. We were supposed to have flying cars and self-tightening shoes by now (but those are close!).
Welcome to the CHROMATIC blog. We discuss topics related to Drupal web development, responsive web design, web strategy, small business, and last but not least, our company and projects.
Drupal makes it so easy to add image fields to your content types. Fields in core for the win! With image styles in core, its as easy as ever to create multiple image sizes for display in various contexts (thumbnails, full, etc.).
Switching the default text format of a field is easy. Manually converting existing content to a different input format is not. What about migrating thousands of nodes to use a different input format? That isn't anyone's idea of fun!
Drupal is awesome, but it is also infamous for having a steep learning curve. From beginners to seasoned professionals, everybody has areas they could improve upon. To that end (and in true DrupalCon Austin training spirit), we’re giving away a full year of Drupal training from Drupalize.me!
Features play a significant role in any major Drupal 6 or 7 project. The organization of features is often overlooked, but becomes important as a project grows. Agreeing on an effective organization strategy avoids headaches and reduces merge conflicts. After experiencing just about every strategy on projects of all sizes, we’d love to share what works best for us.
We’ve recently attracted new clients that came with Drupal sites already in tow. New clients is always a good thing, especially when they come with a fondness for Drupal, but it isn’t all peaches and cream. We’ve found the transition hasn’t always been as smooth as we’d expect.
In college I once had an art history class immediately after a class devoted entirely to databases. At the beginning of the semester I thought they couldn’t have less in common, but soon enough I’d realized the combination taught me an important lesson in the web design process: Content precedes design.
In the web design/development/consulting world (and many others), we consistently talk about vendors and the client/vendor relationship. Accounting software uses the terms customers and vendors as well. Is this really how we want to be known? Is this really how we work? And as a client, do you really just want a vendor?