Beginning in January 2017, internet browsers such as Chrome have started marking pages that collect passwords or credit card details as “Not Secure” unless the pages are served over HTTPS using SSL Certificates.
So you’re ready to start working on your first Drupal 8 project, but not quite sure where to start? There are a number of changes since Drupal 7, so hopefully this guide will help you to dive right in.
A few months ago after much frustration of Eclipse lagging and DLTK indexing in progress I decided to make the switch to PHPStorm and have never looked back.
PHPStorm is designed for PHP development, and with a few plugins, provides tight integration with Drupal, Symfony and Twig. It also has built in support for LESS, SASS and many other related technologies. I was a bit reluctant to upgrade to a commercial product at first, but it wasn’t long before I realised the $8.90/mo was worth it.
We always feel time poor, sometimes more than others. So why not use your less busy times to create content you wish to publish in the future - then schedule it to appear on your website or social media accounts. You look very efficient and your business profile continues to grow online until you are free to give it attention again.
Taking two days off normal duties to attend the DrupalSouth 2016 conference on the Gold Coast seems some time ago now but with some breathing room between client requests I can now reflect on the conference. This year I headed down with Richard to check it out.
MailChimp API v3.0 is now live!
Prior versions will no longer be supported after 2016, so all API users should begin transitioning to v3.0.
Since the first Drupal Downunder in Brisbane 2011 our staff have been attending and presenting at the Australian Drupal conferences.
They are fantastic events for networking with other Drupal Developers, reaffirming old friendships and stepping away from the computer screen for a few days.
Have you heard of SQL injection?
SQL injection (SQLi) is a type of security exploit in which the attacker adds Structured Query Language (SQL) code to a Webform input box (like a Contact form) to obtain access to resources or make changes to the data in your website. Many believe this vulnerability to be one of the oldest, most prevalent and most dangerous of web application vulnerabilities.
They can be used to
Website Hosting is a type of Internet hosting service that provides the platform which makes a website accessible via the World Wide Web.
Hosting is available in many forms - it can be in-house (internal), with a hosting provider or in the Cloud. It can be on shared servers, VPS servers, dedicated servers or use IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) options.
And then, once hosted, websites can be online (available to visitors) or offline (unavailable to website visitors).
Cloud hosting refers to the use of numerous servers, linked together to provide a 'cloud' of computers - rather than a single computer. In the cloud hosting model, the assets and/or applications utilised by your business do not reside within the business, nor are they directly controlled by the enterprise at the infrastructure layer.
In-house or Internal hosting refers to the model where the assets and applications used by an organisation are managed and hosted by the organisation itself. Management of these assets is typically provided by the internal IT department, on servers and hardware owned by the enterprise.
Google Alerts is a service that generates search engine results, based on keywords you provide, and delivers the results to your e-mail account.
You can use this service for many reasons, such as monitoring the web for specific information about your company, your kids, your online content's popularity or your competition. You can also use it to keep up to date with new advancements, celebrity gossip or current trends.
Most businesses will use it to monitor their company, product and brand reputation.
Setting up Google Alerts
To get started visit Google Alerts.
In many projects, the decision to develop in-house or outsource isn’t up to you. Either an internal team already exists, or you’re forced to outsource because you can’t or do not want to fund in-house staff.
If strategy is to out-source, what benefits can we provide you?
We take great care to ensure that our work is performed to a very high standard and in accordance with good commercial practices. We run Quality Assurance checks, complete cross-browser testing and undertake frequent releases to ensure that your website is completely ready, and standards compliant, at launch.
Have you ever heard the phrase 'above the fold'? Have you ever used it without knowing what it means or find others don't know what it means?
For website design, "above the fold" is the idea that the most important or actionable information for that webpage should be visible without people having to scroll down. This may include phone numbers, headlines and other forms of call to action.
Our standard policy regarding Intellectual Property (IP) is that all IP developed during the course of a project is owned by you, our client. This should give you significant peace of mind in that you’re entitled to take the source code for your site to other hosting or another vendor if you so choose. Furthermore, you’ll never have to pay licencing costs because you have rights to your own source code.
We can train your staff at a number of different levels, including:
- Content administrator training
- System administrator training
- Programmer training
Most commonly, this should be undertaken relatively early in development of the website to ensure the core initial users can test and add content to your site.
Training can be conducted in your premises or remotely from our premises using screen sharing software and telephone/Skype, which proves extremely effective.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, often abbreviated to WCAG, are a series of guidelines for improving web accessibility. First produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 1999, the WCAG are the components to be considered and included, where possible, to make your website useful to all of your users.
Our development process is based upon an agile release methodology with frequent and regular releases of the site during the development phase. The releases are first run through an internal Quality Assurance (QA) process by GreenAcorn and then deployed fortnightly (or as required) to a test environment that is made available to the client.
Wireframe diagrams help us to show you our propose layouts before committing to a particular design.
Generally wireframes are grey scale and they allows us to define the information hierarchy for your pages, making it easier for you to plan the website according to how you want your user to process the information.