Remodeling Four Kitchens: A look inside our new brand
With the additions of Advomatic and Manatí, we’ve had an exciting few years at Four Kitchens. While we’ve remained fundamentally the same organization, we’ve also been evolving into something new. It’s time for our brand to catch up.Learn more
A more modern, sustainable approach to higher ed websites with YaleSites
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When off-the-shelf isn’t quite right
A few weeks ago Todd Nienkerk and I went to an onsite client kickoff meeting. The purpose was to both kick off the project in a thoughtful and effective way and to put faces with names on both sides of the table.
Building custom blocks with Drupal 7
Introduction There are times when you need to build a custom block that a site builder can utilize in various places on a page. Drupal 7 provides several hooks that allow you to accomplish this goal
On Scrum: playing planning poker with a scattered team
At Four Kitchens, we give our web chefs a lot of flexibility about when and where they work. Team members often work from home or call in to meetings from the road. We've also had the occasion to work with web chefs living abroad. In addition to the regular communication issues, this can be an issue when scheduling scrum rituals, but this blog post isn't about that. A challenge unique to distributed scrum teams is how to play planning poker when team members are working remotely.
DrupalCon Munich: responsive roundup
Even though we have six weeks until DrupalCon Munich, I’ve already started scouring the schedule for interesting frontend talks. As you might know, one of my favorite topics is mobile web development and there’s plenty of interesting stuff this time around. Sessions
Training the Web Chef way
When the Four Kitchens' team of web chefs develop a new training course, our guiding principle is: **Provide a strong return on investment**. You invest the time traveling to the training, attending, and afterwards, practicing the skills acquired. You also invest the energy and effort necessary to develop new skills. You place your trust in the trainers to guide you from where you are now to where you need to be. In return, we invest our time, energy, and best effort in creating training experiences that give you a stronger, more relevant, skillset and the confidence you need to apply it.
Train with Four Kitchens at DrupalCon Munich 2012!
Did you know that Four Kitchens presented one of the first talks on Responsive Web Design at a major tech conference? We’ve learned a lot from our ventures into responsive web design and development, both from our client work and our community contributions. We have offered full-day, sold-out responsive training and popular responsive sessions at DrupalCon Denver, BADCamp and DrupalCamp Austin.
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