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Drupal 8 PublicationsIf your organization creates a publication, you’re probably already offering content online or at least seriously evaluating what it takes to get there. For most magazines, newspapers, and other publications, a simple online image of the printed version just won’t cut it.

Drupal 6 end of lifeToday, February 24th 2016, marks end-of-life support for Drupal 6. Originally released in February 2008, over 110,000 websites still use Drupal 6 as their content management system.

If your organization is running a site on Drupal 6, you will need to consider two distinct courses of action to prevent your site from being jeopardized by future security threats.

Drupal 8 Responsive Image ModuleWith more and more users using their phones to search the web, the demand to create faster loading web pages is ever increasing. A common issue that developers face when looking to reduce page load time is image optimization. Thanks to a recent update to Drupal 8, the Responsive Image Module allows for the cropping or scaling of images at any desired breakpoint.

Apache and Nginx Both Apache and Nginx are great for Drupal; however, there are some key differences to grasp. A few years ago, Apache was the go-to standard. Nowadays, Nginx takes the lead. At Unleashed Technologies, we use Nginx for a number of reasons.

Drupal 8 Twig TemplatesDrupal has revamped its template engine for Drupal 8 with Twig replacing PHPTemplate. PHPTemplate had been Drupal’s template engine for over a decade and this switch represents Drupal’s biggest change to their frontend architecture since 2005. Twig was created by Fabien Potencier, the creator of the Symfony framework, and its improved functionality and security has been accepted and adopted by Drupal’s newest iteration with open arms.

How to Host Drupal - Part 3Today, we are going to talk about how to choose the right database for your application. In essence, Drupal is driven by the database. You will want to select the right database system that can handle your traffic load and storage in order to have a fast performing application. MySQL is the preferred database storage for Drupal; however, what most people fail to recognize is that there are many variations of MySQL.

Ditch the Display Suite ModuleDisplay Suite is a great module and we love using it with Drupal 7. However, when Drupal 8 added Layouts to core and title is now a block, we had to ask ourselves, why do we use Display Suite?

Flexibility vs. Ease of Use: Where Does One Draw the Line?Do we trade flexibility for ease of use? Is that what best serves the organization? Answering a complex question that can go either way is best solved by data to the highest extent possible. During this process, I charted the most important elements that can help gauge flexibility vs. ease of use.

Integrating with DrupalThere are a lot of things to think about and consider when integrating with Drupal. Read more to learn how Data Structures, Communication, Permissions, and Caching can effect how you integrate with Drupal.

DrupalCon Baltimore 2017 - ReviewThe booth is packed up, the sessions have ended, and we’re all home from DrupalCon. I wrote a blog post leading up to DrupalCon about the sessions I was looking forward to and I thought I’d write a complementary piece about how it met expectations. This was my first DrupalCon experience and I attended as the manager of a production team, so please note that everything here is from that perspective.