The Design Studio Method - NY Innovates DevCon 2013 Ignite Talk

Thanks for attending my Ignite talk about Design Studio. 5 minutes is not a lot of time to explain it in much detail. So here is all of the research I did on the topic. Hopefully you will be able to use these resources to run your own design studio.

Heres a video of the presentation:

As always, you can email me @ or

Moved off of Amazon EC2

So I was having all kinds of lock up issues with amazon EC2. it would randomly lock up mysqld and i'd have to manually restart it through SSH. That was a pain. So I;ve moved back to my original host and Installed my site here. hopefully we won't be dealing with any more downtime. (or PHP Drupal errors)

A few notes on Drush

So if you are using Drush to install and enable modules for drupal you should know this:

If a Drush fails a module download, it will also probably fail to install as well.

So in that case do a manual download through your Drupal install, and then manually enable it as well.

Word to the wise.

A few notes on .htaccess and Clean URLS

So yeah, clean URL's weren't functioning so i had to edit the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file and find the AllowOverride None and change it to Allow Override All

Then find the AccessFileName and make sure it was set to .htaccess
.htaccess should already be set up correctly from Drupal!

Own your files on Amazon EC2

chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/sites/default/files
chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/sites/all


Heres a Document I found with some nice optimizations for EC2

Getting your Drupal EC2 instance fully functional

This is for me. This could also be for you. thats why I'm posting it.

I needed to get a fully functioning Drupal installation running on a Free Amazon EC2 cloud instance. I had to pull in multiple websites in order to do it. and interspersed are some bits of wisdom that i needed to know in order to get things like "Module Install" to work.

Getting it up and running

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