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Using the Drupal Quickstart-0.9.1 development environment in vmware Fusion

by Adrian 20th Apr, 2011 @ 12:14

The Drupal Quickstart project is a prepackaged Drupal development environment based on a VirtualBox virtual machine running Ubuntu. It's provided as a portable "Open Virtual Appliance" .ova file. Read more »

DrupalCon 2011 London, dates and venue announced.

by Adrian 22nd Oct, 2010 @ 12:54

Just announced by Tim Millwood:

I'm pleased to announce that Drupalcon 2011 will be in London 21st - 26th August.

"Code is Gold" – Code as metaphor.

by Adrian 25th Aug, 2010 @ 0:34

Prompted by Mark Boulton's Tweet earlier today:

"Talk is Silver, Code is Gold". So, where's design? #drupalcon

Yeah? So where's writing documentation? Where's tech support in the drupal.org forums and on IRC? Where's trawling through issue queues? Where's organising drupal camps and cons? I could go on. I won't. It's all code, even design. Allow me to explain. Read more »

Using drush_make to install the excanvas library for drupal Beautytips module

by Adrian 24th May, 2010 @ 16:42

Beautytips module requires the excanvas library for Internet Explorer support. But it's tricky getting drush_make to download and install the zipped version provided by the excanvas project because there's no containing folder and drush_make seems to expect one. Read more »

A Drupal Planet screensaver for OSX

by Adrian 18th Apr, 2010 @ 11:58

Many moons ago, I used Apple's Quartz Composer to create a screensaver for OSX, featuring our friend the Druplicon and the feed from Drupal Planet.

I thought it was about time I shared it. Read more »

Four tips for developing Drupal under Aegir

by Adrian 19th Feb, 2010 @ 18:17

If you've fallen under the spell of mig5 (aka Miguel Jacq) and moved your Drupal deployment workflow to drush, drush_make, Aegir and git you might have been scratching your head over how to carry over your normal development workflow. Here's four tips to help you along. Note that all commands presume a Debian/Ubuntu style OS. Read more »

A CSSEdit AutoCompletion.plist of my own

by Adrian 16th Dec, 2009 @ 17:37

I came across Andy Ford's modified AutoCompletion.plist for MacRabbit's CSSEdit today, and not being entirely convinced of all Andy's modifications I decided to make my own.

The main differences are: I've moved the browser specific and CSS3 properties into their own sections, added a comment above each of those sections and removed the font-family values. Generally I add font stacks from an external source like code style's font stack builder, so these font names make no sense to add, especially without spaces (that's just asking for trouble)!

But thanks go to Andy for writing up the tip, it's a handy addition to CSSEdit while we wait for MacRabbit to finish playing with Espresso and get around to updating CSSEdit.

Attached is a patch file with my modifications to the original AutoCompletion.plist.

Desktop Clock with Geektool 3

by Adrian 6th Aug, 2009 @ 15:05
There may not be many posts on this blog but one of the most popular has always been “Desktop clock with geektool” (possibly because Google directs people here looking for actual physical desktop clocks, but still).