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Congrats to Global Zero on Their New Site

Congratulations to Global Zero on the launch of their new site. In case you haven’t been reading the news Global Zero is the international movement for the elimination of all nuclear weapons. Global Zero came to Advomatic because they needed their new website to serve as a platform for member-driven activism. Additional goals for the

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Should you be interested in the new Drupal 8?

Drupal 8, originally scheduled for an August 2013 release, will from all appearances not just be another version upgrade. There will be extensive improvements on issues that matter to all types of Drupal users. That last sentence doesn’t do it justice. Really Drupal 8 will be a quantum leap among Content Management Systems and Web-Application

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Advo Workshop at Rootscamp Conference

We are presenting an updated version of our popular session How to Ensure Your Web Project is a Complete Failure at Rootscamp this week. Our session is 3:00 PM on Friday in Room 154A. It’s a sarcastic and informative look at what organizations often do wrong in their website planning process. Rootscamp is an “Unconference”

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Congrats to AlterNet on Their New Site [UPDATED]

Have you been to AlterNet.org lately? Doesn’t their new site look great? Wait… it looks the same to you? Good! Because Advomatic was hired to migrate their site to Drupal while maintaining the existing visual design that was working so well for their readers. AlterNet is one of my favorite news sites– great coverage of

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How To Ensure Your Web Development Project is a Complete Failure

Our workshop at Netroots Nation was a huge hit so by popular demand we’re sharing Aaron’s slides. The presentation is called “How to Ensure Your Web Development Project is a Complete Failure”. Our section of the presentation addresses the project management mishaps that can happen when nonprofits (and really anyone) want to launch a web

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Committed To Drupal

We’re proud to announce that Advomatic developer David Rothstein has been named a new Drupal 7 core co-maintainer! Drupal works because incredibly talented people like David put their time and creativity into making this open source platform the strongest around. Excuse me while I play James Lipton for a minute to ask David how he

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Fine-grained caching with Views

A lot of very interesting things are happening to make Drupal’s caching system a bit smarter. One of my favorite recent (albeit smaller) developments is a patch (http://drupal.org/node/1471200) for the Views module that allows for cached views to have no expiration date. This means that the view will remain in the cache until it is

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Responsive Design Tips from DrupalCon

Ah, Drupalcon. Three days of panels and BOFs, one Advomatic code sprint, and some very late nights with the Advoteam. Now I’m thrust back into the land of overflowing diaper pails and spaghetti bits everywhere that is work-from-home motherhood. But I promised myself I’d put my DrupalCon notes into a fancy blog post in the

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Top Panel Picks for DrupalCon Denver

I polled the Advostaff to find out which panels they’re most looking forward to at DrupalCon Denver. Of course the ones I’m most excited about are ones where our staff are presenting: Aaron Winborn’s session on Media with Dave Reid, Tuesday 10:45. Aaron says Media is “the module that Drupal has been waiting for; come

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Presenting on Drupal Media Module Tuesday at DrupalCon Denver

I’ll be presenting on Drupal Media Module with Dave Reid from Palantir Tuesday morning. Media is the module that Drupal has been waiting for; come find out how we are harnessing the power of fieldable final entities, and what is in store for the future. Tuesday 10:45am-11:45am Forum One Room 603 This string of letters

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