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Get a clean array of primary links in Drupal

I have had to develop a couple of Drupal sites recently where I needed to grab the array of Primary Links and do something bespoke with it. Drupal provides functions for this, but they return so much data it can be difficult to work with it, particularly when you have large menus. ...

Date
15th February 2011
Tags
Drupal, PHP
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Textarea encoding issue in Symphony

In my last blog post I was writing about an HTML issue in Drupal, and I “quoted” a few words in my post. When previewing the post, I was surprised to see that my quotes were appearing as "Quoted Text". ...

Date
10th January 2011
Tags
Markdown, Symphony
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Upper case HTML elements in Drupal with TinyMCE

I’ve just spent a while trying to fix a really annoying little problem using TinyMCE in Drupal 6, so thought I’d share the solution. My client was entering content into a TinyMCE text field and had complained that the spacing between paragraphs and list items was too big. ...

Date
7th January 2011
Tags
Drupal, HTML
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Pimping the Subsection Manager

Excuse the title. In my last post, I talked about using Markdown instead of a WYSIWYG editor. But one thing that TinyMCE and CKEditor does provide (with extensions) is the ability to upload images into the content area of a site. ...

Date
28th December 2010
Tags
Markdown, PHP, Symphony
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Markdown vs WYSIWYG in Symphony

I want to talk about the benefits of using Markdown instead of a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor such as CKEditor or Tiny MCE. I’m a fan of using Markdown in place of WYSIWYG editors for several reasons, mainly because WYSIWYG editors ...

Date
17th December 2010
Tags
Markdown, Symphony
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Right-Aligned Fixed CSS Navigation Menu

For my first post I’m going to write about the navigation bar on my own site. I’d decided on fixed navigation, so as the user scrolls the navigation is fixed in relation to the browser window, rather than in relation to the document. ...

Date
4th November 2010
Tags
CSS, HTML, z-index
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Welcome to my Web Development Blog!

Welcome to my blog! Along with a few changes to the design & layout, I’ve decided to start writing about my freelance work and the problems I face (and fix). Every so often I come across some web development problem ...

Date
1st November 2010
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