Manifesto: So long Drupal 7, welcome Drupal 9
Drupal 7 was released back in 2011. Having served the Drupal Community and its users for more than 8 years, it’s now due to reach end-of-life (EOL) in November 2021. Meanwhile, Drupal 9 is due to be released in 2020, which means Drupal 8 will also reach EOL at the same time as Drupal 7.. Continue reading...
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Promet Source: WCAG 2.1 in 7 Perspectives
For those who don’t work in the trenches of digital accessibility, the guidelines can seem confusing or overwhelming. The fact is, it’s not necessary to know the details associated with the 73 individual Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 success criterion in order to make design decisions and ultimately contribute to a website planning session.
Mobomo: DOI’s Drupal Developer Support Services BPA awarded to Mobomo, LLC
Vienna, VA March 19, 2019—Mobomo,
Mobomo, LLC is pleased to announce our award as a prime contractor on the $25M Department of Interior (DOI) Drupal Developer Support Services BPA . Mobomo brings an experienced and extensive Drupal Federal practice team to DOI. Our team has launched a large number of award winning federal websites in both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8, to include www.nasa.gov, www.usgs.gov, and www.fisheries.noaa.gov.,These sites have won industry recognition and awards including the 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Webby Award; two 2017 Innovate IT awards; and the 2018 MUSE Creative Award and the Acquia 2018 Public Sector Engage award.
DOI has been shifting its websites from an array of Content Management System (CMS) and non-CMS-based solutions to a set of single-architecture, cloud-hosted Drupal solutions. In doing so, DOI requires Drupal support for hundreds of websites that are viewed by hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, including its parent website, www.doi.gov, managed by the Office of the Secretary. Other properties include websites and resources provided by its bureaus (Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, National Park Service, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological...
TC Drupal News: Submit a Session for 2019 Twin Cities Drupal Camp
Twin Cities Drupal Camp is the perfect opportunity to share your experiences and expertise with the community, and session submission for our 2019 camp is now open!
Share what you've learned about Drupal, business and other Web topics such as project management, favorite modules, development processes, design/UX, SEO, content strategy, backend wizardry, front-end tips or whatever subject interests you. Our Drupal Camp is attended by eager learners and people who have something to share. This year we are asking for 45-minute session submissions.
If you have a session proposal, please submit it. Presenters have their registration fees waived, in addition to the heartfelt thanks of the community! (fame and fortune optional).
The end is near, session submissions will close on April 29th at Midnight CDT. Submit your session today!
Kalamuna Blog: Scaling Content Moderation with Artificial Intelligence
Scaling Content Moderation with Artificial Intelligence Rob Loach
Mon, 04/01/2019 - 08:45 Don’t miss the DrupalCon Seattle session, “Hot Dog/Not Hot Dog: Artificial Intelligence with Drupal” by Rob Loach, Director of Technology at Kalamuna. Categories Drupal Guidance Pantheon Author Andrew Mallis Crispin Bailey Rob Loach
Jacob Rockowitz: Drupal is frustrating
Proceeding every article or blog post about the future of Drupal, there are always a few comments that express a high-level of frustration when it comes to Drupal 8. From missing modules, to completely rewritten APIs, to new design patterns, and even complaints about the restructuring of sessions and tracks at DrupalCon….People are frustrated with change. The entire Drupal community understands peoples’ frustration, which is why we are continually trying to improve the software and community. Our most significant strides happen at DrupalCons, where everyone comes to together to share codes, ideas, and passion.Introspection before DrupalConBefore last year’s DrupalCon I wrote a blog post titled, Drupal is the worst Content Management System except for all those other solutions in which I talked about Drupal adoption, sustainability, and mentorship. DrupalCon provides the Drupal community with an opportunity for everyone to take stock of where we are at and where we are going. Every year we have discussions with actionable items to improve our community, which is continually changing.Each year, I get something different out of DrupalCon. Last year I became more aware of diversity and inclusion issues within the Drupal and software community. I was also inspired to address webform related accessibility issues. The overarching thing I have learned at DrupalCons is contributing to...
Drupal.org Featured Case Studies: Rapid Rollout of 11 Brand Websites for a Leading Publishing Conglomerate
Completed Drupal site or project URL: https://www.autonews.com/The Client is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia.
Rapid brand rollouts
Engineering team’s time is freed up - the first brand was able to set up around 50 landing pages without needing any developer intervention
All brands share best practices across analytics, SEO (meta tags, etc.), performance (Drupal Cache, Varnish, Cloudflare), media management etc as these are part of the Core platform
Axelerant Blog: A Tale of Three Camps: Axelerant at Goa, London, Mountain Camp
In the last month, our team members attended three DrupalCamps around the world. We’ve learned a lot from these experiences. Here's a look back at each.
DrupalEasy: DrupalEasy Podcast 217 - Drupal Fools by Dr. Seuss
Direct .mp3 file download.
Get ready for your trip to Seattle with this April Fool's Day special episode of the DrupalEasy Podcast.
a Dr. Seuss joint (sortof)
From the top of your head to the tips of your toes,
You are a Drupaller, everyone knows.
You think about Drupal all day and all night.
You’re more than obsessed with getting things right.
Your Views and your Fields and your Content Types,
Simply scream “Drupal!” here are some reasons why:
Your User Experience is so Steve Jobs-esque
Your Splash Awards medals are spilling off your desk!
Your API documentation site,
Lets your developers get sleep at night.
You’re well known to eat your own dog food.
When you’re done with work you’re still in a good mood.
And why not? Your patches have all been applied,
The hackers can’t get in, and they even tried!
I heard a rumor at DrupalCon Seattle,
That your coding standard leaves code reviewers rattled.
Before you go saying that I must be kidding,
Know that I suck a peek, I did some digging…
I couldn’t find one curly brace out of place,
One line break too many or one poor stack trace.
Have you ever noticed just how our community
Is one of the best at promoting unity?
We’re very good at giving hugs,
Especially to those who have fixed our bugs.
But if you’re not a fan...
OpenSense Labs: Headway to future: Progressive web apps with Drupal
Headway to future: Progressive web apps with Drupal
Sun, 03/31/2019 - 22:35 Progressive web apps (PWA) have made great inroads and one of the greatest examples of that can be seen through Twitter. As one of the most popular platforms to know what’s happening around the world and with millions of active users around the globe who consume, create and share data, Twitter has been a force to reckon with and has leveraged the power of PWA. In order to enhance their mobile web experience and make it faster, more reliable and more engrossing, it has built the Twitter Lite Progressive Web App. This extracts the best of the modern web and native features to offer instant loading, improved user engagement, and lower data consumption.
Big names like Twitter are traversing the path of PWA. And that’s been the success story of PWA. By taking advantage of major advances in modern web browsers, web APIs and front-end frameworks, progressive web apps deliver stupendous app experiences to mobile and desktop users. Drupal, as a leading content management system, offers a wonderful platform for creating a progressive web app. Let’s take a brief look at PWA before moving on to Drupal’s capability.
Understanding Progressive Web App
It was the year 2007 when the iPhone came into the picture. That’s when the history of progressive web apps starts, states Venn. This...
OpenSense Labs: Marrying Alexa with Drupal
Marrying Alexa with Drupal
Sun, 03/31/2019 - 22:35 You may get involved in a coffee mishap on the way out of the door leaving a stain on your shirt. This is among the numerous stains that Tide’s Stain Remover, an Alexa skill, can help you remove.
Voice assistants like Alexa are beginning to play a colossal part in our everyday lives. That is exactly why Tide, one of the largest producers of laundry products, has plunged in to utilise Alexa as a Stain removal expert. With the growing popularity of Amazon Alexa, organisations can consider the best ways to extend their omnichannel content strategy for including dissemination of content on voice and chat platforms. Integrating Alexa with Drupal, one of the leading content management systems in the market, can be great for allowing content to be accessed both via web and voice assistants.
Alexa: A quintessential voice assistant
As Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa is available on a plethora of devices from Amazon like Echo and third-party device manufacturers. It was named after the Library of Alexandria which attempted to collect all of the world’s knowledge. It lets you tell your wishes, at least the simple ones like playing music tracks and finding food recipes and fulfils them.
“With Alexa, you can build natural voice experiences that offer customers a more intuitive way to interact...
Kanopi Studios: DrupalCon Seattle is here!
DrupalCon Seattle is next week! We’re excited to get together with the community for learning and collaborations.
But first, we have to travel to Seattle. We’re so excited about it that we made a Spotify playlist made up of all Seattle bands. Spin up our playlist for your drive or flight!
So much great music has come from Seattle, you’re bound to find something you like.
We’re busy at DrupalCon with summits, sessions, community work, and more. Come visit us at booth #306, or check out where we will be below. Either way, come say hello.
Monday April 8, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm: Anne Stefanyk is joining Pantheon at Selling to the Marketing Buyer.
Tuesday, April 9, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm: Anne will be leading an afternoon breakout session at the Nonprofit Summit,
Tuesday, April 9, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm: AmyJune Hineline will be leading the Community Summit.
Our community liaison AmyJune will be staffing the at the Core Mentoring booth on Wednesday and Thursday. She’ll also be doing two workshops:
Monday April 8, 1:00 to 3:00 pm: AmyJune will be leading a first-time contributor workshop,
Friday April 12, 9:00 am to noon: AmyJune hosts an encore first-time contributor workshop. Other Kanopians will be available to help with setting up tooling and getting folks ready to tackle real issues.