Blog Posts - web development

14 Dec
Category: Web Development
by Jaime Contreras

There are plenty of Gmail signature setup guides available online. But when you are creating finished, HTML-coded email signatures with all of the styles, hacks, and tweaks which make it look the same in most email-clients, a simple Gmail setup tutorial is not going to cut it.

09 Nov
by Art Williams

Want to customize the default block that comes with the book module?  Here’s a way to do it without writing custom code by using Views and the Views Tree module.

12 Oct
by Rebecca Kellogg

Not all CMS are created equal. Before building your next website, here are a few tips on why your CMS choice matters. (Plot twist: as told by an Account Manager.)

Evolving CMS Capability with Paragraphs
21 Sep
Category: Web Development
by Marcus Harrison

For those that may not know, a content management system (CMS) is the administrative back-end of the website that facilitates content creators without any HTML expertise, in editing and creating new content. Generally, this would be limited to editing the title and body of a page in a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor or a rigid set of predefined fields in a content type. While this has traditionally gotten the job done it doesn’t allow for much flexibility in terms of page layout.

24 Aug
by Gavin Vaught

I started in web development about a year ago. When I was hired on at Texas Creative in early October of 2016, I still only knew the bare minimum but was eager to learn more to further my career path. Here at Texas Creative, we use Drupal, a CMS I had no prior experience in. The idea of that seemed daunting, but I’ve certainly learned a lot and have grown to love Drupal. 

27 Jul
by Jaime Contreras

The improved blocks system in Drupal 8 provides a lot of flexibility to the site builder. But, have you ever had the problem of blocks showing on undesired pages because of the limits to visibility patterns?

3 Tips for Client Friendly Paragraphs in Drupal 8
15 Jun
by Art Williams

Drupal’s Paragraphs module is a big part of what makes it easy for our clients to manage their site content. These three tips are how we make the user experience even better.

The Future is Encrypted
02 Feb
by Marcus Harrison

Google is leading the charge to a more secure web. The tech giant is taking steps in the way it handles non-secure websites in both search rankings and for its over 1 billion Google Chrome users. In search results, non-secure websites will now take a back seat to those that are secured with trusted SSL certificates. Texas Creative has answered the call by retroactively adding free SSL encryption to all of our Drupal websites.

First Impressions During a Drupal 8 Website Build
20 May
by Art Williams

It’s Official!  We have finished setting up the necessary infrastructure and processes for building client sites in Drupal 8 moving forward.  A lot of that work was done during our first Drupal 8 website build, which is nearing completion.  What follows is a brief glance of my first impressions and future aspirations about Drupal 8 development.

Update Extended Module: Drupal Updates...No Regressions!
13 Apr
by Jaime Contreras

Avoid common pitfalls when updating Drupal modules. The new Update Extended module takes the guesswork out of a few tricky situations where regressions can slip into your site and break working functionality, especially when using a dev release.

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