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a face for radio Posted by Zach Chandler on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 8:00am

Dear Developers, if you follow these simple guidelines, your Drupal Features will be much more useful to institutions like Stanford over time. You will win friends and influence people. Drupal will live up to its potential, and there will be much rejoicing.

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:59am

As a follow-up to my post on configuring your Drupal site for improved performance, in this post I will detail how to go a little further using the XML Sitemap module to create a sitemap, and then using the ITS Scheduling Service to set up a cron job to "prime" the page cache for all pages in the sitemap.

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Monday, April 7, 2014 - 9:06am

In this post, I continue my series on how to override Open Framework's default styles to get a more custom look-and-feel on your site. Last time we looked at how to override our typography styles. Today, we'll look at a grab bag of other things, including block styles, sidebar menus, and region styles.

Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Monday, March 31, 2014 - 10:02am

Imagine you're an academic department or program and you're starting on a project to revamp your web presence. The first thing you'll need to do is figure out who should be on your internal web team that will see the project from inception to launch. This might be some combination of your staff, faculty, and students. But who exactly?

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Monday, March 24, 2014 - 10:01am

Taxonomy.  What is it and why should I use it in my Drupal site?  In this blog post I will introduce you to the Taxonomy module.

By definition, taxonomy is the division of things into ordered groups or categories. In this use case, we have a site with many pages and I want to specify certain pages for students and other pages for faculty or staff.