Category: How to



How to Setup a New Git Repository

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Git is a popular version control system for tracking changes in computer files and coordinating work on those files among multiple people. Every Git directory on every computer is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full version tracking abilities, independent of network access or a central server. This article contains the very basic steps to … Continued

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Continuous Deployment for Drupal 7 (part 2)

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  Hi again! If you haven’t read the first part of this article, then you might want to give a look at Continuous Deployment for Drupal 7 (part 1) before moving onto this one. If you already read it, then great! Let’s continue then. At this point you know that to implement your continuous deployment workflow for … Continued

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Create an email forwarder in Google Groups – the right way

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Google Groups is a great tool because it allows you to have discussions inside your organization (or with the entire world, if you want). It works as a sort of forum, accessible through a URL, where people can go and check the discussion topics and post their replies — they can reply over email as well. From time to time … Continued

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Continuous Deployment for Drupal 7 (part 1)

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  Working with a CMS such as WordPress or Drupal makes life easier for Web Developers, but once you want to start doing things the right way, a bunch of terms fall into your mind, such as: package managers, development environments, APIs, continuous integration, continuous development, etc. And you start wondering: how can I do this while … Continued

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7 Simple Steps to Create Accessible Documents with Microsoft Office

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We’ve all had to do a group project at some point in our lives, now imagine you’re in a class and the project involves collaborating on a document, but you have low vision or no vision at all. How can you be expected to get the job done? This is what countless disabled students and professionals … Continued

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Increase conversion with effective online forms

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Most websites have some kind of form on them, whether it’s to subscribe to a feed, download a resource, or contact the company. According to Formstack‘s very insightful research on how online forms are converting customers, there are more than a few trends that have been found to be either a hit or miss with … Continued

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Git best practices: Commands to create and merge main and supporting branches

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I recently published an article about Git standards to prevent code conflicts. Down below are all the Git commands you need to know to follow those standards. This is highly recommended when you collaborate with other teams that are not in your company, or when your team is not always collocated. We use those standards daily, and they … Continued

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Git best practices: How to minimize code conflicts

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Code conflicts suck, any developer knows how painful it is to pull changes from a Git repository just to discover that she will need to invest another hour working on solving conflicts caused by the work of another developer in the same file. Probably, she will end doing a pair review with the other developer to ensure that … Continued

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Best practices for communication of distributed agile teams

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Having everyone sit together improves the productivity of your agile team because everybody can speak to each other at any given time and get questions answered  fast, and it’s easier to see what everybody’s doing and be on the same page. However, it doesn’t mean that distributed teams can’t perform as good as collocated team, one way … Continued

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How to switch Drupal distributions in an existing website

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Drupal distributions provide site features and functions for a specific type of site as a single download containing Drupal core, modules, themes, and pre-defined configuration. They make it possible to quickly set up a complex, use-specific site in fewer steps than if installing and configuring all those elements individually. Switching Drupal profiles in an existing … Continued

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Lean Company: How to manage cash flow

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Lack of cash flow is the leading cause of business failure. 80% of all businesses fail in their first year of operations.  Of those 20% that survive the first year, 80% of those fail to survive 5 years in business.  The 4% of companies that survive their 5th birthday have only survived because they managed … Continued

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What is Lean Startup?

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The traditional way of starting a business is to: Come up with an idea Register the domain name Go to LegalZoom and register the company Stealthily and covertly build a product Launch the product to fanfare and advertising Wonder why nobody is beating your door down Do some market surveys to find out why you … Continued

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How to make a website intuitive and easy: clickable

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If you want your website to be easy to use, intuitive, and usable then you need to be conscious of common interactive design problems as strive to follow best practices in usability. Part of the problem stems from the notion that many graphic designers who are accustomed to designing for static print material are not … Continued

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