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July 2016

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

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev notes are as follows: additional information about the Drupal 7.50 release was posted on Drupal.org; critical security updates for 3 contrib modules were released (we updated nearly immediately, and if you control a Drupal server we recommend you do the same - the Coder vulnerability can be exploited even if the module is disabled); DrupalCamp Ottawa is on July 22nd, and sessions were announced; we discovered the Drupal case studies site, and "PGAL" is an interesting recent study; PHP 5.5 is officially no longer supported (link no longer available), and PHP 5.6 active support is finished after this year, though security support lasts until the end of 2018; and we found an interesting article on print stylesheets, which contains lots of useful advice, particularly about using page breaks.

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

WCMS Web Dev Rev

Thanks to Drupal North, Canada Day, and some unforeseen circumstances, it's been nearly a month since the last Web Dev Rev, and we're super happy to be back! This week in Web Dev Rev notes: there are new releases for Drupal 7 and 8 (and the update for Drupal 7 is so big that they skipped ahead to version 7.50); a reminder to remove certain things if upgrading Drupal 8 manually; Workbench Moderation is targeted to be an experimental module in Drupal core as of version 8.2; a look at Paragraphs module vs. Entity Construction Kit in Drupal 8; news that the HTML5 recommendation that allowed reusing header levels as long as they were in section elements was never supported by browsers and is now removed from the HTML 5.1 specification; the Resource Cards site, a resource for resources; a primer on everything the writer knows about the script tag; Mozilla's work on Firefox containers to support tabs with different "browsing identities"; and finally, Slack's new message buttons functionality in the Slack API.