Varnish as reverse proxy with nginx as web server and SSL terminator

Published on Tue, 2012-07-24 - 21:37

Or, if you like, the nginx-Varnish-nginx sandwich.

Why?

This is, admittedly, a bit unorthodox. But here’s my rationale:

Since time immemorial (ie. more than a couple of years of Internet time), we at Reveal IT have been deploying Varnish in front of the web sites we build for our customers, with the dual purpose of a faster (and thus better) user experience and conservation of server resources.

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Shave a couple of stubborn of DIV-wrappers off your Drupal site

Published on Thu, 2011-10-20 - 17:27

One of the more annoying things about theming Drupal sites is having to wade through the staggering amounts of wrapping <div> elements and containers. Some of these are are fairly easy to get rid of. Others require you to override core templates.

I recently found a clean way to get rid of a couple of those. These two were introduced in Drupal 7, and you will probably find them on almost all Drupal 7 sites – they look like this:

Triple wrapped content

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del.icio.us – can the Drupal community do better?

Published on Mon, 2010-12-20 - 11:51

As you may know, Yahoo! is in trouble, and has decided to jettison the social bookmarking service del.icio.us (Delicious).

I am not a big delicious user anymore (actually, I deleted my account when Microsoft was trying to purchase Yahoo!), but this recent closing made me wonder if the Drupal community couldn’t do better...

One of the great strengths of Drupal is self-hosting, and a bookmarking service is not a complicated thing.

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