Drupal Training, Consulting, & Development by Doug Vann
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Creating Browser Specific Drupal Template Pages

Tue, 2009-06-16 07:50 -- dougvann

I have a client who absolutely insists that the ie6 layout and mouseover issues must be resolved.
I did some of the usual tricks but found that I needed to change the HTML markup in order to really get it right.
My decision? I needed to use a tpl.php template page that would only apply to ie6.
My front page at has some background transparent png files that swap on mouseover. I could NOT get these to work in ie6.

4 reasons why I am going to the Smaller Indiana Bigger Ideas event June 24

Wed, 2009-06-10 13:07 -- dougvann

There is a rather interesting event coming up in a few weeks that I wanted to make you aware of.

Smaller Indiana is a group I belong to at It is put together by Pat Coyle and runs on the NING platform. By the way. The Ning social publishing platform is quite nice. What Pat has done with it is truly amazing.

Day one of Drupal Camp WI

Fri, 2009-06-05 20:04 -- dougvann

Day one of DrupalCamp Wisconsin is over.
I've met some cool people. Some I knew from twitter, others I knew from
The more I present the more I want to do it again. I love it when ppl have the AHA moment and things start clicking.
I particularly enjoy getting people up to speed so that when they hit the crazier sessions, they can get more out of them. I remember sitting through API and CCK and Views when I wasn't quite sure what a node was. I'm glad I hap people around to educate me. Now I can't wait to give back any chance I get.

Review of "Cracking Drupal ~ A Drop in the Bucket" by WILEY Publishing about #drupal Security

Sun, 2009-05-03 19:25 -- dougvann

Whoa! This book does not seek to alarm you as much as it seeks to inform you. The problem is not that Drupal is not secure. What author Greggory Knaddison shows is that its up to the admin to make sure that all of the security features are used properly to ensure a secure site. By showing what hackers might do the reader is informed on how to make sure that those attacks would not cause damage to their sites. In a word, this book is PRACTICAL. And for a second word I would add ESSENTIAL. This book is causing a lot of conversation in the Drupal community.

Looking back at the 1st quarter of 2009

Mon, 2009-04-13 08:49 -- dougvann

Is 2009 REALLY over 25% finished? OK. So it is. What was it like for you? My family has seen less of me this year than in years prior. We made a decision to get as close to debt-free as possible this year and that means breaking new ground on income. Some how spending less is supposed to play a role too, but that doesn't sound like any fun now does it? I am thankful to have a family [Wife and four children] that packs in the quality time that we do spend together. I have 3 day weekends every week and we take advantage of that as much as possible.


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