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AdnanMarch 9th ’12

In the quest for improving our project workflow, we have tried many methodologies over the years, and while it's difficult to say that every single attempt has gone as planned, each project has presented its own challenges, which bring us to where we currently stand.

CodiMarch 8th ’12

The cost of Drupal

Codi — March 8th ’12 in Planet Drupal

At Fuse we work exclusively with Drupal. Every project starts with an assessment of what we need to do for a clients’ site and ultimately how we’ll do it with Drupal. We tend to sell our clients and ourselves on the fact that the Drupal framework can do pretty much anything and with the plethora of contributed modules it pretty much can.

That is… until it can’t.

Just today we were struggling with a Views concept that was leaving a couple of us scratching our head -- how do we get a list of nodes that share a taxonomy term with another node? At first I thought this would be easy, just throw in a relationship and we'd be done! Unfortunately this was only partly true, the final solution was a little more complicated and involved a bit of trial and error.

Moving to Hosted Font Services

Niall — February 17th ’12 in Design

Over the last couple months at Fuse we have been looking at ways to streamline our process and our products so of course my area of concern is trimming the fat from our theming process. There's a few ways we can do this but one of the major concerns is keeping our file sizes down within the theme. If we look at the majority of our work in the last few years we have already eliminated a lot of bulk by using fewer images for element that contain custom fonts. Generally we have been going with system fonts for large areas of copy and using @font-face to load custom type faces.

Lately the team has been spending quite a bit of time solidifying our mobile web offering.  There are many tools available to execute a mobile web strategy and each have their strengths.  Mobile-specific websites and apps have until recently been the go-to options whether provisioned through a 3rd party mobile service provider like mobify or custom built by your web team.  There has, however, been much recent buzz about another option.

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