Category Archive for: about drupal

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.


Drupal 8.6.0 released

Last night, we shipped Drupal 8.6.0! I firmly believe this is the most significant Drupal 8 release to date. It is significant because we made a lot of progress on all twelve of Drupal 8 core’s strategic initiatives. As a result, Drupal 8.6 delivers a large number of improvements for content authors, evaluators, site builders and developers. What is new for content authors? For content authors, Drupal 8.6 adds support for “remote media types”. This means you can now easily embed YouTube or Vimeo videos in your content. The Media Library in Drupal 8.6Content authors want Drupal to be easy to use. We made incredible progress on a variety of features that will help to achieve that: we’ve delivered an experimental media library, added the Workspaces module as experimental, providing sophisticated content staging capabilities, and made great strides on the upcoming Layout Builder. The Layout Builder is shaping up to…

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A Dozen Reasons Why You Should Attend DrupalEurope in Darmstadt, Germany this September

DrupalEurope, which will be happening from September 10 through 14, 2018 in Darmstadt, Germany, describes itself as “both a technology conference and a family reunion for the Drupal community.” 1600+ attendees are expected. The buzz around this event has been unusually high, especially in the greater Acquia metaverse, for 12 reasons. Here they are: 1. Drupal Europe is put on by a group of community volunteers in collaboration with the German Drupal Association and the Drupal Europe Foundation. The fact that this is an 100% community-spun, DrupalCon-scale event is amazing, and shows how the community in Europe is committed to support it on its own. One of those community organizers, btw, is Acquian Gábor Hojtsy. Another Acquian volunteer is Ricardo Amaro, who is chairing the DevOps + Infrastructure track. A big bunch of Acquians are speaking, but we’ll get to them later in this post. 2. But first, back to…

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10 Reasons Why You Should Start Your New Project in Drupal 8 (instead of Drupal 7)

Sorry Drupal 7, it’s not you, but it’s time to move on… (to Drupal 8). As developers, we sometimes forget that we live in a tech bubble. In our highly technical world we assume things that not everyone sees. For example, there are still reasons that clients frequently cite to justify staying in an old version of Drupal, in this case Drupal 7, instead of starting a new project straight away in Drupal 8. This is true even when we are talking about starting a brand new project (as opposed to just migrating). Most of the time these reasons are business-related, or politically-related reasons — not technical. And the problem is that without having the right technical background, these reasons often cause clients to underestimate the impacts and benefits that are achieved by making the right choice based on the technology. In this post, I’ll try to give you enough…

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Experience Express in Utrecht: Conversational Design and Modern Front-end Approaches at Frontend United

With a uniquely diverse community of designers, developers, and everyone in between, Frontend United is one of the conferences I find I enjoy more and more each time I attend. My previous time at this wonderful Drupal-adjacent conference was in Ghent, where I gave a session about the promise (and perils) of decoupled Drupal. This time, in Utrecht, a wide range of designer- and developer-oriented content greeted attendees both within and well outside the Drupal universe. This time on the Experience Express, we call briefly in Utrecht to discover some new best practices in conversational design, tinker around with browser-based debugging tools, and listen in on Drupal’s project lead Dries Buytaert and his plans for JavaScript in Drupal core. A little more conversation … and design On Friday at Frontend United, I had the opportunity and privilege of presenting a session about conversational interfaces entitled “Talk over text: Conversational design…

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Drupal Global Training Day Paris

Start:  2018-09-14 09:30 – 16:00 Europe/Paris Organizers:  Trained People romainj Event type:  Training (free or commercial) Free Drupal 8 training in Paris. You don’t know much about Drupal and want to discover what it has to offer? Join us and meet Drupal experts that will answer your questions and make demos. We will discover the basics of site-building (node types, views, blocks…) and the global philosophie of Drupal. The training will be held in Paris (19). Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed

When should we release Drupal 9?

Since the release of Drupal 8.0.0 in November 2015, the Drupal 8 core committers have been discussing when and how we’ll release Drupal 9. Nat Catchpole, one of Drupal 8’s core committers, shared some excellent thoughts about what goes into making that decision. The driving factor in that discussion is security support for Drupal 8’s third party dependencies (e.g. Symfony, Twig, Guzzle, jQuery, etc). Our top priority is to ensure that all Drupal users are using supported versions of these components so that all Drupal sites remain secure. In his blog, Nat uses Symfony as an example. The Symfony project announced that it will stop supporting Symfony 3 in November 2021, which means that Symfony 3 won’t receive security updates after that date. Consequently, by November 2021, we need to prepare all Drupal sites to use Symfony 4 or later. Nothing has been decided yet, but the current thinking is…

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What is Drupal ? & First time Sprinters Workshop

Start:  2018-06-16 10:00 – 17:00 Asia/Tokyo Event type:  Training (free or commercial) http://cmslabo.org/drupal-global-training-days/2018/0616 Full day training What is Drupal ? & First time Sprinters Workshop. Tokyo, Japan. More info here http://cmslabo.org/drupal-global-training-days/2018/0616 event entry is here https://cmslabo.doorkeeper.jp/events/74712 1) What is Drupal ? 10:00 – 12:00 : Drupal Concept, example Drupal website, about Drupal Association, install Docker/Kubernetes based Drupal at own PC, add page and edit content, install IMCE modules, upload image, change design template, and son. 13:00 – 16:00 : Let’s make own website at your PC Drupal environment with Drupal supporters. 16:00 -17:00 : Drupal Q&A by everyone, information sharing by all 2) First time Sprinters using DrupalCon Nashville 2017 Sprint slide and drud quicksprint code. Slide is here DrupalCon Nashville 2018 First time Sprinters Workshophttp://bit.ly/sprint-workshop-nashville quicksprint code is here v0.1.1: Official release for Drupalcon Nashville sprintshttps://github.com/drud/quicksprint/releases/tag/v0.1.1 Drupal Community Tools Download Instructionshttps://www.drupal.org/tools Thank you for your for participation. Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed

Experience Express in Philadelphia: Promoting Drupal at Drupaldelphia

When Phillies hats begin to dot the landscape and one of the most beautiful train stations in the country materializes around you, you know you’re in Philadelphia, a city I can never seem to stop loving. After a brief hiatus, Drupaldelphia was in full swing this year, attracting developers, creatives, and businesspeople from all over Pennsylvania and surrounding states to a conference that is always full of pleasant surprises. Hosted by Hussian College in the Spring Garden area of Philadelphia, Drupaldelphia had something for everyone, whether developers hungry for headless or novices just getting started with Drupal for the first time. And it was a unique privilege to share the stage with fellow open source exponents for a wide-ranging lightning keynote panel. In this week’s edition of Experience Express, I stopped by Drupaldelphia to gain some fascinating insights about Drupal 8 and the future of Drupal and to kick off…

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State of Drupal presentation (April 2018)

© Yes Moon Last week, I shared my State of Drupal presentation at Drupalcon Nashville. In addition to sharing my slides, I wanted to provide more information on how you can participate in the various initiatives presented in my keynote, such as growing Drupal adoption or evolving our community values and principles. Drupal 8 update During the first portion of my presentation, I provided an overview of Drupal 8 updates. Last month, the Drupal community celebrated an important milestone with the successful release of Drupal 8.5, which ships with improved features for content creators, site builders, and developers. Drupal 8 continues to gain momentum, as the number of Drupal 8 sites has grown 51 percent year-over-year: This graph depicts the number of Drupal 8 sites built since April 2015. Last year there were 159,000 sites and this year there are 241,000 sites, representing a 51% increase year-over-year.Drupal 8’s module ecosystem…

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State of Drupal presentation (April 2018)

© Yes Moon Last week, I shared my State of Drupal presentation at Drupalcon Nashville. In addition to sharing my slides, I wanted to provide more information on how you can participate in the various initiatives presented in my keynote, such as growing Drupal adoption or evolving our community values and principles. Drupal 8 update During the first portion of my presentation, I provided an overview of Drupal 8 updates. Last month, the Drupal community celebrated an important milestone with the successful release of Drupal 8.5, which ships with improved features for content creators, site builders, and developers. Drupal 8 continues to gain momentum, as the number of Drupal 8 sites has grown 51 percent year-over-year: This graph depicts the number of Drupal 8 sites built since April 2015. Last year there were 159,000 sites and this year there are 241,000 sites, representing a 51% increase year-over-year.Drupal 8’s module ecosystem…

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Experience Express in Chicago: Inclusion and Drupal 8 in the Spotlight at MidCamp

Every time I leave the Windy City, I feel something pulling me back. This time, it wasn’t the gusts that whip around the skyscrapers towering over Lake Shore Drive. Instead, it was the renewed excitement I could feel in the air on the heels of last Wednesday’s release of Drupal 8.5, and the mood at MidCamp, held at the Lincoln Park campus of DePaul University, was celebratory and animated. This impeccably organized Midwestern Drupal conference attracts attendees from all over the country, and all were here to learn about Drupal 8. It’s easy to see why. MidCamp’s eclectic lineup of sessions and trainings spanned all levels of experience with Drupal and straddled a surprising range of topics, including Drupal for site builders, theming in Twig, writing RFPs, technical leadership, and diversity and inclusion. In this Experience Express column, we’re stopping in Chicago to see just what all the enthusiasm is…

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Three ways we can improve Drupal's evaluator experience

Last week, Matthew Grasmick stepped into the shoes of a developer who has no Drupal experience, and attempted to get a new “Hello world!” site up and running using four different PHP frameworks: WordPress, Laravel, Symfony and Drupal. He shared his experience in a transparent blog post. In addition to detailing the inefficiencies in Drupal’s download process and end-user documentation, Matt also shows that out of the four frameworks, Drupal required the most steps to get installed. While it is sobering to read, I’m glad Matthew brought this problem to the forefront. Having a good evaluator experience is critical as it has a direct impact on adoption rates. A lot goes into a successful evaluator experience: from learning what Drupal is, to understanding how it works, getting it installed and getting your first piece of content published. So how can we make some very necessary improvements to Drupal’s evaluator experience?…

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My POSSE plan for evolving my site

In an effort to reclaim my blog as my thought space and take back control over my data, I want to share how I plan to evolve my website. Given the incredible feedback on my previous blog posts, I want to continue the conversation and ask for feedback. First, I need to find a way to combine longer blog posts and status updates on one site: Update my site navigation menu to include sections for “Blog” and “Notes”. The “Notes” section would resemble a Twitter or Facebook livestream that catalogs short status updates, replies, interesting links, photos and more. Instead of posting these on third-party social media sites, I want to post them on my site first (POSSE). The “Blog” section would continue to feature longer, more in-depth blog posts. The front page of my website will combine both blog posts and notes in one stream. Add support for Webmention,…

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Reclaiming my blog as my thought space

Last week, I shared my frustration with using social media websites like Facebook or Twitter as my primary platform for sharing photos and status updates. As an advocate of the open web, this has bothered me for some time so I made a commitment to prioritize publishing photos, updates and more to my own site. I’m excited to share my plan for how I’d like to accomplish this, but before I do, I’d like to share two additional challenges I face on my blog. These struggles factor into some of the changes I’m considering implementing, so I feel compelled to share them with you. First, I’ve struggled to cover a wide variety of topics lately. I’ve been primarily writing about Drupal, Acquia and the Open Web. However, I’m also interested in sharing insights on startups, investing, travel, photography and life outside of work. I often feel inspired to write about…

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Web Developer – The Creative Group – Seattle, WA

• Knowledgeable about Drupal and WordPress CMS’s (Familiarity with Wix is a plus!). This Web Developer opening is a short term temporary position in the Seattle…From Robert Half – Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:21:15 GMT – View all Seattle, WA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

The OSTraining Podcast #14: Everything You Need to Know About Drupal 8

Consider this episode to be the busy person’s guide to Drupal 8. If you haven’t had time to keep up with what’s new in the Drupal world, Mike Anello is here to help you catch up. No-one in the Drupal world is better connected than Mike, who has been in the community for over a decade. Mike is a trainer, developer, volunteer, camp organizer, podcaster. He’s seen and done it all in Drupal. Follow Mike on Twitter at @ultimike and via his site at DrupalEasy.com. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Getting Started with Drupal

Start:  2017-11-29 09:00 – 16:00 America/Managua Organizers:  dinarcon Event type:  Training (free or commercial) Trainer: Agaric – Mauricio Dinarte This training is aimed at people just starting with Drupal. Basic concepts will be explained and later put into practice. The objective is that someone, who might not even know about Drupal, can understand the different concepts and building blocks to create a website. By the end of the day, a simple yet fully functional website will be built. In particular, attendees will learn about: Drupal installation requirements and process Nodes Content types Fields Blocks Theme regions Views User and permissions Menus Taxonomy Module installation and configuration The training will focus on Drupal 8, but most of the concepts also apply to previous versions. Anything specific to Drupal 8 will be noted as such. Sign up here: https://agaric.typeform.com/to/IYaOt8 A link to the live training on Zoom will be provided when you…

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Free Drupal starter's training in Eger

Start:  2017-12-01 17:30 – 19:00 Europe/Budapest Organizers:  thamas roland.molnar Event type:  Training (free or commercial) https://www.facebook.com/events/1788567171440825/ Free training for the ones who want to know more about Drupal and how to get started with it. More detailed description in the event page. Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed

Drupal Global Training Day in Chennai

Start:  2017-12-02 10:00 – 16:00 Asia/Kolkata Event type:  Training (free or commercial) Drupal Global Training Days is an initiative by the Drupal Association to learn and share new and experienced users about Drupal. The event takes places all over the world on specific dates chosen by Drupal Association. A few of us local techies are conducting a Drupal training program on 2nd December 2017. It will be a lot of fun, and all skill levels are welcome. If you’ve never heard of Drupal before, it’s a powerful CMS platform that runs many of the world’s most popular websites. You can learn more about it on http://drupal.org. WHY DRUPAL? Drupal is an open source content management system for building websites and online services. The platform is supported by a large international community that continuously maintains and develops it. The biggest advantage of Drupal is its flexibility, as it is fully customizable…

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