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From Ben Jonson’s Commonplace Book

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Graziella Jackson's picture

What Success Looks Like in 2017

If you’re still reeling from the results of this election, you’re not alone. Most of our friends and partners — and millions of others — are feeling the same.

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Olumide Adebo's picture

What to Know Before You Host a Drupal 8 Site

We’ve really been enjoying working with Drupal 8 so far, and as Peter wrote about previously, there are some big improvements that make the investment worthwhile.

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Peter Sax's picture

3 Major Reasons Drupal 8 is Worth the Investment

Saying a modern nonprofit or business needs a website is like saying the tires on your car need air. Deny it and you’re going to have a bad time.

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Nick Massa's picture

Drupal 8? Drupal, Wait

If you’ve been following the Drupal community, you’re probably well aware of the impending arrival of Drupal 8. Just don’t expect to see any D8 sites flying out our doors anytime soon.

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Will Patterson's picture

Getting Started with Backbone JS and RestWS in Drupal 7

With all the talk about REST and Backbone support in Drupal 8 core, it seems like Drupal 7 could use a little love—and after all, those web apps really can't wait.

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Miles Blackwood's picture

Rapid Drupal Scaffolding with Yeoman

The Console module in Drupal 8 has a lot of developers excited, seeing as it has built in support for scaffolding out and generating modules at the command line.

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Nick Massa's picture

Code Academy: How My Big Risk Paid Off in a Big Way

What do you get when you take an English major, put him in a room with a bunch of incredibly bright tech minds, and tell him to spend the next several months learning how to code?

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Alan Ivey's picture

OS X 10.10 Yosemite Local Development Environment: Apache, PHP, and MySQL with Homebrew

OS X 10.10 Yosemite comes with Apache and PHP pre-installed, but it's not in a great configuration, requires root to make lots of changes, and can introduce issues with file ownership and permissions. We prefer to use Homebrew to avoid these problems and because it's easier to keep up to date with newer versions of each component and extend customization. We can also set things up to be fully automatic so you can create new websites locally without needing to edit any configuration files.

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Will Patterson's picture

Getting Line Count (and Length) with JavaScript

JavaScript provides fantastic tools for dealing with HTML element positions, but when it comes to text nodes there are very few options.

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Peter Sax's picture

Architecting Brennan Center's Interactive Map Building Tool

Our own devilishly handsome Project Manager and #1 Giants fan Tony Guzmán already wrote about the U.S. State Map building tool we created for the Brennan Center for Justice.

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Bill Brown's picture

Upgrade your print stylesheets

By using the ‘print’ media type with the @media at-rule we can provide some special CSS declarations for when someone prints out your website.

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