I didn't get to contribute much to Drupal 6 before it happened. I was still learning how to use the toolset the Drupal community uses for these things, and after one successful attempt to contribute to core, I decided to focus my attention on contrib for a while. It's been more than a year since that time (probably closer to two) and I'm much more comfortable and familiar with these tools, as well as having a much better idea of what it is that Drupal is "all about".
Drupal has won the Packt Publishing 2008 Open Source CMS Award, Overall and in the PHP category!
Drupal has won the Overall award two years in a row, and The Worx Company is excited to be working with it. The attraction to Drupal from our perspective, is that it is not only a great content management system for clients who need the basic functionality to manage their own sites, but it is an excellent development platform.
FOWYDB - almost looks like a "bad word", doesn't it? Well, it is something we have been telling ourselves the last couple of days. Focusing on what WE do best. The Worx Company started out as an .asp shop, and when it merged with Meridian Data, well, not much changed. For several years, we stuck with our .asp content management system.
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.
Well, it's official, The Worx Company is going to be at Drupalcon Hungary! I personally am incredibly stoked to be going (if you can't tell by the exclamation point) and best of all, my wife is coming to expand her Drupal knowledge as well. As a Drupal-centric shop, we deal with the software every single day, but Drupal is expansive, so any chance we have to learn more we always try to jump at.
A quick jaunt over the pacific and back, has given me some new perspective on what exactly is going on in the rest of the world as far as web development is concerned. Having just gotten back from Korea, I find I see it through a different colored lens this time. This was my second trip to that wonderful country and the trip, overall, was MUCH more enjoyable than my first, but I noticed many things that I found quite startling. In that regard it's amazing to see a country so thoroughly drinking the Microsoft Coolaid. There is NO Firefox in that country, all the major website providers are creating activeX based products, and as such, the default assumption is that everyone is using Windows and everyone is using Internet Explorer... we (the Drupal community) have GOT to figure out how to change this (not just for Korea, but any major country in this same situation) and I think the first real step (from our end) has to be a Korean translation for Drupal. I'm working on it with some Koreans, but I don't speak it natively, so it's slow work and I'm sure there are others better qualified than myself.
I've been spending quite a bit of time rethinking the layout of the imagefield gallery administration system and what I'd like to do for Drupal 6. That's still a ways out but I've already started on the new administration interface and wanted to share some of my thoughts on its design and where it's going.
Oklahoma is a pretty small environment in which to run a Web Design & Development shop. Having been around in some form for the last 25 years gives us an edge in that department as we have lots of history, and track record to fall back upon, but that doesn't mean that some of our competitors don't do equally well. The difference, I think, is how we go about keeping our customers.
So we have all sorts of things going at any one time around here. Personally I have a ton to do, so I often find myself working from home during evenings and weekends. My personal project lately has been a service that we're hoping to roll out later this year, but I'm using Drupal 6 (the newest version) and as such, there's a bit more learning curve on it. However, with that learning curve comes new abilities, and new power that we previously did not have. This project is a great example of some of those new abilities in action, and I'm hoping to put up some tutorial w
So the design world is all a-buzz with talk of IE8 passing the acid2 test. As a standards junkie, I had to see for myself, and yup... sure enough it seems to pass, but if I don't sound thrilled, let me explain why.