Blog posts archive

August 2016

WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for August 26, 2016

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week in Web Dev Rev notes: Drupal 8.2 beta brings "an outside-in experience"; changes and ongoing proposals to Drupal's coding standards; some thoughts on creating a new core Drupal theme from the creator of the current theme, Bartik; learning how to write tests for Drupal; Drupal Global Training Days are next weekend; the Embed Responsively site gives responsive embed code for a number of sources (handy for non-WCMS projects or adding support to the WCMS); a repo to help you master the command line; Atom's guide to contributing suggests using Emoji to categorize Git commits; how modular content works; the 10k Apart 10kb web site contest; and finally, the CSS Layout News newsletter (link no longer available).

WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for August 19, 2016

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week in Web Dev Rev notes: making web accessibility great again, an accessibility audit of the US presidential candidates' websites; designing news products with empathy follows up on some themes we saw in a previous Web Dev Rev; the UX bear provides a way to chat - with a bear - about user experience; and finally, following up on the animation theme from another past Web Dev Rev, Disney's practical guide to path tracing.

WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for August 12, 2016

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week in Web Dev Rev notes: an article about creating landing pages with Drupal 8 and Paragraphs describes a very similar thing to what we are doing in Drupal 7 for single page sites; a guide to "ludicrously fast page loads"; an older A List Apart article about creating intrinsic rations for video; a responsive web design podcast; notes on the CSS ::selection pseudo element, used to change text that has been selected; and finally, 5 free QA webtools.

WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for August 5, 2016

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week in Web Dev Rev notes: groups like the Drupal Usability team use Slack to communicate, and they anyone can join the Drupal Slack (there are lots of channels on lots of Drupal topics); there's a module for Drupal to allow chatting in Slack with site visitors; the ChromeLens extension that lets you use Chrome to see what a colourblind user would see; the Web Developer toolbar was recently updated - apparently it was very broken; a cheat sheet for photo and image sizes on social media; and Microsoft Edge's HTML engine is being updated in the Windows 10 anniversary update, and it now gets a score of 100% in  HTML5Accessibility’s browser benchmark.