OpenSense Labs: Are Drupal’s USPs a strong backbone for Large Enterprises?
Are Drupal’s USPs a strong backbone for Large Enterprises? Vasundhra Wed, 03/06/2019 - 17:24 We all have heard about Didier Claude Deschamps, right? He is a French retired footballer who has been the manager of the France national team since 2012. He played as a defensive midfielder for several clubs such as Marseille, Juventus, Chelsea, Valencia, Nantes, and Bordeaux.  Why was he famous? Well, mainly because he was a silent performer who did the best for his team and created a special place in the minds of his fans and the supporters.  His biggest USP: being unique in a way that it was relevant and appealing for everyone around. 
The role played by Didier Claude Deschamps as a coach and as a team member was exquisite. He not only served as a striking ray of hope by bagging exciting titles but also became an overnight hero. And Drupal is just like Didier Claude Deschamps for large organizations. Powerful, all-rounder and robust.  With roughly 1.2 million websites using Drupal across the world, it is clearly a strong content management system capable of supporting large organizations.  Let’s take a look at technical and business reasons as to why large organizations rely on Drupal to achieve their goals.  Open Source Has its Own Perks Open source has presented users with open source codes. The source code enables access to the common public for...
OpenSense Labs: Can Drupal manage the multichannel publishing environments?
Can Drupal manage the multichannel publishing environments? Vasundhra Wed, 03/06/2019 - 18:49 Imagine a pizza box ( Yeah, I know its really tempting, but just picture it). You can serve the pizza in different ways: On a tray, in a box, on a plate, in pieces or even as a platter.  Whatever may be the situation, the taste of the pizza and the material in it remains the same, but it is served to the customers in different ways. This is done to get a wider base of customers and develop a situation where they consume it.  Similarly, a publication can be served to the customer in different ways. People look for information in different places because they look for different methods to receive that information.   It is important to publish the content to several channels to let the user access it as quickly as possible.  So how can this be done?  Let’s find out! Multichannel Publishing has endless possibilities Brian Solis describes Digital Darwinism as the phenomenon in which technology and society evolve faster than an organization can adapt. Yet the society accepts these changes and adapts to the concept of digital communication (The main avenue for customer experience). All of this confusion has buzzed out a name in terms of business necessity i.e Multi-Channel Publishing. The idea is to get similar or related content onto multiple platforms in order to...
OPTASY: Headless CMS vs Traditional CMS: Which One Is the Best Fit for Your Needs?
Headless CMS vs Traditional CMS: Which One Is the Best Fit for Your Needs? silviu.serdaru Wed, 03/06/2019 - 09:25 “Should I stay or should I go?” Should you stick to an all-too-familiar traditional CMS and “reap” the benefit of getting loads of much-needed functionality out-of-the-box? Or should you bid on flexibility, top speed, and versatility instead? In a headless CMS vs traditional CMS “debate”, which system best suits your specific needs? Now, let me try and “guess” some of the CMS requirements on your wishlist:
  to have all the needed functionality “under the same hood” (a predefined theme, robust database, a user-friendly admin dashboard...) to be developer friendly to integrate easily and seamlessly with any modern JS front-end of your choice to “fuel” your website/app with high speed
  Needless to add that: You can't have them all in one CMS, either traditional or headless.
MidCamp - Midwest Drupal Camp: Spread the Word
Spread the Word Thank you for supporting Midwest Drupal Camp 2019. Here are a few resources to help spread the word about this year’s MidCamp. MidCamp in a Nutshell Places Where You Can Help Build Buzz Around MidCamp Outreach Sample Email Social Media Photos & Videos Press Releases Contact MidCamp in a Nutshell What: MidCamp 2019 - The sixth annual Chicago-area event that brings together designers, developers, users, and evaluators of the open source Drupal content management software. Attendees come for four days of presentations, professional training, contribution sprints, and socials while brushing shoulders with Drupal service providers, hosting vendors, and other members of the broader web development community. Purpose: Increase Drupal knowledge through networking, contribution sprints, training, and community. When: Wednesday, March 20 - Saturday, March 23, 2019 Where: DePaul University - Lincoln Park Student Center, 2250 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 Registration: Who Attends: Anyone who uses Drupal, or is responsible for designing, building, developing, and supporting Drupal in any capacity. Also, anyone currently evaluating Drupal...
Acquia Developer Center Blog: Shockingly Fast Site Development at DrupalCon Seattle
DrupalCon Seattle is coming up: April 8-12, 2019 at Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, USA. And if you’re starting to assemble your schedule, which you can conveniently do on the event site, we’ve got a session to recommend: Shockingly Fast Site Development with Acquia Lightning. Tags: acquia drupal planet
CTI Digital: CXO DrupalCamp London 2019
Running a business is demanding. To be successful requires leadership be equipped with a broad range of skills from financial astuteness to empathy for staff. Whilst developers have ample resources from which to draw reference on best practice, for managers and business leaders knowledge gained is often be deemed competitive advantage and so kept secret or is accessed only through expensive training or courses. Working in open source brings many benefits including the fostering of knowledge transfer that transcends merely code. It is to the benefit of all that business leaders in Drupal share this openness and are willing to reveal lessons learnt or formulae of success, that in other industries would remain behind closed doors. A fine example of this mindset is DrupalCamp London CXO, this years incarnation was no exception. Prof. Costas Andriopoulos, Cass Business School, spoke about leadership and innovation in scaling enterprises. He explained that it’s far wiser to sort out your business early, when you are small and well ahead of scaling because what kills businesses is success, age and size.
Promet Source: Just What is Human-Centered Design?
Promet's acquisition last year of a team focused on user experience and strategy, has opened an exciting new sphere for the types of conversations that we are having with clients.  The former DAHU Agency’s Human-Centered Design expertise has sparked a lot of questions and within a relatively short span of time, has driven the delivery of expectation-exceeding results for clients from a range of sectors. 
Agaric Collective: Adding Extra Source Properties in Drupal Migrations
Sometimes it is necessary to add extra information in our entities to migrate the content to Drupal 8. Let’s say that I want to migrate the articles content type from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 and as part of that I want to migrate the tags with my articles. There are two options: Create a new migration for the taxonomy terms and later link them using the migration_lookup plugin. Make the article migration check to see if the terms exist already and if not then create them. I will go with option two in this example. To do that I’m going to use the Migrate Plus module, which provides some handy plugins such as entity_generate. Read more and discuss at
Kanopi Studios: Ready to launch? Here’s a pre-launch checklist
It’s been a lot of hard work and the time has finally come to launch your new website. Congratulations! But before you push that launch button, take a minute to think; are you REALLY ready to launch your website? Multiple rounds of quality assurance testing? CHECK! Cross browser and responsive testing? CHECK! But is there something else you might have missed? The items above are some of the more obvious steps a team may go through when preparing a site to launch, but there are some lesser known or sometimes forgotten steps that are just as important to take when launching a new website. So what are they? Set up redirects Check links: Absolute vs Relative Accessibility checks Decide what to do with your old site Decide who will maintain your new site Set up redirects Over the years you may have amassed a great deal of content on your old website, and  chances are that in the course of creating your new website you’ve changed how that content is organized. This can lead to content revisions during the process of migrating  that content to the new system. Any team that has gone through this process can tell you that it is a massive effort; even if you’re automating the migration of content in someway. During this flurry of activity in moving content from point A to point B, it’s easy to forget one simple matter: How will users find the same or similar content on the new...
Drupal Centric: DrupalCamp London 2019 Highlights
DrupalCamp London 2019 Highlights I headed to City University with a slight hangover, meeting up with a friend in SE London the night before doing the damage. But after some food I was ready for the opening keynote. Richard Dewick Mon, 04/03/2019 - 14:52 Tags >DrupalCamp >Drupal >Drupal Planet About the author Richard DewickCompany director of Drupal Centric, a web design and Drupal development company, with 20 years experience in the trade. On this blog he shares his knowledge of web design, Drupal, CRM and App development, in an easy to follow and hopefully fun way. Read more about DrupalCamp London 2019 HighlightsAdd new comment
OpenSense Labs: Implementing pattern libraries with Drupal
Implementing pattern libraries with Drupal Shankar Sun, 03/03/2019 - 21:26 Consistency is a key element in two things, success and web development and both go hand in hand when working on developing a website, either from scratch or revamping an existing one. What aids this consistency is the ability to recognise a pattern that is often repeated in the process and then followed for achieving a common result.
Ensuring a consistent and easy to maintain website is one of the biggest headaches faced by large organisations. This is the exact gap where the suggestion of creating a pattern library as the solution can come into the picture. But what are pattern libraries? And how can they be put to use? Let’s find out!  Pattern libraries aid in using easy elements and styles in a project in order to document the visual language of a site, promote consistency, provide user control and reduce cognitive load. What is a Pattern Library? The primary attraction of a pattern library is that the time taking process of building new features and pages is reduced to a minimum The importance of Pattern libraries gained attention in the tech space when developers started understanding the benefits of having readymade components for projects. In this era of wanting quick and easy fixes, the primary attraction of a pattern library is that the time taking process of...
Colorfield: Reuse in hook_help() with Parsedown
Reuse in hook_help() with Parsedown christophe Sat, 02/03/2019 - 14:56 Here is a pretty simple way to maintain the hook_help() of a Drupal project, straight from the readme file. Markdown is preferred here to .txt so it can be reused on a GitHub, GitLab, ... repository as well.

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