Tips, Hints, Best Practices

When evaluating site features, look for the label

August 02, 2017

SiteFarm has a lot of cool stuff in it. So do a lot of other sites used by campus departments. Thing is, a lot of sites are using the same theme and branding, but they're built on entirely different platforms or custom built for a specific client, and the problem is--all our sites look like they are part of the same service. This is probably the only downside of a successful branding campaign. So, how do you, our client, tell the difference? Check for the label.

The Great Migration

July 07, 2017
Read our brief update on the progress of our migration tools as we get closer to finalizing SiteFarm v8.2 and offer strategy ideas for how to approach your move from Cascade to SiteFarm.

"How do I help my intranet users log out of the site?"

June 01, 2017
For security reasons, you may have recommended to your users that they log off the site when they’re done. Your users want to comply because there’s sensitive or confidential information in the site, but, since they can't see the Logout option in the admin panel as Authenticated Users, here are instructions on how to help them.

"How do I store my files and documents to use in my site?"

April 20, 2017

Files are a fact of life on websites; templates to forms to brochures to…well, anything you can imagine. As the Drupal community’s Media Initiative is still in development and will be for a while yet, it’s important to have an interim strategy for managing non-image file types, the aforementioned PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, and so on.

Have you heard of Box.com?

Content Strategy: Moderating workflows

April 12, 2017
Until such time as the Content Moderation module is moved from its Experimental state to an active module in Drupal Core, users will need to take a slightly more hands-on approach to managing workflows involving users with a Contributor role.

"Are you guys down?"

March 28, 2017
Inevitably, it's going to happen; SiteFarm or Site Factory will go down. We will, of course, do everything in our power to prevent an outage or minimize the impact, but when it does happen, what should you do? How do you find out? Who do you tell? 

"Why can some people see my blocks and others can't?"

January 31, 2017
A SiteFarmer reported a problem with trying to share early site creation efforts with members of her department only to discover that many of their viewing experiences were different from her own. On closer examination, she found that her colleagues couldn't see some of the blocks, but given that she could see them, it made for a confusing situation. What's happening here?

Web Design Trends 2017

January 20, 2017

Good practices are always worth maintaining. Since design is a rather vulnerable area, not everybody keeps up-to-date about trends popping up here and there. Let’s learn what you’d better take to 2017 from previous years’ trends. We will take you through design approaches and web trends to keep an eye on. For your convenience we give design examples implemented on Drupal websites - real case studies practice. Developers are welcome to keep reading.