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Get Ready for Intergalactic Travel with the Drupal Dev Days 2014 Szeged Crew

21
Feb
2014
 
Drupal Dev Days (DDD) 2014 are going to take place March 24-30, in the third largest city in Hungary, Szeged. After great DDD’s in the last few years organized in Munich, Brussels, Barcelona and Dublin, the Mogdesign team is happy that DDD 2014 going to be held in Szeged, only 300 kilometers away from Mogdesign. This university city has around 180,000 inhabitants, as well as hundreds of students, but in the very last week of March be prepared for the invasion of Drupal Lovers who will fill up the Szeged streets!
 
Drupal Developer Days 2014 offers plenty of opportunities to meet, work with and learn from Drupal developers from across the globe. And if you are a galaxy or astronomy lover, we have awesome news to tell you! The main theme of this year event is The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Sessions will be held in rooms re-named: The Galaxy, The Earth, Ursa Minor, Magrathea, Rupert and Café Lou. 
 

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GEW Russia and Turkey successfully translated their national websites in less than five days

04
Feb
2014

translation framework
The national websites for Russia and Turkey are the first ones to be translated! It took less than the standard two weeks - only 5 days to fully implement and translate their sites! The cooperation between the local translator and our technical team was very easy and smooth. The implementation was also successful thanks to well-prepared documentation, translation instructions and optimized technical processes happening in the background and implemented by the Mogdesign team.

The National Website Translation Framework helps to:

  • Build awareness about the GEW website within a country,
  • Make GEW more attractive for organizations and sponsors,
  • Be more understandable for all GEW participants,
  • Be more connected with national partners.

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Using Compass in your Drupal project

15
Jan
2013

Back in the day I used to roll with good old CSS and it did the job. Mostly because it didn't need any special maintaining and the code was simple.

Things changed when I first started working on some more beefy projects. Changing of various stuff followed by constant modifying of css was truly a pain in the ass, you ask why? Simply because there was so much css that maintaining caused severe pain in my head.

I'm sure a lot of people would agree that CSS can easily become a mess, no matter how careful you are.. Although Compass won't solve this problem completely, it will make your work more comfortable.

This article should serve as an informative post to all you guys writing regular CSS to consider using a preprocessor.

What is Compass?

A quote from the official website "Compass is an open-source CSS Authoring Framework" which pretty much sums it up.

Think of it as a CSS with extras or just CSS having Tom Selleck's moustache.. Wait what ?

American actor Thomas William "Tom" Selleck

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Performance tips for Drupal Theming

28
Jun
2011

Performance optimization is a key element of every website development and often is not considered in the process of designing and theming. We have put together several tips which can help you to improve your site's performance from the Drupal's front-end perspective. I hope you will find these tips useful.

 

Source: http://developer.yahoo.com/yslow

Use YSlow to identify problems

As on most of our projects we use YSlow as a tool for front-end performance testing and optimization. It helps us to identify problems and suggest a way to improve performance based on the set of rules for high performance websites.

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Yourtango.com migration to Drupal 6

04
Jan
2011

YourTango.com is a popular American online magazine, where you can find a lot of articles about the opposite sex, you can get advice about health of your relationship, or just have some “smart talk about love”. It’s been almost 5 months, when we first started working with YourTango team on a big migration from Drupal 5 to Drupal 6. One Saturday at the end of November was the day when this work has been deployed into production. Our work included some functionality changes, custom code refactoring, and we implemented a couple of page redesigns as well. Basically we have built most of the project’s custom functionality from scratch, and migrated data into this very fresh site, built on Drupal 6. The migration had to include whole bunch of data - 37 000 users, 78 000 nodes, 15 000 images, comments and taxonomy terms. This was one of the challenges, but there are also other interesting things on this project we can discuss.

End-users of this site participate in the content-creation process in a very significant way. There are several roles, which include the standard users registered on site, relationship and psychology professionals (“Experts” section), content editors and administrators.

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