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.

A (Very) Belated Introduction to the Webform Hints Module

Webform Hints is a module I started a few years ago with hopes of saving myself some time writing JavaScript for Webforms. Over and over I was writing JS to add the popular placeholder or default text effect. You know the one. Text inputs display a “hint” or “placeholder” as the default value. When focused, the hint disappears, indicating to the user that the field is ready to receive input.

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How to Organize Drupal Features, Reduce Merge Conflicts, and Stay Sane

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.

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How to Implement a Content First Workflow

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.

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Don't just be a vendor, be a partner!

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?

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