Web Development

Creating and Theming a Custom Content Type with Drupal 7

One of the great new things about Drupal 7 is that it's now easier to customize your site content. In Drupal 6, you typically had to use the CCK (Content Construction Kit) module for fine-grained control in customizing content, but that has been folded into core for Drupal 7. Drupal 7 is now a true content management framework (CMF). more>>

Chrome Extensions

Create applications inside the Chrome browser with standard Web technologies: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. more>>

Google Dart Article Correction

I'm the author of the article "Introducing Dart, the New Web Language from Google" in the March 2013 issue. I wrote the article in late December and submitted the article in early January of this year. During the time I was writing it, I was using Dart M2 (version 0.2.9.9). I made sure to have my colleagues check over my code and worked to make sure that everything was perfect! more>>

March 2013 Issue of Linux Journal: Web Development

Remembering Spidey

Back before Google was born, and even longer before it became a verb, the World Wide Web was often searched by a little spider on a surfboard. more>>

Database Integrity and Web Applications

Want to improve the integrity of your data? Place constraints in the database, as well as in your application. more>>

The Past, Present and Future of GIS: PostGIS 2.0 Is Here!

Extend PostgreSQL's capabilities with PostGIS 2.0 and discover all the magic of spatial databases. more>>

Switching to Chrom(ium)

For someone who works with, writes about and teaches cutting-edge technologies, I tend to be a bit of a laggard when adopting new ones. I upgrade my laptop and servers very conservatively. more>>

The Path to Commerce Kickstart 2.0

Editor's note: Drupal Commerce Kickstart 2.0 was released yesterday after much testing and perfecting, and the artic more>>

Readers' Choice Awards

Readers' Choice votes are in! Compare your favorites with other readers and see if you're the oddball or everyone else is! more>>

APIs

If you're creating Web apps, you're designing APIs. Here are some things to keep in mind before you begin. more>>

Twitter Bootstrap

Even if you're not a designer, Bootstrap is a great way to make your sites look nice. more>>

Drupal Special Edition

As Linux Journal's resident Drupal nerd, I could not be more pleased to bring you this special Drupal issue. Drupal really is everywhere these days, and it's available in more "flavors" than most people in the Open Source community are aware of. more>>

Design Frameworks

Want your site to look good, even though you're not a designer? Try a design framework. more>>

Basic Web Design with Drupal 7

Drupal is one of the most popular and versatile platforms for Web design. It's free, open source and will run on Linux. Early last year, a new version was released (Drupal 7), making it even better with improvements in usability, performance and security. If you've looked at Drupal before, but didn't end up using it, you may want to take another look. more>>

Build Your Own Flickr with Piwigo

In 2006, the family computer on which our digital photographs were stored had a hard drive failure. Because I'm obsessed with backups, it shouldn't have been a big deal, except that my backups had been silently failing for months. Although I certainly learned a lesson about verifying my backups, I also realized it would be nice to have an off-site storage location for our photos. more>>

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