The Lab - Events and Activities around KWALL

Like anyone else, we turn off the lights when we leave the office at night.  But we never turn off our brains.  At KWALL, we have a tradition of thought leadership in the industry and the Drupal community.  Which means you’ll find us busy driving innovation at seminars and meet ups throughout the year.  Drop in and say hello.

Thoughts

  • Patrick Wall
    CTO
    Sat, 2014-03-01
  • Brett Anderson
    Graphic Designer
    Wed, 2014-01-29

    This session was first presented at Sandcamp January 2014 and is walk through of the ideation, design and development/site building of the soccer community Move4. You'll learn the basic modules used for all the key features of the site and how they are set up. This session helps to showcase the kind of sites that can be produced by only using the amazing contributed modules from Drupal.org.

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  • Frank Anderson
    Developer
    Fri, 2014-01-24

    At SandCamp I gave a talk on utilizing front end design paradigms and how they can be used with Drupal. In this talk I focused on SMACSS, however, there are many more out there such as DRY, BEM, and OOCSS. For more information, checkout my blog post on the subject of the multitude of css paradigms.

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  • Patrick Wall
    CTO
    Fri, 2014-01-24
  • Sebastian Nievas
    Developer
    Fri, 2014-01-10
    QR Codes

    By now you've probably seen one of these pixelated square barcodes called QR codes on some form of marketing material. It's very common to see these on mailers and on display at some electronic stores. Even the SkyMall catalog was filled them as I was leaving the sub-zero temperature in Iowa behind me a week ago.

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  • John Boranprasit
    Developer
    Thu, 2014-01-09
    Dynamic Views Using Isotopes... For Humans

    Isotopes are a very cool way to show your information in a dynamic view. A great example of this is on our company page. To do this on Drupal I have narrowed it down to 3 steps.

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  • Abel Munoz
    Developer
    Wed, 2014-01-08
    How to Create a Slideshow with a View

    There's a lot of blog posts on how to create a slideshow with a View in Drupal 7 and there are so many ways to do it too. So I'll run you through one of the many ways to set up a slide show.

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  • Sebastian Nievas
    Developer
    Tue, 2013-12-10

    The power and flexibility of Drupal is incredible. There is truly no limit to what you can do. More often than not, you can add functionality to Drupal without writing a single line of PHP code by installing a module or configuring one of its different settings in the administration area. This alone makes Drupal the ideal choice for building a website for someone that does not have much knowledge of PHP. However, this can be a hurdle for experienced programmers using Drupal for the first time.

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  • Candace Chen
    Project Manager
    Thu, 2013-12-05
    What is a Generalized Transition Network (GTN)?

    A Generalized Transition Network is used to study the various states and transitions of a website.  GTN diagrams are essentially a map of how to navigate to a specific page on the site.  GTNs should be started at the beginning of the design phase, after the initial wireframes are created.  They are constantly updated until you have finalized the designs, workflow, and functional document of the site.  

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  • Alex Davidson
    Senior Application Developer
    Tue, 2013-12-03

    Many times when building a website a client's needs necessitate expanding into the cloud for their site’s files. This may be for growth in the future, gaining access to a content distribution network (CDN), or simply gaining, in some cases, an archived backup of the files.

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