The Refugee Trading Post

I am part of a constituency group in Victoria. I was contacted to streamline the system used to connect people with items to donate with those people who are helping refugee families come to Victoria.

I built a database driven system to connect users so that all of this outpouring of charity does the most good.

Shawn DeWolfe Consulting - Drupal Web Sites & WordPress Web Development

Adding A Safety Net To The Web

Over the last two months, we developed a solution to keep WordPress sites well supported. We have an approach that promises an array of services. These services will keep client sites updated, secured and maintained.

6 April 2019, 10:20pm

Anatomy of a Drupal 7 to 8 Multisite Upgrade

I was contacted recently to assess the work involved in an upgrade of a corporate site with 14 verticals in a Drupal 7 multisite installation. In 2018, I embarked on the migration of eight verticals from a context driven Drupal 7 website to 8 separate WordPress installs. In short: I know what it takes get a website migrated away from Drupal 7.

25 November 2018, 10:46am

Make Images Spritely

Why is that some pages loading with lightning speed and others are stuck with a "Waiting for...." in the bottom status bar? One reason is the number of file calls-- CSS stylesheets, Javascript, images and the content. Browsers bring down these files in pairs and have to often wait until some of them are down before they get pointers as to what comes next. This boils down into what is called "hang time." CMSes and style heavy sites can take an eternity to come down. The good news: you can make even a feature rich and complex layout come through at lightning speed. The answer: CSS Sprites.

21 November 2018, 9:24pm

Creativity Through Open Source Software

A short list of applications, services and resources for creative people and creative projects. These are open source services and creative commons resources. Blender, FreeSound, Unity-- a slate of free assets can make your project become reality.

18 November 2018, 8:35am

The Buy Cialis Problem

WordPress is popular. As such, it’s a ripe target for those who want to exploit the largest number of web applications with the least amount of effort. Over the past two years, Web malware has grown around 140%. At the same time, WordPress has exploded in popularity as a blogging platform and CMS, powering close to 30% of websites today. But that popularity comes at a price; it makes WordPress a target for Web-based malware. When hackers find an exploit, they will work their black magic and add something malicious to a target website.

8 June 2018, 10:17pm