Blog Posts - web development

Why I Like Drupal 8 and You Should Too
12 Sep
by Jaime Contreras

The profession of building websites has seen many changes in the last few years. SEO, website performance, multi-screen responsiveness, and accessibility are no longer luxuries. On top of that, tools have emerged that have improved the development experience and simplified scalability. Finding a modern CMS or framework that can incorporate ALL of these considerations is difficult. Especially when the flexibility to be able to create unique websites is also important. This is where Drupal 8 outshines other frameworks.

3 Accessibility Gotchas
01 Aug
by Marcus Harrison

The web is a utility that enhances and facilitates many aspects of our lives each and every day. It’s important that everyone, regardless of disability, has unabated access to information on the web. So, it goes without saying that we should all be crafting our sites with accessibility web standards and best practices in mind.

Existing Values Autocomplete Widget
11 Jul
by Art Williams

Providing the content creator a field with a list of values to choose from is a common requirement when building a Drupal site. It’s also something that can be achieved in a variety of ways, each having pros and cons to the approach. Texas Creative’s web team has developed a module that we believe fills a missing gap in this type of field.

Drupal 8: How to Alter Forms Without Modules
06 Jun
by Kemane Wright

Sometimes when working with Drupal’s exposed forms, you might get stuck with a field type that you don’t want. Often times you can find a module to help improve the style or functionality of these forms. However, in some cases using a module will not be available and you will have to make modifications directly to the code.

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.

3 Drupal Modules to get SVGs into your content types
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.

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