Drupal

Let’s talk about Social Business

Hey there, welcome back to "Tech-Rant & Co"! In a previous post i talked about (or ranted about) collaboration services open source style. A seriously good, free alternative for businesses, companies or organisations, whilst compared to those from IBM or Microsoft. One that... well click here to read/see it . In this post I will talk (or rant) about ... Social Business Whether a concept...

Drupal Encrypt, new and better version

Are you running a Drupal website without SSL certificate? If you're not not into eCommerce, run a website with webshop, forums or anything that requires or offers login for users, then you're (mostly) fine. If however you have a website that offers or uses login services, you should think about minimum safety and security. Not the least for your users but of course, personal (admin)...

Collaboration, open source style

Since mid/late 90s Collaboration technologies and services have been a particular field of interest for me. Used to say that the reason I ended up working with IT is not only because of (a genuine) interest in technology, but also due to a genuine interest in people. That a function, a service or concept actually works, and makes people happy or content. After all IT...

Drupal, some useful modules, plugins & settings

Stated before I work with several different Content Management Services. All have their strong and weak points, what's best suited depends on the project, type of web solution, size, functionality and design. So I am fairly agnostic, and abstain from any "religious" notions when it comes to choice of CMS. Drupal does however remain a favorite of mine, due to its power and flexibility. Even...

Active trail in menu, a couple of tips

Web Navigation has evolved tremendously over the past few years. Code standards of different sorts have become very refined whether we talk CSS (Cascading Stylesheets) or other. Most Content Management solutions also allow you to extend navigation in different directions, either by core functionality or by installing additional modules or plugins. Of these there are plenty but it's not always needed. To create a good,...

How to get rid of bots

... would be THE tip of the year for any homepage owner or site administrator. Especially a method to completely and auto-magically exclude any type of traffic not driven by human interaction. Sadly, getting rid of the bots or agents that probes or scans the WWW every hour, minute, second or millisecond is, literally speaking, impossible. It would be like trying to get rid of...

Tags and tagging in blog

Finally that too is done, well at least for the blog, see no point in tagging static information pages, those are few, will remain few and are easy to find. I didn't build or incorporate tagging and taxonomy into this site from the beginning, simply because a blog wasn't part of the original plan. It wasn't until later I decided to enable the blog, later...

Yeah I am "drupalized", with good reason(s)

Indeed, and I don't say that because it's hip or cool, but because of the platform , the possibilities, solidity, scalability and, not entirely unimportant, safety. Though truth be told, if you are concerned with security then the first thing to consider is to get a SSL certificate for your website, regardless of what it's build with. Especially if you offer any form of login,...

When facebook for companies comes....

....... or when Facebook launches a version of Facebook for companies, will that change things a whole lot? Will it become a success story equal to the original facebook concept? Which was launched at a time when there only was one competitor, Myspace , now more a shadow of its original social "self". Well, the rumors of such a creation have been out and about...

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