Google Analytics is a powerful tool, but it can be unwieldy and inscrutable to the uninitiated. Sharing PDF exports is cumbersome and static. Analytics data may be spread across multiple accounts, making it hard to see the bigger picture. To address these problems and more, I spoke at Drupal North this year on how dashboards can turn analytics data into informational, easy-to-understand reports through data visualization. Check out the video of my presentation here.
What can’t be measured can’t be managed. Now, you don't need to be a data scientist to make decisions based on your users’ activity, but it’s crucial that your configuration is top-notch. As they say, garbage in, garbage out. Google Analytics provides an easy-to-use platform that’s able to go very granular with the data we need to collect. In this series, I will discuss how to configure Google Analytics, how to make sure the data you receive is actionable, and some common misconceptions about the platform.
Drupal North is a 3-day conference focusing on a variety of Drupal related topics and the community that drives the Drupal project. It’s happening next month, and we’re excited that two of our team members will offer sessions in Toronto this year. From prototyping design-first Drupal sites to better visualizing Google Analytics, we’ve got a ton to share. Learn more about our sessions here and get ‘em on your calendar.
I recently came across a permissions misconfiguration that left me scratching my head. Users with a certain restricted role had far more privileges than they should and could publish or unpublish any content on the site. Of course, the first place I looked was the permissions page, but nothing looked amiss as far as I could tell in the (hundreds of) tiny checkboxes. It took some trial and error and a dose of luck, but I found the unintuitive culprit. Read on and learn how to save yourself the same time and trouble.
It’s been about five years since Kalamuna opened its doors—long enough for us to have grown so much that we’re now rethinking who we are, what we do, who we do it for, and why. In group conversations about these topics, it came out that several of us volunteer outside Kalamuna, and we thought interviewing members about this work would illuminate how our individual values might contribute to a larger, collective point-of-view.
We're proud to have been recognized by Clutch in their annual listing of the top creative, design, and development companies in 2018.
Some experts believe world-wide Internet use puts out as much CO2 into the atmosphere as all the coal, gas and oil burned in Turkey or Poland1. Cloud computing alone is thought to be responsible for 2% of global CO2 emissions2. Kalamuna is a small business, but we recognize our role in all that energy use, and want to do something to counteract it.
This April at DrupalCon Nashville, in addition to wanting to meet colleagues and soak up the great talks, we wanted to create a forum for the international Drupal community to do good. That’s why we used our sponsor booth wall as a space for attendees to promote nonprofits that work for causes that matter to them.
I left the global tech-music-media conference with more armchair philosophy than I could fit in my Delta Economy seat.
At Kalamuna, we believe that everyone, regardless of ability, has a fundamental right to access the information and tools on the Web. Our job, as a digital agency for numerous institutions and organizations trying to make the world a fair and equitable place, is to ensure that the websites and products we design and build for our clients are accessible.