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.
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 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.
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