Blog posts archive

January 2018

WCMS update for December 2018

In this issue:

  • Co-op student resources
  • Drop-in lab closed December 20 and January 3
  • Reminder: Change to graduate student access to systems/services

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for December 14, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we looked at the plan for Drupal 9, hand tremors and the giant button problem, and more, then watched the remaining portion of last week's video dedicated to Drupal's proposed new design system. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for December 7, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we looked at Drupal's accessibility commitment, Microsoft's new web browser direction, and more, then started to watch a video on Drupal's proposed new design system. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for November 30, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we looked at sponsoring open source camps and conventions, Firefox's upcoming blocking of tracking cookies, and more, then watched videos about reading hex codes, HTML source order, and using clip path. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for November 2018

In this issue:

  • Co-op student training for the winter term
  • Drop-in lab closed December 4 & 20, January 3
  • Known issue with MailChimp

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for November 23, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we looked at Drupal's layout initiative and component-based theming, HTML's <meter> element, and more, then watched a video about the whys and hows of PHP 7+. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for November 16, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we looked at evolving Drupal's governance, getting "address line 2" right, and more, then watched a video of a live accessibility audit. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for November 9, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we looked at the new Drupal releases, Adobe's webfont use changes, and more, then watched a few videos. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for November 2, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, it was an all-notes session, including information about the upcoming Drupal 7.61 release and a early preview of what tracking changes in CKEditor could look like. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for October 26, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, notes included world-changing websites running Drupal and information about Firefox 63. We finished with most of a video on irritating your design team. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for October 2018

In this issue:

  • Sitemaps
  • Drop-in lab closed December 4 & 20, January 3
  • Want to develop in the WCMS?

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for October 19, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, notes included new Drupal security releases, and the resignation of the WordPress accessibility lead. We finished by finishing a video on preprocessing in Drupal. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for October 12, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, notes included keeping Drupal 8 modules compatible with Drupal 9, and ensuring continuous integration tests always pass (whether they should or not). We finished with a video about dynamic CSS. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for October 5, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev we noted the use of Drupal in New York's subways and what's new in WCAG 2.1, then we watched a video about Drupal 8's new media module and started a video about preprocess functions. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for September 28, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we had a plethora of notes from the categories of "Drupal", "browsers", "colour", "CSS", and "everything else", and we still had time to watch a video about COPE in Drupal 8. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for September 2018

In this issue:

  • Working with images in the WCMS
  • SEW100 and SEW101 now available in LEARN
  • Change to graduate student access to systems/service

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for September 21, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, notes included Drupal's new roadmap, and we watched a video about crazy tricks with Views. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for September 14, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we dispensed with the usual notes and watched an hour-long video by Drupal's founder. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for September 7, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week we had another special Web Dev Rev, where the group took on the "404 page" CodePen Challenge. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for August 31, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, notes included Drupal's virtual contribution day and LazyGit, and we watched a video about the friction of web standards. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for August 24, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week we had a special Web Dev Rev, where the group took on a CodePen Challenge. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for August 17, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, notes included Drupal's partnership with GitLab and the php:// "protocol", and we watched a video about how to keep up with CSS. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for August 2018

In this issue:

  • WCMS during the MC power shutdown – August 17-31
  • Co-op student training for the Fall term
  • Co-op student resources
  • Google Maps temporarily disabled

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for July 27, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, notes included the latest Drupal 8 release and finding a "conference buddy", and we watched a video about container queries. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for July 2018

In this issue:

  • Power outage in August expected to affect web service
  • Policy 58 - Accessibility, websites needing review/remediation
  • Co-op student training for the Fall term

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for July 13, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, notes included the latest Drupal 8 release and finding a "conference buddy", and we watched a video about container queries. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for July 6, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we noted that it's time to vote in the Drupal Association elections, went long on "general" web development notes, then learned about developing websites for your wrist and when to expect CSS 4. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for June 29, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we had lots and lots of notes that were completely about Drupal, then watched "UTC is Enough for Everybody, Right?". Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for June 2018

In this issue:

  • WCMS training and support this summer
  • Twitter deprecating some widget settings (action required) – note date correction
  • New how-to documents for Single page sites

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for June 22, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev guest host Liam Morland presented some mostly-Drupal-related Web Dev Rev notes, and then showed some videos and demos, including a video on semantics for accessibility. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for June 15, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev guest host Chris Shantz presented some Web Dev Rev notes, including a number of links about Microsoft acquiring GitHub, and then finished with a video on using the command line for Drupal. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for June 1, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev guest host Lily Yan presented numerous Web Dev Rev notes including items on GDPR and the release date for Drupal 9, followed by a video on theming in Drupal 8. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for May 2018

In this issue:

  • WCMS training and support this summer
  • WCMS training for Content Maintainers (SEW099) on LEARN!
  • Storify announces end-of-life (action required)

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for May 25, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev guest host Tyler Struyk had a handful of Web Dev Rev notes, and then presented videos on BEM syntax and how memory works in PHP. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for May 18, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev guest host Eric Bremner brought forward Drupal-related Web Dev Rev notes and a video on Media in Drupal 8 Core. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for May 11, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we had notes including a Drupal 8 gender field and what's new in browsers, then we finished the series of videos about Webform in Drupal 8, and compared modern layout to old-school publishing. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for May 4, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we had notes on new Drupal things and new HTML5 attributes, followed by still more videos about Webform in Drupal 8. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for April 2018

In this issue:

  • Granular Web form results access
  • Co-op student training for the Spring term
  • WCMS training for Content Maintainers (SEW099) on LEARN!
  • Twitter deprecating some widget settings (action required)
  • Storify announces end-of-life (action required)

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for April 27, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we had another extended section of notes, including the recent Drupal security release and various CSS tips and tricks, followed by more videos about Webform in Drupal 8. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for April 20, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we saw demos of the new UW Conditional Rulesets module, and then there were tons of notes, including follow-ups on the Drupal security release and DrupalCon Nashville. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for March 2018

In this issue:

  • Mattermost
  • Co-op student training for the Spring term
  • Coming soon! WCMS training for Content Maintainers (SEW099) on LEARN!
  • Twitter deprecating some widget settings (action required)

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for March 23, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, there were lots of notes, including the upcoming Drupal security release and little things to do in Git, followed by videos about Webform in Drupal 8. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for March 16, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, there were lots of notes, including some webform/contribute module drama and some sad web design, and videos about what's new in Chrome, Drupal's new experimental layout builder, and CSS container queries. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for March 9, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, there were lots of notes, including a bunch about Drupal 8.5.0, many varieties of CSS notes, and we continued watching videos about resilient CSS. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for March 2, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, our notes included Drupal first impressions and dangerous CSS, and we watched videos about resilient CSS. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for February 2018

In this issue:

  • Developing for the WCMS
  • Need WCMS training ASAP?
  • UWaterloo Scholar

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for February 23, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, our notes included the new Drupal releases and how to cheat at design, and we watched videos about the top Drupal 8 modules and responsive Mondrian. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for February 16, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we looked at several notes, with topics including applying the kick-ass curve to Drupal and creating direction-aware hover effects, and we finished watching a video about Webform in Drupal 8, and ended the session with a video about CSS shapes. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for February 9, 2018

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we had so many notes that it prompted a new format, and we started watching a video about Webform in Drupal 8. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for January 2018

In this issue:

  • Portal
  • Need WCMS training ASAP?
  • Co-op student resources
  • Change to Form editor role