Blog posts archive

January 2021

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for December 17, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This Web Dev Rev session had notes including thoughts on good Drupal leadership, testing your site, lots of Advent calendars, and more. We ended by recommending people watch "Visual Styling vs. Semantic Meaning" from HTMHell. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for December 2021

In this issue:

  • Site builds, migrations, launches and training sites for December 2021 and January 2022
  • WCMS 3 Fundamentals course and Migration Remediation Workshop requirements
  • New on Web Resources

WCMS update for November 2021

In this issue:

  • WCMS 3 launched sites
  • WCMS 3 migration eligibility and remediation training
  • WCMS 2 site information
  • WCMS 3 migration update
  • New on Web Resources

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for November 24, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This Web Dev Rev session had notes including the design and philosophy of Drupal's new front end theme, how to become a Drupal developer, the new PHP Foundation, and more. We ended by recommending people watch "The State of the Web" from An Event Apart Spring Summit 2021. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for November 5, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This Web Dev Rev session had notes including a countdown of things to do in preparation for Drupal 8's end of life, weird browsers, the challenges of decentralized organizations, and more. We ended by recommending people watch the "Driesnote" video from DrupalCon Europe 2021. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for October 2021

In this issue:

  • WCMS 3 launched sites
  • WCMS 3 Fundamentals course
  • WCMS 2 site information
  • WCMS 3 migration update
  • New on Web Resources

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for October 15, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This Web Dev Rev session had notes including renaming Acquia's Drupal certifications, modern research on line length on the web, CSS going hog wild, and more. We ended by recommending people watch a video on the history of semantics and the web. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for September 24, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This Web Dev Rev session had notes including adding CKEditor 5 to Drupal core, the W3C's new design system, why check marks aren't always "OK", and more. We ended by recommending people watch a video on the history of semantics and the web. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for September 2021

In this issue:

  • WCMS 3 launched sites
  • WCMS 3 information on Web Resources
  • WCMS 2 site information
  • WCMS 3 updates
  • New on Web Resources

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for September 3, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This Web Dev Rev session had notes including Angie "Webchick" Byron's journey from imposter syndrome to core committer, why WebKit supports things Safari doesn't, Docker's subscription model changes, and more. We ended by recommending people watch a video on accessing the layers of help in Drupal. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for August 13, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This Web Dev Rev session makes up for the light notes in the last session by having a ton of notes. These included Angie "Webchick" Byron leaving Acquia, Chrome "breaking the web", inclusive video production, Lego, and more. We ended by recommending people watch a video on how captions increase ROI and audience. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for July 23, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev had surprisingly light notes that included a way to spin up a Drupal dev environment in a browser, a history of regular expressions, CKEditor 5's new "view source" functionality, and more. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for July 9, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev had notes that included lots of Drupal changes and deprecations, load testing with Goose, GitHub's new AI code generator, and more. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for June 2021

In this issue:

  • WCMS 3 information on Web Resources
  • WCMS 2 site information
  • WCMS 3 updates
  • New on Web Resources

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for June 11, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev had notes that included a Drupal core security issue, understanding COPE, WCAG 2.2 nearing completion as WCAG 3.0 gets its first public working draft, and more. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for May 21, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev had notes that included Drupal blocking FLoC, conference news, "simple things are complicated", "I could build this during the weekend", and more. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for May 2021

In this issue:

  • WCMS 3 migration updates
  • WCMS 3 beta testing
  • WCMS 3 rebuild opportunity
  • New on Web Resources

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for May 7, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev was a private viewing for the WCMS team, which included some demos of our new rebuild script and using Codeception. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for April 30, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev had notes that included DrupalCon North America, handling the Webform issue queue, blocking FLoC, and more. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for April 2021

In this issue:

  • WCMS 3 migration updates
  • WCMS 3 Fundamentals – preliminary training plan
  • New on Web Resources

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for April 9, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev had lots of notes, and not much else. Some highlights: live deployment previews for Drupal contrib modules, more "To Drupal or not to Drupal", PHP's source code hack, CSS units, container queries, and much, much more. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Rebasing in Git (Web Dev Rev wrap-up for March 26, 2021)

Rebasing is changing the base of a set of changes from one commit to another. The most common use is this: You've made a set of commits on a feature branch which was based on the latest development branch. Then, some commits were merged to the development branch. Now your feature branch is based on a commit that is no longer the latest. When you rebase, you are moving your feature branch commits onto the tip of the development branch again.

Rebasing in GitLab

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for March 19, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev had notes on how to get excited about Drupal again, how sticky position works, PowerPoint games, and more. We finished with a recommendation to watch a video on the redesign of one of Princeton's websites. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for March 2021

In this issue:

  • WCMS 3 alpha 3 testing end and alpha 4 begins
  • WCMS 3 migration updates
  • New on Web Resources

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for March 12, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev had notes on the Florida DrupalCamp that happened recently, contrib module maintainers considering their future, the tools needed to learn from your mistakes, and more. We finished with a recommendation to finish watching a video on caching and performance for Drupal. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for March 5, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev had notes on DrupalFest 2021, improving your code review skills, the best free fonts for programming, and more. We finished with a recommendation to continue watching a video on caching and performance for Drupal. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for February 26, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev had notes on avoiding Drupal disillusionment, Firefox 86's Total Cookie Protection, the state of GDPR in 2021, and more. We finished with a recommendation to continue watching a video on caching and performance for Drupal. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for February 2021

In this issue:

  • WCMS 3 alpha 2 testing
  • Reduced course offerings
  • New on Web Resources

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for February 19, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev had notes on constantly improving your Drupal site, "Smol" CSS, a SVG path visualizer, and more. We finished with a recommendation to start watching a video on caching and performance for Drupal. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for February 12, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev had notes on debunking Drupal misconceptions, how to favicon in 2021, getting the most out of Git, and more. We finished with a recommendation to watch videos on refactoring code in PhpStorm, and autosave and concurrent editing in Drupal. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for February 5, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev had notes on DrupalCon Europe's videos being made available, why no-code platforms still need a developer, coding SVG icons by hand, and more. We finished with a recommendation to watch a video on continuous integration. Click through to read the whole blog post...

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for January 29, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev had notes on new Drupal releases, smart strategies for content sharing, the new site for the White House, and more. We finished with a recommendation to watch a video on design principles for the web. Click through to read the whole blog post...

WCMS update for January 2021

In this issue:

  • Email validation settings
  • WCMS 3 alpha 1 testing
  • WCMS 2.9.1 release
  • Reduced course offerings
  • New on Web Resources

Minimizing invalid emails entered on web forms

If you work with web forms that collect the submitter’s email address, you will find that the email address doesn’t actually work. Sometimes this is intentional on the part of the submitter (“I’m not giving them my email address”), but often it’s just a typo. Hasn’t everyone accidentally typed “@uwatelroo.ca” at some point?

Web Dev Rev wrap-up for January 15, 2021

WCMS Web Dev Rev

This week's Web Dev Rev had notes on 20 years of Drupal, Drupal conference plans for 2021, a guide to advanced CSS selectors, and more. We finished with a recommendation to watch a video called "Is progressive enhancement dead yet?". Click through to read the whole blog post...

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