Automating Living Style Guides in a Drupal Theme

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Over the past year or so here, we’ve tried to make front-end development less painful by creating living style guides in our Drupal themes that we can use internally as a valuable resource during development, as well as externally as a client deliverable. They allow us to write consistent, reusable and efficient code that is easy to maintain over… Read more »

Responsiveness, Automation, D8, and Drupal’s Head: A MidCamp 2015 Recap

In March, my coworker Amanda and I  hopped on Amtrak from Minneapolis to the University of Illinois campus in Chicago for Drupal MidCamp, excited for the chance to catch some great sessions (especially on the front-end track!), learn what people have been working on, and share what we have been up to. We stayed just a short bike ride… Read more »

Style guides in Drupal

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Heading into Chicago’s Midcamp, my coworker Andy and I were excited to talk to other front end developers about using style guides with Drupal. We decided to put the word out and organize a BOF (birds of a feather talk) to find our kindred front end spirits. Indeed, we found a small group of folks… Read more »

A Drupal Developer in PHP Land

A couple of weeks ago, I joined a few hundred other PHP developers at the Midwest PHP Conference in Minneapolis. I consider myself primarily a Drupal developer, not a PHP developer. I spend most of my work days writing modules, almost entirely in PHP, but working in Drupal 6 or 7 is pretty different than working… Read more »

Paying Down Your Technical Debt

Sometimes all you need to get the job done are a couple of poles and some duct tape. You can make an emergency stretcher out of that and could perhaps save a life. But duct tape and poles is not what most of us would hope to see when an ambulance arrives. Just because we can… Read more »

#15NTC Recap (And the slides you should actually watch)

  Me at most conferences: Me at NTC:   This was my very first Nonprofit Technology Conference, and it was SUPER GREAT. I got to meet some awesome people who I’d previously only ever seen on the internet. Some of us even hugged, so I can confirm that they were not holograms either. And I got… Read more »

Valentine’s Day Haikus

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air. Specifically, our love for Drupal. And how do we love thee? Let us shower you with adoring haikus.

Views in Drupal 8: Improved Displays

Now that Drupal 8 is in beta, I’ve been trying to spend some more time with it. Reading articles and watching presentations are good ways to keep up with where things are (or are going), but nothing beats actually using it. Simplytest.me, Pantheon, and Acquia Cloud all now provide free ways to spin up an instance… Read more »

Getting festive with your distributed team

Your organization’s had a great year. Congratulations! And now that the year’s drawing to a close, your team deserves to get together, relax, and celebrate all the hard work you’ve done. It’s time for your annual holiday party! But if you’re like us at Advomatic, your team is spread out across the country. So how to… Read more »

BADCamp 2014 Nonprofit Summit

This week, a couple of us are at BADcamp! We love the Bay Area Drupal community and this event, and we’re proud sponsors this year.  This year, BADCamp moved from the hallowed halls of UC, Berkeley to the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, once the home of the Exploratorium (which we also highly recommend). That puts BADCamp 2014 in one… Read more »