Blog

November 2, 2022

A Guide to Google Analytics 4 & GA Alternatives for Nonprofit Websites

By Clayton Dewey

If you've logged into your Google Analytics dashboard recently, you probably noticed this message, "Universal Analytics will no longer process new data in standard properties beginning July 1, 2023. Prepare now by setting up and switching over to a Google Analytics 4 property.” So what exactly does that mean? In short, you will need to either upgrade to the new version of Google Analytics or use another system to gain insight into your site traffic.

October 26, 2022

5 Biggest Cost Drivers of Nonprofit Website Projects

By Johanna Bates

Folks often ask us, “What are the things that can make website redesign and rebuild projects more expensive?” The quick answer: things that take up a lot of time. The longer answer: over many years and hundreds of projects, we can tell you exactly what the biggest cost drivers usually are. Here are our top 5 hits:

  1. Design & Development
  2. Stakeholder Wrangling, Internal Capacity, & Timeline
  3. Content Migration
  4. CMS: Drupal vs WordPress
  5. Transactional vs Consultative Partnerships

There are ways to save time and cost in some of these areas; others can’t be cut. Let’s dive in and explore each a bit more.

August 8, 2022

Maxlength Module 2.0 Out Now - Set Character Limits on Your Drupal Website

By Clayton Dewey

Last year, we at DevCollaborative became maintainers of the Maxlength Drupal module. Numerous usability tests, 32 commits and 35 contributors later we've reached a stable release for the project.

May 2, 2022

Maxlength 2.0.0-RC2 - A More Accurate and Easy-to-configure Character Limit

By Clayton Dewey

The latest version of Maxlength fixes a user permission, solves an obscure blinking cursor situation and more. Plus an improved UI based on user feedback.

May 2, 2022

Affordable, Quality Hosting Alternatives: How to Set Up Drupal on Amezmo

By Johanna Bates

Hosting services with built-in tools based on modern development best practices save dev teams time and headaches, and save our clients money. Although Pantheon is a gold standard in modern hosting in terms of quality, it’s not a good fit for every organization we serve in terms of its pricing model. So we have spent the last few years actively searching for affordable, high quality alternatives that still meet our requirements and standards. Our most successful experiment to date has been on Amezmo hosting.