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Issue 57 October 18, 2012

News

Community Cultivation Grants

Wanna hold a Drupal Camp in your area but you need a little cash? Maybe you have a project that benefits the Drupal community. If so, check out the Community Cultivation Grants. "Put a little octane in the tank to get your community going."

Email And Link Module Landed In Core

Get In On Content Authoring!

Have something to share about content strategy or the content authoring experience? Submit your session proposals for DrupalCon Sydney today.

Articles

Let’s Talk About PCI Compliance for Ubercart and Drupal Commerce

Bringing Drupal to the Grassroots, Distro Style

OpenPublic: Balancing Site Building with Out-of-Box Experience

Applying SMACSS to Drupal

Tutorials

Format Your Address Field Correctly

Nice little tutorial covering how to customize the output of your addresses wit the Address Field module.

Using The Migrate Module To Handle Big Data Imports

Content Syndication Using Services and Feeds

An excellent tutorial from Karen Stevenson of Lullabot.

Custom Drupal 7 View Modes: Different Ways to See Your Content

View modes in Drupal 7 are really handy. If you wanna get up to speed on why and how to use them Julia Sifers has written a nice tutorial o get you started.

Drush Aliases

A short tutorial covering setting up Drush aliases that allow you to execute drush commands on remote sites via ssh.

Events

DrupalCamp Toronto 2012

November 16th & 17th, 2012 in Toronto.

DrupalCamp Rio 2012 #2

November 10th, 2012 in Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro.

BADCamp 2012

November 1st - 4th, 2012 in Berkeley, California.

DrupalCamp Chicago 2012

November 10th, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.

Drupal 8

A Responsive Toolbar For Drupal 8

Responsive tables in Drupal 8!

First mobile usability test of D8

WYSIWYG In Core: Round Two - Aloha.module (Aloha Editor)

D8 Code Sprints

Upcoming WSCCI Sprints, PNW Summit and BADCamp

Drupal 8 Twig Code Sprint

DrupalCamp North West November 24th - 25th at Media City, Manchester, UK.

DrupalCamp Atlanta Core Mentoring Sprint

October 26th, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Modules

Module Monday: Views Data Export

If you need to export a list of data as a CSV, DOC, XLS, TXT or XML file check out the Views Data Export module intro from Jeff Eaton. I love this module.

First Look at the New Features 1.1 UI

There are a lot of improvements in the new branch of Features module. Checkout Mike Potter’s highlights.

Drupal Menu Special Items Module

This module has been around for a while and I don’t know why it’s new to me. If you have ever wanted to have a menu item that didn’t link to anything this is the module for you.

Modules of the Month: September

More interesting new Drupal modules featured in this list from Cocomore.com.

Tips

Different Ways To Reset Drupal Admin Password

PHP Closures Are Very Simple

A very short and easy to understand explanation of PHP closures.

Faster Database Backups via Drush! Plus Capistrano Integration

A very nice tip for making your Drush backups smaller.

Views Quality Checklist

This is a really good list of best practices when creating views from Jody Hamilton of Zivtech.

Podcasts

DrupalEasy Podcast 91: Mister Rogers

Insert Content Here: Episode 2

Modules Unraveled: Alex Weber and the Subs Module

Finally

WebPlatform.org | Your Web, Documented

This isn’t specifically Drupal related but I thought it was important enough to mention here. WebPlatform.org is a new site and community with the goal of making developing for the web better with documentation and best practices. There are some big names behind this project and it appears to have a lot of support.

Jobs

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