A few years ago I moved from Windows XP to Ubuntu, for a couple of reasons. I was coding more, which created a natural association with the most basic level of computing. I kept going to simpler text editors and worked with extensicely with files and CODE. Another reason was to stop fighting viruses and malware, and of course XP.
The robots.txt file is used to tell web crawlers what is OK to crawl, and what is NOT ok. This is a text file that lives in the root folder of your website. You can add rather cryptic directives to this file to tell crawlers what path to stay out of:
One of the cool features of Drupal is the Auto-complete tools. Drupal shows a blank input field, but when you start typing, Drupal takes the input and starts showing matched values. This is a space saving control for selection items from large data sets.
For truly lazy developers, we now have the option of generating options for text and logic fields with a form! Install Options Elements to see a form based list of key|vallue pairs for your options boxes.
Your life just got easier!
Just a quick update on a module I just added to a website! Revision All module gives you complete control of revisions on your Drupal powered website. Just install and enable the module, then configure the settings at:
Admin > Configuration > Content Authoring > Revision All
There is a global setting to enable revisioning on ALL content types, or you can just select a subset of modules to revision.
As Drupal experts we get used to Drupal, and it's short-comings. One of the worst UX issues with Drupal is date and time functions when creating content for your website.
How many people want to TYPE dates and times into small anonymous input boxes? Sure, it's not that big a deal when you fill out the fields for creating one or two test nodes on your Drupal site. But what if that was YOUR job? Yeah, why not just shoot me in the head right now!
Recently I created a website for my micro-cinema project Casket Cinema with Mark Wojahn using Drupal 7. Each month we show a documentary movie focused on social issues. The site has an upcoming event list, a news feed, and a MailChimp email list.