Articles about the Drupal content management system (CMS).

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Why you need a Drupal Development Specialist


"Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black." - Henry Ford

We see it all over the web, development companies that create sites in nearly every language and technology.  Do they really claim to be experts in everything?  How do they find the time to keep up with all the advancements and changes for so many systems?

Drupal & Salesforce Integration Specialists

One of the primary goals of any website is to make contact with new customers, while keeping in touch with current clients and partners.  We do this by creating all sorts of forms to collect information from our visitors such as...

Top 5 Tips for Working with Drupal


#1  Don't use generic classes and IDs in your theme

This seems counterintuitive at first.  Naturally you want to name your toolbar "toolbar" and your content "content", but this will cause nothing but heartache down the road.

The trouble is Drupal and other 3rd party systems already have styles defined for these generic classes and IDs.  This will make your styling in Drupal more difficult, and if you use a third party shopping cart it will likely have styles defined for these very same CSS selectors.

Adding a Submit Function to a Webform


Most of us use Webform quite a bit to quickly create forms in Drupal.  It comes with a whole lot of features, but what if you need to add an additional step when the form is submitted?

When manually creating a Drupal form we use a "submit function" to process the form and save the results.  Webform doesn't give us direct access to this function, but we can add additional functions.

Modal forms with jQuery in Drupal 7


Modal forms are very popular nowadays.  While they can be confusing at times they aren't difficult to set up if you have the right tools.

There are several modules available for Drupal 7 that would serve our purpose.  I've found Simple Dialog to be the easiest to use and will demonstrate that here.


Removing excess CSS in Drupal 7


One of the most time consuming and critical tasks in Drupal development is styling the output.  Drupal modules generally come with a default style sheet which can be both a blessing and a curse.

In most cases you'll just override the default style by providing more specific definitions in your site's CSS.  This works fine if you only want to make minor changes but what if you wanted a totally different look?

jQuery Scroll Follow Tutorial


Want to have a "block" element move up and down the page when the page scrolls?  Easy.  I'll show you how to get this up and running with jQuery Scroll Follow and Drupal 7.

The Right Requirements


Virtually all websites and web applications start with a requirements document, but rarely are these first attempts very helpful to designers or developers.  To be successful you must express your needs and desires to the people who will be working on your project in their language.

Email Newsletters Right from Drupal

Keep in touch with your customers with newsletters sent right from your website.  Integrating your email marketing with your Drupal website provides your customers easy access to subscribe, unsubscribe, and manage their user accounts all in one familiar place.

Drupal & Social Media Integration

Social media has become an important marketing tool and a great way to keep in contact with your customers and partners.  Drupal has a number of powerful contributed modules which allow us to easily integrate these features.  There are generally three ways in which we harness the power of social media:

Drupal Media Gallery


Drupal 7 has a wealth of contributed modules dedicated to managing and organizing media of virtually any format.   

The Media module makes it easy to upload images, videos, and audio files to your site.  Once uploaded they can be automatically processed to conform to a preset standard such as size or file format.  This means the user no longer needs additional software or experience with image editing.

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Dynamic, easy to update web site

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Content Management Systems (CMS)

Content Management Systems (CMS) are designed to facilitate the creation, editing, and maintenance of a website.  While the feature set varies by application, they all have the same basic design goals.

Custom Drupal Development and Web Applications

Paisley Systems is a full service consulting firm specializing in Drupal development, web-based applications, and hosting support. We've been providing outstanding service to the metro areas of Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland since 2004.

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