Benefits of Contributing to Open Source for Companies

I’d like to briefly consider the benefits for companies which spend money and time to contribute to Open Source. I’m a contributor to Drupal extensions, so I will speak in the context of Drupal extensions, but the ideas mentioned should also be applicable for other Open Source systems and products.

Right Nginx Configuration for Drupal on Ubuntu

First of all I should mention that I have been working with Drupal for several years. I used to work with Apache, and I thank this great server for our long and productive relationship.

But one day I tried lighttpd and it changed my views a lot. It is easier to configure than Apache, it’s faster and lighter. By trying something new I understood that there are other ways which can fit my needs better. I’m still using lighttpd for some of my projects but my new passion is nginx.

nginx

Nginx is lightweight server with extensible features. It serves perfectly static files and it can be used as proxy cache server. So I decided to find the best configuration of this server for Drupal and I’ve done it.

3 Simple Ways to Declare Media Query

Declare media query through @media


@media all and (min-width: 480px) {…} It’s the most popular approach and it usually works fine.

Own Responsive Grid for Drupal 7 Views Using SCSS and CSS3 Media Queries

Developing responsive websites I created simple 3 columns grid for Views. It is based on CSS3 media queries, selectors and SCSS. I’d like to share it with you.

5 Most Popular HTML5 Responsive Frameworks

HTML5 Boilerplate

Boilerplate is not a framework, nor does it prescribe any philosophy of development, it's just got some tricks to get your project off the ground quickly and right-footed.

(html5boilerplate.com)

Another Approach to Optimize Performance

You know, one of the most important tasks of performance optimization is to serve authenticated traffic. Opcode caches and NoSQL solutions can improve performance. But there is an absolutely different idea…

I met this idea in one of the videos from DrupalCon Denver 2012. Lead Developer of Al Jazeera high traffic blog Dick Olsson (aka. dixon_) talked about the project architecture.

5 Drush Commands Save Up to 30% of Drupal Administering Time

Clear cache
drush cc Run cron
drush cron Download a project
drush dl project_short_name Enable a project
drush en project_short_name Install updates
drush up project_short_name Note: To use Drush commands you should install Drush tool. Just follow the instructions described here to install it. There are versions for Windows/Unix/OSX.