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Issue 33 May 3, 2012

This week Google announced the Google Summer of Code results with 13 projects being funded. The Weekly Drop hit a milestone passing 1,000 subscribers. As I finish this week's issue we are at 1,030 subscribers and climbing. Thank you all for spreading the word. I would also like to congratulate Andrew Larcombe, the winner of our Giveaway.


Google Announces Summer of Code Results for 2012

Google invests over $72,000 in Drupal by sponsoring 13 Drupal projects this year.


Capital Camp

July 27th & 28th, 2012 in Washington, DC.


DrupalCon Munich Accepting Session Submissions

Get your session submitted before May 11th in one of the following categories Coding and Development, Community, Design and Theming, Business and Strategy, Site building, or DevOps.


Easy Drupal CDN Integration for Fun and Profit

Wim Leers has written a nice tutorial covering setting up the CDN module with Amazon's CloudFront service.

Memcached and PECL Memcache on CentOS and Fedora

Painlessly Migrate from Wordpress to Drupal

Drupal Development Setup on Ubuntu


Why Big Sites Run Drupal

If you are considering Drupal as your CMS or trying to sell your boss on Drupal this might be a good article to check out. I hesitated to linking to this since there is a popup ad on this site.

Open Atrium: Collaboration, Free and Flexible

I have to remind myself sometimes that new people are entering the Drupal community every week and some may not know about some of the cool projects that have been around for a while. I came across this nice writeup about Open Atrium this week and thought I would share it for the newbies. If you need an Intranet or Drupal based PM system check it out.

Organic Groups as a Multisite Implementation


Using Nginx Locally for Development

Matt Petrowsky of is back with a new video demonstrating his use of Nginx on OS X for local dev work. Matt shares a few cool tips and tricks worth checking out.

5 Easy Ways to QA Your Site

Front End

Scalable Navigation Patterns in Responsive Web Design

Michael Mesker shares Palantir's experience creating responsive templates for the University of Michigan Medical School with flexible navigation. This is a great read for anyone doing a responsive site with complicated navigation.

Slides and Notes from Frontend United 2012

Frontend United looks like it was a great event. Hope to see more of these events. Maybe one in the US? I especially enjoyed Jesper WĂžldiche's slides from his Going Mobile First With Drupal workshop.

Why I Often Use a 24 Column Grid

Best Drupal 7 Themes

A nice list of Drupal 7 themes.


Module Monday: FAQ Field

It's just a matter of time until you will need to create an FAQ page on a Drupal site. Jeff Eaton gives us a quick overview of this field based FAQ module.

Top Ten Best Drupal 7 Contrib Modules

If you've been doing Drupal for a while there won't be any surprises here.


Lullabot: Drupal Voices 223: John Albin Wilkins

Some cool news from the Drupal 8 Mobile Initiative Lead.

DrupalEasy at DrupalCon Denver: Krazy with a K

Another great collection of conversations from DrupalCon Denver including Ryan Szrama of the Drupal Commerce project and Palantirs Colleen Carroll and Robin Barre talking about Workbench.

Modules Unraveled: 018

Brian chats with J. Ayen Green, author of Drupal 7 Views Cookbook.


Review: Drupal 7 Views Cookbook

DrupalEasy's Michael Anello delivers a nice review of this book covering the Views module.

Drupal 7 Multilingual Sites

And Finally

I launched a site this week perfect for answering that ever prevalent question, "Can Drupal Scale".


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