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The One Thing That Will Make Your Website Work

Amy Lindsey
There are many important elements to creating and maintaining a successful web presence, but there is one arguably more important than any other — customer focus. You can focus on the customer in a variety of ways, including thoughtful...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Drupal 8 Quick Tip: Entity View Hooks

Derek Adams
By default, Drupal 8 comes optimized for performance.  If you've use the standard install profile, you might find that it's difficult to develop or debug changes to the way an entity is displayed.  I spent an hour or so last night trying...
Friday, June 13, 2014

Drupal 8 Quick Tip: Attaching Inline CSS

Derek Adams
Drupal 8 does away with drupal_add_css and drupal_add_js (see the change record for more info).  In its place, you'll need to use #attached on render arrays.  While this seems pretty straightforward when adding css stored in files, you...
Friday, June 13, 2014

DrupalCon Austin 2014

Matt Moen
I write this in the Austin airport as we wait for our flight home from DrupalCon 2014. It's been a great trip, we've learned tons and definitely got very excited about Drupal 8. We also managed to expose Wendy to an insane quantity of...
Friday, June 6, 2014

Helpful Tips for Avoiding Common Problems Creating Simpletests in Drupal

Derek Adams
There are a few articles online about how to write simpletest tests for Drupal, but most of them assume you're testing something very simple, and almost none of the examples deal with anything more complicated than a few textfields. So...
Saturday, May 24, 2014

Gallery Opening May 2 featuring Stewart Knight

Megan Kilpatrick
Join us Friday night for (hopefully) the warmest First Friday so far this year. We have amazing work from Stewart Knight on the walls and available for purchase. Come enjoy food and drinks, chat with the Kilpatrick Design team, and best of...

Writing Effective Copy for Webpages

Amy Lindsey
Readers have a lot of demands competing for their time. It’s a challenge to grab and keep their attention, which is why a professional copywriter — particularly one trained in writing for the web — is worth her weight in gold. But for many...

Writing a Compelling Press Release: Tips for Nonprofits and Small Businesses

Yasmin Bendaas
For small nonprofits and businesses, it may seem impossible to interact with media without a marketing person on staff. But often there isn’t available funding for a communications position. Small business owners and staff of nonprofits...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Drafting Talking Points for your Nonprofit or Small Business

Yasmin Bendaas
For a nonprofit or small business, speaking to press can be uncomfortable territory. You don’t always know exactly what questions you will be asked, and you want to be represented accurately. But with a little bit of planning and a clear...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Shop Cross ecommerce website

Megan Kilpatrick has launched! This e-commerce site uses a contemporary, user-friendly platform designed to convert visitors into buyers. The content management system is robust enough to support a 10,000+ item catalog and to integrate with...
Thursday, December 12, 2013