Cultural awareness

I had a chance to sit down and talk with Arun Pereira, author of The Culturally Customized Web Site: Customizing Web Sites for the Global Marketplace recently. He has studied the use of the web by different cultural groups, and come to the conclusion that translation is only a part of the picture; a website should be presented differently to an individualistic American vs. a collectivist Asian. I found that interesting, as I hadn't thought about it much before.


Drupal book

Yowza! Lookee here! And here.

Serving static files with Apache and directories with url aliasing in Drupal using mod_rewrite

A common task is to move a static site to a Drupal site. For example, you might have


You think to yourself, "I'll just leave the image files on the existing filesystem. They don't really need to go into Drupal anyway." So after your content migration is complete your content is in Drupal but you've got the following left in the directory:


What happens when someone tries to go to ?


Safari contextual menu for applying Drupal patches

I wanted an easy way to test patches, so here's what I did.

Downloaded OnMyCommand.

Copied the OMCEdit application folder to Applications.

Ran the script Install OnMyCommandCM (I checked it out in Script Editor first.)

Logged out and logged back in.

Followed this tutorial.


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