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This week in Web Dev Rev notes, we looked at: the speed of Drupal 8 adoption (with some interesting comments); how to accelerate Drupal 8 development by funding a core committer; a post from the Drupal 8 maintainer about add-ons for Webform; the latest emoji candidates; how often CSS attributes are used across websites; more notes on link accessibility; and finally, an article on how the block formatting context works in CSS.
This week's Web Dev Rev notes: Drupal 8.4.3 was released; introducing the Drupal Association's new community liaison; changing the maximum length of an existing text field in Drupal 8 (link no longer available); paid promotions and the Webform module; Drupal.org sprint plans from December 4 to 17; looking at Workflows, stable as of Drupal 8.4.0; the <wbr> tag; PHP 7.2.0 (link no longer available) is released; a pure CSS Connect 4; it's advent calendar season, and the 24 Ways advent calendar is back, along with an accessibility advent calendar, and many more advent calendars (link no longer available); the web media extension to let Edge support OGG Vorbis and Theora; using the <img> tag with videos; and finally, Chrome's intent to ship the image decoding attribute.
This week's Web Dev Rev notes: what's new on Drupal.org for October; an update on the workflow initiative; Dreditor for Firefox (link no longer available) (what is Dreditor?); the new Drupal Association staff; a Composer parallel install plugin; and finally, a note on IE and PCI compliance.
This week's Web Dev Rev notes: Drupal 8 gets a new committer; Drupal Europe looks at defining a conference model; updates on Drupal's layout initiative and media initiative; Acquia gets a new CEO; URL changes on Drupal.org; Web Developer for Firefox Quantum is now live; and finally, how to put your styles into the editor in Drupal 8.
At this week's Web Dev Rev, we looked at a short list of things: designing tables to be read, not looked at; using CKEditor plugins in Drupal 8; watching Chrome Dev Summit videos so you don't have to; the idea of a "country" input type; and finally, the story of CSS grid from its creators.
At this week's Web Dev Rev, we looked at a short list of things: the Drupal 8 modules Twitter feed; Drupal's upgrade path and the product approach; Lullabot's effective communication series, part 1 and part 2; the Flexbox Zombies learning game; and the ultimate guide to alt text.
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This week, these Web Dev Rev notes were reviewed: Microsoft Edge bugs can be reported by Tweet (again, whoops!); browser vendors come together on documentation; the winners of Smashing Magazine's CSS grid challenge; what's new in the latest Microsoft Edge; improving the UX of updating Drupal sites with composer; a "homeowner's guide" to Drupal security; the "hitchhiker's guide" to the "planet" Drupal; a quick look at Webshick's slides on Drupal 9 and backwards compatibility, in particular the callouts to the change records for Drupal core, "Core" on Drupal Groups, and the Drupal 8 backwards compatibility and API policy; a look at the coding standards change proposals from October 17th; a quick look at BADCamp 2017, happening around the same time as this session - a sure source for future Web Dev Rev videos but also with so much output that you should check it out yourselves; introducing Mannequin, a tool for component theming; form and view modes vs. field access in Drupal 8; what's new on Drupal.org for September 2017, and closing with an update on projects created for Drupal.
This week, regular Web Dev Rev host Kevin Paxman was on vacation, so in his place, guest host Eric Bremner from the WCMS dev team had these Web Dev Rev notes: Microsoft Edge bugs can be reported by Tweet; Microsoft Edge announced for iOS and Android, and what that really is underneath; how to port commands to Drush 9; a closer look at the Drupal out of the box initiative; what eBay's web font loading strategy (link no longer available) looks like; Drupal's new Creative Commons image library; and finally, how to use Drupal's Queue API.
This week, Web Dev Rev guest host Tyler Struyk brought forward the following Drupal-related Web Dev Rev notes: Drupal 8.4.0 was released and there are release notes; some notes on how to use the new Media features in Drupal 8.4.0; Dries posts on Drupal looking to adopt React; the proposal to use React for Drupal's administrative UIs; the Drupal business survey results; and finally, the Drupal Community Governance survey results and call to action.
After last week's Web Dev Rev had to be cancelled due to technical difficulties, we have a plethora of Web Dev Rev notes. In the Drupal field: an introduction to the Chatbot API for Drupal 8; thoughts on Drupal certification from the UK's first Drupal 8 "Grand Master"; the top 50 most wanted Drupal 8 contrib modules; what's new on Drupal.org in August; the evolution of Paragraphs; building conditional paths in Pathauto; letting editors choose the view mode of entity references; Dries on Drupal's collective purpose and his state of Drupal presentation; a practical look at powering chatbots with Drupal; and Views in Drupal 8.4.0 can now display computed fields.
Here's what we've got in this week's Web Dev Rev notes: Drupal Global Training Days on September 8 & 9; Drupal.org has a new documentation system that needs a landing page; pre-conference notes on capitalizing on Drupal North; the hidden costs of decoupling Drupal; adjusting Drupal 8's experimental modules process/requirements; a draft of proposed product goals for Drupal 8.5/8.6 and a more detailed breakdown of the same; the Drupal 8.4.0 release candidate phase has started; coding standards change proposals (which introduced us to the concept of "yoda conditions"); a look at DrupalCon Europe's financial problems; a look at what's coming with Drupal 8.4.0; headless Firefox and headless Chrome; a look at some things that screen readers don't do consistently; and finally, a grid templating contest where you could win a trip to Barcelona.
It's another week with lots of notes, since many of the WCMS team just got back from Drupal North. We looked at: the Drupal North group photo; the fact that Drupal North videos were already online; command line accessibility testing with Pa11y; proto-CSS languages from the early days of the web; the CSS text-justify property for controlling how spacing is handled; SVG gotchas; building better background photos; a collection of design resources (at the .party domain!); Smashing Magazine's series of "designing the perfect..." articles for sliders, accordions, date/time pickers, and feature comparison tables; a CSS trick for curved text along a path; a different article on implementing a slider well; new additions to the CSS grid inspector in Firefox Nightly; a wide-reaching collection of cool tools for various functions; some tips on interviewing for web developers (from both sides of the table); all about pair programming; the options for programmatically documenting CSS; renaming a font in CSS (ask for Arial, get Comic Sans!); the final death of Flash; next steps for connection security; Google starts penalizing intrusive interstitials; the CSS :focus-within pseudo-selector; Web Developer for Chrome compromised; simple SASS mixins for CSS grid backwards compatibility; what the web can do today; "above the fold" is a myth (FYI); and finally, an example of the webkitdirectory attribute to allow uploading entire folders at once.
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.
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 (link no longer available); 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.
This week, Web Dev Rev guest host Liam Morland brought forward the following Drupal-related Web Dev Rev notes: things that are new on Drupal.org in April; insight into Drupal Association financials; and finally, an update from the April 26th Drupal Association board meeting.
This week in Web Dev Rev notes: this year's Drupal North has been moved from July to August; DrupalCon opens its North American RFP and shares the details of what needs to be submitted; a look at the history of CSS fonts; a Git repo for images with the EXIF orientation flag set, for testing rotation of images; fallbacks you might use for CSS grid; the experimental layout lab of Jen Simmons; and a way to autocorrect your typos in Git commands.
This week in Web Dev Rev notes: Acquia's build and launch tools for Drupal 8; Drupalize.me offers free memberships for Drupal 8 project maintainers; popular Drupal comment spam filter Mollom is shutting down; new deprecation handling in Drupal 8; how to combine fonts in CSS to get the characters you want; and finally, design considerations when placing text on images.
This week, Web Dev Rev guest host Eric Bremner brought forward these Web Dev Rev notes: DrupalCon Baltimore has just ended; the next North American DrupalCon will be in Nashville; a look at what's coming in Chrome 58; a look at how early Nintendo programming worked without a keyboard; a post about the myth of software time estimations that got its author fired; and finally, a look at what programming languages are used late at night.
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This week in Web Dev Rev notes: more Drupal controversy follow-up with Dries' apology to the Drupal community, Webchick's write-up on what the Drupal Community Working Group is and isn't, and the Drupal Confessions site; an update from the Drupal Technical Advisory committee; Drupal 8.3.1 is released; Lullabot looks as the evolution of design tools; what Chrome's new scroll anchoring means for web developers, and a look at the overflow-anchor property to control it; notes on smooth scrolling and accessibility; and how to use preload, prefetch and priorities in Chrome.
This week in Web Dev Rev notes: Drupal 8.3.0 is out, and a blog post looks at the big changes; the controversy in the Drupal world has lead to talk of a Drupal fork; the question "Does CSS Grid replace Flexbox" is answered; a trick for hassle-free full bleed in CSS; Microsoft Edge starts working on their Grid implementation, and fulfills a years-old promise; the CSS Grid Garden is a fun way to learn some basics about CSS Grid; and finally, the Emojipedia can help with all your Emoji-finding needs.
This week in Web Dev Rev notes: the "schoolboy error" that can prevent Drupal's hook_uninstall from running; Eric Meyer talks about how he added grid to his existing design; Microsoft Edge is implementing CSS custom properties (similar to SASS); Google's landing page for open source projects (link no longer available); and finally, Microsoft announces free Microsoft Edge testing through BrowserStack.
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This week in Web Dev Rev notes: Drupal revamps the project applications process, meaning goodbye project applications, hello security advisory opt-in; searching the Drupal issue queue for issues tagged against PHP 7; the sideways dictionary defines tech terms using analogies; 7 solutions for more accessible SVGs; and about the generator-unable-to-provide-required-alt attribute for images, and when you'd use it.
This week in Web Dev Rev notes: Drupal logos taking part in outdoor activities; Eric Meyer had some problems with Chrome's grid implementation that later seemed to be traced to extensions; how code reviews are worth their weight in gold; Animista, a site for for CSS animations on demand (link no longer available); getting started with CSS grid; how the next step for responsive design is designing for virtual reality; Google's new JPG compression method reduces file sizes/improves quality; and finally, changes introduced in Firefox 52 include the new grid inspector.
This week in Web Dev Rev notes: the new features coming to Drupal 8.3; a look at using Composer instead of Drush make to build Drupal profiles, which could be handy with drush make support being dropped from Drush 9; a Composer template for Drupal projects; a look at some draft product goals for Drupal 8.4/8.5+, and a place to give feedback on those goals; Dries looks at making Drupal upgrades easy forever and the path to Drupal 9; some CSS pro tips; Eric Meyer's thoughts on grid layout; Rachel Andrew's thoughts on grid layout; Firefox 52 shipped with grid support and a grid visualizer/inspector tool; a look at the PHP 5.6 "splat" operator; some new properties for CSS's background-repeat; and - as a late addition - a note that Chrome 57 just shipped with CSS grid support.
This week in Web Dev Rev notes: a look at Lullabot's annual retreat; the Drupal.org ticket that broke the crediting system when it was resolved; a look at custom Drupal logos; the Drupal North board election; a deep dive into CSS font metrics, line-height and vertical-align; wondering if responsive sites have to be so tall on mobile; and a new font for programming. We finished the notes by watching the preview video "What Would a Human Do?" from Eric Meyer's new course.
This week in Web Dev Rev notes: a review of the Drupal status page redesign; drupal.org's new industry pages; the drupal.org industry page for education (which unfortunately seems vendor-focused); why Drupal's multi-site functionality is great for university sites (link no longer available); SVGs can be XSS vectors; an introduction to the reduced motion media query; a variable font that takes variability to the next level; and finally, an HTML reference guide.
This week in Web Dev Rev notes: a video about the power of Drupal; a response from the Drupal Association about the future of DrupalCons; the new status report page in Drupal 8.3; a browser tweak that saved 60% of requests to Facebook - link no longer available (and a new "immutable" header); a look at accessible UI components; how CSS's calc() works; and a look at CSS exclusions, which are currently only available in Microsoft browsers.
This week in Web Dev Rev notes, we looked at: WCMS developer 1-on-1s replacing developer drop-in labs; the Drush 9 roadmap; the importance of Drupal events; a thread about the vision on the political situation in regards to DrupalCons; looking for a designer/art director for a new demo in Drupal core (who will work for free); the University of Waterloo holds on to its #1 spot as a higher ed contributor to Drupal; how to identify and report browser bugs; and finally, what happened with Git in 2016.
This week in Web Dev Rev notes, we noted the ticket on Drupal.org about potentially deprecating multisite (ultimately rejected), as well as a follow-up ticket on improving documentation for multisite, and a first step to improved documentation. Conference-wise, we looked at an insider's look at proposing a session for DrupalCon, the road to speaking at DrupalCon, how to find Drupal events, and the "coolest" DrupalCamp (and how one might get there). Also: some Drupal predictions for 2017; a reminder about the Drupal global sprint weekend; opting in to accessible images on Twitter; the complexity of "input type=date"; how to create a basic notepad in a browser tab; and the state of PHP in 2017.
We started off with some fun - a list of Drupal songs and Drupal Lyrics. Then we moved on to the proper Web Dev Rev notes: experimental module changes coming in Drupal 8.3; Drupal 8 Migrate API is in beta; another access control module, Monster Menus; the Devel Node Access module to help debug access control; some cache primer modules - Cache Warmer, Drush Entity Cache Loader, XMLRPC Page Load, and HTTPRL Spider; design elements that front-end developers hate; colour emoji by default coming to Edge; people's names that break websites; and a look at browser support for every possible list-style-type (look at that link in various browsers to see what support there is and how unsupported types are handled).
This week in Web Dev Rev notes: a blog post from Dries about moving the Drupal 8 workflow initiative along; another content access module and a look at restricting access to content in Drupal 8; a post about conference experiences; notes about how the rendering engine for Firefox is being replaced on the fly; how display:flow-root is coming and is the first step towards getting rid of clearfix hacks; notes on designing for "show scroll bars"; a look at Etsy's evolving icon system; useful info about gradients and "transparent black"; one person's look at what front-end developers should do in 2017; and an article on evergreen websites and browser support, with a great quote.
This week's Web Dev Rev notes are more exhaustive than usual, thanks to the cancelled session and the December break, so we'll break from convention and give them a few paragraphs.
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