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Create an email forwarder in Google Apps (AKA group) the right way

Create an email forwarder in Google Apps (AKA group) the right way

        Filed under: How to

Google Groups is a great tool because it allows you to have discussions inside your organization (or with the entire world, if you want). It works as a sort of forum, accessible through a URL, where people can go and check the discussion topics and post their replies — they can reply over email as well. From time to time…

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Continuous Deployment for Drupal 7 (part 1)

Continuous Deployment for Drupal 7 (part 1)

        Filed under: Drupal, How to, Web Development

  Working with a CMS such as WordPress or Drupal makes life easier for Web Developers, but once you want to start making things the right way, a bunch of words fall into your head: package managers, development environments, APIs, continuous integration, continuous development, etc. And you start wondering: how can I do this while…

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7 Simple Steps to Create Accessible Documents with Microsoft Office

7 Simple Steps to Create Accessible Documents with Microsoft Office

        Filed under: Accessibility, How to

We’ve all had to do a group project at some point in our lives, now imagine you’re in a class and the project involves collaborating on a document, but you have low vision or no vision at all. How can you be expected to get the job done? This is what countless disabled students and professionals…

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New security vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer

New security vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer

        Filed under: How to, Web Design

Microsoft recently reported a serious security vulnerability (remote code execution) in Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, and Internet Explorer 11. Understanding the exploit: This is the description of the problem in the official announcement. The vulnerability exists in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object…

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Drag-and-drop content layouts in WordPress

Drag-and-drop content layouts in WordPress

        Filed under: How to, Web Design, WordPress

WordPress is a great Content Management System (CMS), but it often falls short when dealing with pages (or posts) that require a layout different than a linear one. Fortunately, WordPress is very flexible in terms of extensibility, allowing the developers around the world to create plugins that improve or add new features to the CMS. For…

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How to make Balsamiq mockups look more professional

How to make Balsamiq mockups look more professional

        Filed under: How to, Usability, Web Design

Balsamiq Mockups is an intuitive software to create wireframes, or website skeletons, used to conceptualize a website or application before the design stage. By default, Balsamiq Mockups gives a sketchy look to these graphics, which make them look unprofessional. This is a wireframe created with Balsamiq, using the default settings that come with the software:…

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Github vs Bitbucker for version control.  Subversion is dead.

Github vs Bitbucker for version control. Subversion is dead.

        Filed under: How to, Web Design, Web Development

Development companies must control the changes to the code, we can not afford to have developers overwriting “by accident” other works and of course many people can be working at the same time in the same project, the discussion about if using Git or Subversion is over, Git has shown to be ahead from Subversion,…

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Dealing with SPAM on Drupal

Dealing with SPAM on Drupal

        Filed under: Drupal, How to, Web Design

SPAMMERS are becoming more and more sophisticated, recently we had to support a client’s website protected with Mollom, although Mollom does a good job, it’s not enough, we found there were already a great amount of these annoying messages, we found that even reCaptcha module challenges already set were bypassed by robots, in any case…

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WordPress – How to fix the “White Page of Death” after server change

WordPress – How to fix the “White Page of Death” after server change

        Filed under: How to, Web Design, Web Development, WordPress

WASHINGTON DC WordPress development company – Herndon, Virginia Today, while setting up a staging instance of a client’s website on which I would be previewing changes prior to applying them to the production server, I encountered a strange issue. All of the client’s Page content, that is nodes created under the Pages heading in the WordPress…

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