Web Development

Creating Web Applications People Love to Use

March 28, 2011

On Saturday April 2nd, I’ll be presenting at Product Camp Boston at the Microsoft NERD Center, talking to product managers about how to make their web applications as easy and seamless to use as popular consumer web applications.

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Fixing the Internet Explorer 31 Stylesheet limit in Drupal 6

December 13, 2010

Internet Explorer has a 31 stylesheet limit for stylesheets that are added to pages using the link tag. Since this is such a large number this limit is usually not an issue but on more complex sites, especially Drupal sites with many enabled modules, hitting this limit is fairly easy. The consequence being that every stylesheet after the 31st will not load.

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Don't get hung up on HTML and CSS Validation

December 01, 2010

Jeffrey Way writes in his article, "But it Doesn’t Validate", for Nettuts+:

"When validating, your primary focus should be on determining where you’ve made mistakes. Validation isn’t a game, and, while it might be fun to test your skills to determine how high you can get your score, always keep in mind: it doesn’t matter. And never, ever, ever compromise the use of the latest doctype, CSS3 techniques and selectors for the sake of validation."

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Drupal Tips'N Tricks

September 24, 2010

Watch this webinar for an introduction to Drupal and learn how to integrate it with other platforms, use existing SEO modules, explore multi-site options, and hear themeing do's and don'ts.

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Where does TV meet the Web?

May 20, 2010

Google answered that question today at Day 2 of Google I/O, and the answer is at Google TV.  But let's not get ahead of ourselves...  They spent the first half of the keynote building up suspense talking about the Android momentum:

  • 21 OEMs
  • 48 Countries
  • 65 Devices
  • 100,000 Daily activation run rate
  • 1 billion miles traveled in GPS navgation
  • 50,000 Applications
  • 180,00 Developers

They announced the next release of Android 2.2 called Froyo, which has 5 Focus Areas:

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I/O: Input/Output or Innovation in the Open?

May 19, 2010

The answer is...  Both!  Google I/O got its name from both a developers roots (Input/Output) as well as developers future, (Innovation in the Open).  They kicked off their third annual developers conference today and San Francisco is currently crawling with more than five thousand developers (including two from OHO Interactive) anxious to hear whatever big news it is that is almost always released at their conferences (stay tuned to our blog, it sounds like it'll be announced during tomorrow's keynote at 9AM PDT).

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Drupal Domain Access

April 08, 2010

Watch this webinar to learn about Drupal Domain Access. Learn when to use domain access, what to consider when branding sub sites, common pitfalls to avoid, and what to think about with regard to multi-site information architecture.

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Add Google Maps to Your Site

February 10, 2010

We've seen an increased desire by clients to add mapping to their websites – but they usually don't ask for it that way.

Clients begin by seeking new ways to visualize their information and make it easier to sort through information. In other words, they are looking for ways to make the content more relevant to the user.

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Virtual Tour a Powerful Fundraising Tool for Mass General

February 01, 2010

We've just launched a new virtual tour mapping application for the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. The virtual tour is designed for the department chief and the development office to introduce the department to prospective donors. It covers the four office locations reaching from Cambridge to Chelsea and provides a 15 minute overview of the staff and services through photos and video.

The virtual tour and introduction video were also used in conjuntion with the 75th anniversary of the department and its gala event.

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World Wildlife Fund Project Highlighted in "Nature"

December 04, 2009

Our project with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to develop a mapping application for use in developing countries was highlighted by the science journal Nature.

Read the article in Nature

The site will allow users to create spatial data and records for development projects. The site will have a strong community component that will allow users to collaborate and refine the data. The site will be built using Acquia Drupal and the Google Maps API 3. It is expected to launch in late spring 2010.

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