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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2018-01-23 Posted under:

Mautic vs Webforms comparison

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With more and more sites becoming decoupled and using various front-end frameworks like React or Angular to create an enhanced web experience there is a need for tools that do the same for the various forms on a site, this is where Mautic shines. Today I will be doing a feature comparison and explaining why using Mautic as your form builder will be the right move going forward.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2018-01-22 Posted under:

Local Development: Getting Started with DrupalVM

Local development
This last year has seen a lot of improvements to the toolsets that local developers have access to when developing Drupal projects. As Drupal as a framework has grown and new technologies like Twig and Symfony2 added to the CMS a new workflow has emerged as the preferred method. Today we will be going over using DrupalVM as your local development environment and the benefits it has.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2018-01-20 Posted under: Non-Profit

A beginners guide to caching in Drupal 8

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Caching is a popular technique to optimize the performance of a website. It is a process that stores web data (HTML, CSS, Image) in some accessible space. Moreover, a cache is a detailed information of a validity of a resource. This information defines for how long the resource is valid and should not be considered stale. The information can be stored at every level right from the original server to intermediate proxies to the browser.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2018-01-19 Posted under:

10 Colors you should be using for your Ecommerce site

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Color psychology is a fascinating and complex topic. It’s influence on how we perceive the environment can be subtle or overpowering.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2018-01-19 Posted under: Ecommerce

Product Placement Strategies that convert

Product Placement Strategies that convert
Do you remember the last time you clicked on a banner advertisement? No, well if your having trouble remembering or your answer is never, don't worry you are not alone.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2017-06-27 Posted under:

Website Layouts that Sell

Website Layouts that Sell
What does your ecommerce store have in common with a magazine? They both the magazine and your website communicate with words and pictures. Although you may have never thought of it in this exact way, your store is essentially narrating a story to your customers. And, the way in which you tell that story will lead potential customers to decide if doing business with you is in their best interest.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2017-03-23 Posted under:

How to create a custom Drupal 8 Form

How to create a custom Drupal 8 Form
If you're like many of the Drupal 7 developers or other PHP developers just getting started with Drupal 8 you may be scratching your head about some of the major changes that have happened to Drupal.  With the change to using Symfony for the core API for Drupal 8, many of the old ways of creating custom forms won't work now.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2017-03-20 Posted under:

How to use the Drupal 8 Plugin api

How to use the Drupal 8 Plugin api
With the switch to using Symfony in Drupal 8 as part of its core functionality, we also have received access to a lot more powerful tools than previously available to Drupal developers.  One of those very powerful and promising tools is the new Plugin API.  
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2017-03-18 Posted under:

How to create a block in Drupal 8

How To Create A Block In Drupal 8
Creating Custom blocks in Drupal 8 are a little different these days thanks to the change to the new Symfony API.  This means that most things you used to do as procedural functions are now created via the Plugin API, Entity API, or other Object Oriented methods.
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Posted by: Chris McIntosh Posted on: 2017-03-18 Posted under: