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.)
Blog Posts - web development
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are all excited about our new Drupal 8 builds, but there are nearly 1 million Drupal 7 sites in the wild. Some of us will be writing code for these sites for a long time to come. Others of us are still building new, complex D7 sites until the contributed modules we need get ported to D8. This series will cover the first of three common mistakes we see in custom code written for Drupal 7.
Drupal 8 is an evolution of the platform and has been coded using modern, cutting-edge web technologies. Drupal 8 is architected in such a way as to have landed squarely in the ‘now’, with a clear pathway and vision for the future.