Agiledrop.com Blog: 6 remote staffing challenges and how to tackle them
Due to the constantly evolving nature of the digital, outsourcing has become a very viable solution for managing projects. But, naturally, outsourcing work to remote partners brings about its own unique challenges. In this post, we'll take a look at some of the biggest challenges of remote staffing and the ways to tackle them. READ MORE
Web Wash: Create Pages using Gutenberg (WordPress Editor) in Drupal 8
Gutenberg is the new editor for WordPress 5.0. It’s a new style of editor/page builder. Instead of writing text in a single text area, you build a page using blocks. A block could be something simple such as a paragraph or an image. Or more complex blocks like a “Media & Text” or adding in columns. The editor itself is written in Javascript, more specifically React. This is what makes it possible to be used in Drupal. But I’m sure extra works was required to get it working in Drupal. In this tutorial, you’ll learn to install and configure the Gutenberg module, and you’ll learn how to use it on the Page content type. If you’re keen to have a play with the editor without configuring a Drupal site go to https://drupalgutenberg.org/demo.
Commerce Guys: Enabling headless Drupal Commerce while improving its core
The Drupal community has been abuzz for the past two years with talk of "Becoming Headless" or "Decoupling All The Things." The trend raises reasonable questions from end users who feel this means Drupal is moving into a space that no longer represents them. We hear similar concerns from Drupal Commerce users when we talk about delivering headless commerce. However, we don't believe anyone should be worried that improving support for Drupal as a REST API server will detract from efforts to improve its utility as a traditional CMS. From our perspective, you can (and we do) support at the same time both traditional applications, where Drupal itself provides the front end, and headless applications, where a JavaScript application renders data served from a Drupal powered REST API. In fact, in this post I'll demonstrate how supporting the latter has actually improved Drupal (and Drupal Commerce) for everyone. Headless initiatives help uncover bugs and fine-tune the underlying application architecture. Drupal core, API-First, and headless commerce When you remove the default presentation layer from a system, you are bound to find interesting problems. How much logic is embedded in a Drupal field formatter or field widget? What happens when those are not used to render or manipulate an entity’s values? As a quick example, work in the API-First Initiative related to taxonomy terms...
Tandem's Drupal Blog: Migrating a Drupal 7 File To a Drupal 8 Media Entity
April 04, 2019 Media has been in core since 8.3. As of this blog post, no migration path exists yet for a Drupal 7 File to a Drupal 8 Media Entity. Use Case Recently I was involved with migrating a site that had numerous file based widgets on their Drupal 7 site. The technical stakeholder was aware of the media module in Drupal 8. The client ...
Electric Citizen: Citizens to DrupalCon Seattle
Electric Citizen is heading to DrupalCon Seattle next week! We're pleased to sponsor again this year, and send several members of the team to represent. Look for us in the exhibit hall in booth #209, where we'll be sharing some cool EC swag, and looking to make new friends and connections in the Drupal community. This year we'll have some awesome knit hats, handmade in Minnesota, as well as some other goodies. Keep an eye out for Citizen Dan, Citizen Tim, Citizen Aundrea (DrupalCon newbie!) and Citizen Adam, as we make our way through another DrupalCon.
Axelerant Blog: Unlocking Value, Together: Meet Us At DrupalCon Seattle

Axelerant is going to DrupalCon Seattle. Between the 8-12th of April, the Drupal community will get together in Seattle for a slightly different DrupalCon experience, this time with a new focus on content-rich opportunities, bringing in diverse speakers, and greater exchange of information. 
Drudesk: Combining Drupal and GatsbyJS for high website speed
JavaScript frameworks have raised the bar of website speed to the sky. Still, it’s just the beginning. GatsbyJS, a tool based on React and GraphQL, impresses the world with fast websites and applications it creates. Let’s take a look at combining Drupal and GatsbyJS to achieve high website speed.
OPTASY: Drupal Multisite Setup: Are There (Still) Any Valid Reasons to Use It? Should It Get Removed in Drupal 9.x?
Drupal Multisite Setup: Are There (Still) Any Valid Reasons to Use It? Should It Get Removed in Drupal 9.x? radu.simileanu Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:58 Why would you still want to opt for a Drupal multisite setup? What strong reasons are there for using this Drupal 8 feature? I mean when there are so many other tempting options, as well:
  you could use Git, for instance, and still have full control of all your different websites, via a single codebase you could go with a Composer workflow for managing your different websites
  One one hand, everyone's talking about the savings you'd make — of both time and money — for keeping your “cluster” of websites properly updated. And yet, this convenience comes bundled with certain security risks that are far from negligible. Just think single point of failure...
Amazee Labs: Webinar Recap: CSS Modules
Webinar Recap: CSS Modules Amazee Labs webinars allow us to share our knowledge and experience with the community. Last week we discussed the challenges in choosing the right CSS-in-JS solution and the advantages of using CSS modules. Philipp Schmid Tue, 04/02/2019 - 21:38 After a couple of years of building decoupled sites, the Amazee Labs team has tried several different CSS-in-JS solutions and found this one to be best suited to the needs of our development team. CSS Modules is a mature project with a syntax that is a superset of CSS, similar to Sass. It makes it easy for you to “think in components” without having to worry about BEM class naming. It automatically generates locally-scoped CSS class names, so you can use “.wrapper” in multiple files without conflict. It also allows integration of “global” class names from other code (like JS libraries or 3rd party CSS). With CSS Modules you get automatic dead-code elimination as only the CSS used on the page is ever sent to the browsers. Best of all CSS Modules can be used with any JavaScript framework, including React, Angular and Vue.js. Watch the webinar recording online to learn about: Components without BEM Locally-scoped class names Dead-code elimination Multi-platform support Nested rulesets Cross-component...
myDropWizard.com: Drupal 6 in the year 2022 (and what's coming for Drupal 7)
When we originally announced that we'd be providing Drupal 6 Long-Term Support, we committed to supporting our customers until at least February 2017.Each year in the spring, we've taken a look at the state of Drupal 6 and decided whether we'll extend support for another year, and if we need to make any changes to our offering. Here's the articles from 2016, 2017, and 2018 where we announced an additional year each time and any new concerns (for example, PHP 7 support).Today, we're announcing that we'll be extending our Drupal 6 Long-Term Support two more years until at least February 2022!I'm sure there will come a time, when it no longer makes business sense to pour resources into Drupal 6 for the few remaining sites, however, it's already clear to us that there's enough demand for a couple more years.Also, now that we know when Drupal 7 will reach it's End-of-Life, we've started to plan for that, and decided that we'd like D6LTS to last at least until then (which is why we're announcing an additional 2 years this time, rather than just 1).Regarding Drupal 7: we've officially applied to be a Drupal 7 Extended Support vendor and have been accepted. :-)Read on to find out more!
Sooper Drupal Themes: EU Article 13 and Article 11 - How can Drupal save the day?
Article 13: Copyright re-invented The European Union has not updated the copyright laws since 2001. Now they are aiming to change that and bring the copyright laws in line with the “digital era”. Most of these changes are uncontroversial, however, Article 13 will have a huge impact on the way that content is shared on the internet. What it basically means is that, hosting platforms will be responsible to make sure that the content that is uploaded is going to be in line with the copyright laws. How Article 13 shifts the balance of power for creators and publishers The goal of article 13 is to fix the problem of value distribution amongst a certain set of industries, especially the music industry. The problems with the Article 13 is with the services towards which it is addressed, while also suffering from having a broad yet vague goal. Problem is that it will apply to all types of copyrighted works. On top of that, there is no reason for an article that is intended to strengthen the bargaining power of the music industry to impose costly responsibilities on platforms that have nothing to do with sharing music. Additionally, since the article seems so vague, there are bound to be misunderstandings and misinterpretations which will lead to the need of taking legal action for the matter to be settled. Buckle up for the consequences of Article 13 So how are hosting...
Commerce Guys: Introducing Centarro Toolbox at DrupalCon Seattle
Commerce Guys is joining forces with some of our Technology Partners and a variety of contributors to promote Drupal Commerce at DrupalCon Seattle from April 9-11, 2019. We're excited to introduce the Drupal community to Centarro Toolbox, a collection of SaaS products and support packages that help Drupal Commerce teams build with confidence. First revealed at MidCamp last month, we can't wait to show it off to the community at large while also connecting about all things Commerce 2.x. Come demo Centarro Toolbox (and grab some sweet swag) There's a lot to see inside Centarro Toolbox! It includes three of our own SaaS tools designed to complement any Drupal Commerce site. They provide update automation, code quality monitoring, and a sales and analytics dashboard that delivers key insights to merchants. We've also bundled in offers from our partners at Avalara, Human Presence, and Lockr, and we'd love to share all about them. We'll be handing out some exclusive swag this year, including our first pressing of custom coins ... no clue why it took us a decade to think that up! We're also stocking the booth with some rad sweatbands to keep your brows clean at the after parties Dave Grohl style. Finally, visitors to the booth can enter to win: 1 of 3 copies of Preston So's book, Decoupled Drupal in Practice (winner chosen at random each day) An Xbox One courtesy of PayPal (winner...

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