Free CDN for your WordPress site

  Install our Free WordPress CDN plugin by Register on our CDN dashboard and then install our wordpress pluginHello! Site speed has, for quite a while now, been a significant factor towards expectation of user experience as well as for things like organic Google ranking. When a website is slow to load, the end user is more likely to abandon the effort and Google is more likely to rank that site lower in the organic rankings. There is an entire industry (arguably overlapping niche market industries) dedicated to alleviating this problem among websites. For websites that are hopeful of being accessible across a more globalized marketplace, their website must be fast to any end user around the world. What is a content delivery network Like the name suggests, a content delivery network delivers the content from your site from a server that is geographically closer to the user who is […]

Drupal Development : Make a page template for dynamic page requests

Hello! Drupal is a fantastic content management system with an even more fantastic development community. Recently through our own Drupal development projects, we came across a scenario that required the processing of dynamic (i.e. “Wildcard”) page requests to the same drupal page template. If I’ve lost you already , don’t worry! All we are trying to do is ensure the following page request scenarios are served by the same page template : drupal-site.com/page1/randomrequest1 -> page–page1–wildcard.tpl.php drupal-site.com/page1/randomrequest2 -> page–page1–wildcard.tpl.php You can see in the two above scenarios, that the “page1” root request URI is the same, but the subsequent URI requests , “randomrequest1” and “randomrequest2” are different. What happens if you want to use the same page template for both random requests? Easy, you implement a check in the preprocess page hook in template.php! In your drupal theme, you will have a file called template.php. This is where all the pre, […]

New Shift8 Toronto Web Design Blog!

Hello there! We at Shift8 Web Design have decided to create a blog! Here you will find new ideas, experiences and everything relating to the Toronto Web Design community.   Stay tuned!

What Does Shift*8 Offer?

We know that all great design starts out with a great idea. Like any creative practice. A website, a business card, a newsletter, or any piece of promotional material starts out with great branding. The branding is what will make your company stand out from your competitors. We have a passion for producing the most creative logos and colour schemes. Something that can define your business, in a momentary gaze. Clients approach us at times with a small inclination of what they want, and others have no idea. We are happy to work with you whatever the circumstances are. The process of working with a truly committed designer, who has your best interests in mind is a rewarding experience. The outcome will be something that you can be proud of, it will give you a true sense of identity. We are very skilled at giving you a real presence on […]