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Aten Design Group: Determining Most Shared Content

Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2015 by drupalroot

Our client, Human Rights Watch, publishes a large volume of content and with the redevelopment of, they wanted a way to curate their content in more meaningful ways. One way we did this was by showing what content is shared most frequently across a variety of social networks.

Keeping up with the number of shares across multiple social networks seemed like an uphill battle. A system like this would require creating a background process that looks up and stores the number of shares for URLs. It would also require writing separate API integrations for each social network HRW wants to target and maintaining them over time.

OSTraining: New Video Class: Introduction to jQuery

Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2015 by drupalroot

jQuery is a Javascript library with the motto, "write less, do more".

jQuery makes it much easier to use JavaScript on your website and so it has become hugely popular. All the major web platforms use JQuery:

  • WordPress started using jQuery in 2007, and has been using more and more Javascript.
  • Joomla 3 has ditched MooTools in favor of jQuery.
  • Drupal has shipped with jQuery in the core since Drupal 5 in 2007.

Because jQuery is so popular, it's important to understand the basics, even if you're not a heavy-duty coder.


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