Internet Marketing Strategies and Drupal Tips

Sep 12 2012

How to Build a Mobile-friendly Theme with Adaptive Theme

The Omega theme seems to be the most popular base theme to use when building a responsive Drupal 7 theme. I started reading the documentation and after several pages, I grew weary. I was looking for a quick way to build a mobile-friendly theme for a volunteer project for my brother’s construction business. So I turned to Sky and Adaptive Theme. (http://drupal.org/project/sky)
Sep 12 2012

Drupal CMS is Open Source, Flexible and Powerful

Introduction to Drupal Part 2

Here is part 2 of my Introduction to Drupal series.

Drupal is a popular Content Management System
  • This means that the user can add new content and edit existing content.
  • It is built with PHP and mySQL so it provides dynamic content

Drupal is Open Source
  • no license fees
  • available as a free download at Drupal.org
  • maintained by global community of volunteers
  • software is frequently updated to improve security, fix bugs and add new features
Sep 11 2012

Mobile-friendly Website Designed for Community Social Group


Unfettered Friends, a local singles group, approached SeascapeWebDesign.com when they needed a website to advertise their upcoming social events.We designed a mobile-friendly website so visitors can find the site quickly on their smartphones and tablets.

This community brochure site comes with attractive slideshow where the images automatically resize according to the size of your hand-held device or smartphone. It also features a custom blog. This Drupal 7 website is mobile-friendly and displays correctly on mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads and tablets. This site is currently under development and will be launching soon.

View larger mobile layout here

 

 

 

Sep 11 2012

3 Ways to Make Your Business Website Smartphone-Friendly

Surfing the web with mobile devices is no longer just a growing trend – it's a business reality. As tens of millions of iPhones and Androids fly off the shelves each month, experts predict that more than half of all Internet usage will come from phones and tablets in the next 18 months.

This means that mobile web users are not just a small part of your customer base, but possibly the biggest part of it. With that in mind, here are three ways to make your business website more smartphone-friendly:

1. Ask your web developer for a mobile-friendly website design.
Designing for smaller layouts that are used in mobile devices is  a special skill. Be sure to ask your web developer if he/she has experience in designing and building mobile-friendly websites. Ask to see samples of websites they have designed and built with mobile devices in mind.
Sep 6 2012

Surrey Drupal Meetup: Using Drupal Commerce to Build Online Stores

How to build online stores with Drupal CommerceJoin us on Sept. 13th at 6:30pm where Sheila Mullins and Francis Pilon from The Jibe (thejibe.com) will provide an excellent introduction to Drupal Commerce. Drupal Commerce is the next generation ecommerce suite for Drupal. Based on experience learned from the team who built Ubercart, Drupal Commerce combines ease of use and flexibility.

The presentation will cover the various components of Commerce Kickstart, an install profile that helps you get started in minutes. This presentation targets site builders who have some experience with Drupal, but everyone is welcome!

Sep 6 2012

What is Drupal?

Drupal is a popular, user-friendly, content management system. It enables you to manage your website content yourself.  You don’t need to pay license fees for proprietary software when you can download Drupal software for free. Drupal is modular and it’s easy to add new features by downloading and installing one of the many free modules available on drupal.org. Drupal is called Open Source because it is built by a global community of volunteers and is available at no charge. For more information, visit Drupal.org
 
Jul 13 2012

Mobile-friendly, Drupal 7 Theme for Construction Business

Mobile-friendly Drupal 7 Theme for Construction BusinessSeascape Web Design created this custom design for White Rock construction company, J Laan Construction. This business brochure site comes with attractive slideshow, custom blog with comments and a photo gallery. This Drupal 7 website is mobile-friendly and displays correctly on hand-held devices such as iPhones, iPads and tablets.

Visit J Laan Construction today!
Jun 17 2012

Updating Your Drupal 7 Website Using Drush

Drush is a command line shell that you can use to easily download and update Drupal core and contributed modules. It saves time when you type in commands instead of navigating the admin interface and manually configuring Drupal.

In this tutorial, I will describe the process of how to update your Drupal 7 website using Drush.
Jun 13 2012

View New Themes by SeascapeWebDesign.com

Click to view Art Gallery theme with Responsive SliderView Art Gallery Theme
This theme is great for an art gallery or artist portfolio. It uses jQuery slideshow on the home page and a jQuery lightbox on the Artist Bio page. Contact us to convert this theme to use with Drupal, Wordpress or Joomla.

This theme features a Responsive home page slideshow which means that it will display correctly on moblie devices such as iPhones, iPads and tablets.  This website is for theme demonstration purposes only.
May 10 2012

Surrey Drupal Meetup: How to Build an Intranet with Drupal 7

Join us for our next meetup on May 10th at 7pm at the ABC Restaurant at 15373 Fraser Hwy. The doors are open at 6pm if you would like to arrive early, that's OK. Katy of SeascapeWebDesign.com will be presenting on How to Build an Intranet with Drupal 7. Katy recently built a documentation library for a company intranet. Come prepared to share your ideas and experiences on how to build an Intranet with Drupal.