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WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for August 18, 2017

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev guest host Lily Yan brought forward the following Drupal-related Web Dev Rev notes: what's new on 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.

WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for August 11, 2017

WCMS Web Dev Rev

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 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.

WCMS update for July 2017

In this issue:

  • The importance of good quality data
  • WCMS training for co-op students
  • Drop-in lab availability for August
  • ​Reminder: WCMS migration to responsive cut-off date – August 31, 2017

WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for July 21, 2017

WCMS Web Dev Rev

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.

WCMS update for June 2017

In this issue:

  • Path review report
  • Infrastructure changes affecting WCMS sites
  • Drop-in lab closed July 11
  • Developer 1-on-1s
  • ​Reminder: WCMS migration to responsive cut-off date – August 31, 2017

WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for June 2, 2017

WCMS Web Dev Rev

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.