Drupal

Happy Holidays from The Worx!

We can definitely feel the year winding down here at The Worx Company.  Holidays always seem to be slow, everyone busy with their own personal lives.  With Thanksgiving in November and Christmas and New Years this month, things have been more relaxed around the office.  This has been a great time to catch up on things.  Here are some things that has been going around here:

Meetings, Conferences, and more...

Kris has been busier last week than any other week I can remember in the recent past.  The Worx Company has been involved in the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce this past year, working with them to get several websites up in Drupal.  There are several branches of the Chamber, I've learned, and we are working on two branches and the main Chamber of Commerce website.  Ultimately, the goal is to get their web manager fully trained in Drupal, so they will be self sufficient, and will be able to manage all of their websites.

Farming Drupal Talent

What was it Dries said at Drupalcon? Top two "most difficult things" for both novice and expert Drupal users were 1. finding skilled Drupal designers and 2. finding skilled Drupal developers. We have noticed that as our company grows, we are running into similar issues. Especially #2 - finding skilled Drupal developers has been difficult - in the Oklahoma web industry, Drupal isn't a common platform. Most people have never even heard of Drupal, so we have put much of our efforts into "evangelizing" Drupal in the community.

Open Source Communities: Drupal vs Wordpress vs Joomla

drupal vs wordpress vs joomla open source cms

I spend an awful lot of my time in the Drupal community contributing however I can... whether that's with modules, or UI mockups, or just being available to help however I can, I do my best to available to help others in the community.  I don't say this to pat myself on the back because there are plenty of others in the Drupal community who do the same (and more).  I say this to illustrate some of the very evident differences between our community and others "like" us.

Imagefield Gallery API Updates and Availability

Well, it's about time!  I finally got a new version of Imagefield_gallery available for the masses today.  I'm not the best with CVS yet (though I'm getting better) so it took a bit of work and some well placed tutoring from Addison Berry and others in the community.  However, all the great functionality I've been working on made it in and I'm excited to get some feedback on it.