At Just Magic Design, we enjoy working with professional graphic artists when it is appropriate for our clients. Though Jen and I are reasonably talented designers, we are both primarily developers and theming Ninjas, so we appreciate the skills of a graphic artist. Read more about Dear Designer »
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Moving a website may be done for many reasons, including:
- Copying a development site to the staging or live server for the first time.
- Transfering from one hosting company to another.
- Copying a live site to a development or staging site so you can add/test new features and content.
The process is basically the same for any CMS-based site: Read more about Moving a Site »
This is one of those "notes to self" posts about using the Zen Magic starter project to start a new project with the least number of steps possible. In what follows, I'm starting up a new project to make the website http://example.com. For the name of the project, I use the website domain name, minus the TLD, so example.com would be project example. Read more about Recipe for starting a new Drupal project »
One of my potential clients once compared JustMagicDesign.com to the shoemaker's children. For a long time, the website was just an image of a business card because we were too busy working on client sites to spend the time to make one for ourselves. It's exciting to finally have a "real" website to show people. Read more about Finally, a website! »
One of the main principles of software development is Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY). When writing code, we spend a lot of time "factoring out" the common parts into reuseable chunks. But when I started each new web development project, I found myself repeating the same steps over and over -- come up with an estimate, customize a contract, download the core CMS files, download the same set of contributed modules/plugins that I use for every site, set up basic configuration, do the same sorts of customizations to my base theme, etc. I decided it was time to DRY up my project management. Read more about The Zen Magic starter project »