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Why Banks Should Be Using DrupalBanks around the nation, particularly at the regional level, are more challenged than ever by the monoliths that are taking over communities worldwide. Minimally, banks competing must keep their customer confidence as high as possible, which is why for the first time, in the last ten years, banks have had to put a major focus on their public image through highly dynamic web technologies.

Bare-Metal vs. Virtual EnvironmentsNow that we’ve briefly illustrated the difference between virtual and bare-metal environments in Part 1 of my series, how can we determine which is most beneficial for your company? There are several things to consider when making this significant business decision.

The Benefits of Custom Landing PagesLet’s face facts – building a website, regardless of industry and scale, can be an arduous task. However, design trends, technology, marketing approaches and general web standards change at a blistering speed. How can a website keep up without being completely rebuilt every year? Custom landing pages is one great solution.

In Defense of FearFear is a strong emotion; one we tend to avoid or, at the very least, one we do our best to rid ourselves of when its presence is felt. It’s easy to justify why we would want to limit our encounters with fear; however, over the years of dealing with my fair share of fears, particularly as it pertains to my career, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is a lot wrong with how we perceive it as an emotion. 

The Power of RabbitMQDuring Drupal development, very often we are faced with a situation where we have large tasks which need to be broken up and processed at a more manageable pace. Naturally, we turn to the native Drupal Queue (introduced in Drupal 7). However, the Drupal Queue has some major limitations when it comes to speed and reliability which can make it an unviable option.

DrupalCon Baltimore Sessions for a ManagerWhenever I get ready to attend an event like this, I always review ahead of time to map out a plan and make the best use of my time. As a manager of a Drupal shop, I’m always looking for better ways to manage projects, engage with clients, organize our teams, or just be more efficient. I thought I’d share a few of the sessions I’m looking forward to attending.

The Basics of BEM Construction BEM stands for Block, Element, Modifier and is a popular semantic method to create naming classes for your HTML DOM objects. It takes some of the work out of selecting appropriate classnames (one of the most difficult tasks a developer faces).

Drupal EntitiesAs developers, time after time, we come across numerous terms that gain a new meaning in the context of which technology we're using them. Moreover, a lot of times, you'll find that certain terms mean one thing on one platform and something else in another! Drupal, itself, is no different, as it has many different terminologies that are used in the community.

Drupal 8 Webform ModuleDrupal 8 now comes with the Contact module built in. This adds basic form functionality to the site to be used as personal or site-wide contact forms. However, in many cases, this is not enough. Luckily, there are options for you to choose from. With many of the features from Drupal 7 ported over, the Webform module for Drupal 8 is a feature-packed option that I prefer to employ. Here are 3 reasons why.

Google Tag ManagerScenario: you are the “website person” at your organization, and someone from marketing sends you an email with a few lines of code. They ask you to add it to your website so they can start tracking conversions. You write back, “Where? Why? What is this?” The response, “It’s a conversion pixel from Facebook. Just add it please.”