Blog Posts - web development

Simple Fixes and Workarounds for Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 Migrations
28 Mar
by Jaime Contreras

Cleaning up before and after Drupal 7 to 8 migration so things go smooth, minimizing the need to write complicated YAML or PHP scripts for every single thing.

How to Hard Refresh Your Browser
07 Feb
Category: Web Development
by Marcus Harrison

The browser cache is a temporary collection of files from web pages you’ve previously visited stored locally on your computer. These files often consist of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and various media files. Having local copies of these documents helps facilitate faster load times during subsequent visits to the sites you frequent.

Calc()
18 Oct
by Jaime Contreras

What web developer or web UX designer does not love the power and flexibility of CSS to position an element. There are so many approaches available, like flexbox, grids, and columns that automatically adjust layouts. Recently, I made a new friend in the CSS world. I’m proud to share with you, “calc()”.

Optimizing Images & Documents
02 Aug
by Art Williams

Find out the best ways (online and offline) to optimize images and documents before uploading them to your site’s CMS.  Going to the effort to reduce your file sizes will improve your user experience, speed up your site, and boost your SEO at the same time.

Website trouble? Shoot. Two Steps for a faster fix.
21 Jun
by Art Williams

We need to be able to recreate your issue in order to fix it. These steps will help you, help us reproduce the trouble, leading to a faster solution.

24 May
by Marcus Harrison

SVG files are an integral part of websites. This article covers 3 Drupal contrib modules that will help users get SVG files into their field-able content types. We also touch on future Drupal core support for SVG files.

26 Apr
by Gavin Vaught

This guide describes the process for performing updates on “contrib” modules for a Drupal site hosted on the Pantheon platform.

Frosted Glass - HTML CSS TWEAKS
29 Mar
by Jaime Contreras

Creating a frosted glass effect using CSS is a better method than the old javascript hacks. Using CSS to create the frosted effect uses fewer resources from the site visitors computer by using the native browser rendering engine.

Exporting a Better SVG
01 Mar
by Marcus Harrison

Much like a website, SVG creation usually involves a design phase and a development phase. This article will cover some quick basic tips for designers to create cleaner, more maintainable SVG code.

The Joys and Trials of Website Adoptions
15 Feb
Category: Web Development
by Art Williams

It’s not uncommon for the maintenance of a website to change from one agency or freelancer to another.  At Texas Creative, we affectionately refer to these as “adopted” websites.  Learn about the challenges and considerations of finding a new maintainer for your site.

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