We have released a new Drupal theme targeted at small business blogs. The Business Blog theme - is now available on Drupal.org. You can read more at the home page for Business Blog Drupal theme at our free Drupal themes site. As with our other Drupal themes, the theme is released under GPL 2.
We have released a new Drupal theme targeted at individuals and small businesses. The Black Blog theme - is now available on Drupal.org. You can read more at the home page for Black Blog Drupal theme at our free Drupal themes site. As with our other Drupal themes, the theme is released under GPL 2.
We have released a new Drupal theme targeted at small business websites. The Media Blue theme - is now available on Drupal.org. You can read more at the home page for Media Blue Drupal theme at our free Drupal themes site. As with our other Drupal themes, the theme is released under GPL 2.
We have released a new Drupal theme targeted at small corporate websites. The Business Yellow theme - is now available on Drupal.org. You can read more at the home page for Business Yellow Drupal theme at our free Drupal themes site. As with our other Drupal themes, the theme is released under GPL 2.
Developers often overlook CSS as something very simple and not requiring a lot of thought. This leads to poorly thought out CSS rules, CSS abuse, inefficient CSS and ultimately bad rendering performance and slow page load times. Here is a simple tip to improve CSS performance and page load times - avoid descendant selectors.
Cross browser compatibility is one of the most important concerns of an HTML/CSS developer. Here’s how you can easily add shadow effect to your div blocks with cross-browser compatible CSS. Simply add the below code to the div to which the effect is to be added.
We start thinking about global variables when we want something to be available just everywhere. One case is when we want a particular variable to be available to all modules in a site. In Drupal, global variables are usually defined in settings.php. With that, all modules can access that variable.
When you want to move a Drupal site from one hosting server to another you have to ensure that the site works the same way on the new server as it used to work on the old server. There is no real fool proof way of doing this other than to meticulously document all the custom aspects associated with setting up the site and verifying it on the new server. The following is a checklist of information you have to collect before you move your Drupal site from one server to another.
We were testing our newly implemented modal popup for a login functionality. It was working pretty good in Firefox, Opera, and Chrome but not in IE8. When attempts to login by clicking on a login link the login modal was not appearing in IE8. Firebug said nothing, but jquery-1.7.2.min.js in IE showed the following error:
One of our clients sent us images they want to put in the website as pdf files. There were 100 files each containing a single image. Opening each of these in gimp and then saving it as pngs was a nightmare. For all such situations, ImageMagick is there for your rescue. With mogrify - a command utility available in the ImageMagick package, bulk converting all these pdf files to png was child's play.
Some times we wish to exclude some files and directories when we try to take backup of a website. With tar it is possible. Use the --exclude option. For example, if you want to exclude .git folder and the imagecache directory inside the files folder, use the command:
OpenOffice Calc is surprisingly an excellent tool for creating wireframes. Wireframes can be created very easily in OpenOffice Calc using the standard shapes available from the drawing toolbar and also by merging cells in the sheet. Each sheet can be used to define a single wireframe and then a single spreadsheet document can contain all the wireframes for a given project. OpenOffice Calc also allows you to export the full set of wireframes as a pdf document with one page corresponding to each sheet in the document. Here are some tips to create good wireframes using OpenOffice Calc.
Boost is a module that allows for static caching on a Drupal site for improving performance for anonymous users. You can read more about how to install and configure boost here. Boost comes with a boost crawler that can crawl your site and refresh the boost cache. Here is a simple script that can be used to refresh the boost cache without enabling the boost crawler.
Solution for CKEditor not working in a Drupal 6 site.
One day, all of a sudden we found out that the CKEditor was not working on our Drupal 6 site. It had literally disappeared from our website taking the whole text area on the edit page with it. This meant that we could not create any articles as long as the CKEditor was not working. On seeing this, the first thoughts that flashed through our head was to either update the module or apply a patch believing that the CKEditor module had crashed. However our fears were unfounded and the solution turned out to be more simple than we expected.