Superfish Menu Block Hidden Behind Following Block in Fusion Theme

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I have nothing especially original to add here — this page is mostly meant as a bookmark for my memory. The fix for a vertical menu is slightly (but only slightly) different from the solution outlined in the official docs, so here it is. Essentially, the problem is this: the Fusion theme for Drupal uses […]

Drupal Mega Menu ideas

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These are just some random notes on various solutions and half solutions people have put out there for making “mega menus” in Drupal. I’m sure there are much better roundups out there. I just don’t want this to fade entirely into the disorganized soup of my delicious bookmarks. In brief, a mega menu is a […]

Stamps.com or Endicia Dazzle with Webgility eCC and Ubercart?

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I’ve been testing Webgility eCC with Ubercart and Dazzle and Stamps.com. Okay, I expect anyone who makes it to this page will know what all of those are, but in brief: Ubercart is a shopping cart system built on Drupal. I love the power of Drupal CCK (custom structured data fields of any imaginable sort) […]

Cutting Through Merchant Account and Payment Gateway Forest

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Lately, I’ve been looking into figuring out the ins and outs of credit card payment processing for two projects. One is our Yosemite vacation rental and the other is an ecommerce website for a friend who sells ultralight hiking gear. It can be dizzying with all the options and many pitfalls along the way. A […]

Podcasting Advice from Andrew Warner of Mixergy.com — Thank You!

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I wanted to do some interviews with people at a distance but was struggling with a lot of technical issues — bad audio and video quality, cumbersome and unreliable recording process. I asked Andrew Warner, who does great interviews on Mixergy, if he would help me out. Despite a super busy schedule, he consented to talk to me and just cut through so many of the problems I had. Here’s some of the advice he gave me.

Seeing All Child Nodes in Drupal Taxonomy

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I have been tearing my hair out a bit trying to figure out how to save a whole taxonomy lineage in Drupal, so that everything tagged with a child term would be tagged with a parent term. In other words, given a taxonomy like: 1. United States 3. California 4. Vermont 2. Canada 5. Alberta […]

Review: Pro Drupal Development by John VanDyk

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If you’ve torn you hair out and still don’t really feel totally comfortable with the Drupal forms API, or with getting your module to affect the menu system or have lingering questions about anything in Drupal core, this book is a godsend. It is so much clearer and more accessible than the online documentation and the index is great. Within the first day I had it, it saved me a couple of hours of effort. Highly recommended.

Videos on Optimizing WordPress for the Search Engines

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WordPress is pretty good off the shelf, but there are some things that are a bit annoying or sub-optimal. For the basics of getting the major kinks out, there are some excellent videos. Matt Cutts, the head of search quality at Google, has a nice overview on how to make the most of WordPress. Tubetorial […]

Bailing Your Boat: Clearing Problem Floats

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Floats can be incredibly frustrating when they don’t work as you expect and they often don’t. The normal way allows for you to create drop caps, meaning the floated element sticks out beyond the borders of the containing box. Usually, though, you don’t want that when building web layouts and there are better ways to fix it than by adding an element with clear:both; Here’s one good method and a comprehensive list of links on the subject.