Category Archives: Drupal

Standards Compliant, WC3 validated web design

eb standards aren’t just an abstract idea (though the creators of Internet Explorer seem to think that they are). There are a concrete set of rules for developing well formed markup in html which were established by the WC3. …

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How to set up Drush for a multisite installation

Most of the time the default download path that Drush uses for modules is perfectly fine (sites/all/modules), and until this week I’ve never had a reason to alter it. However, I happen to be working on an Aegir multisite install …

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Table free pure CSS layouts

Tables are not evil. They do have a purpose within standards based web design (for the display of tabular data); however they should never be used to create the main layout of an html page (or a Drupal theme for …

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Firefox search plugins for Drupal.org, Drupal API and Pixel Clever.com

If you develop with Drupal chances are you spend a lot of time searching for information on Drupal.org, I know I do. With this in mind one day I decided to see what it would take to build a Drupal.org …

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Top 5 Must Have Programming Books for Drupal Developers

I’ve wasted a lot of money on lousy programming books over the years, but I’ve also found a few jewels that stand out. This is a short list of books I have found to be extremely helpful in Drupal development.…

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Adding Tabs to views

Quick Tabs with blocks would be a good approach for some situations, but you may have some difficulty getting the view to accept arguments from that context. Blocks in general don’t take arguments easily.

If that option doesn’t work my …

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How to remove spaces when using term names or node titles for views arguments (SEO Optimization)

There seems to be some debate as to whether there is an actual SEO penalty to using spaces or the encoded %20 in urls. I’ve spent some time researching the matter and I wasn’t able to come away with any …

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My Top 10 Web Development “won’t do” list

If you’re in the web development or software development industry then this list will probably remind you of situations you’ve encountered. If you aren’t in the business then I hope this list is educational.

Won’t do #1: I won’t build …

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How to theme the search form for Drupal 6 | Pixel Clever

Drupal is made to be customized; however some parts of Drupal theming don’t have much documentation written about them. Theming the search form is a good example. I don’t know if someone has added a tutorial in the last couple …

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How to use the Webform module to create custom forms for your Drupal Website | Pixel Clever

The Drupal Webform module by Nathan Haug aka “quicksketch” is in my book rates up there in the top ten most important Drupal modules in existence and it’s not that hard to use once you understand how it works. This …

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