Topic: Development

Adapting your organization’s website during a crisis

An organization’s website is the first place people look for information, connection, and support – especially now.  Here are a few recent examples and lessons learned.  Help people find what they need fast.  If you have regularly updated news or information to share with your audiences, add a special announcement bar at the top of

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We’ve got your back: planning for Drupal 7 end-of-life

If you have a Drupal 7 website, you might have already heard that the official end-of-life date for Drupal 7 has been officially set for November 2021. Many organizations should upgrade their Drupal 7 sites before then. But that might not be required. Here’s how you figure out what you need to do. “What does

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Should your nonprofit switch its CMS?

Your nonprofit’s content management system was probably set up to meet your organization’s needs whenever your website was last built or updated. But changing something as critical as your CMS is scary. Should you abandon the “devil you know?” What if your new CMS is just as limiting, but in ways you can’t yet anticipate?  

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Campaign Websites and Accessibility

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, an accessibility advocacy organization, analyzed all the 2020 presidential candidates’ websites, and found that NONE of them were fully accessible. We went through the websites, and found several common issues, many of which are easily remedied. 

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Design tips for lowering front-end costs, part two: Reducing complexity

Last week, we discussed a few ways design deliverables can be made with the goal of streamlining the front-end development process. This week, we’ll address design complexity and how to simplify things with that same goal. Assemble page designs as a collection of modular pieces that fit together, and provide notes for any edge cases

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Design tips for lowering front-end costs, part one: Deliverables

Here at Advomatic, we frequently get the chance to partner with really creative, disciplined, and talented design shops. Over the years, we’ve identified a few areas where we can be more helpful to them. We’ll try articulating the best ways to solve design problems which have an impact on the front-end development approach. Along with strategizing

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Using Configuration Split to have dev-only configuration in Drupal 8

The problem If you are using Drupal’s Configuration Management subsystem to deploy configuration out to the production environment, you’ll run into a problem where the configuration .yml files contain your development settings.  To avoid this you’ll need to use the Configuration Split module.  I couldn’t find any good documentation for this, so I had to

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