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Posted 1 year ago

This might not be very exciting to most, but I just applied my very first patch!

I was getting an error message in a Drupal installation that was being triggered by the site's theme. After a quick Google search, I came upon an issue posted to the theme's issue queue on Drupal.org. I saw that the issue had been posted (and resolved!) rather recently, with a very simple patch file created to solve the issue.

Posted 1 year ago

Most recently, I've been hashing out a plan for some sort of guided walk-through tour of the Open Eggheads website, as one simple, yet effective, means of improving the user experience (UX) design of the site.

Many modern sites have a JavaScript-based walk-through tour that can be triggered by the user when they are still new to the site. See bootstraptour.com for an example. These tours provide a front-line form of documentation immediately available to a user upon entering a site. The tour quickly and concisely guides the user through the site's most important features and capabilities.

Posted 1 year ago

I’ve continued to put in a lot of study time, in terms of giving myself a crash course in the backend development side of the Drupal CMS. I’ve been especially focused on the Drupalize.me video series on "Module Development for Drupal 7”. This is actually very important for my project, as I’ll explain later in this post.

Posted 1 year ago

This summer was definitely an interesting time in terms of the preparation and learning I've done, in the lead-up to the official start of our capstone design studio course.

Posted 1 year ago

In this post, I'll just be laying out a visual representation of all the milestones I'll need to reach, in order to complete my capstone project over the course of this fall semester. I may come back and revise these milestones at a later date. But for now, here is a rough timeline of my project, in the form of milestones:

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