Accessibility As You Go: Part 1

Introduction and Terminology Earlier this year, I went to a tech accessibility event here in Minneapolis (sponsored by Clockwork and WeCO) that was incredibly enlightening. Participants got a chance to watch and ask questions as several users with different impairments interacted with websites: A blind man was visibly frustrated using a screen reader that kept getting trapped …

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Theming Drupal 8 pages based on URL

We’ve been all heads down over here, digging in to Drupal 8. We are trying to figure out best practices for the front end, now that we are no longer building new sites in Drupal 7, and documenting as we go. It has been fun picking things up, and I’d like to try to share more …

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Election Day Coping Strategy: Tech-Themed Cocktails

Here in the US, November 8th, 2016 is a stressful day. Advomatic can help you with that. Our solution is not quite technical, but it is tech-flavored. As our development team was working trying to work weeping with despair and horror talking today, we were looking at one of our project management tools (Pivotal Tracker). Someone had added what …

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DrupalCamp LA: A Recap (and the power of local community)

This past weekend was the weekend of my local DrupalCamp, DrupalCamp LA.  This year was again at the University of California Irvine campus, though the camp had moved to a new building.  The new digs were quite nice, especially the largest room which provided auditorium seating and held many more people than the space did …

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Saving Time with Component-based Design

blue bin filled with legos

As someone who creates and implements designs for nonprofit organizations, I have learned a lot of ways to keep costs down. There are many little tips and tricks, like leveraging open source software, free fonts, and creative commons stock photos. But the most comprehensive way I’ve found to both meet client needs, keep project costs …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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