Blog posts archive

September 2017

WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for September 29, 2017

WCMS Web Dev Rev

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.

WCMS update for September 2017

In this issue:

  • Benefits of accessible websites
  • Co-op student resources
  • Need WCMS training ASAP?

WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for September 1, 2017

WCMS Web Dev Rev

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.