Creating a Custom Template in a Drupal 7 Theme using Devel

Templates are one cool way of manipulating content in Drupal 7 as they allow you to alter or add additional HTML markup to your pages.  In this post we will be creating a template for a specific content type. In this example, it will be a new content type for products: Add a Content Type Go …

SuperCali 1.0.8 Released

After a long hiatus, i have released an update to the SuperCali PHP Event Calendar.  Version 1.0.8 is a maintenance release to fix errors from depreciated ereg and ereg_replace functions, as well as fix a security issue with the show_event.php page. I realized that SuperCali had unfortunately turned into “abandonware,” as I kept putting the …

Best practices for mobile friendly Web design

This post is meant to be as a guide to help designers design for mobile friendly sites. This is a general overview of some tips for resolution sizes, fonts, and navigation design and structure current in web design today. For example: With responsive design, it is important to keep in mind that the content will shift and …

SEO Tips: The Importance of a 301 Redirect

The 301 Redirect A 301 redirect is a command used to tell the search engines that a page has permanently moved, and that you want them to index the new page and drop the old one from their index. In layman’s terms if you create or redesign a new website if you change the name …

Three things I learned at DrupalCamp NJ

Tonight, I’m heading to the Central NJ Drupal Meetup where the organizers have posed the question of “Three things I learned at DrupalCamp NJ” to be answered in a series of five minute lightning talks.  OK, I’m game to participate, here are three things that I have been thinking about… 1) Ray Saltini of Blink …

Getting stoked for DrupalCamp NJ

Leon Rainbow and I will be attending DrupalCamp NJ this Saturday at Princeton University.  I think this is the fourth iteration of the event, and I know we’ve attended at least the last three camps.  For me, it is a good chance to get out and see new perspectives on using Drupal and get an …

Create unordered and ordered lists that have different colored “dots”

A client asked us to design an ordered list that the dots were blue squares and the text was black. We looked through several examples some using special characters or graphics to replace the dot but we wanted to keep the unordered list structure intact. So we found an answer via http://www.echoecho.com/csslists.htm. Below is how we created the list …

Fixing HTML5 Video Portrait Orientation with Adobe Media Encoder

Ran across an issue today with HTML5 video tags and Internet Explorer and Firefox on Windows.  According to Microsoft, Internet Explorer (and I think any other browser running on Windows) will automatically orient the image based on the metadata of the device used to record it.  Supposedly, this would mean that if you record a …