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How I learned the hard way to create reusable classes

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 9:00am

Drupal is (in)famous for providing an egregious amount of class selectors to target every layer imaginable in its rendered HTML. Some superstar culprits are Field Collections, Field Groups, and complex Views. When we see so many handy, available selector classes, it's so tempting...

Troubleshooting the Field Group 7.x-1.4 Update

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 7:11am

In July, 2014, the Field Group module was updated from 7.x-1.1 to 7.x-1.4 on Stanford Sites. This update has the potential to cause issues with CSS, as certain types of markup were removed from the HTML output of the page.


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Agile Project Management and its flavors: where does Scrum end and Kanban begin?

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 1:18pm

Agile has become a big buzz word recently in the project management world. In this post, I'll try to clarify where some of the lines are being blurred between terms like Agile and Scrum, and what some of these terms actually mean.


Keep in mind while reading this that I am...

Using Display Suite to provide field-level permissions

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Monday, July 28, 2014 - 8:00am

Have you ever wanted to show only selected information on a content type to anonymous users and more information to authenticated users? It turns out that you can use Display Suite to provide field-level permissions for an entity.


In this post we'll show you an example...

Cherry Picking - Small Git lesson

Shea McKinney Posted by Shea Ross McKinney on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 9:56am

Small commits allow for big wins.


Something that I have been using a lot lately is GIT's cherry-pick command. I find the command very useful, and it saves me bunches of time. Here is a quick lesson on what it does and an example use case.


What...

Module of the Day: Path Redirect Import

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:02am

Today we're going take a look at the Path Redirect Import module, which lets you import redirects in bulk into your Drupal site.


All of the modules described in this post are available on...

Top 6 things to do while your cache clears on its own

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Monday, June 23, 2014 - 3:05pm

Caches are a great tool, they store your website's database and code information in a way that loads much faster. But they DO mean that your changes don't appear right away.


Where are my changes?


One of the things we here at Stanford Web Services get emailed about...

pushd, dirs, and popd

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Monday, June 9, 2014 - 4:49am

If you spend a lot of your day at the command line (as I do), you're constantly on the lookout for new tools and tricks to increase your productivity and efficiency. Today we're going to take a look at the pushd suite of commands...

Scaling Drupal for Higher Ed Institutions - SWS at DrupalCon Austin

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 6:40am

Linnea Williams and I participated in the "Scaling Drupal for Higher Ed" panel discussion at DrupalCon Austin on June 5th, 2014.


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Overriding Open Framework Styles: Responsive styling

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Monday, May 19, 2014 - 8:57am

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....

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