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A few words from the apes, monkeys, and various primates that make up the Cheeky Monkey Super Squad.

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  • 3 years 5 months ago

    This is part 3, of a 3 part tutorial for creating a custom module for drupal 7. If you haven't already done so, you may wish to look at part 1 and part 2 first. Anyway, here is the source code of this tutorial.

    First of all, though, I have to apologize that I did not do a good job of keeping track of all of the changes made so far. I code everything before I start writing, so hopefully it is not too confusing.

  • 3 years 5 months ago

    Recently, I started using the Paragraphs Module to develop landing pages for Drupal Websites.

  • 3 years 5 months ago

    I recently had to create a new layout that mimicked the Pinterest layout. Masonry to the rescue! (sorta...) With Drupal already crapping out the content via views, we could just use the Masonry views plugin right? Sorta. Well, it worked. ... sorta. There were problems, and I don’t like problems, only solutions.

  • 3 years 5 months ago

    As an html/css purist at heart, my school of thought has always been having your representational layer separated from your markup. Sites like CSS Zen Garden taught us that you should never have to mix your design styles inside your markup with the idea being that well structured html will never have to change even on a complete re-design.

  • 3 years 5 months ago

    This is one of the blogs that I was really thrilled to write because I got to document my first ever installation of the production version of Drupal 8.  And boy, was I excited!  As you know, Drupal has made some significant changes under the hood in this version. I am not going to go over those changes in this feature, but I thought, I would give an overview of some of the superficial changes that it has undergone.

  • 3 years 6 months ago

    The Design Factor

    DrupalCon was an amazing sight to behold in person. Since I was fortunate enough to be on the New Orleans DrupalCon design team, it was actually uber cool to see all of the Drupal Association’s (DA's) and Chris Arlidge’s (our creative director and lead designer) hard work in action.

  • 3 years 10 months ago


    STEP 1: Install Necessary Drupal Modules

    In order to import some JSON data, you first need these modules installed and enabled.

  • 3 years 11 months ago

    Recently I migrated a drupal site that uses ms sql server to mysql.

    One of the conversions required me to convert all the tables from latin1_swedish_ci to utf8_general_ci character set.

    If you only want to convert a few tables, just execute the following sql statement.

  • 3 years 11 months ago

    When working on larger projects, software architects and tech leads inevitably come across a few big hurdles in the project requirements for some not so “out of the box” functionality. They start asking themselves questions about the best way to approach these tasks:

  • 4 years 1 month ago

    A while ago, our creative director asked me to implement a custom 404 page on our corporate website. We were tired of the generic drupal 404 page and wanted to give it our own “cheeky” touch.

    Of course with drupal, there are a few different ways to accomplish this. So I decided to use a custom preprocessor and PHP template for our application.

    Basically, what we are going to do is create a new PHP template called page--404.tpl.php and modify the code to suit our needs. But before we can get started, we first need to tell drupal about this new template.

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