The drupal-project repository is quickly becoming the de facto starter for all Drupal 8 projects. So how can you quickly spin up a new site with Composer and drupal-project? How do you take drupal-project and customize it to suit your particular needs? And, how do you leverage post-install tasks to keep yourself DRY? This February I gave a talk at DrupalCamp Florida where I got into all of these questions.
People who make Drupal tend to be pretty good folk. And while we Drupalistas aren’t out collectively waving our do-gooder flags, the community has powered sites for countless organizations solving important problems around the world. And we want that to continue. So this year, at DrupalCon Nashville, we hope to enliven the conversation about Drupal’s role as “tech for good,” and showcase its history as a platform for social change-makers. As part of that, we’re donating to the nonprofit of your choice when you visit our booth (#716.) Here's more on why we're fired-up about #Drupal4Good:
Are you a marketing or IT manager who’s confused when navigating Google Analytics? Wish you could see only key performance indicators in one place? Or, do you want to share only some of your data in an automatically updated report? Kalamuna has created a Google Data Studio (GDS) report template to help our clients better visualize their data, and because part of our mission is to help colleges and universities meet their goals through technology, we’re creating free reports for higher-ed professionals now until April 30.
Drupal core 8.5.0-stable was released just a few days ago, and I imagine other folks may run into the same installation problem as I did when attempting to upgrade. If you think this might be you, then read on... Problem: When trying to upgrade from any previous version of Drupal core to ~8.5, Composer delivers 8.5.0-beta1 instead of the latest stable version.
Building a JIRA dashboard to encompass all projects and team members can be challenging in an agency. We have multiple projects of differing scope and scale running at the same time using various agile methodologies. The dashboard needs to give team members and stakeholders an overall sense of the work we’re doing, as well as motivation to act to move the project forward. Check out these six steps you can take (we did!) to supercharge your JIRA dashboard and make it more useful for everyone.
The days of slapping a design on a website after you've built it are gone. Component-based architectures and atomic design principles are the future, but how can we use them in Drupal? This past November (2017) I gave a talk at DrupalCamp Atlanta in which I offer my answers to this question. Keep reading to get my overview and watch the video of my presentation.
São Paulos Batman's Alley hosts an ever-changing tapestry of works from local street artists
It can sometimes feel overwhelming to keep up with evolving technology. If you’re worried that migrating your organization’s Drupal 6 or 7 site to the latest version, Drupal 8, is going to cause headaches, this post is for you. Major benefits of migrating your site to D8 include: built-in responsiveness for mobile and other platforms, faster page loads and optimized performance, and a more streamlined and intuitive content editing experience. But change can be scary, I know.
I’m proud to announce our work with Fair Trade USA, a non-profit that seeks to cultivate the conscious consumer and eliminate exploitation. They do this through a market-based approach that ensures sustainable livelihoods, safe working conditions, environmental protection, and community resources for farmers and workers around the world. In collaboration with Oakland agency Comrade, we relaunched their site on Drupal 8.
The Drupal community’s got heart. We partner with organizations that do work that matters, and we champion web accessibility, higher education and nonprofits in our events. This year at BADCamp we wanted to shine a light on this aspect of the community and do something different with our sponsor booth. Instead of giving away schwag, we gave away pre-paid charity gift cards that BADCampers could spend on causes they care about. See how the community spent the cards, and get a little background on how this charity donation booth came to be.