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How to create a "smart dropdown menu" with Drupal 7 Form API + autocomplete

Recently we were tasked with building a simple widget that would provide prospective students with suggestions for school programs based on a catalogue of pre-set keywords.  The idea was to help visitors narrow down their choices based on a variety of criteria including program topics (e.g., "ecology", "modern languages") and personal interests (e.g., "research", "singing"). Since some visitors would certainly know a program by name, it would also look up matches on the title. ... Read more:

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As far as consumers are concerned, there is no such thing as mobile.

Just try and grok that.

In a post for The Moz Blog, William Critchlow (founder and CEO of Distilled) writes that mobility is no longer what necessarily makes a “mobile” device appealing to consumers, but rather a combination of the following things:

* Ubiquity (being able to use the same device everywhere)
* Personalization (personal settings / privacy)
* Always-on / instant-on
* Designed for rapid interactions

Consider also that mobile devices are becoming more like PCs and PCs are becoming more like mobile devices. 

As there becomes less distinction between devices, and as people increasingly use their mobile devices at home and work rather than on-the-go, the "mobile" aspect of a device's many awesome characteristics fades from our psyches.  We expect it, of course; it just isn't something we think about much.  

So, as a business, does it make sense to have a mobile marketing strategy? Critchlow argues against it, writing “unless you mean to target customers who are literally walking around at the time, mobile marketing isn't really a distinct thing – it's just the future of digital marketing.”

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Create a Foundation 5 'Top bar' menu in Drupal 7

Here we output some unique classes for a Drupal 7.x menu based on whether or not child menus are present. There are a number of reasons you might want to do this, but in our case we wanted to implement a Top Bar menu for Foundation 5... Read more:

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reveals her three rules of great app design.
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Wanna know how to make your app better? Here are marissamayer's 3 rules of #app #design -

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Created by animator Jon Rolph, it shows a painter painting but instead of using regular ol' paint, the paint is made of Lego. It's so clever and so well done, you can see how the lighter brushstrokes use different bricks from the finished painting.


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Just announced: "the Drupal 8 Accelerate Program is a $125,000 fund provided by the Drupal Association (and by extension, all the Association members and Partners who fund our work - so thank you). Grants will be made in two categories: branch maintainer requests and community requests."

OM is proud to be a member of the Drupal Association.

Another #Drupal 7.x core update (previously patched) is complete; all sites live. Looking forward to a quieter December. :-) #omalerts

"QA Engineer walks into a bar. Orders a beer. Orders 0 beers. Orders 999999999 beers. Orders a lizard. Orders -1 beers. Orders a sfdeljknesv."

via reddit

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Looks like there is a "new biggest Drupal site.", in the US Top 20, now runs on it.

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