This week, Web Dev Rev guest host Lily Yan brought forward the following Drupal-related Web Dev Rev notes: what's new on Drupal.org for July 2017; Drupal 8.3.7 was released to fix a security issue; an invitation to join the Drupal Community Spotlight Committee; a look at the Drupal out of the box experience initiative; and Drupal 8.4.0-beta1 was released.
We have a lot of notes this week, since we've had a few weeks off from Web Dev Rev: working on a migration path from Drupal 7's Workbench Moderation to Drupal 8's Content Moderation in core; experimental modules' status towards Drupal 8.4.0 release and the detailed document; an article suggesting Drupal 8 migrators stop using Features; noting that the Bibliography module has an open security issue; what's new on Drupal.org for June 2017; what to expect from Drupal 8.4.0; the Lightning Drupal 8 distribution is intended "to create great authoring experiences and empower editorial teams"; one developer's top 5 lessons learned working with Drupal 8; per Lullabot, three things every Drupal site needs to kick ass; a look at a Drupal 8 admin theme, Eleven (video below); migrating Drupal 7 redirects to Drupal 8; changes to workflow plugins in Drupal 8.4.0; a Drupal modules card matching game; the Coffee module brings quick Spotlight-style keyboard navigation to the admin interface; how Drupal 8 leaves small non-profits behind and how to fix it; Internet Explorer 9 & 10 support dropped from Drupal 8.4.x; an easy way to create a modal in Drupal 8; using Google's Perspective API in Drupal to determine the "toxicity" of content; Better Field Descriptions module provides a way for end users to maintain help text; Rabbit hole module lets you lock down viewing of entities; getting "SEO juice" from JSON LD structured data; dealing with a giant cache_render table in Drupal 8; Mediacurrent's Drupal theme generator; and finally, Drupal 8 activity cards to help you learn Drupal 8.
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This week, Web Dev Rev guest host Chris Shantz brought forward the following Drupal-related Web Dev Rev notes: Larry Garfield responds to last week's Drupal Association statement; take the Drupal Community Governance Summit survey; and finally, Drupal 8.4.0 release plans.
Here's what we have to talk about since the last Web Dev Rev: Drupal core "experimental modules" don't get upgrade paths - and it's affecting something we're planning to use; Drupal Console hits 1 million downloads; Drupal Association and Drupal Project Lead issue statement regarding Larry Garfield; Drupal 8 modules that extend Entity Reference; what's next for CSS; and finally, the "reduced motion" media query.
Here's what we have to talk about in the Drupal world since the last Web Dev Rev: stop waiting for feeds - importing RSS in Drupal 8; June's post about what was new on Drupal.org in May; Drupal Association board meeting minutes; the Contenta Drupal 8 distribution, designed for "create once, publish everywhere"; building a custom migration in Drupal 8 using Paragraphs; an insider's look at DrupalCon session selection; embedding "just about anything" in Drupal 8; common pitfalls configuring Entity Browser in Drupal 8; check your coding style on Drupal 8; and finally, a look at some of the new features in Webform 8.x-5.x-beta14 (and we watched the included videos).
This week's Web Dev Rev notes are: MiniCamp Atlanta is a virtual Drupal camp happening on Friday the 16th; Drupal 7.55 and Drupal 8.3.3 were released; where Drupal 8's Webform module came from, and where it's going; some concerns about requiring Composer for CMSes; CSS's text-decoration-skip for underline appearance control; Safari Technology Preview 31 release notes; some sites are going back to the bad old days of requiring a specific browser; and finally, a demo site for variable web fonts.
After a guest week last week, there are plenty of Web Dev Rev notes this week: Drupal creator Dries Buytaert takes on a new role; how Drupal 8 and Composer can be friends; notes on how to write a Drupal 8 installation profile; how Drupal 8 configuration management can work with multi-site; a selection of interesting/potentially useful Drupal 8 modules: Configuration Split, Config Ignore, Config Filter, and Default Content; the Style Guide, Retina Images, and Real-time SEO modules for Drupal 7 and 8; the SiteDiff tool to see differences between two versions of a website; user facing state; the difference between URLs and URIs; Emoji on the web (and how Microsoft Edge is the only browser to support every colour font format); how Chrome won; a case for Firefox; little Git tips; an issue to discuss neat Git tips; a script to visually select Git branches to check out; a love letter to CSS; and finally, some fun tooltip animations.
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