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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How We Achieved 513% ROI with a Drupal Site Audit

You’ve invested heavily in a Drupal website. But are you losing money every day through missed opportunities and increased costs? Here’s how we’ve helped clients – from start-ups to nonprofits to big brand names – increase their website ROI 513% starting with an inexpensive but in-depth Drupal audit. You researched thoroughly, and decided that Drupal … Continued

Walter White’s Blue Stuff: The Purity of Your Site

QA is the purity of your site. Just like Gale Boetticher could only achieve 96% purity of the meth, your ability to knock out the QA and wrap up your product only makes you a better website cook. Back Story: Breaking Bad is a series on AMC that deals with an ex-teacher turned meth chemist. … Continued

No Man is an Island

At NEWMEDIA, we pride ourselves on our ability to collaborate and work as a team. It is this mentality that has gotten us to where we are today and will lead us into the future as a successful company. During Drupalcon, the keynote on the first day talked about having a rock star on the … Continued

Sharing a Local Vagrant VM With Other Devices

In Drupal-lamp we usually have a private virtual machine when in development. Under this scenario you can only access the site from the host machine where you spun up. However, there are situations where you would want the vm to be available to other devices on your network. (e.g., testing a site on a mobile … Continued

Drupal Settings Per Environment

We have a need at NEWMEDIA for certain Drupal settings and configurations to be present in production, in staging, and while on a development machine. I will be outlining the problem and a solution we use here at NEWMEDIA. Problem We develop and release sites at NEWMEDIA in phased releases. During each iteration new functionality … Continued

SASS Partials and The Problems Surrounding Them

When doing front end work on a project that you are new to, there is often the question of what theme is being used and back in the old day, how is the CSS set up. Now with SASS we are in a whole new world of organization and structure that can tend to be … Continued

Drupal Migrate: Importing Images

I recently spent quite a bit of time with our friend the Migrate module. Along the way I picked up a few nuggets of knowledge that may save somebody out there a few hours of time trying to piece together. Problem: This problem arose from a Access to Drupal migration where zero or many images … Continued

Accessing Field Values in Drupal 7 Using field_get_items()

There are two great ways I’ve found to quickly access an entity’s field values in a Drupal-friendly way. Both of these approaches assume that you know the type of entity you’re working with and that you already have your entity loaded into a variable available to you. This week I’ll be focusing on the handy … Continued

Improve Your SEO By Linking Your Content to Your Google+ Profile

Anyone trying to establish a online presence is always trying to improve their search engine rankings against the dozens, hundreds, or thousands of other websites competing for attention in that same niche. While there are many different ways of doing this (see our previous articles on SEO), one of the easiest ways to improve the quality of … Continued