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Imagery 101: Choosing the RIGHT image for your webpage

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Monday, August 26, 2013 - 9:17am

In the last post in this new series on imagery, I reviewed things to consider when choosing a great image for...

Tuning for Performance

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Friday, August 23, 2013 - 9:47am

What's better, fast or slow? That's right. Fast. There are a couple of ways you can tune the performance of your Drupal site to decrease page load times. Below are two simple things you can do today.


Drupal Core Performance Settings


  1. Go to...

Importing Courses from ExploreCourses

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 8:21am

Do you have courses on ExploreCourses that you’d like to appear on your site? Are you adding these courses by hand every term? If so, check out the Stanford Courses module.  


This module,...

Imagery 101: How to Choose Great Images

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Monday, August 5, 2013 - 9:17am

Choosing great images for your website can be tricky business. In this new series, I'll explain some things to consider when you're selecting and editing images for use on your website. Today, I'm going share...

Writing for the Web #1: Calls to Action

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 11:17am

Get people more engaged in your content! With this post, I'll outline two basic guidelines for writing good Calls to Action to lead users through your site.


What is a Call to Action?


A Call to Action is a snippet of text with a link, sometimes styled as a button...

Using Context to Add Blocks to a Region

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Monday, July 8, 2013 - 9:00am

You may be asking yourself, how do I add a block to a sidebar or other region, and how do I get it to display on the correct page? In this post I'll explain how to use the Context module to do just this.


Blocks are a great way to display content in a more structured way on...

Everyday tools for design and theming

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 9:21am

I spend a lot of my time theming in the browser, writing CSS and testing ideas. In this blog post, I wanted to share some of my favorite tools for designing and theming.


In-Browser Tools:


  • Firebug (developer tools for in-browser testing and...

Menu Tricks #3: Automating Virtual Menu Position for Specific Content Types

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 9:00am

As a serious navigation advocate, it drives me crazy to have an active "Blog" or "Calendar" link in my main menu when I'm looking at the overview pages for that section, but then the active link goes away when I look at a specific Event or Blog Post. Am I in the Calendar section or not?


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Twitter and Facebook Widgets for Your Website

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 2:50pm

Social media could be said to be the new "press release," a concise way to get your latest updates out to an interested audience. If you're using Twitter or Facebook, here are a couple of quick and easy ways to integrate your social media content into your website.


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Styling on Sites: Awesome Icons using Font Awesome

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Monday, June 3, 2013 - 9:00am

This is the fourth post in my series, Styling on Sites. In my last post we looked at the new responsive theme Open Framework, and how we...

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