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Gurpreet Kaur

Gurpreet has an easy-going personality that translates into her words making them both easy to read and enlightening for every reader. She loves nature, animals and music, with a soft spot for punjabi songs and AP Dhillon. She prefers being out and about instead of being at home. Her restless energy encourages her to keep moving forward and achieve the goal of her life, which is to save enough money to open an animal shelter and retire there.

Would you agree with me if I said that the 21st century has been nothing but an irony? Hear me out before forming your answer. Today, we have every luxury we could possibly want. We live in a haven that makes us feel cherished and satisfied. Humans can want for nothing and if there is anything that we may not have today, it would be invented and launched by the next dawn. Do you agree? Amongst… Read more
Imagine there is a project that only has one person working on it. All the developments and challenges are going to be performed and overcome by him. Nobody can say that the project would not be successful, it very well can be. Now compared to the previous project, think of a second one. This has a whole bunch of people working on it. The solutions aren’t coming from a single brain, but from… Read more
Imagine you created something and that something is a software. You wanted your creation to be used by as many people as possible, you wanted to make it universally accessible. So, you did just that, you made the software source code accessible so that anyone could inspect it, modify it and enhance its capabilities. This is the scenario that makes an open source software what it is; a publicly… Read more
Is it possible for us to finish everything we start? Is it possible for us to achieve every milestone that we set for ourselves and stick to every new year’s resolution we make? In a perfect world it would be, but sadly we do not live in a perfect world.  And it’s not necessarily a bad thing to take a step back from a project you know you won’t be able to finish. I started painting my room when… Read more
When we learn something new, we learn everything that has already happened in its past. All the stories, the techniques and overall knowledge that one acquires during the learning phase is already there, right in front of him. Like playing the guitar, the strings and the cords are right there for you to master. You can listen to old recordings and songs and practice them and given you are… Read more
A computer is a marvellous creation, it can be used to build and execute any number of software and instructions that we may want. What is even more marvellous is that it understands exactly what we want it to do. And this extraordinary task is possible because we have programming languages that speak in computers.  One of them is PHP or Hypertext Preprocessor. It is an open source programming… Read more
Digital experiences have become an integral part of everyone’s life today. Be it the provider of the experience, being the businesses or the receiver of those experiences, which would be the users; both benefit a great deal from a sound and seamless digital experience.  For the business to provide an impressive digital experience and the user to enjoy it, a DXP or a Digital Experience Platform… Read more
The world we live in is pretty dynamic, it keeps evolving. Talking strictly in the technological sense, things that enjoy immense popularity today stand a chance of being considered obsolete tomorrow. Then there are the advancements in popular trends, which happen to be eminent today and tomorrow, but the eminence is enjoyed by its newer version. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, if you don’t… Read more
The pandemic put the entire world on halt. A microscopic virus that couldn’t even be seen with a human eye was responsible for stalling the world to a standstill. From schools to offices, everything was closed. With social distancing and quarantining being the only solution to battle the pandemic, that was to be expected. Yet, we had to continue living and we did.  The pandemic brought along one… Read more
Have you ever wanted something, merely for the reason that it was in trend? And because it was in trend and everybody seemed to have it, you had to follow the trend? If you ask me, I would have to answer yes to this question. I have done things and bought things, just because everybody else was doing and buying them and not because I actually had a need for them.  Now, let’s take this situation… Read more
If there is one thing that is in abundance today, that’d be competition. It starts as soon as a child is born and ends when he takes his last breath. It’s not just people who have to face the gruelling reality of perpetual competitiveness, it’s also the non-living objects who compete.  Tell me, can you possibly buy the new Adidas Aerobounce 2 without checking what the competitors have to offer?… Read more
Drupal has been in the content management game for over two decades. That is a long period of time and in that time span the CMS has accomplished a lot. It’s community of over a million Drupalists is just one part of it. With 20 years gone, Drupal is still running strong and its latest update is proof of that.  Yes, in the June of 2020, amidst the pandemic, Drupal 9 was launched and it was my… Read more
Close to a billion people are said to be living with a disability across the globe; Every fourth adult in America is battling a major disability everyday of their life;  As many as 217 million people are suffering from visual impairment; Do these numbers seem shocking to you? They certainly were for me. And the more unfortunate fact is that these numbers will only grow in the future. So, what… Read more
If I asked you, what is that one thing that is crucial for a business’ survival, what would your answer be? Many of you would probably say its revenue. I wouldn’t say it's not, revenue is definitely important. However, it's the means to the revenue that is even more important. And that means is the consumer.  Whatever a business is or is trying to be revolves around its consumer base. And… Read more
I was scrolling through my Instagram last night and I saw an advert that was pretty appealing to my taste. It was an ad for those flared jeans that are so popular today. And like any other fashion loving person, I clicked on it and it took me to the website of the brand. Cut to half an hour later, I was a proud owner of a very flared, wide bottom pair of denims with a super high waist line and I… Read more
‘Retail therapy,’ an extremely common phrase in today’s era, can work wonders on lightening a person’s mood. The new 1000-thread count Egyption sheets, when wrapped around you, can make the gloominess seem distant. The new Clavin Klein perfume can actually make your day seem more fragrant. And the new smart watch you just saw on Amazon has the potential of making you as fit as you want. So,… Read more
Whenever we build something, we always ensure or at least hope that it doesn’t get damaged. Take our homes, for instance, we have more than a few locks at our places to protect and keep it secure. The same goes for our gadgets, our vehicles and most importantly our livelihoods.  This brings me to the world of website development, wherein security is a major issue. An ill protected site is all… Read more
The 21st century is a pretty marvelous time to live in. There is so much that can be achieved today with limitless possibilities. There aren’t any inhibitions found in people. If we want it, we get it. I mean the 21st century folks have landed on Mars, so is there anything that we can’t do? I think not.  If you look at all of our accomplishments, you’ll find that technology is at the root of it… Read more
Today, there are a bazillion options available for us to choose from, be it restaurants, clothing brands, gadgets or software. We, as users, may have difficulty in choosing the best, but never in finding the options. The options may confuse us, but we are going to be bombarded with them nonetheless.  This brings me to the question of choosing the right option amongst the lot; how is it selected… Read more
Today, everything is being done online. If you are not online, you just might be considered antiquated. From social media to e-commerce, every aspect of the online world is, thus, improving by leaps and bounds. We are benefiting from these advancements, so no complaints there.  All the advantages that we are able to reap from the online world, from the websites we so eagerly use, are dependent… Read more
Every morning we get up and something big has happened somewhere in the world. Sitting in the capital of India, we get to know how the inaugural ball went on in the capital of the United States. And how are we able to get this knowledge? It is the media and publishing industry that constantly reports all the national and international happenings to our households. From getting to know about… Read more
How is greatness achieved? You can’t just become a legend overnight, there is a lot of effort that goes before that point. There are times of disappointment, there are times of regret, there are times when quitting seems like a good option and there are certainly a lot of times you will fail. Carrying on despite these odds is when greatness comes knocking on your doors.  And who doesn’t want to… Read more
A myth is a pretty powerful thing, especially if you end up believing it. Even if you don’t, it does dampen the prospects of whatever it is associated with. It’s like if someone told you that the latest smartphone, which is exorbitantly expensive, is not worth the price. In such a scenario, even if you had the means of buying it, you would end up thinking twice. And you don’t even know whether… Read more
Our ability to speak and communicate ourselves to others in a way that they understand every nuance of our feelings and thoughts makes humans far more superior than any other species. This is attributed to our language. Even the people who cannot speak and hear have developed a sign language that has made it possible for them to communicate.  Can you imagine living without it?  I cannot. The… Read more
2020 has been a pretty memorable year, an year no one will forget easily. It has made all of us look at the future in a different light. We are no longer chasing the high of progress without considering its consequences on the world. The standstill that coronavirus had put us on is something that has brought on the change. People have started thinking differently and businesses have started… Read more
The way websites are perceived has changed a lot recently. The audience has started demanding more and more from the web and web developers have to provide for all the demands. What this has resulted in is the transformation of websites for the better.  The features that today’s sites are packed with were hardly even imaginable a decade ago. A website, a web application or a mobile application,… Read more
People today do not like to be confined, if I talk about development teams, they would hold up flags stating the same. Since development and innovation go hand in hand and constraint is the biggest enemy of innovation, you can’t tell me they are wrong to have that notion.  Talking specifically about web developments, there are a lot of areas to explore and a lot of technologies to help you do… Read more
Websites have entered a new playing field now, at least compared to what they used to be a few decades ago. They are not one-dimensional anymore. They represent a multitude of different business agendas that are essential for growth and visibility. Websites are not just limited to words, their world has widened progressively. From animations to social media integration, websites today can do it… Read more
Wouldn’t you say that websites are meant for everyone. If a children’s clothing site is not able to serve the needs of all the parents that fall in its target audience, what would be the point then, right? We know every person is different, from the way they see things to the way they analyse them. Our differences do not make us less than the next person; web accessibility has ensured that, at… Read more
Have you ever thought how something can be deemed right or wrong? People say that something is morally right or wrong, but how do they decide? Something could be morally right for me, but at the same time it could be morally wrong for you, so whose opinion should be listened to?  There is no accurate answer to these questions, but there is a concept that can help us get to some semblance of an… Read more
2020 came in like an uninvited guest and brought along unprecedented conditions that the whole world continues to cope with. We had to cancel our plans, sit at home and adjust to the new normal with a hope that this chaos would clear soon. As this year brought the world to a standstill, it taught us one thing - “When something doesn't go as planned, stopping is the worst thing that you can do.”… Read more
With over a million Drupal sites across the world, it is suffice to say that Drupal has become an eminent name in the CMS market. Not to brag, but it is jam-packed with features, features that can make your website transcend the ordinary boundaries. Due to the many features and modules, both core and contrib, Drupal is sometimes regarded as being slightly complicated and then the question comes… Read more
The web has become a popular destination today. An average person tends to visit it plenty of times in a single day. From finding out the weather forecast to booking a cab or ordering in, you can do it all by exploring the different aspects of the web and enjoy doing so. However, have you ever wondered how our experience of the web is made enjoyable? A ten-year old and a seventy-year-old can find… Read more
Have you ever wondered how websites are built? Sure, there is an entire army, consisting of developers, designers, project managers and business analysts, involved, but is that all? Do they work independently? Do they work day-in and day-out to build the website from the ground up? Do they have some help in doing that?  If you are a part of the website development army, you might know what I am… Read more
To say that a website or a web application is deemed worthy primarily because of its content would not be totally wrong. A website’s performance does play in the equation, but it is the content that seals the deal for the user. Web builders across the world are becoming aware of this fact and that is why the web content management (WCM) systems have become pivotal for websites.  A WCM helps you… Read more
Building websites that are completely mistake proof is often considered to be a massive undertaking, which many-many times is not properly executed. Since there are so many parameters to fulfil and so many corners to oversee, mistakes tend to happen. You may not even realise that you have done something wrong in the development process, it could be much much later when you actually undergo a… Read more
You must be familiar with words like intermediary, middleman and mediator. What do these words mean? Could they possibly denote a job profile? I think they can. An intermediary, a middleman and a mediator, all constitute a connection between two parties, they provide a line of communication that makes one access the other with ease; like a store manager, he allows the consumer to access the… Read more
Drupal is a renowned name when it comes to website development. The kind of features and control it allows you to have on your content is quite impressive. The traditional Drupal architecture has repeatedly proven to be valuable and now it is the time for Decoupled Drupal architecture to do the same, which it is on the path of doing. A major reason for the increasing popularity and adoption of… Read more
Drupal development is not everyone’s cup of tea, however, it could be, provided that the person at the development end has the right skill set to handle all of Drupal’s potential. With Decoupled Drupal the need for these skills becomes even more prominent, you have to have excellent front-end and back-end developers separately since the two are independent of each other. And this is where the… Read more
Drupal is amongst the top ranking CMSs in the world, its capabilities, both on the front-end and the back-end has made it one of the very best. Yet there were many who thought Drupal lacked somewhere, especially in harnessing the hottest technologies available. And Drupal had the answer to it with Decoupled Drupal.  Decoupled Drupal has generated a lot of buzz around it, making it almost… Read more
Building websites is not uncommon today, but what might be uncommon is building websites that will set the benchmark for all others to follow. Just stuffing your site with features on top of features is not going to achieve that benchmark, what may achieve it is the understanding of the needs and requirements of your business and consequently your site. The more the merrier is a great ideology to… Read more
Websites have become a necessity in the 21st century. From gathering traffic on them to creating a buzz about its brand and resultantly leading to a higher sales figure, websites can do it all. However, not all websites are able to do that. A successful website is often considered to be one with the best user experience and performance. A low bar at these may just be the doom of the site… Read more
It is often said that a customer is king. Have you ever wondered why? A customer, consumer, client or end user, whatever you may call him, is someone for whom a business is established. What would a furniture manufacturer do, if nobody is going to buy his tables, chairs and sofa? Customers are at the heart of every decision that a business, be it online or offline, takes. From making easy-to-use… Read more
The virtual sector has become increasingly prominent today. From trading shares to buying groceries, every single aspect of our life can be fulfilled in the virtual world. And do you know what lies at the heart of this world? Since it is online, you must be thinking that a website has to be at the core. And you are right to think so. A website is the foundation of every online business, from… Read more
All of you must have a fair idea as to what marketing is, it is the art of selling through persuasion. The consumer may not have a need for a product, but could still be compelled to buy it with the right kind of marketing. This is a concept that starts with product designing and ends at consumer satisfaction and feedback to improve the design, it is the cycle of product life. This is not an… Read more
Websites have overpowered the world of businesses today. There aren’t many business people left who do not have or want an online presence for their business. And websites are just the way to accomplish that. Now, building a website is not complicated at all, with just one youtube tutorial, you can do that. The tricky part is ensuring that it meets all the standards that the end user will desire… Read more
There are two kinds of instances that we never forget in our lives; one is when we hysterically cry, and the other is when we hysterically laugh. The other moments in our lives are bound to lose their place in our memories, but not these. Have you ever forgotten a time when you laughed like crazy or cried like a baby? You know I am right.  These moments are not necessarily associated with your… Read more
The economic difficulties the world is facing in the post-covid-19 world can be attributed as severe as the Great Recession. There is no doubt that we will be able to recover in the coming years, but what of the present? More people have lost jobs than ever before and many employers are still continuing to downsize in order to become equipped to battle the slump.  Amidst such economically… Read more