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i just got back from Drupal Camp Colorado (DCC) last weekend. What a great experience! Many thanks to the the CommerceGuys (another local MI firm!) for covering nearly all my travel, lodging, and conference costs.

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Welcome to our new website!

The entire Switchback team is thrilled to present our new and improved website! Now with a portfolio of Stuff We've Done and expanded information on our services. And stay tuned as we keep you updated on CMS trends and tips on our On the Trail blog.

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Introducing the new, CMS-driven website for First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor

We're happy to announce the launch of the First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor's new website at www.firstpresbyterian.org. We worked closely with the folks at First Pres to build an engaging, community-based site that would appeal to the church's younger congregation members. As you'll see, our design for the site is far from a predictable-looking church website. And we built in lots of great features including a multi-contributor blog, sermon podcasts, and a custom banner component. The staff at First Pres have big plans for the future of the website and we will keep you posted when phase 2 launches sometime in 2009.

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Switchback profiled in Concentrate

We're happy to see that Concentrate, Ann Arbor's digital business mag, profiled our recent growth in their issue this week. Check it out at: http://www.concentratemedia.com/innovationnews/switchbackannarbor0017.aspx

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Steve Colson presents the Coder module at A2Drupal

Stephen Colson of Switchback will give the Ann Arbor Drupal Users' Group (A2Drupal) a tour of the Coder Module - http://drupal.org/project/coder

Start: 2008-06-30 19:00 America/Detroit -2008-06-30 21:00 America/Detroit
Location: Spark Central

A developer module that assists with code review and version upgrade. The module supports a plug-in extensible hook system so contributed modules can define additional review standards.

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Book Review: Drupal 5 Themes

The first thing new Drupal developers ask me is, "How do I make my new Drupal site look different from the rest?" Drupal 5 Themes by Ric Shreves is the first book dedicated entirely to theming Drupal. This topic certainly deserves its own book and I'm glad we now have it. (On the down side Drupal 6 is already released and Drupal 7 is in the works.)

Somehow I’ve been able to avoid advanced theming by using sub-contractors or taking themes from the Drupal Theme Garden. But I realize that designers and programmers cannot go it alone. In order to build the most interactive sites, we need to reach across the gap and learn a bit about each other’s craft. Enter Drupal 5 Themes.

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