Turning complexity into clarity.

Make Learning A Cinch

Last Summer, we started working on Cinch Academy (https://cinchacademy.com): an online learning aggregator.

We are in changing times. While maybe automation will get rid of work in 20 years or so, people will need to play out their careers and incomes until that comes about. Jobs that rely on antiquated technology are going (newspapers, for instance). Jobs that are easy to automate (eg. some elements of food service can be automated). Sectors where economies of scale allow for survival (eg. Amazon in lieu of department store retailers).

Build Prototypes Fast with Drupal

I worked for a start-up company. They pulled the trigger on seeking funding a little too fast. They were out there talking up their product while it was still vapourware. Most investors said, “I want to look at the prototype.” This created a crazy amount of pressure to develop an elaborate and almost impossible product with no time and no money; and, do it all from scratch.

SEO and Drupal: Five Modules To Make You Stand Out

In the days before I worked with a content management system, I built pages by hand. It’s an exercise in consistency. One of the joys of a CMS like Drupal is that it repeatedly put all of your best practices into place. Having such a large open-source community really helps drive the development of newer and better SEO mousetraps. Drupal code is W3C compliant and search engine friendly.

 

Sorry Facebook, You Need A Website.

My main beef with social vs. the web. (This is techie, but it's massive). The web is about agnostic protocols. Social is about posting data into owned spaces.
When I made my webpage, I could host it anywhere. When I sent an email it got to another other email user to whom I addressed it to. If something happened with the communication the protocol would try to make the connection "work." (aka the whole "nuclear war proof" communications medium).

Drupal 6 to Wordpress

If Drupal isn't your cup of tea, maybe you'd prefer Wordpress? People baffled by the complexity and performance issues of Drupal take to Wordpress. What if your site is already in Drupal and you don't want to remake all of those pages and links?

Commerce Node Checkout - Documentation

I like is Commerce Node Checkout: it allows a site owner to let the public pay to publish content. In my example, I was using it to let businesses create and pay for advertisements. They would have access to be able to upload the ad of their choice. After hitting "submit" the node / ad is held in an unpublished state while the business user is taken to a checkout page so that they can purchase the publication rights. Nice. Automated. Money-making. In theory