Posts tagged with “development”
2 months old
Oliver is now two months old and is doing well. He is now home from a 5 day visit at hospital (he was back home nearly a week ago). The doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with his lungs or his heart, so we were discharged.
Over 6 pounds
Oliver has reached the 6 pound threshold and is above the 0.1 percentile (corrected for his prematurity). This means that out of 1000 boys his age, he is lighter the 999 and heavier than 1. Which is good news because before that, he wasn’t even on the growth chart. Go Oliver!
He is developing
We are starting to notice more and more development changes in Oliver.
- He has been using his hands a lot more, swatting at things (like toys and faces).
- He is also more mobile, by arching is his back and using his head, he finds novel ways to move around while we are trying to hold him.
- Changes in his voice, he seems to have different tones and slightly different cries.
- He is starting to make smiles in his sleep (we are looking forward to seeing a real smile from him)
Sleeping in shifts
Tanya and I have found that if we sleep in shifts, life is better for both of us. This is how it works:
- 9pm I will go to bed and Tanya will stay up with Oliver for one more feed
- 12am Tanya will put Oliver in his crib and sleep in the same room as him.
- 3am Tanya will feed Oliver
- 5am Tanya will wake me up and I will take care of him, Tanya will sleep in our room and get undisturbed sleep
- 6am I will feed Oliver with the bottle
- 8am I will wake up Tanya and hand over Oliver over while I go to work (this is 9 or 10 on the weekend).
This seems to work for us, Tanya will try to get another nap during the day and when follow this schedule, we both get a decent amount of sleep. Definitely seeing the benefit to catching up with sleep on the weekend.
Everything that I have read about SEO and Drupal tells you to install redirect. But I never really understood why would you. The other day I had to make a few redirects and I installed the module, and this modules is great.
Url redirection are kind of like detours, in the end you get to the place that you want, it just isn’t the most direct and fastest ways to do it. On the web, these redirect take milliseconds and the user doesn’t usually notice anything happen. In Drupal land, you can use redirect to manage your detours.
When I installed this module, I had a basic itch, I was migrating from a Wordpress site to a Drupal site and the urls were different. I took all the important pages and redirected them. In the process, I found this module to be an absolute pleasure to use and here’s why.
Easy to use
The learning curve for redirect is nill if you are familiar with Drupal, and if you’re not familiar with Drupal, it will probably take you about 2 minutes to get the hand of it. So you can hand this task off to someone else because there is no need to go into code.
If you put in a redirect to an alias, it finds out what the alias actual points to, and puts a link to that. So instead of pointing to
/about it will point to
node/22. Using the
NID will ensure that it will always point to that in the future, even if you change the alias again.
The module has a report to show you all the 404 errors that you have one your site, and it makes it really easy to add a redirect to it.
If you decide to change the alias of a page, the module will automatically put in a redirect for you, there is no need to manually enter the redirects or worry about what links to the old page.
Every redirect is put in as a 301 error, which will tell Google that you have moved the page, and Google will update their results. So now Google will start pointing to the right page.
What are you waiting for
This module is great, so well built, so easy to use and so feature rich. It is now part of my standard Drupal Install.
That’s right, Read The effen manual.
I wonder how many web projects I have written off because I didn’t fully read the manual to understand how they work. The reason I am claiming this is because of HTML grids. When used correctly, they are extremely powerful and allow you to implement a design lightning fast. They also make fluid websites super easy. However, they were always these fine little pain points that just didn’t make sense to me. After a while I knew they were there, and tried to use them to their fullest potential, but it wasn’t until today that I realized some thing really important.
On the 960.gs website they explain how to deal with paddings of nested divs:
If a grid unit contains grid children, the first child in a row will need a class of alpha and the last child in a row requires the class name omega. Likewise, if you want to insert empty space before or after a grid unit, use class prefix_XX or suffix_XX.
Who knew. As I age, I start to read the Manual more and more.