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How To Use HTML Meta Tags to Tailor Your Story When Your Content is Shared Across Social Media Platforms

We are thrilled when clients seek us out to create beautifully designed and highly functional websites. However, we often find ourselves spending a lot of time to convince clients that creating compelling content is a critical component of finding and growing a highly engaged audience. Once they are on board, they begin to realize that … Continued

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Do You Have Unanswered Drupal PCI Compliance Questions?

Securing credit card transactions is an important yet daunting task for most eCommerce merchants. And while the community sponsored Drupal PCI Compliance White paper has helped bring awareness and clarity to the topic, important questions still remain. Do you have any unanswered questions or constructive feedback? It’s been almost two years since my colleagues and … Continued

NEWMEDIA’s Site Development Process (SDP)

At NEWMEDIA we have spent a great deal of time perfecting our site development process. Through many trials and errors we have converged on a SDP that works for us. When working in a team or in an environment where your code and systems are going to be used by people other than yourself, it … Continued

Better Living Through DevOps

A series of articles that cover how NEWMEDIA utilizes best practices to better secure and improve operational infrastructure. The DevOps movement is about enabling better collaboration between development and operational IT staff by automating operational processes. Done correctly, the implementation of DevOps methodologies enables increased productivity, allowing us to spend less time on the dreary … 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

Twig: Extending Drupal Templates

This is the first part of a series on Twig and how to use it in Drupal 8. This blog will discuss how to extend templates using blocks and complicated overrides One of the sessions I enjoyed the most was Twig: Friendly Curl Braces Invade Your Templates by KNP Labs Ryan Weaver. He discussed a … Continued

Building Base Boxes with Packer

Packer is a powerful tool that enables the creation of identical multi-platform virtual machine images from a definition file. In this article we will discuss how to create base virtual machines for testing and deployment with nmdpacker. One of the bigger challenges we face when working with team based infrastructure management is how to provide … 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