Posts Tagged:drupal site

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.


To PESOS or to POSSE?

Yesterday I shared that I uninstalled the Facebook application from my phone. My friend Simon Surtees was quick to text me: “I for one am pleased you have left Facebook. Less Cayman Island pictures!”. Not too fast Simon. I never said that I left Facebook or that I’d stop posting on Facebook. Plus, I’ll have more Cayman Islands pictures to share soon. 🙂 As a majority of my friends and family communicate on Facebook and Twitter, I still want to share updates on social media. However, I believe I can do it in a more thoughtful manner that allows me to take back control over my own data. There are a couple of ways I could go about that: I could share my status updates and photos on a service like Facebook or Twitter and then automatically download and publish them to my website. I could publish my status updates…

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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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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/

Smart Cropping of Media with Image Widget Crop Drupal Module

Sometimes, in your Drupal site, you may need to crop images with a predefined aspect ratio but with different size values within a certain range. This is where the Image Widget Crop module is your tool for the job. It can be used in a great variety of Drupal sites. From image galleries to educational sites with illustrations. In this tutorial, you’ll be using the contrib Image Widget Crop module in conjunction with the new media features for images available in Drupal core.   [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Showcase Two Drupal Images Together with the Zurb TwentyTwenty Module

Zurb TwentyTwenty module is mostly intended to highlight the difference between two images on a Drupal site. One example use case is advertising images for skin products. Those images present half of the face before applying the product and half of the face after applying it. Besides doing direct comparisons between images, you can use this module for other purposes as well. In this tutorial, you will learn how Zurb TwentyTwenty module works. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

#DrupalGTD "Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building” – SoCal Code Camp x Stauffer

Start:  2017-12-02 (All day) America/Los_Angeles Organizers:  rainbreaw cstauffer Event type:  Training (free or commercial) https://www.socalcodecamp.com/member_register.aspx “SoCal Code Camp” is coming towards you at the speed of light, are you ready? We are! The community driven software and technology conference, is an absolutely free volunteer organized event scheduled to take place December 2nd & 3rd. Hosted on the grounds of the historic USC campus, the soirée will include great sessions, workshops, networking events, and a very special Four(4) part “Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building” training session lead by Rain Michael’s on Saturday, December 2nd. This is your time to shine: Follow the steps below to reserve your space today! 1. First things first, you’re the realest. 2. Register your account (link above) 3. RSVP for this years SoCal Code Camp 4. “Check” your interest in Session Parts 1–4 (below) 1.4 Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building: Part 1 of 4…

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Adding a MailChimp Newsletter to Your Drupal Site

Finding easy to use modules for Drupal 8 is not always easy. Often they haven’t been migrated from Drupal 7. Or they are still in beta. Or the documentation is either poor or non-existent. That’s why finding the MailChimp module was a true delight. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use this module to integrate your Drupal 8 site with MailChimp newsletter service. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Adding a MailChimp Newsletter to Your Drupal Site

Finding easy to use modules for Drupal 8 is not always easy. Often they haven’t been migrated from Drupal 7. Or they are still in beta. Or the documentation is either poor or non-existent. That’s why finding the MailChimp module was a true delight. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use this module to integrate your Drupal 8 site with MailChimp newsletter service. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Shopping with augmented reality

Last spring, Acquia Labs built a chatbot prototype that helps customers choose recipes and plan shopping lists with dietary restrictions and preferences in mind. The ability to interact with a chatbot assistant rather than having to research and plan everything on your own can make grocery shopping much easier. We wanted to take this a step further and explore how augmented reality could also improve the shopping experience. The demo video above features how a shopper named Alex can interact with an augmented reality application to remove friction from her shopping experience at Freshland Market (a fictional grocery store). The Freshland Market mobile application not only guides Alex through her shopping list but also helps her to make more informed shopping decisions through augmented reality overlays. It superimposes useful information such as price, user ratings and recommended recipes, over shopping items detected by a smartphone camera. The application can personalize…

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Create a One Page Drupal Site with Views Infinite Scroll Module

You most likely already navigated across some sites, blogs or galleries, that present the content in an infinite scroll mode. Such scrolling can easily be implemented with the Views Infinite Scroll contribution module in Drupal 8. No additional libraries or plugins required. In this tutorial, we’re going to create a gallery of article teasers of all countries in the Americas. Let’s get started! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Drupal CAP – Drupal 8 Workshop

Start:  2017-10-07 09:30 – 16:00 Asia/Kolkata Organizers:  SenthilMohith arunkumark Event type:  Training (free or commercial) We are doing a one-day hands-on workshop on Drupal and Site building to students of Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women on 7th October 2017. This session would present an outline of concepts of Drupal and basic site building. This training session is an initiative by Drupal Chennai Community in Collaboration with Drupal Association and Innoppl Technologies Pvt Ltd., Workshop Details: Name: Drupal CAP – Drupal 8 Workshop College Name: Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women Date: 7th October 2017 Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Venue: IT Lab 1, Elayampalayam, Tiruchengode – TK, Namakkal District, Tamilnadu – 637 205, INDIA. Agenda: Build and make a basic Drupal site. Select, install and configure modules and themes from Drupal.org Create content and configure content types, create listings of content. Manage user roles and accounts. Manage aliases…

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Drupal Training by Valuebound, Bangalore on Drupal Global Training Days

Start:  2017-09-16 10:30 – 15:30 Asia/Kolkata Organizers:  mahaveer003 chishah92 nishantkumar155 Event type:  Training (free or commercial) We, at Valuebound, are excited to announce a hands on ‘Drupal-in-a-day’ training session on the 16th of September 2017 Saturday. This is an initiative coordinated by the Drupal Association as a part of the Global Training Days to introduce new people to the wonderful world of Drupal. Come and be a part of a world wide Drupal community! Make a live website yourself and know how Drupal can help you! Difficulty Level: Introductory Proposed Session: Get a leap on to the world of Drupal 8 . Learn about the main features and concepts of Drupal with live practice sessions. By the end of this training session, you will know about the terminologies associated with Drupal and will be able to understand how Drupal sites are constructed. You will be equipped with the knowledge of…

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Reservoir: a Simple Way to Decouple Drupal

Cross-posted from Dries’ blog Decoupled Drupal seems to be taking the world by storm. I’m currently in Sydney, and everyone I talked to so far, including the attendees at the Sydney Drupal User Group, is looking into decoupled Drupal. Digital agencies are experimenting with it on more projects, and there is even a new Decoupled Dev Days conference dedicated to the topic. Roughly eight months ago, we asked ourselves in Acquia’s Office of the CTO whether we could create a “headless” version of Drupal, optimized for integration with a variety of applications, channels and touchpoints. Such a version could help us build bridges with other developer communities working with different frameworks and programming languages, and the JavaScript community in particular. I’ve been too busy with the transition at Acquia to blog about it in real time, but a few months ago, we released Reservoir. It’s a Drupal-based content repository with…

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Reservoir, a simple way to decouple Drupal

Decoupled Drupal seems to be taking the world by storm. I’m currently in Sydney, and everyone I talked to so far, including the attendees at the Sydney Drupal User Group, is looking into decoupled Drupal. Digital agencies are experimenting with it on more projects, and there is even a new Decoupled Dev Days conference dedicated to the topic. Roughly eight months ago, we asked ourselves in Acquia’s Office of the CTO whether we could create a “headless” version of Drupal, optimized for integration with a variety of applications, channels and touchpoints. Such a version could help us build bridges with other developer communities working with different frameworks and programming languages, and the JavaScript community in particular. I’ve been too busy with the transition at Acquia to blog about it in real time, but a few months ago, we released Reservoir. It’s a Drupal-based content repository with all the necessary web…

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Top 5 Lessons I’ve Learned Working with Drupal 8

Now that Drupal 8 is “production ready,” and agencies are ready to expand their capabilities by building in Drupal 8, clients are asking about it, and the community’s focus has shifted to developing for it. Drupal 8’s predecessor, Drupal 7, has been around since January 2011, which means that by late 2016 everyone working in Drupal was very familiar with the ins-and-outs of how Drupal 7 worked. Writing modules, using the hook system and preprocess functions, figuring out templating and theming quirks — it all became second nature to us. We’d mastered views and webforms, and some of us had written a couple of tricky migrations. In short, we’d all grown comfortable with Drupal 7 — and then along came Drupal 8. With the arrival of Drupal 8, many of those core components — on which we’d built many sites, and a living — have changed dramatically. We are now…

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Drupal is Good?

Before joining Viget I built websites on Drupal for Congressmen and Fortune 500 companies. Those websites were good, and they’re visited by millions of people. I’ve been to Drupal Cons, I’ve been to Drupal meet-ups, and I’ve given presentations on Drupal topics. I wouldn’t have a career as a developer without Drupal, but I wouldn’t recommend Drupal. “So if not Drupal, then what?” It depends. Anyone who says they know the solution before they know the problem is lying, wrong, or guessing. At Viget, we can figure out what the best solution is to a problem. That solution may be a static website, a solution with Contentful, a Craft site, a custom-built CMS, or something we haven’t thought of yet. It depends on the project. We’ve written about this before. We have come up with reasons to go off-the-shelf or to go custom-built. We have compared off-the-shelf CMS’s and we…

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Building an Open Source Photo Gallery with Face and Object Recognition (Part 1)

In this two-part series of blog posts, I’m going to show you how we built a Drupal 8 photo gallery site, integrated with Amazon S3, Rekognition, and Lambda to automatically detect faces (allowing us to automatically identify names!) and objects found in our photos. Acquia Build Week Every year, Acquia puts on Build Week, a week-long event where Acquia’s engineering teams (along with other departments, like OCTO, Professional Services, and more!) come together to learn, collaborate, and inspire a little crazy. One of the most intense, fun, and productive parts of Build Week is the two-day Hackathon. Every year there are some new and interesting initiatives, spanning a very wide range of interests. Some projects, like the exploration and strengthening of Drupal 8’s then-nascent Configuration Management tools, are geared towards building up Drupal 8. Other projects are more imaginative and exploratory, like augmented reality shopping experiences, which demonstrated how Acquia…

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