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Waterfall with LABjs

Client-side performance can be dramatically improved by removing Render-Blocking JavaScript with LABjs. No more waiting and no more spinning-wheel icons for users to see. You can get a user speed experience of a simple site with all advantages of complex functionality-rich site.

Creating custom templates in WYSIWYG

Creating responsive websites is easy these days with frameworks like Zurb’s Foundation and Bootstrap. The WYSIWYG API template plugin module allows us to predefine templates in WYSIWYG, helping editors to layout content for a mobile friendly website.

DrupalGlamp Sydney 2015

Each year the Sydney Drupal Community puts on a two day "DrupalCamp", generally held over a weekend at a location where attendees can get away from it all and get down to some serious Drupal talk.

ASP.NET to Drupal user migration

One of the trickier aspects of any data migration is migrating users and ensuring that the authentication details which worked on the legacy site also continue to work on the new Drupal site. This article shows how it is done for .Net to Drupal 7.

OpenLayers Markers

OpenLayers module is a popular solution for mapping in Drupal. The biggest benefit is the ability to use different map providers, complete Feature support and, last but not least, the simplicity of creating custom markers.

Ctools Content Types

Ctools content types, not to be confused with general content types, are Panels version of blocks. Another name for them are panel panes, but just think of them as more powerful blocks. Ivan will walk you through the process of creating your own content types.

Client vs Site builder teaser image

Murray and I presented a session at Drupal Camp Sydney 2014 on the Paragraphs module. The presentation had a demo, lecture and a bit of roleplay. We talked about the benefits of chunking content and how Paragraphs could be used.

Bootstrap Logo

At this month's Sydney Drupal Users Group, I did a short presentation about using Bootstrap in Drupal 7. The presentation was broken down into two parts: Bootstrap themes and modules.

Katoomba YHA on June 28 to 29 2014

It's been a while since the Sydney Drupal community put on a Drupal camp. It's time for that to change.

Cyclone

Cyclone is a new Drupal module which enables users to deploy sites to a variety of platforms including Pantheon and Aegir.