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DrupalCon Austin: Open for Session Proposals

As you know, DrupalCon is just a few short months away and this year we're proud to be hosting it in sunny Austin, Texas. It's session proposal time and this year we are helping to organize the Business & Strategy track. I'm writing to ask you all to submit your session proposals so that we can make this year's DrupalCon the best one yet.

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Six Signs You Need Drupal

How do you know if Drupal is the right tool for the job? In order to answer the question, we’ll explore six signs that Drupal is likely a good fit.

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Video: Drupal as a Data Purveyor

What does Big Data mean when talking about Drupal? Diana, Sam, and Andrew take us through a Data Day Texas presentation on NoSQL, Javascript, and other clever layering techniques.

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What Big Data Means To Us

When we put on our “Drupal Developer” hats, we tend to think of Big Data as data beyond what Drupal is designed to handle effectively on its own.

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Astonishing PHP Training at DrupalCon Portland

Do you like fun? Do you want to learn to code? Get both! Astonish Design is offering PHP for NonProgrammers, a full-day training during DrupalCon Portland. Spaces are limited and until March 29th, you can purchase a seat at the Early Bird price!

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Dynamic image loading in a responsive slideshow

Dynamically loading content, that is, serving different content for different purposes is one of the most difficult aspects of web design that I've encountered. This is how we did it.

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Power Theming

During my first week at Astonish Design, I was fortunate enough to attend an Austin Drupal Users Group meetup where Ian Carrico spoke about Power Themeing. Power Themeing, as Ian coined it, can be used by anyone who does theme work and writes CSS for any platform. This new way of thinking has catapulted me from the days of relying on someone else’s responsive framework (Twitter Bootstrap, HTML5 Boilerplate, etc), to writing my own in the same amount of time. Frameworks can be powerful, but I fear that they are holding back innovation.

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Writing Efficient Queries in Drupal

Are your Drupal views slow? Do your clients forget what they are searching for? Have your clients stopped using a feature, dashboard, or report because of performance? After reading this post you will learn how to convert your slow queries into efficient queries and dramatically improving render time while satisfying your clients.

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