Internet Marketing Strategies and Drupal Tips

May 25 2011

Update your Drupal core to fix security issue in error messages

Drupal 6.22 was released today! This minor release includes security fixes and bug fixes to make your Drupal site more secure and reliable.
May 20 2011

How to Build Your Conference Website with Drupal

Using COD - the Conference Organizing Distribution for Drupal
What is a Drupal distribution?
A Drupal distribution is fully packaged Drupal including modules, themes, configuration and views
- a group of modules and sample content to get you started with quickly building your conference website. Other distributions include Acquia, Open Atrium, Drupal Commons
- a distribution quick-starts your site development so you can focus on what makes your event special
May 17 2011

New Website Launched for

New website for Upgraded from Drupal 5 to Drupal 6. More details to follow.
May 14 2011

Welcome to the Surrey Drupal Meetup

Hello! My name is Katy. I love helping people to learn how to use Drupal to promote their business online. I own and operate a small web development company called We do graphics design and Drupal web development. If you need a dynamic way to connect with your new clients, we will be happy to explain how Drupal can work for you.
May 12 2011

Surrey Drupal Meetup: Drupal Showcase May 12, 2011

I'm looking forward to our meetup tonight. Shaun Dychko of will demonstrate how he set up his membership site with subscriptions.  Katy will be demonstrating a Property Rentals website.

May 6 2011

How to build a Shopping Cart with Drupal’s Ubercart

Ubercart is a an excellent shopping cart that fully integrates with your Drupal website. If you want to sell products online, set up membership subscriptions or collect online payments, then Ubercart is a good solution for you.
Current Features:
  • Configurable product catalog includes catalog pages and a block to display product categories
  • Flexible product creation system It’s easy to add new products and to specify attributes such as color, and size.
  • Single page checkout. All checkout information gathered on a single screen composed of configurable checkout panes.
May 2 2011 Launches May 2, 2011 was launched today. Developed in Drupal 6, it advertises apartment and townhouse rentals in Langley City.  The listing pages contain lots of photos and detailed description of the amenities and location of each property. Google maps are embedded in the page to show the location. Each listing has a custom email the building manager feature. The contact info for the building manager is prominently displayed on each page. Rental Application forms are available for download in .PDF format.

Visit today!
Apr 26 2011

Use HTML5 now to enhance your Drupal projects

Here are 4 valuable resources  to help you apply HTML5 to your Drupal projects.

1. Use Boron as a starter theme and build your own HTML5 Drupal theme for Drupal 6 and 7.

2. Learn how to incorporate HTML5 in your Drupal projects here:

3. Drupal has an HTML 5 video player module.

4. More info on HTML5 here:

Apr 26 2011

Beware of CPU Throttling - Dangerous to your website health?

CPU Throttling has caused my client's Drupal website to respond very slowly to the point of disabling it occasionally. This website has only moderate traffic and overall moderate activity. My client is an author and publishes several articles every couple days.

But he chose to host his website at Bluehost using low cost shared hosting. And then he contacted me for help when he couldn't save the articles he had just written. The server was just too busy.
Apr 19 2011

How to Improve your Drupal Admin Interface

These 3 modules are 3 of my most favourite modules for Drupal 6. They do a lot to improve the look and feel and functionality of your Drupal admin panel.
1. Better Messages
This handy little module is amazing and makes your error messages look great. Instead of having Drupal admin messages showing up in your page and breaking your theme, you can view your messages in a beautiful graphical style with the Better Messages module. This module displays admin messages in an overlay and you can customize the location and even make it draggable. Just install the jQuery UI module and choose “Make Better Messages draggable” at the bottom of module configuration page.