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Hook 42: Switching Themes For Progressive Enhancements
Switching Themes For Progressive Enhancements Adam Bergstein Tue, 06/04/2019 - 15:40
Palantir: Learning Design Thinking by Doing: How to Craft a Design Workshop
Learning Design Thinking by Doing: How to Craft a Design Workshop Monday, June 17, 2019 brandt Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:39 WeWork, 111 W Illinois Street, Chicago, IL Chicago IA/UX Meetup (official site) Facilitating design workshops with key stakeholders allows them to have insight into the process of "how the sausage is made" and provides the product team buy-in from the get-go. Join Palantir's Director of UX Operations, Lesley Guthrie, for a session on design workshops. She'll go over: How to choose the right exercises  How to play to the team skill sets Ways to adjust the workshop to fit the needs of the project  You'll learn how to sell it the idea of the design workshop to stakeholders and collaborate with them on a solution that can be tested and validated with real users. Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:00
Freelock : Is your host a single point of failure?
Is your host a single point of failure? John Locke Mon, 06/03/2019 - 15:45 Just ran across a sad story where Digital Ocean is accused of killing a startup: Disaster Recovery Drupal Planet Risk Read more about Is your host a single point of failure?Add new comment
Promet Source: Web Accessibility Solutions or Whack-a-Mole
Smart business decisions tend to be equated with cutting costs and saving money.   Over the past decade or so, “Better! Faster! Cheaper!” has become the rallying cry for business process reengineering and new initiatives within every sector. As a developer and former business owner, I get this. Efficiency is essential.  
Mediacurrent: Can I See the Menu Please? Building and Integrating a Menu in Drupal
By nature, menus are complicated. They’re not easy to work with, build or style, and yet they are probably the single most important navigation element of any website. Despite their complication, they need to be perfect to serve their purpose. A menu can make or break a website. They can make your browsing experience a pleasant one, or can drive you to leave a website frustrated and likely never to return.When it comes to menus and forms, it is best to let Drupal dictate the direction rather than build them independently of Drupal. By adhering to Drupal’s best practices we can save a lot of time, effort and frustration. For example, rather than writing your menu’s markup before you see it being printed by Drupal, it is best to build your menu in Drupal and see what the markup looks like. Then you can use Drupal’s markup as a starting point for writing your menu’s markup. This is going to be a lengthy post (mostly because it includes a lot of code snippets), but this article will cover all you need to accomplish the following:Build a multi-level menu component in Pattern Lab Create a Twig template suggestion for the main menu Update Drupal’s menu macro to match our component’s markup Integrate the Main Menu component with Drupal’s Menu Build a multi-level menu component in Pattern LabLet’s start by building a pretty...
Specbee: How Easy Is Drupal To Use? Leveraging Drupal CMS To Create Digital Experiences
The term Drupal invokes different feelings among different people, based on their professional background or on what they have heard or learned about the CMS . Over the years, Drupal CMS has evolved from a simple tool for hobbyists, to a powerful digital experience platform for Global enterprises. 
Mediacurrent: The Drupal 7 Versus 8 Debate: An Insurer’s Guide to Upgrading
In the battle for insurance customer loyalty, the best customer experience wins. Equipped with a powerful content management system (CMS) like Drupal, insurance web teams are prepared for a competitive landscape crowded with fast-on-their-feet insurtech startups and looming giants of tech, Amazon and Google. The Drupal 7 Versus 8 Debate: A Team Approach Drupal 9 is coming. With the release just under a year away, the time is now for insurers’ teams to resolve their internal CMS debate — remain on Drupal 7 or upgrade to Drupal 8?Bridging the customer experience gap is no small feat. However, insurance business leaders, marketers and developers are tackling the challenge head on. They comprise the team of experience builders with seats at the table for decisions like a CMS upgrade. To forward growth, their technology decisions are prioritized by data security and cost control. Also topping the list of evaluation criteria is a capacity for continuous improvement and swift speed to market of applications and functionality. Business leaders, marketers and developers bring unique approaches to achieve these common goals. In this article, we’ll evaluate Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 through the lens of these three stakeholders.Current Drupal 7 sites have captured a glimpse of why Drupal is a fit for insurance, but the real power lies within Drupal 8. Of course,...
Lullabot: Behind the Screens: Behind the Screens with Karl Kedrovsky
Fresh off the inaugural Flyover Camp, co-organizer Karl Kedrovsky talks organizing local user groups, what it means to give back to the community, and why some furniture is timeless.
Promet Source: The Buyer’s Journey as a Leadership Model
Astute marketers have stepped up to the concept of the Buyer’s Journey.  Taking the time to understand the full range of client personas and to gain empathy for the distinct phases that clients progress through as they explore and compare solutions, is now a key component of the marketing mix. Let’s look at the potential for applying the concept of the Buyer’s Journey to a new leadership model that can serve as an essential resource for setting employees up for success. First: a review of how understanding the Buyer's Journey is at the core of marketing effectiveness.
DrupalEasy: DrupalEasy Podcast 219 - AmyJune Hineline - Contribution Tour 2019
Direct .mp3 file download. AmyJune Hineline, Open Source Community Ambassador at Kanopi Studios joins Mike Anello to talk about her upcoming Contribution Tour 2019, as she visits numerous Drupal and WordPress events to help train new contributors. Discussion WordCamp US (St. Louis) Drupal-GitLab integration SimplyTest.me Matt Glaman's ContribKanban A11ytalks DrupalEasy News Drupal Career Online - the 12-week (3 half-days/week) best-practice focused training program begins August 26, 2019. Learn more at one of our free Taste of Drupal webinars in July and August. Professional local development with DDEV - 2-hour, hands-on, online workshop held monthly (June 12). Local Web Development with DDEV Explained Quicktip: Some of my favorite (newer) DDEV things Quicktip: Layout Builder in core - first impressions Upcoming Events Drupal Camp Chattanooga - June 7 and 8, 2019. Drupal North - Montreal June 12-14, 2019. Drupal Camp Asheville - July 12-14, 2019. Drupal Camp Colorado - Denver - August 2-5, 2019. BADCamp - Berkeley, CA October 2-5, 2019. Sponsors Drupal Aid - Drupal support and maintenance services. Get unlimited support, monthly maintenance, and unlimited small jobs starting at $99/mo. WebEnabled.com - devPanel. Follow us on Twitter @drupaleasy @ultimike @volkswagenchick Subscribe Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play or Miro. Listen to our podcast on Stitcher. If...
Mediacurrent: Improve Your Remote Work Productivity With the ‘Shutdown Ritual’
For all its benefits, working remote— as most of our Mediacurrent team does— still has its challenges. The one that people ask me about the most is, "how do you keep any kind of work / life balance when your work and home are inseparable?" For me, the answer to this has been what I call my "shutdown ritual." It's basically just how I try to end my workday every day, but I've found putting some thought into a routine has helped a lot to make my evenings more relaxing and my mornings more productive.In this post, I'm going to cover:what a shutdown ritual is the benefits  of having a shutdown ritual my specific shutdown ritual What is a shutdown ritual?So first, what is a shutdown ritual?A shutdown ritual is a set routine of actions that you perform at the end of each work day to finalize your day and signify that your work day is done. I got this concept from an excellent book called Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, by Cal Newport. His core argument in the book is that the most valuable skill in our economy is deep focused work and that is becoming increasingly rare. If you want to set yourself apart, cultivating a deep work ethic is the way to go. He outlines several rules and guidelines you can follow to start cultivating this habit.One of the tools he recommends is the shutdown ritual.The bare outline of the shutdown...
Drupal Association blog: Once again, we are adding a little color for Pride Month
In June last year, we changed our Drupal Association logo on social media platforms to add a little color for Pride Month and I am really happy to say we will be doing the same again this year. Since last year, we have introduced better tools for understanding the demographic groups in Drupal and I asked for a report on that. Quite rightly, I don’t have access myself - it is very much locked down. I was interested to see that, of those confirmed users who have filled something into the field (including “none” or “prefer not to answer”), 15.8% have indicated they identify as LGBTQIA. That’s far more than I expected! We would love to continue to improve our statistics; we're asking everyone to complete the data in the demographics field, even if that is to click “none” - it’s a totally valid and useful response. Go to your user profile, click edit, and find it in the “Personal information” tab. Finally, whilst the Drupal Association is an educational non-profit and does not advocate policy, I have been personally reminded this week of the extraordinary bravery, friendship, and sheer commitment to overcome challenges by people in the LGBTQIA community and I wanted to help celebrate that in any way we can. You are strong and you are beautiful. Thank you for being you.
Hook 42: Search and Facets and Queries, Oh My!
Search and Facets and Queries, Oh My! Lindsey Gemmill Fri, 05/31/2019 - 15:24
Drudesk: Interesting option for news websites on Drupal — featured news collections
Drupal is a great choice for media websites. This is due to easy content editing, flexible moderation workflows, advanced media handling, and much more. And, of course, media and news websites on Drupal can enjoy unlimited content display options for. Today, we would like to show you one of them that we implemented for our customer’s Drupal website — so-called featured news collections, aka grouped news.
OSTraining: How to Display a Cookie Compliance Banner in a Drupal 8 Site
Since 2018, European site-builders have a legal obligation to meet a specific requirement. Their sites must display a banner to inform people about the use of cookies. This European requirement is mandatory in order to comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). In other words, you must ask user permission if you want to store cookies on the browser of a European (EU) citizen. The EU Cookie Compliance D8 module provides an easy way to manage this type of functionality. In this tutorial, you will learn about the installation and basic configuration of this module. Let’s start!
Sooper Drupal Themes: 10 Awesome Places to find a Remote Developer and More
Have you thought of hiring a remote developer? Here at Sooperthemes, we stumbled upon the challenge of looking for remote talent to hire, specifically a remote developer. With this in mind, we scoured the internet for the best websites where you can find a remote developer to hire. Hiring remote staff is a completely different process, compared to hiring an on-site employee. However, this also comes with a lot more freedom from where to choose talent for your business, since remote staff hiring usually gives access to a bigger pool of candidates from different countries or even different continents! This list has a focus on finding remote developers, however, it can also be used to search for other classes of remote professionals. Having said that, here are the top 10 places from where you can hire a remote developer: Upwork Upwork is the first on the list of places from where to hire remote employees. It has a lot of job bidding which can drive the cost of hiring down. However, a lot of job bidding can also lead to price fixation and a drop in the quality of work, it’s a double edged sword. Currently, they have an escrow account that is put in place in order to protect both parties involved in the deal, the client and seller. Lately however, there have been a number of negative reviews, from both sides, the clients and...

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