Issue 175 - February, 5th 2015
Close observers might notice a bit of info about my newsletter was in the presentation. I'll be sharing more about that in the near future so stay tuned.
If you like infographics you will like this.
Ethan Teague of CivicActions provides a nice overview of Backdrop CMS.
Steve Persch has written an excellent article explaining how using Panels allows you to approach building a site from a component mindset. Long time users of the module will imeadiatly get what he is talking about and those of you who don't care for Panels will likely see a side of the module you haven't considered.
A nice article from KatteKrab (Donna Benjamin) covering terms in the Drupal context. These kinds of post are very handy indeed.
Have you wondered how disfficult it would be for Drupal module maintainers to maintain both Drupal and Backdrop versions of their modules? It's a topic that I have thought about.
Long time readers of this newsletter and members of the Drupal community are familiar with Aaron Winborn and his story. Aaron is a long time Drupal contributor and is facing the end of his life. This is not a subject any of want to think about but it is worth considering.
Daniel Sipos offers a good todo list for those getting into Drupal 8.
Nedjo Rogers has a solid run down of the challenges with building a distrobution in Drupal 8 as well a possible solutions.
Gábor Hojtsy is rallying the community to help translate Drupal 8!
Mediacurrent's Nathan James shows us how to extend the Quick tabs module with dynamic tab names.
Aten's James Nettik offers a solid tutorial for setting up a very solid responsive image system for you Drupal 7 site.
Mediacurrent's Chris Hill walks us through the trial and error involved in debugging a caching issue. This post is well worth reading, and I'm not saying that just becuase Chris is a great guy.
This looks really slick. Those Gizra folk have some nifty projects don't they.
Another Yeoman Drupal tool that looks interesting. Someone got node.js in my Drupal.
Commerce Guy's Nicholas Vahalik discusses the future release of Drupal Commerce Shipping 3.x.
We all hate spam. There are many modules and services that attempt to address the problem on your Drupal site. Annertech has compiled a list list.
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