Nodejs.module alpha release
Mar 6, 2011
Just in time for Drupalcon Chicago, I've rolled the first alpha release of the nodejs.module. I've put a screencast of some of what the the module can do on Youtube: The module is definitely not ready for prime-time, but its getting useful enough that i need more feedback to take it to the next level. Get it while its hot: http://drupal.org/node/1082646
Mar 10, 2014
Hi, my name is Jason Moore and I am a Developer here at Zivtech. I recently started working for Zivtech full time, helping their talented team continue to build and maintain awesome Drupal websites and applications for their clients. For the three years prior to joining Zivtech, I built a name for myself in the local Philadelphia Drupal community as a go-to “freelancer”, specializing in small to medium-sized projects that shops like Zivtech and Rock River Star couldn’t take on, for one reason or another.
Posted by: Jason Moore
Nov 5, 2013
We at Zivtech have been working with Drupal for a long time, some of us for over 10 years, and in that time we’ve gotten to use (and sometimes build) a lot of really cool modules to develop stellar sites for our clients. We have sifted through thousands of modules on Drupal.org, going far beyond the first couple pages of results and venturing deep into the unknown, unheard of, and ultimately under-appreciated modules. We sent out a question to our staff to ask for their favorite obscure modules, and we've compiled this list to share some of these modules that we have found particularly helpful, and to help ensure that they don't fall through the cracks. All of these modules have fewer than 8,000 active installs, and most have under 5,000.
Posted by: David Hamme
Sep 26, 2013
As a Senior Developer here at Zivtech, part of my job is to develop with an eye towards security. If you follow development and security news, you know that achieving security is pretty hard in complex systems. But, while correctly implementing security across a site is challenging, some aspects of security are actually pretty easy and we've known what to do and what not to do for a long time.
Posted by: Laurence Liss
Apr 16, 2013
The quality assurance (QA) phase of a web development project is the last phase before launch. While the development team has a lot of experience with QA phases, oftentimes the client team is new to the process, which can lead to stress. Let's prevent this with a little Q&A on QA.
Apr 15, 2013
Nominees for the 17th annual Webby Awards have been announced! And Zivtech-built sites are in the running for four awards!
Posted by: David Marvin
Feb 14, 2013
This weekend 9 members of the Zivtech staff will be participating and competing in Startup Weekend Health Philadelphia 2013, which, according to their site, ”centers on building a web or mobile application that could be the basis for a credible business. After 500+ Startup Weekends world-wide, this will be the first dedicated solely to healthcare’s unique problems.”
Posted by: Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg
Feb 11, 2013
We love Responsive Web Design, and we love Drupal. But do they love each other? After working on a number of RWD and Drupal projects this year, I'm happy to report that they get along just fine. Though "Love" might be stretching it a bit.
Posted by: Mason Wendell
Nov 19, 2012
I've worked on many "Site Rescue" jobs, in which a client comes with a sick, but often brand-new and expensive Drupal site, desperately needing it fixed in a number of ways. Through this work I've seen a lot of patterns of "worst practices" employed. I enjoy the challenge of this cleanup work, while feeling bad for the clients who have been taken by incompetent vendors. I refer to these sites as "lemons" and I've made a study of their characteristics.
Oct 10, 2012
Much has been written on how to use the Drupal Views module effectively, but less on how to use it like a perfectionist professional. I started the following checklist for my team to level up everyone's pre- ticket review quality, but it can be useful for any Views builders. Getting Started On every site, run drush vd to turn the Views settings to the advanced mode.
Jun 27, 2012
A little while ago (hours ago, actually) my friend Sam and I released 1.0 of our Sass project Breakpoint. (Announcement here.) Breakpoint makes writing media queries really simple. I want to show you a little about how we use it day-to-day on responsive projects here at Zivtech.
Posted by: Mason Wendell