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Transformations with CSS

CSS3 introduced a plethora of new CSS properties.  One of my personal favorites is the transform property. In its simplist form, transform allows for the two-dimensional manipulation of an object.  It gives us access to the scale, rotate, translate, and skew ...

Oxbow Labs to Host Local Meetup about Web Hosting with Platform.sh

Web hosting infrastructure meets web development process with platform.sh. The goal of this new hosting platform, built by Commerce Guys, is to completely streamline and integrate the entire process of web development, from initial concept through deployment and beyond into maintenance and...

Winn Featured in the Colorado Springs Business Journal

I am honored to be featured in the Colorado Springs Business Journal's Young Professional Connection column. Read the full article on the Journal's website or below:   Originally published Wed, Jan 28, 2015. csbj.com/ypconnection/2015/01/28/jewett-good-balance-of-...

Using Discounts and Coupons 2.x in Drupal Commerce

Coupons work a little differently in the 2.x version of the commerce_coupon module. In version 1.x, a coupon stored the type of discount it used (fixed amount vs. percentage), how much to take off an order, etc. In this new version of commerce_coupon, the discount data has been abstracted into...

Surviving Drupageddon

Not all security updates are as cute and cuddly as a poodle. On October 15th at 10:02 AM MDT, the Drupal Security Team released a highly critical security advisory about a flaw in the Drupal 7 codebase that could be exploited by hackers to alter the underlying database of an unpatched website...

Attack of the Killer POODLE

On October 14th, security researchers at Google disclosed a flaw with an older protocol, used to secure communications between the browser and server. This flaw has the potential to allow a hacker to intercept secure communications between a user's browser and the server, and decrypt the...

Agile vs. Kanban

Oxbow Labs employs two frameworks to Project Management, Kanban and Agile - Scrum.  When do we use them?  What situations calls for these?  Through collaboration with other Project Managers, our own research and anlysis, we find a flow-oriented, Kanban approach works...

Creating Drupal Custom Panels Templates: Engaging Your Theme

At Oxbow Labs, we've recently switched from making Drupal websites the old-fashioned way (using blocks, template files, context, etc.) to what we feel is a much more streamlined and powerful way of doing things... with Panels! To really leverage the power of Panels, you've got to know how to...

Project Management

Greetings!  As the new Project Manager for Oxbow Labs, I am excited to help the development team increase velocity and add value to your website projects.  Using the Agile framework in projects helps the team stay on top of projects and the tasks therein.  Daily meetings and project...

Using the SASS @extend directive

Lets explore SASS's @extend directive!  In this post, we'll delve into the @extend directive, discovering how it might be used with the %-selector and how it is different from the @mixin directive. @extend "Using @extend lets you share a set of CSS properties from one...

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