Issue 37 May 31, 2012
Brock Boland outlines the goals of the Drupal Ladder initiative, "to get 1% of active users on drupal.org to contribute to Drupal core by 2014...".
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July 21st, 2012 in Concord, New Hampshire.
August 3rd & 4th, 2012 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
On the Drupal Watchdog Matt Farina gives us a great intro to frontend performance as it relates to Drupal. Really worth a read. I'm quickly becoming a fan of Drupal Watchdog. Their content is excellent and they put out a beautifully designed magazine every Drupal should have on their desks.
Aten Design Group's John Ferris discusses Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS (SMACSS) and adding CSS classes to Drupal blocks. Using preprocess functions you can take control of the classes Drupal adds to every block on your site.
With Homebrew 0.9 we can now install alternate versions of PHP with ease on OS X.
The DA is looking for volunteers and design help with DrupalCon Portland 2013.
As advertised, this module allows you to disable the rendering of node titles on your site.
Yep, a module that automatically creates SKU's. Very handy.
Lev Tsypin of ThinkShout shares the latest updates to the great MailChimp module including the ability to send campaigns from your Drupal site. He also gives us an introduction to the Mandrill module, which allows you to send transactional emails (password reset, contact message, etc.) using MailChimp's email system with some nice extra features you may not get with other transactional backends. The Weekly Drop uses MailChimp and the MailChimp module and I can't wait to check out the new additions.
I linked to Johan Falk's book on Amazon last week and he kindly pointed me to the free community documentation version on Drupal.org and suggested you all check it out.
Andrew Riley and Mike Anello discuss the Drupal Ladder project with Bryan Hirsch (bryanhirsch on drupal.org) and Kay VanValkenburgh (kay_v on drupal.org).
Came across this site last week on Twitter. Drupal Every Day helps you learn a Drupal function or hook every day. You can subscribe to their RSS feed or follow them on twitter (drupaleveryday).
I've meant to mention Four Kitchens' Drupal Poetry for a while but this little gem pushed me to do it this week.
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Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University Onna/Okinawa/JP