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January 2016

WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for January 29, 2016

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week in Web Dev Rev notes: discussion is underway for a new release schedule for Drupal 7 core; will begin allowing users to "follow" content; Features Builder is a potentially interesting module that could make it easier to build Features; the Drupal fork Backdrop recently released version 1.3; Eric Meyer has a book coming out, "Design for Real Life", which has its foundations in the talk we've been watching; and Firefox ESR 38.6.0 is coming soon to managed UWaterloo PCs, meaning a new minimum Firefox for Graded Browser Support.

WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for January 22, 2016

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week in Web Dev Rev notes: the Drupal Association posted a Happy Birthday Drupal article with a nifty infographic; we saw that the beta phase for Drupal 8.1.0 is coming soon; Drupal Global Sprint Weekend is next weekend - January 30-31; Wim Leers posted Performance Calendar 2015: "2013 is calling: are CMSes fast by default yet?" (link no longer available); A List Apart asked members of the web design and development communities about what they're planning for the next year; and Microsoft looked back on Edge's year in review.

WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for January 15, 2016

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week in Web Dev Rev notes: some vulnerabilities around using Drupal were announced, and the Drupal Security Team responded; Drupal turned 15 today; an article about the "hamburger menu" pointed out, amongst other things, that it was first used by Xerox in 1981; and the W3C has won an Emmy® Award for their standards work on accessible video captioning and subtitles.

WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for January 8, 2016

WCMS Web Dev Rev

Welcome to a new year of Web Dev Rev! This week in notes: Drupal 8.0.2 was released, offering a boatload of bug fixes; Drupal 8 contrib office hours are now officially a thing; Drupal officially became Drupal (link no longer available) with a commit in late December 2000; documentation on upgrading to Drupal 8 was recently revised; the WAVE toolbar will no longer be available for Firefox, though it remains available for Chrome; how Lullabot came to be; Chrome Canary's dev tools now support CPU throttling to emulate how slower computers will see your website; and Firefox will start supporting some -webkit CSS for compatibility with the de facto web.