Blog Posts - web development

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.

Meltdown & Spectre: Intel/AMD/ARM/Apple CPU Vulnerabilities
12 Jan
by Art Williams

In recent weeks, the news has broken that most modern CPUs (the brains of our computing devices) have hardware vulnerabilities that allow a malicious program to steal data in the device’s memory. These vulnerabilities, named Meltdown and Spectre, are unique in that they break down the built-in barriers that secure data on the most fundamental component of any computing device, the CPU.

21 Dec
by Gavin Vaught

Layout design in CSS has always left something to be desired. Not long ago, responsive web design relied on hacky solutions like padding, float and tables. Later developments like Flexbox solved many of these problems but were far from perfect. Now, that’s all about to change, with CSS Grid.

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
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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.

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