Mobile users are a rapidly growing part of web traffic today. Since the start of the decade, mobile traffic has increased over 100%, surpassing traditional desktop browsing in some countries (source). When redesigning your website, it is very unwise to ignore these users, who will be put off by attempting to view your non-mobile site on their devices. Why not start redesigning from the idea that is is not the desktop that is the to design for, but the mobile device?
You’ve likely heard of Batman and Robin, Simon and Garfunkel, Henrik and Daniel. But today, I’d like to pay tribute to a dynamic duo that deserves to be recognized with the likes of the aforementioned: Drupal and HTML5.
Like most dynamic duos, Drupal and HTML5 are great standalones. But together? Potential for magic.
Single Sign On (SSO) is a key part for enterprise applications. Under Canopy architecture, we have integration on Drupal and Alfresco; it is a good practice to introduce SSO into the integration on Drupal and Alfresco. For security, Single Sign Out is also a mandatory function. Since different organizations might have different authentication systems, the solution would set up a separated authentication center, which is a CAS contributed by JASIG.
As developers it's fun to play with new technology as often as possible. It allows us to learn new things, change our perspectives and find new solutions to problems we encounter in our day-to-day work. Today I'd like to give a brief introduction to GAE (Google Apps Engine) and few other Google-based cloud services one might find useful when tackling a new project.
Site redesign will sometimes give you more than just a new look. You can also take the opportunity to change functionality while introducing new elements to your site which might help you drive more traffic and get more exposure. One of the most frequently asked questions will likely be "When do we need a new site redesign?". Some will measure this by time and have a new (or partially new) site change based on a certain time period (e.g. around three years). Some will base the decision on content and will give the site a new look when they have an updated or improved section to add.