Our Top Blog Posts of 2018

We strive to be thought leaders in the tech community, and we work hard to publish fresh content to our blog every single week!

Our blog covers a variety of topics including development, UX and design, content strategy, event recaps, product updates, and more.

In 2018, we posted or updated seventy-one blogs. That’s an average of 1.4 blogs per week! 

As we ring in the new year, we thought it’d be the perfect opportunity to take a look at our top five most popular blog posts (by page views) from 2018. 

The Benefits of Open Source Software

This oldie but goodie was originally posted in 2015 but was updated in February 2018 for accuracy. To date, it's our most popular blog post.  

Open source software (OSS) offers developers several benefits including, cost, flexibility, freedom, security, and accountability. OSS encourages collaboration and developers are urged to push their limits, build new features, and contribute to the OSS community. 

To learn more about the benefits of OSS, check out our blog, here

Why We Abandoned SASS in Our Drupal Theme

This blog was posted at the top of 2018 and it’s the second most viewed blog of the year. 

The blog describes why our team abandoned SASS in our Drupal theme. SASS helped us a lot, but we ultimately lost track of our CSS output. Because of this, we strived to implement a workflow that allowed us to deliver a consistent product, improve performance and quality, and facilitate development among developers. 

Learn more about the benefits of abandoning SASS, here

How to Use Recompose to Transform React Development

Coming in at number three is this blog which explains how to use Recompose to transform react development. 

The blog focuses on creating functional components with recompose. You’ll start by creating a component in React, then you’ll learn how to enhance your component with recompose, next you’ll take things further with another recompose enhancement, finally, you’ll learn how to reuse component parts. 

Get an in-depth explanation on how to use React recompose, here

Drupal 8 Content Moderation Tips & Tricks

In May of this year, our CTO, Jody Hamilton, gave us some Drupal 8 Content moderation tips and tricks.

Some tips and tricks from this blog include a less is more approach to editorial workflows, an understanding that transitions are key, allowing non-transitions, minimizing accidental transitions, testing your workflow, and more. 

For a full breakdown of Jody’s tips and tricks, check out the blog here.

How to Prevent Your Drupal Site from Getting Hacked: Part 1

The truth is, sites get hacked, but there are things you can do to help reduce your site’s risk. 

In part one of this two-part post, our Systems Engineer, Jason Moore, explains how to secure your Drupal site against hackers. Jason suggests staying up to date on Drupal Security Advisories, using SSL/TLS encryption, and bolstering Drupal user account security. 

To learn more about how to prevent your Drupal site from getting hacked, click here. You can also check out part two of this series, here

This is only a small sampling of the content we’ve produced in 2018, but it’s helpful to look back on our most popular content to understand what our audience likes to read the most. 

With so many blog posts that didn’t make it into the top five, I compiled a list of some of my personal favorites below. 

Head over to our blog to browse the rest of our posts, and be sure to follow us on social media so you’re kept up to date about when we post in 2019!