Non-Standard Bootstrap Headers

When we were asked to do a re-design for the The Concord Advisory Group Ltd. we used the Bootstrap toolkit, which provides a framework of pre-made components for building websites and Web User Interfaces. We like Bootstrap because it is responsive, mobile-friendly, works with LESS variables, and has a bunch of helper classes. It is also generally …

Google Data Studio Comparison Colors Wrong

We have been working with Google Data Studio ( https://datastudio.google.com ) especially since it is now offered fully to the public without limits. It is an amazing tool to give an elegant, customizible display to your Analytics or Adwords data report. Check out our introduction post, What is Google Data Studio?. One of our first …

What is Atomic Design?

Originally termed and explained in a book by Brad Frost, Atomic Design is a process of designing using smaller pieces called “Atoms”. Then taking those building blocks and creating, “Molecules,” “Organisms,” “Templates” and “Pages” which are ever increasingly larger collages of their smaller components. By creating modular pieces of code containing HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Javascript you are able …

Intro to AMP – Accelerated Mobile Pages

We have been recently researching different ways to help increase site speed and performance, especially on mobile devices. It seems in some ways the web is going back to when I first started web design in the early 2000’s. We were designing for 640px x 800px dimension and trying to keep the code as clean …

Using Rules and Views Bulk Operations to automate Drupal 7

This post is primarily focused on how to use the Rules module to automate actions on your Drupal site. It discusses the differences between a Rule and Rule Component; how to use Rules to identify, evaluate and modify associated fields of a node or other entity; and how to pass data to a Rule with …

Modifying Commerce Line Item Access control in Drupal Commerce 7

Drupal Commerce provides a number of “entities” that serve as content containers for the various elements of an e-commerce order. These entities include products, customer profiles (addresses), and orders. In addition, Drupal Commerce uses a “line item” entity to specify entries outlining products, tax and shipping fees that make up an order. In most cases, access to …

Is “Inversion of Control” the future of Web interfaces?

Responsive design isn’t going to be enough when it comes to providing workable user experiences for mobile Web users. New techniques are leading to an “inversion of control” from server side to client side interactions and interfaces will increasingly mimic look and feel of native apps in terms of navigation an touch control. The founder …