Most of us like to receive messages; nobody likes to receive spam messages. Once one of our email addresses becomes known to spammers we are going to be targeted. Let's see how we can shutdown one common way that spammers harvest email addresses.
Curt Trout's blog
Everyone knows what a honeypot is; right? Wrong!
We recently realized that we had never addressed the Honeypot module specifically in a blog post. Let's take a look at it now.
Most, if not all, of the sites we develop have a copyright notice in the footer. In the past this usually meant an annual update, on January 1st or 2nd, to update each site. There's a better way and here it is:
As much as we try to make the operation and maintenance of our websites intuitive, there is a need to document how a site has been constructed and why certain decisions have been made. We used the Drupal contributed module Site Notes to meet this need on Drupal Version 5 and 6 websites. Let's look at an easy to use, and perhaps more flexible way to meet these needs in Drupal 7 and the future.
I was doing some surfing and stumbled across this presentation from Drupal Camp Indianapolis in July, 2012. While the intended audience is people looking to develop websites themselves using Drupal, it does contain useful information for others not familiar with a content management system (CMS), like Drupal, and distinguishes between the most popular Open Source Content Management Systems, namely Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal.
In earlier blog postings I've talked about using Mollom's services to mitigate spam that originates through a website's Contact page. In this post I'll show effective it can be.
There's an old adage that we like to remember as: "The cobbler's kids go barefoot." Meaning that the cobbler is too busy making shoes for others that he doesn't have time to make them for his own children.
Traditionally, site visitors predominantly used the browser supplied with their computer's operating system. For Windows users this has always been Internet Explorer. Apple users used Safari (the default for about the last decade, there were several predecessors). The world isn't that simple anymore.
As more and more website visitors move to portable devices, e.g., smartphones and tablets, the screen sizes and proportions become more varied. We must make our websites more friendly to these different displays.
One of the frequent questions we get from prospective clients is: "Can I have video embedded on my site?" The answer is: "Yes!"