Installing Drush on a Shared DreamHost Account

[box type=”note”]If you have issues with these directions, please read the alternate directions for installing on a shared host manually without using Pear. MediaTemple is one provider where you must use the alternate directions to get Drush working.[/box] One of the easiest and most convenient ways to get your hands on Drupal is on a shared hosting environment. It’s pretty much where everyone is going to start from…

Productivity in Drupal’s Development (part 1 of n)

Some of you may recall that a couple of years ago (wow, that long?) I wrote an article on this blog entitled “Artificial Intelligence and Repetitive Tasks in a CMS” describing some of the biggest causes of grief I had when using Drupal (and other online presence/communication creators). I felt it was time for another one of these posts in the same…

What, no bit.ly Drupal module? Bam! Now there is.

If you ever wanted to allow your site’s users to be able to generate bit.ly URLs cleanly from within Drupal? Well, now you can! The newly written bit.ly module provides OAuth access to allow visitors to sign into their bit.ly accounts, acquire their API keys, and create links in their names’ as well as retrieve statistical account data. More is to be…

Drupal without Drupal – Looking for suggestions on how to dummy-fy the Drupal UI.

Over the past several years that I’ve been working with Drupal as a vendor I’ve become enamored by its power, its flexibility, its support and perhaps most of all with its awesome community.  There is one thing however I’ve personally never quite gotten around.  End Users. See, the sad thing is most people I’ve met are…well…dummies.  The kind of people who are so tech…

Version 1.6 of Add Another Module for Drupal Released

Add another module has been recently updated with another new time-saving feature; you can now display “Add another” tabs on certain node types.  I’m also taking the time to think of what else can be done to make the usual node creation workflow easier for end users. I’ll be looking for suggestions on how to improve the UI and workflow of node submissions and…

Microsoft’s Browser Selection + User Ignorance Lets Google’s Chrome “cheat”?

Michael B. from the Mozilla Marketing list recently posted an hypothesis on why Google Chrome may suddenly start taking a much larger chunk out of the browser market now that Microsoft’s browser selection screens are appearing in the EU. “I’ve a hypothesis to explain Chrome’s recent and sudden surge of usage share the last couple months. Let me first say that almost every time I ever ask what web browser someone uses, the answer I get is Google….”