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Build it Your way With Lando, Docker, and Drupal

Build it Your way With Lando, Docker, and Drupal

My first post in this series, Getting started with Lando, Docker, and Drupal, I explained my favorite method to download and install Drupal locally. I will not repeat the system requirements and how to install Docker and Lando, so check that post if needed. Same...

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Going Nuclear with Your Website Branding and Design

Going Nuclear with Your Website Branding and Design

Style guides demonstrate to clients, stakeholders, and other disciplines that there’s a lot of really thoughtful work going into a website’s design and development beyond just “Hey, let’s make a new website.” — Brad Frost Every Thursday, Isovera hosts a lively...

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a CMS

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a CMS

How familiar are you with Drupal? What about Wordpress? Wix? Adobe Experience Manager? Microsoft Sharepoint? Kentico? How familiar are you with Content Management Systems (online platforms that allow content admins to edit content…

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Be A Team MVP Without Setting Foot In The Office

Be A Team MVP Without Setting Foot In The Office

Tips and Tools for Being a Top Notch Remote Employee One of the great things about working in technology is the flexibility to work wherever you wish. Isovera is headquartered just outside of Boston, MA, but our employees are distributed…

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A Guide to Config Management in Drupal 8

A Guide to Config Management in Drupal 8

The configuration system (CS) in Drupal 8 is an indispensable tool, however this article is not meant as an introduction to the CS because that ground has already been covered by others. If you’re new to CS, this article will get you up to speed on what it is and why...

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JPEG, PNG, GIF!? A guide to image file types for the web

JPEG, PNG, GIF!? A guide to image file types for the web

Pixabay has some nice online images that you can use for commercial use for free. Anything from images of bitcoin, to babies, industrial construction workers, and even potato salad. I know this because I’m in charge of adding images to my company’s blog and so I’ll...

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What the Heck is Drupal Context?

What the Heck is Drupal Context?

Well, let me put it in context 🙂 The Context module is one of the most popular in Drupal 7. It is a great tool to place custom blocks on a page in any number of locations within a website. To use the module, there are usually two contexts created — one with an...

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Getting started with Lando, Docker, and Drupal

Getting started with Lando, Docker, and Drupal

Asa Drupal developer, I need to run local copies of a bunch of different web sites. I might switch between a few clients any given day, and I might spin up another site to test a patch to Drupal core or to a contributed module. I want to keep this short, so I will not...

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SSLs — What to do when Your Connection is Not Secure

SSLs — What to do when Your Connection is Not Secure

If you’re a website manager and you’ve run into the dreaded “This connection is not private”, this should be a bookmarked guide of “What To Do” for you. An SSL (secure sockets layer) certificate is a certificate that verifies a website…

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Drupal 8 Migrations — Tips and Tricks

Drupal 8 Migrations — Tips and Tricks

The migration system is now a stable part of Drupal 8 core — hip hip hooray! A lot of hard work from many community members went into this effort, so thank you to them for their hard work and dedication. They are making the lives of Drupal developers everywhere a lot...

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Custom Block Deployment Strategies for Drupal 8

Custom Block Deployment Strategies for Drupal 8

Note: This article assumes that you have a baseline understanding of what the Configuration System is and how it can be used in Drupal 8. If you aren’t familiar with these topics, I recommend reading Configuration Management in Drupal 8: The Key Concepts, or watching A Practical Guide to Configuration…

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Upgrading to Drupal 8.4.0 and Drush 9 with Composer

Upgrading to Drupal 8.4.0 and Drush 9 with Composer

Time to upgrade. Drupal 8.4.0 was released last week. This means that Drupal 8.3 is officially unsupported, so it is time to upgrade existing sites. This particular upgrade presents some challenges, especially for sites managed with composer. According to...

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