Creating a responsive video using FitVids and Drupal Core Media

Migrating from Media Entity to Drupal Core Media is not really a seamless process for some people. One of the main issues I ran into was enabling my FitVids JS library to control display of responsive videos.I accomplished it by using this simple work around; Add as the domain under the FitVids configuration of other providers ( /media/oembed) as shown in the screenshot below

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Thomas Kaisuka
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 Nov. 25, 2020

Recommendation of Servers for Drupal Hosting

This isn’t a no brainer. My Drupal Sites were creating close to 950k iNode count ????and soon hitting that scary 1M iNode limit ????. Well I even had one of my Wordpress friends call me close stupid for not choosing siteground traditional shared hosting. His argument was about them being fast in customer response and.. well... $price$. Trust me with the hidden limitation to shared hosting SiteGround offers, I wasn’t buying into it to leave my beloved hostgator shared with no limits at all. I clearly noticed the difference between...

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Thomas Kaisuka
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 May. 30, 2020

Don't choose Drupal first!!! Why?

So recently someone that just ventured in the web design world was fascinated by my use of terminal a lot when doing web projects. He asked me what CMS I use. I told him that I use Drupal. So here is the interesting thing; This guy comes over to my place to help him troubleshoot a CSS issue which had been bothering him while working on his HTML template which mind you he copy pasted from some random site. No Pun intended here but my point is he was mesmerized...

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Thomas Kaisuka
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 Nov. 8, 2019

???? Just A Developer Reminiscing ????

So am looking through my hard drive (thanks to my friend Jonathan that named the partition 2Chainz immediately after we had purchased it) and i stumble upon my first XAMPP folder where it all started. XAMPP stands for Cross-Platform (X), Apache (A), MariaDB (M), PHP (P) and Perl (P). It is a simple, lightweight Apache distribution that makes it extremely easy for developers to create a local web server for testing and deployment purposes. Back then in 2013 the struggle was real because i had just lost my first laptop...

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Thomas Kaisuka
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 Dec. 28, 2017

How to Create a Custom Taxonomy Term URL Using Drupal 8

The first Step Here is to ensure you have TVI (Total Views Inetegrator) installed. Reason i love this module is that it gives you ability to customize views display listings each taxonomy vocabulary or term or even children of parent terms. This gives taxonomy terms having their own urls a meaning. Okay, let's proceed to the Nitty Gritty Of This Post; Using the Redirect Module one can construct a URL Alias pattern per taxonomy vocabulary. This will be taken on by the terms and sub-terms of the particular taxonomy vocabulary...

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Thomas Kaisuka
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 Oct. 26, 2017