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6Aug2012
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Joining the Drupal Gardens team at Acquia

After a gruelling but hugely enjoyable interview process, I can now announce that I'm joining the Drupal Gardens team at Acquia as a Senior Software Engineer.

I'm extremely excited to be working on such a complex system, helping to solve tough problems, and with some of the smartest people in the Drupal community.

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11Jun2012
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New Horizons and Leaving Examiner.com

It is with great sadness that, on the 15th of June, I will be officially leaving Examiner.com. It has been a hugely enjoyable experience working with some of the most talented people around, including many of the top names in the Drupal community.

I have grown immensely and learnt an incredible amount from everyone during my time at Examiner. I found myself scaling and helping to maintain the highest traffic Drupal site in the US. I improved my ability to collaborate in a large geographically diverse team.

Posted by psynaptic
23May2011
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Drupal 7 Camp Wrap Up

Over the weekend I attended Drupal 7 Camp UK in Leeds. I wanted to post a brief wrap up of some of my experiences of the event, so here it is!

The event was scheduled at the same time as Drupal Camp Edinburgh so the UK Drupal community was split over 2 events. I personally would have preferred the events to be on different weekends, as I really wanted to attend both events!

Posted by psynaptic
26Apr2009
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Installing PECL uploadprogress Extension for Drupal FileField 3.0 Module

FileField and ImageField 3.0 have just been released and bring with them the ability to display an upload progress meter in the FileField widget while a file is being uploaded. As ImageField uses the FileField widget this works for ImageFields too.

The original article FileField and ImageField 3.0 for Drupal 6 Released points out:

Probably the most exciting improvement is the addition of upload progress indication. This enhancement requires the PECL uploadprogress PHP extension, but adds a real asset to sites that use FileField for podcasts, videos, or other large files.

Posted by psynaptic
23Jan2009
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Hide Drupal Help Messages Using jQuery

The help text of Drupal usually appears in the top part of the content area on admin pages and provides help for administrative users who may need guidance on how to use the functions available on that particular page. Once you become more experienced with Drupal you rarely need to see this information and it can get in the way of developing and administering a Drupal site.

Posted by psynaptic
23Jan2009
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Adding a JavaScript File to a Drupal Theme

Drupal comes with the excellent and very powerful jQuery JavaScript library. jQuery really reduces the learning curve when it comes to adding fancy JavaScript effects to a Drupal site.

In this mini-tutorial I will show you how you can add a theme-based JavaScript file to your site so you can start to leverage the power of jQuery in your projects.

Posted by psynaptic
23Jan2009
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Automobilia Planet Entered For North East Digital Awards 2008

The North East Digital Awards celebrate the achievements of businesses and organisations across the North East of England that have recognised, developed and practiced digital techniques to best effect.

This region clearly has some very innovative businesses with strong digital elements. Last year we recognised the fantastic achievements of 44 regional businesses, chosen from over 250 award entries.

Posted by psynaptic
9Jan2009
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Drupal Beautify Module Released

I've been painfully aware that the formatting of the HTML output of the Drupal sites we've been building are not up to the high standards we set for ourselves here at Freestyle Systems. The pages do validate against XHTML 1.0 Strict but Drupal doesn't make it easy for the developer to format the final HTML code that's output to the browser in a neat and tidy fashion.

Posted by psynaptic
21Jun2008
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Drupal Clean Theme Released

A few days ago I got thinking that I've been using CSS frameworks such as Blueprint quite a lot and that they carry some bloat that makes them less than ideal for smaller projects. It didn't take long until I was creating a new theme, one that was clean and as bloat-free as possible. That theme is Clean theme.

Posted by psynaptic
2Jun2008
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Shadowbox Module Backported to Drupal 5

A lot of people have been eager for a Drupal 5 version of Shadowbox so I thought I'd spread the word that there is now a Shadowbox 5.x-1.x-dev version available! You can download it from the Shadowbox project page.

There were originally problems getting Shadowbox to work with earlier version of jquery_update but those issues have now been solved thanks to the jquery_update maintainers.

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