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TRAINING: Drupal 8 Module Development (Aug 30-31, 2017)

Posted by Fig Leaf Software on Aug 28, 2017 4:38:54 PM

Following up on the Drupal 8 Module Training at DrupalGovCon with Hands-on Drupal 8 Training 

Location: Online or Washington, DC
Training Dates: August 30-31, 2017
Audience: PHP and Drupal Developers 

Drupal 8 Module Development introduces the coding concepts behind D8 and prepares you to tackle feature development beyond what is available through core and contributed modules. This platform is built in PHP and utilizes Symfony components to extend its accessibility to non-Drupal programmers. If you know how to configure a Drupal 8 site, but you've found limitations with what you can do with core and contributed modules; you are part of a new Drupal 8 implementation team, or you will be taking over on-going maintenance of a site built by a third party development group - this 2-day course will prepare you to manage any customizations required.

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Topics: Drupal 8, Drupal Module Development, Government, Symfony

Dog Mushing, Aurora Borealis and Fig Leaf

Posted by Bret Peters on Aug 2, 2017 4:50:55 PM

Take a trip to Alaska! It's the perfect time with a new website launched by Fig Leaf using the Drupal CMS. 

The new guide to experiencing Alaska's Public Lands provides easy access to citizens seeking to visit, or simply learn more about our nation's Alaska treasures.  Visit the Alaska Plublic Lands Information Centers website to learn, explore or plan your trip. 

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Topics: Drupal, Content Strategy, Case Studies, Website Redesign, content management, 508 Compliance, Accessibility, Government, Usability

Fig Leaf awarded new GSA Multiple Award Schedule IT 70 Contract

Posted by Bret Peters on Mar 27, 2017 12:00:21 PM

Fig Leaf Software is delighted to announce the award of a new GSA Schedule Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract with a contract period of March 15, 2017 through March 14, 2022 with the potential of three (3) additional five (5) option years. 

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Topics: Government

Meetup: Adobe ColdFusion Government Summit (April 18-19, 2017)

Posted by Fig Leaf Software on Mar 16, 2017 3:39:49 PM

Join the Adobe ColdFusion Product Team and Fig Leaf founder, Steve Drucker for this complimentary in-person event.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

April 18-19, 2017
8:30am - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

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Adobe, Fig Leaf and Carahsoft host an interactive Adobe ColdFusion Government Summit to learn how government agencies across the U.S. are leveraging Adobe ColdFusion to rapidly build and deploy web and mobile applications.

Day 1 – Hands-On Training (BYOD)
Join us for an interactive, hands-on Adobe ColdFusion workshop delivered by the ColdFusion team. Participants will need to bring their own devices (BYOD).

Day 2 - Government Summit

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Topics: Adobe ColdFusion, Washington DC, Government, CFML

AMP Pages and Drupal 7

Posted by Etienne Stettler on Nov 3, 2016 9:06:00 AM

Recently one of our clients requested that we provide them with the ability to deploy Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) on their Drupal 7 platform. To get more information on this open source project sponsored by Google, please read more here. In short, this technology’s aim is to provide a speedy mobile experience by providing alternate pages for mobile devices. In practice this means that there is one page for mobile and one page for non-mobile.  The rules for AMP pages are very strict, and if the page fails validation the AMP page will not be displayed by Google. These rules include the structure of HTML, limited CSS selectors and no inline or third party JavaScript

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Topics: Drupal 7, Drupal, Web Developer, Government

Fig Leaf provides Sass & Drupal 8 Training at #NAGW2016

Posted by Bret Peters on Sep 20, 2016 10:37:34 AM

Dave Gallerizzo, CEO of Fig Leaf Software, will be leading two pre-conference sessions at the National Association of Government Webmasters conference in San Antonio, Texas.   

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Topics: Drupal 8, Drupal, Web Developer, Ready Set Drupal 8, Web Designer, Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets, webmaster, Government, CSS

Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service!

Posted by Bret Peters on Aug 25, 2016 3:52:40 PM

Today, Fig Leaf Software congratulates and extends heart felt Centenial Birtday wishes to the National Park Service!  Fig Leaf has been a proud partner of the National Park Service since 2004 when we first engaged in a CommonSpot JumpStart to get NPS started with their then new Content Management System (CMS).  

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Topics: CommonSpot, Adobe ColdFusion, Web Developer, Website Redesign, Government

5 Great Drupal Websites for Government Agencies

Posted by Bret Peters on Jul 21, 2016 12:33:18 PM

Government websites aren’t always known for being nice.  In fact, a simple google search reveals some very poor examples of government websites, much to the shame of the agencies that host them.  Yet, in today’s age, it’s becoming easier for government agencies to make stunning, user-friendly websites with content management systems like Drupal.

Get the Drupal 8 for Government White Paper

Since Drupal is known as the “developer friendly” CMS, it offers increased flexibility and usability across comparable CMS. This allows government agencies to make stunning websites that attract more monthly visitors than before.

Here are five government agencies that have taken advantage of Drupal’s versatility with great websites. The following examples were selected based on three main criteria:

  • Design: aesthetically pleasing, professional, mobile responsive
  • User Experience (UX): easy-to-use navigation, meeting the needs of users
  • Content: delivers quality based on the purpose and mission of organization  

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Topics: Drupal 7, Drupal 8, Drupal, Case Studies, Government

WMATA Website Lauches in Beta

Posted by Bret Peters on Jul 20, 2016 6:55:23 PM

Fig Leaf Software launches the Beta version of the new Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) website: http://beta.wmata.com. 

The fully responsive and mobile first the new website features include:
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Topics: jquery, Content Strategy, Website Redesign, content management, Government, UI/UX

HubSpot Transforms Government with Inbound Marketing

Posted by Bret Peters on Jul 18, 2016 10:22:12 PM

As government agencies strive to find new and better ways to serve citizens, those that have discovered the power of Inbound Marketing for Government are reaping the rewards. Government agencies are re-inventing the traditional buyer’s journey to create a Citizen Centric Journey™ which provides improved citizen engagement experiences.

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Topics: HubSpot, Inbound Marketing, Government

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