Blog posts archive

January 2019

WCMS update for December 2019

In this issue:

  • WCMS 3.0 update
  • WCMS Co-op training and course offerings
  • WCMS Drop-in lab hours
  • New on Web Resources

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for December 13, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev, guest hosted by WCMS developer Chris Shantz, had notes that included Drupal's conputed field module, using Linux as a Drupal developer, and a lot of stuff featuring the Raspberry Pi. Chris finished the session with a video on running Kubernetes on a cluster of Raspberry Pis. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for December 6, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev, guest hosted by WCMS developer Lily Yan, had notes that included new releases for Drupal 7 and 8, as well as getting more for less with variable fonts. Lily finished the session with several videos including some looks at contrib modules for Drupal 8. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for November 29, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev, guest hosted by WCMS developer Igor Biki, had notes that included an online skill test for Drupal 8 developers, automating removal of deprecated API use, and a critical analysis of "CSS for Babies". Igor finished the session with videos that included one on creating PDFs in Drupal 8. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for November 2019

Did you know…

…the updated Waterloo Writing Style Guide is now available (CAS login is required)!

What’s happening with the WCMS?

WCMS course offerings

All WCMS courses offered throughout December are posted on the Web Resources website. There will be no WCMS classroom courses offered in December.

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for November 22, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev, guest hosted by WCMS developer Eric Bremner, had notes that included unsupported modules, Drupal 8 composer, themes, deprecated API removal, making Drupal easier and few tutorials on using Drupal. Eric then guided us through using layout builder and media in Drupal 8 from scratch. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for November 15, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev, guest hosted by WCMS developer Liam Morland, had notes that included new Drupal 8 releases, why you might not need JavaScript, and web browser anniversaries. There was a video on what's new in Chrome 78's DevTools, and it ended with some videos about Webform for Drupal 8. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for November 8, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev, guest hosted by WCMS developer Tyler Struyk, had notes that included a new Drupal 7 roadmap and release schedule, the <kbd> tag, Microsoft Edge news, and more. It ended with a short video showing Drupal's upcoming front-end theme, and then the "Driesnote" from DrupalCon Amsterdam 2019. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for November 1, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

Another week of Web Dev Rev had notes that included how to contribute to the proposed new front-end theme for Drupal, Google planning to stop indexing Flash content, notes on variable fonts and CSS inheritance, and more. We ended with videos from DrupalCon Amsterdam 2019 on what's next for the Layout initiative and on building a video platform in Drupal. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for October 2019

In this issue:

  • WCMS course offerings
  • WCMS Drop-in lab hours
  • New on Web Resources

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for October 25, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

Another week of Web Dev Rev had notes that included new features coming to Drupal starting with 8.8 alpha2, the Firefox 70 release, an IE11 countdown, and more. We ended with a video on what the Accessible Canada Act means for Drupal, and found some unique website usability review services. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for October 18, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

Another week of Web Dev Rev had notes that included the release of Drupal 8.8.0-alpha1, the phase-out of jQuery UI in Drupal core, the official release of the updated Google Fonts API supporting variable fonts, and more. We ended by finishing a video on "navigating the dark arts of configuration management" and watching 2 videos from the Mozilla Developer channel. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for October 11, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

Another week of Web Dev Rev had notes that included the Waterloo Region Drupal Users Group meetup for October, replacing progress bars with Nyan Cat, PostCSS and more. We ended by starting a video on "navigating the dark arts of configuration management". Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for October 4, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

Another week of Web Dev Rev had notes that included a new Drupal release, a look at how content editors use Layout Builder, a modern CSS reset, and more. We ended with several videos including "Why is CSS so weird?". Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for September 2019

In this issue:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) resource
  • WCMS course offerings
  • WCMS Drop-in lab hours
  • WCMS user experience survey
  • SEW is moving to ITPD

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for September 27, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

Another week of Web Dev Rev has notes that include Acquia receiving a majority investment, perspectives of women in technology, naming every possible colour, and more. We ended with a video about making Drupal friendly for editors and clients. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for September 20, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

Another week of Web Dev Rev has notes that include a bump in the Webform module's road to Drupal 9, Firefox moving to a faster release cycle, web development merit badges, and more. We finished the video from 2 weeks ago on building custom entities, then watched a video by Anil Dash about how he made the internet garbage. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for September 13, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

Another week of Web Dev Rev has notes that include Drupal, the next PHP release and security updates, and SEO changes that Google made for links. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for September 6, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

Another week of Web Dev Rev has notes that include the release of Drupal 8.7.7, University of Calgary's block library, Firefox's colour-blindness simulator, and more. We finished by starting a video on building custom entities. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for August 30, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

Another week of Web Dev Rev has notes that include marking modules as compatible with both Drupal 8 and Drupal 9, accessibly splitting text, and more. We finished off a video on implementing Georgia.gov's front end, and ended with a video on new & experimental CSS tools in Firefox. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for August 23, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

Another week of Web Dev Rev has notes that include a new module for automatic Drupal updates, changes to Git, a Flash emulator, and much more. We finished off by starting a video on implementing Georgia.gov's front end. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for August 2019

In this issue:

  • Vertical Embedded timeline styles
  • WCMS fall co-op training
  • WCMS course offerings
  • WCMS Drop-in lab hours
  • WCMS user experience survey
  • SEW is moving to ITPD

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for August 16, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

Web Dev Rev is back for another week with notes that include why people joined the Drupal Association, WebKit's new tracking prevention policy, an ASCII title generator, and much more. We finished off by completing watching the case study on Georgia's GovHub. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for August 9, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

After skipping a few weeks due to summer absences, Web Dev Rev returns with notes that included a new Drupal release, Drupal elections, higher ed takeaways from PSEWEB 2019, and much more. We finished off by starting to watch a case study on Georgia's GovHub. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for July 2019

  • Accessibilty checker
  • WCMS v. 2.7.1 release and new functionality
  • Summber Drop-in lab hours
  • Change to WCMS SEW course offerings
  • WCMS Co-op training

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for July 19, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev notes included a call for participation in the Drupal business survey for 2019, and information on how browsers update quickly. We finished off watching live web page development with "Thinking With Grid". Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for July 12, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev notes hit a summer lull, but still managed to cover things like blitz interviews with Drupal contributors, and a wrap-up of SmashingConf Toronto. We finished off last week's "Building Better Interfaces" and then watched "Drupal 7 is DEAD". Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for July 5, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev notes covered things like a new Drupal help module in core, a new default Drupal theme, a poorly-written regular expression taking down Cloudflare, and "make it hard to screw up"-driven development. We concluded with the first part of "Building Better Interfaces". Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for June 2019

  • Uploading Waterloo Photos to your WCMS site
  • WCMS v. 2.7.1 release and new functionality
  • Summber Drop-in lab hours
  • Change to WCMS SEW course offerings

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for June 21, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev notes covered things like Drupal North follow-ups, the state of CSS 2019, toast, and sausage links. We concluded with a look at using Drupal with Alexa. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for June 7, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev notes covered things like releases of Drupal, Drush, and Chrome, and also infinite UI designs. We concluded with a look at 45 modules in 45 minutes. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for May 31, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev made up for last week's single note with a ton of notes that included a look at Drupal North's schedule, browser vendors winning the war with W3C, and building inaccessible sites that get perfect scores on accessibility testers. We concluded with the tail end of last week's DevOps video. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for May 2019

In this issue:

  • Adding a Google Analytics tracking code
  • Drop-in lab closures
  • Change to Drop-in lab availability
  • Change to WCMS SEW course offerings

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for May 24, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

At this week's Web Dev Rev, we noted that Drupal 8.7.2 had been released, and started watching a long video on DevOps for Drupal. Click through to read the tiny bit of extra detail that's in the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for May 17, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev started with notes that included a look at Drupal's Media Library interface, a Swiss Army knife for http/https troubleshooting, and CSS golfing. We concluded with an accessibilty video from DrupalCon Seattle 2019. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for May 10, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev notes feature a bunch of notes on the Drupal 8.7.0 release, lots of other Drupal-y things, and general notes that included a look at Googlebot's updated rendering engine. We concluded with a couple of videos from the "Making Future Interfaces" series. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for May 3, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev guest host Liam Morland had Web Dev Rev notes and demos, from the Drupal 8.7.0 release, to how a security issue is handled, to conspiring to kill off Internet Explorer 6. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for April 26, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev guest host Lily Yan had Web Dev Rev notes about DrupalCon and "readable" 8-digit hex colour values, followed by videos that ended with a look at how to audit your theme. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for April 2019

In this issue:

  • Sitemaps
  • Drop-in lab closures
  • WCMS spring co-op training
  • Change to Drop-in lab availability
  • Change to WCMS SEW course offerings

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for April 12, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, we had Drupal-related Web Dev Rev notes that included a look at a proposed privacy initiative, general notes that included turning programming puns into movie posters, and a video on falling in love with Drupal again. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for April 5, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev guest host Tyler Struyk brought forward Web Dev Rev notes including details on <details>, and we watched some Chrome DevTools videos. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for March 29, 2019

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 layout builder in Drupal 8 Core. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for March 2019

In this issue:

  • Converting PDF documents to HTML
  • Drop-in lab closures
  • Change to Drop-in lab availability
  • Change to WCMS SEW course offerings
  • WCMS user experience survey
  • New IT Network and Service Alerts tool

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for March 22, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week, Web Dev Rev guest host Chris Shantz presented some Web Dev Rev notes, including a Drupal core vulnerability and information about Firefox 66, followed by some information and videos about Docker. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for March 15, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we looked at new Drupal releases, Firefox Send, and more, then ended the session with "The State of CSS". Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for March 8, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we looked at the Drupal Community DevOps Survey, an accessibilty analysis of the top 1,000,000 home pages, and more, finished watching a video on "the problem with Paragraphs", and then ended the session with "Entity References Gone Wild". Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for March 1, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we looked at the update to last week's security advisory, "safe" versions of PHP's functions, and much more, then finished by starting to watch a video on "the problem with Paragraphs". Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for February 2019

In this issue:

  • Mailman subscription widgets
  • Change to WCMS SEW course offerings

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for February 22, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we looked the new Drupal vulnerability, how dark mode and high contrast mode will affect your web pages, and much more, then finished by watching 3 videos - one on what a screen reader user hears, one on CSS custom properties, and one on inline SVG. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for February 8, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we looked at new Drupal releases, new PHP releases, new browser releases, and other things that weren't releases, though we did watch a video about what's in the new release of Chrome. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for February 1, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we looked at the new Drupal security bug bounty program, what's new in Firefox 65, and more. We then finished the second video in a series about the best web features of 2018, and watched a video about variable fonts and the future of web design. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for January 2019

In this issue:

  • WCMS 2.7.0 release
  • Co-op student resources
  • Site managers: time to review permissions!

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for January 25, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we looked at the announcement of future DrupalCon North America locations, fonts for coding, and more. We then looked at a video on line-breaking with CSS and more of the best web features of 2018. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for January 18, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we looked at Drupal security releases, some "birthdays", why you should or shouldn't drop the "www", trends for 2019, favourites from 2018, and much, much more. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for January 11, 2019

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week at Web Dev Rev, we looked at the launch of Drupal.tv, how "writing cute" affects screen readers, and more. We finished by watching part 1 of Chrome's "Best Web Features of 2018". Click through to read the whole blog post...