Fake it til you make it: A recipe for slanted text

In Jen Simmons’ recent presentation on modern layouts for the web, she takes down current web design conventions, and asks us to consider looking at the print world for inspiration. One such inspiration she points to is text wrapping around complex images. Why hasn’t there been more of that? Well, we haven’t been able to do it in …

Announcing the Advomatic Scavenger Hunt @ Drupalcon New Orleans

New Orleans

  Last year at Drupalcon LA, our team did a conference scavenger hunt based off a list of funny/unusual things we’ve encountered at Drupalcons past. We took a photo of each item for proof, and at the end of the conference, we went through our list and shared our photos. This was a good time. This year, we’re taking …

How do I manage the security of my Drupal 6 site?

In our last post we talked about how the Drupal Community is supporting Drupal 6 after its end-of-life and what that means for your Drupal 6 site.  In this post we’ll get a bit more technical and talk about what exactly you need to do to keep your website up to date. Step #1: Getting …

The roles of the web and how to break in

Over the holidays my brother in-law was asking about the world of the web, and how he might start a career in the industry. I started thinking about all the different disciplines involved in creating a website and I realized that this was going to be bigger than just a few words in between bites …

Front-end Code Review Fundamentals

We’ve been thinking about code reviews lately here at Advomatic.  Fellow Advo-teammate Oliver’s previous post covered the whys of our code review process, and Sarah covered the hows when she did a overview of some tools we use regularly.  This post focuses on the front-end side, and deals more with the whats of front-end code …

Drupal Code Review Tools & Resources

Tools

Code reviews are a regular part of our project process and give us the opportunity to catch bugs and standardize code before work is tested by our project leads or clients. You can read more about our code review philosophy in our last post. This post aims to give an overview of some of the …

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Code Reviews

Code reviews, or the practice of going over another’s code, have become an integral part of our team’s development workflow. There are several types of code reviews, but this article will focus on a few key scenarios where code reviews have served to significantly enhance our process and the quality of our work. At Advomatic, …

Infographic: Site Building in Drupal 8

File folders

We just launched our first Drupal 8 website for the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA). During our project retrospective, a few of us brought up how nice it was that so many contrib modules that were part of the D6 site weren’t necessary in Drupal 8 – this was a major factor in making it possible to launch …

Upgrading to Drupal 8: through the client’s eyes

The Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) advocates for healthy marine ecosystems. Through their site, namanet.org, they organize and promote a movement toward a thriving ocean and a just seafood system. Having helped create the original Drupal 6 site for NAMA in 2008, it’s been a rewarding experience re-architecting it in Drupal 8 (beta). The main purpose …