Category Archive for: Drupal 8

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.


Managing Your Drupal 8 Migration

In this post, we’ll begin to talk about the development considerations of actual website code migration and other technological details. In these exercises, we’re assuming that you’re moving from Drupal 6 or 7 to Drupal 8. In a later post, I will examine ways to move other source formats into Drupal 8 – including CSV files, non-Drupal content management systems, or database dumps from weird or proprietary frameworks. Source: https://www.phase2technology.com/feed/

The Layout Initiative

Mike and Matt talk to Acquia’s Tim Plunkett and Emilie Nouveau about the Layout Initiative, which aims to build layout building functionality into Drupal core similar to Panels / Display Suite. Note that the Layout Initiative did officially make it into Drupal 8.5! Source: https://www.lullabot.com

Delivered by Acquia: Drupal 8 Site Builder Accelerator Course w/ Certification prep

Level: IntroductoryThis innovative course is a ‘flipped’ virtual training that combines self-paced learning with weekly live virtual classroom sessions led by an expert Drupal instructor. Each week you will do weekly self-paced learning and project assignments when it is convenient for you, and attend a 90-minute instructor-led virtual class session. Each session is a workshop where students ask questions, test their skills in applying knowledge, and interact with one another in hands-on activities. The Course includes… Four weekly 90-minute virtual class sessions Access to self-paced study materials to learn each week’s Drupal topics Access to collaborative/social learning environment for peer-to-peer and peer-to-instructor asynchronous interaction Access to private Slack channel for this course for peer-to-peer help Slack access to instructor during specified weekly office hours Max class size of about 15 ensures significant instructor attention Voucher to take the Acquia Certified Site Builder – D8 exam ($250 value) – 1 free retake…

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Drupal 8 Front End Developer – Freelance. position is open

Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

Migrate Drupal 8 site to a new server position is open

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Decoupled Drupal: A Guide for Marketers

If you are considering a move to Drupal 8, or upgrading your current Drupal platform, it’s likely that you’ve come across the term “decoupled Drupal”, aka “headless Drupal”. But do you know what it means and what the implications of decoupled Drupal are for marketers? In this guide we will define decoupled Drupal and share three reasons why marketers should consider a decoupled architecture as they evolve their digital experience platforms. Source: https://www.phase2technology.com/feed/

Ever want to try your hand at DOCKER?

Start:  2018-01-27 10:00 – 13:00 America/New_York Organizers:  dsteplight bendygirl Event type:  Training (free or commercial) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/docker-global-drupal-training-day-tickets-4… Well, then if you can’t make it to BAH on Friday for the Drupal4Gov half day, maybe join us on Saturday January 27th at Government CIO Magazine for a Drupal Global Training Day Docker workshop. This event will take place regardless of government operational status this coming week. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/docker-global-drupal-training-day-tickets-4… Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Please bring a computer!! This workshop will walk you through how to build your own custom Docker container using Docker Compose. Docker Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. You will walk away with the skills to build images that are easy to manage and update. You will have the basic dev-op skills to customize your containers to satisfy your specific project needs Darryle Steplight (also doing the Friday Workshop) Please download Docker and…

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Estimating Drupal 8 Migration Scope

In my last post,  we discussed why marketers might want to migrate their content to Drupal 8, and the strategy and planning required to get started. The spreadsheet we shared with you in that post is the foundation of a good migration, and it usually takes a couple sprints of research, discussion, and documentation to compile.  It’s also a process that’s applicable to all migration of content, no matter the source or destination framework. Source: https://www.phase2technology.com/feed/

Drupal 8 website development services position is open

Toronto, ON, Canada Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

Happy seventeenth birthday Drupal

Seventeen years ago today, I open-sourced the software behind Drop.org and released Drupal 1.0.0. When Drupal was first founded, Google was in its infancy, the mobile web didn’t exist, and JavaScript was a very unpopular word among developers. Over the course of the past seventeen years, I’ve witnessed the nature of the web change and countless internet trends come and go. As we celebrate Drupal’s birthday, I’m proud to say it’s one of the few content management systems that has stayed relevant for this long. While the course of my career has evolved, Drupal has always remained a constant. It’s what inspires me every day, and the impact that Drupal continues to make energizes me. Millions of people around the globe depend on Drupal to deliver their business, mission and purpose. Looking at the Drupal users in the video below gives me goosebumps. Drupal’s success is not only marked by…

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How to Create Charts in Drupal 8 with Views

There are many ways to present data to your readers. One example would be a table or a list. Sometimes you would rather prefer to enhance such data with a graphical chart.  It can ease understanding of large quantities of data. There is a way to make charts in Drupal with the help of the Charts module and Views. In this tutorial, you will learn the basic usage of the module in combination with the Google Charts library. Let’s start! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

How to decouple Drupal in 2018

In this post, I’m providing some guidance on how and when to decouple Drupal. Almost two years ago, I had written a blog post called “How should you decouple Drupal?”. Many people have found the flowchart in that post to be useful in their decision-making on how to approach their Drupal architectures. Since that point, Drupal, its community, and the surrounding market have evolved, and the original flowchart needs a big update. Drupal’s API-first initiative has introduced new capabilities, and we’ve seen the advent of the Waterwheel ecosystem and API-first distributions like Reservoir, Headless Lightning, and Contenta. More developers both inside and outside the Drupal community are experimenting with Node.js and adopting fully decoupled architectures. As a result, Acquia now offers Node.js hosting, which means it’s never been easier to implement decoupled Drupal on the Acquia platform. Let’s start with the new flowchart in full: All the ways to decouple…

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Working with BLT: An Automation Layer for Testing, Building, and Launching Drupal 8 Applications

Overview Mike Madison, a Technical Architect in Acquia Professional Services, recently completed a Drupal site build for a major public transit agency in the United States. I spoke with him in December 2017 about his experiences using BLT on this project. Mike said that BLT has been a critical component of the project’s success, and has especially helped in three primary ways: by accelerating project spinup, improving developer onboarding, and increasing development velocity and delivery consistency. About the project This transit agency set out to improve the efficiency of its customer experience, and create a cohesive user journey across all touchpoints and channels. To provide every commuter with the right experience, on the right device, at the right time, they needed to extend the information accessed on their website into train stations and platforms, as well as create an intranet. This required the ability to push screen-based information, news, and…

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Select Embeddable Media Assets in Drupal 8 with Entity Browser

If you already learned how to embed a media asset into CKEditor in this tutorial, you’d probably noticed that the media asset selection occurs through an autocomplete field. This doesn’t really help those working with their media assets. Nobody remembers every single name of every single asset to embed. Good news is there are a few modules in Drupal 8, which can help you enjoy your media browsing task.  In this tutorial, you’re going to learn how to configure the Entity Browser Module, in order to quickly find your media assets and easily embed them in your text editor. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Evolving Acquia.com

At Acquia, our mission is to deliver “the universal platform for the greatest digital experiences” and we want to lead by example. This year, Acquia’s marketing team has been working hard to redesign Acquia.com. We launched the new Acquia.com last week. The new site is not only intuitive and engaging, but “practices what we preach”, so to speak. Over the course of our first decade, Acquia’s website has seen a few iterations: The new site places a greater emphasis on taking advantage of our own products. We wanted to show (not tell) the power of the Acquia Platform. For example, Acquia Lift delivers visitors personalized content throughout the site. It was also important to take advantage of Acquia’s own resources and partner ecosystem. We worked in partnership with digital agency, HUGE, to create the new design and navigation. In the spirit of sharing, the marketing team documented their challenges and…

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Sr. Drupal 8 Developer (D8) position is open @MetroStarSystems

Washington, DC, United States Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

Embed a Youtube Player as a Media Asset Into CKEditor in Drupal 8

The new media capabilities in Drupal allow you create a media library with all kinds of media assets and use these assets everywhere. One way to use them is to embed these assets directly into CKEditor. In this tutorial, I will show you how to pull a video from Vimeo with the Video Embed Field module. You will only need to store the video URL on your Drupal site. This will come in handy for a lot of site editors. Let’s start! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Accelerate Drupal 8 by funding a Core Committer

We have ambitious goals for Drupal 8, including new core features such as Workspaces (content staging) and Layout Builder (drag-and-drop blocks), completing efforts such as the Migration path and Media in core, automated upgrades, and adoption of a JavaScript framework. I met with several of the coordinators behind these initiatives. Across the board, they identified the need for faster feedback from Core Committers, citing that a lack of Committer time was often a barrier to the initiative’s progress. We have worked hard to scale the Core Committer Team. When Drupal 8 began, it was just catch and myself. Over time, we added additional Core Committers, and the team is now up to 13 members. We also added the concept of Maintainer roles to create more specialization and focus, which has increased our velocity as well. I recently challenged the Core Committer Team and asked them what it would take to…

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The OSTraining Podcast #15: Rod Martin, How to Create Online Video Tutorials

Rod is responsible for many of the most popular videos in OSTraining history, including the Drupal 8 class that has around 2 million views. In this episode, I grill Rod for the techniques, tools and tips he uses to create great video tutorials Follow Rod on Twitter at @imrodmartin and via his site at ImRodMartin.com. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

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