Fajitas, Front End Meets Design, and Remembering to Shower: A DrupalCon Recap

Like many of you, the AdvoTeam hit Austin a coupe of weeks ago for DrupalCon 2014. Now that we’ve had some time to digest all the knowledge dropped (pun intended), we’re sharing our favorite DrupalCon takeaways. We’ve even included links to the DrupalCon sessions, so you can share in the joy.   Amanda, Front-End Developer: …

Responsive Iframes — yes it is possible

The Web has always had a love-hate relationship with 3rd-party content.  Whether that external content is self-contained functionality brought into a website via SaaS, or to add a donation form to your website in a way that reduces your PCI Requirements, or to possibly connect your disparate web properties together.  Back in the prehistoric days …

Automating new dev sites for new branches

Over the past few years we've moved away from using Subversion (SVN) for version control and we're now using Git for all of our projects.  Git brings us a lot more power, but because of its different approach there are some challenges as well.  Git has powerful branching and this opens up new opportunities to …

Time To Vote Again: Runoff Election October 1st

We had many great progressive victories in NYC's September 10th Democratic Primary. It shows that the public wants to vote for politicians who support the 99% and not candidates backed by corporate dollars. Up next is a Runoff Election for Public Advocate. Yup, it's already time to vote again. Neither Letitia James (our endorsed candidate) …

Election Tuesday; Our Endorsements and Voter Guide for New Yorkers

As engaged members of the New York City progressive community Advomatic is offering a list of candidates for office that we endorse in the NYC Primary Elections which are held on September 10th. We know that following local political races can be confusing and finding serious journalism about your local candidates is hard work. Heck, …

To the Point: Your Web Development Project Needs a Point Person

This post is first in a series on what your organization can do internally to prepare for a website development project and what to expect during the process. No matter who builds your site, your organization will only get the most out of the money you spend by paying close attention to project throughout the …

Award-Winning Drupal Sites

DrupalCon Portland was, per usual, a furious blur of sessioning, impromtu meetings, obligatory beer commercials, head-spinning ideas, and no shortage of self-promotion. Echoing that last tendency, I drop a quick note to recognize our little achievement. Two sites planned and implemented by Advomatic won awards:   Best Government website for the US Department of State, developed by Advomatic & designed by Threespot Best Advocacy Website for Global Zero developed …

SASS + Compass + Modernizr and browser information detection

Jack, my co-themer here at Advomatic, and I will be doing a series of articles about how we use SASS and Compass on our projects. There are plenty of articles out there on what it is and how to get started, so we wanted to dig a little deeper, and share a few tips and …

Responsive & adaptive grids with Susy, Sass & Compass in Drupal 7

Here at Advomatic we've experimented with several approaches to responsive design over the past few years. I think the "mobile first" philosophy became popular right in the nick of time. There was a point when we'd detect if the user was on a mobile device and then deliver a separate mobile theme. This meant two …

Vote for Advomatic in the Blue Drop Awards

The Blue Drop Awards honor the best Drupal websites. They are voted on by the Drupal community and two sites developed by Advomatic are now finalists. Global Zero is a finalist for Best Advocacy Website US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is a finalist for Best Government Website Support us by …