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From Ben Jonson’s Commonplace Book

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Driving Online Action with Social Media Graphics

Last week I hosted a Google Hangout with Kevin Call from Everytown for Gun Safety to discuss these little things called "social graphics" — visually impactful static and animated content designed specifically for social media.

Morning Reads

Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: HTML 5, Hacking, and Hoaxes

Here are a few items that came up in our reading list this morning.


Tony Guzmán's picture

Drupal Usability Tips

You may have heard this before - Drupal has a reputation for low grades in the usability department. That’s been a knock against Drupal since the beginning.
There are probably hundreds if not thousands of blog posts comparing Drupal to, say, Wordpress, when it comes to ease of use.


Jesse Littlewood's picture

Responsive Design: What to Know

Mobile is the future of the web.


Apollo Gonzales's picture

What Facebook's Graph Search Means For Your Non-Profit

Earlier today Facebook announced that they are Beta testing a new type of search functionality for all users using the English version of Facebook. Graph Search is a huge step towards using the full power of all of that information you’ve been putting into Facebook since the launch of the Social Graph. Looking back over the last couple of years, all of Facebook's new features make sense now.


Paul Venuti's picture

Short-circuit Evaluation in JavaScript (or, the Ternary Operator, in Binary)

Here's a peculiar-looking bit of JavaScript syntax that I've repeatedly come across in the wild:


Leif Nordberg's picture

Be cool editing Wikipedia

The Wikipedia page for Wikipedia tells us its been answering our bar bets about Twin Peaks sub-plots and writing our term papers on the East Atlantic


Peter Sax's picture

Object Oriented PHP and the Migrate Module: Code Organization for Most Extreme Happiness

There are 2 kinds of people in this world: people who use the Migrate module to migrate content into a new Drupal site, and wrong people.

This post assumes a basic familiarity with the module.


Nicco Mele's picture

Future Perfect

When I first read Eric S. Raymond's landmark essay on open-source programming, "The Cathedral and the Bazaar", I was delighted.


Leif Nordberg's picture

The shortest fundraising plan for the end of the year

It's Thursday. There are 11 days left in 2012 and I'm the jerk posting now on how to close out the year. Take away weekends and Christmas and the feat


Alan Ivey's picture

Usable MAMP on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

MAMP on OS X is a great way to quickly get started on Apache/MySQL/PHP development locally on a Mac. Unfortunately, I've found th

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: