Category: PHP

Drupal 8: Custom CSS & JS cache busting technique

Posted: Thursday, December 19th, 2019

A time may come when you need to implement your own cache busting technique to Drupal. The solution is actually quite simple; we simply append a randomized version string to each file. That’s it! All it requires is you tweaking your theme’s .theme file. Add the below code to the top of your .theme file. […]

What Development Language or Framework Should I Learn in 2020?

Posted: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

If you’re asking “What development language or framework should I learn in 2020?”, then this post is for you! I too was intrigued by this question and it got me wondering how I should go about figuring this out. It dawned on me that the best way to figure this out, would be looking at […]

PHP in 2019 – PHP 7.3 is the new minimum. Here’s why.

Posted: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Web server admins. Content Management System users. Anyone who runs a WordPress, Joomla and Drupal website. Laravel users. All take note; it’s time to upgrade your version of PHP. At the very core of most of the usable web, is PHP. An underlying scripting language that powers 79% – 80% of the web. Because of […]

Drupal: 2019, the year of Twigging

Posted: Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Having worked with WordPress and Joomla over the years, one CMS always eluded me; Drupal. It wasn’t that I never wanted to work with Drupal, to be honest with you, the opportunity to learn while working with it just never happened. I initially stumbled upon Drupal 6 many years ago – but I never fully […]

YouTube Channels For Learning Web Development

Posted: Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Thinking about teaching yourself web development? Perhaps out of interest, a potential career change or just our of curiosity? Well, the good news is that learning web development does not have to cost you a cent. There are two key ingredients you will need and those are patience and practice. That’s it! Where to start […]

Switching to Cloud Hosting

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Background Over the course of a long weekend, I attempted to move my standard shared hosting websites over to a cloud hosting solution. Having multiple websites on shared servers, can get quite costly on a monthly basis and I wanted a solution that not only saved me some cash, but gave me some technical flexibility. […]


About Martin Grondein

Martin Grondein is a website developer Durban, South Africa, specializing in PHP/HTML5 Website development.