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Website Hosting, Maintenance & Upgrades With NEWMEDIA

When buying a home, there are several hidden costs that need to be considered beyond the purchase price. There is the cost of protecting it from loss or damage (insurance). There is the cost of replacing things that wear down and/or break (maintenance). And there is the cost of making overall improvements (upgrades). The same … Continued

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3 Ways to Prevent Your Website Project from Taking Too Long

The most common question we are asked after client meetings at NEWMEDIA is, “When will my site be done?” The answer to this is partially up to the selected development team, and partly up to the client. When these two parties are in sync, the development is quicker and more effective , and it prevents … Continued

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PCI Compliance & Drupal Commerce: Which Payment Gateway Should I Choose?

When version 3.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) became mandatory in 2015, many eCommerce merchants were ill prepared to meet the more stringent security requirements with the existing modules available for Ubercart and Drupal Commerce. Thankfully, several of the more popular payment processors on the market rose to the challenge and … Continued

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Drupal vs. WordPress: What Fits Your Needs?

The most important question you can ask yourself when it comes to choosing the right content management system (CMS) for your site is: What do I need my website to do? Two of the most popular CMS platforms are WordPress (current version 4.2.2) and Drupal 7. Both of these  provide endless customizable opportunities and features. The following … Continued

Building Robust Forms with Drupal 8

Build robust forms in Drupal 8

Over the last few Drupal releases, the Webform module has been the standard for creating robust forms and surveys. While this venerable module has served the community’s needs quite well, major releases of Drupal often afford the opportunity to take a fresh look at how common problems are solved, leveraging new technologies and concepts introduced … Continued

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How to Prevent SQL Injections in Drupal

Drupal is an incredibly powerful open source CMS that allows you to create, manage, and serve content. Unfortunately, so can others if you don’t properly sanitize all user input in order to prevent a malicious attack! Here are some tips on how to stop one of the most common vulnerabilities: SQL injections. Motivation: Why CMS … Continued

How Much of a Website Do I Really Need?

When you take the first step and decide to create a website for your business, it can be exasperating. The average person usually does not know a lot about what they need for a new website. Some questions that frequently come up with clients are: How many pages do I need? Do I need a … Continued

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Chrome Search Engines

If you use Google Chrome for your web browser, then Chrome search engines can be helpful to get you to specific pages within sites that you use frequently. The way it works is you add a keyword for a site as a search engine; then you can just type that keyword into the omnibox (URL … Continued

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Drupal Field Collections: Repeat with Style and Class

Content comes in many shapes, forms and sizes. However, there are some common content patterns that we web designers and developers use quite often. One of these patterns is the combination of image, title, text and link to create a card-style teaser—often used, often created, often duplicated—and for good reason. Let’s take a look at … Continued