Issue 74 February 21st, 2013
On Friday Dries Buytaert announced that Lee Hunter will become the Documentation Team Lead for Drupal. Lee has a background in technical writing and has been an active member of the Drupal community for some time.
Last week the Drupal Association announced two additions to the board of directors, Sameer Verma and Donna Benjamin.
“The DrupalCon scholarship program allows Drupal Community members, who would otherwise not be able to attend DrupalCon, to benefit from the DrupalCon experience as the Drupal Community benefits from each scholar’s attendance.”
If you prefer to download the session video from DrupalCon Sydney there is a nice post on the DrupalCon Sydney site explaining one way to do this.
Chx sets the record straight on why Twig was chosen as the theming engine for Drupal 8. TL;DR it’s about security.
Steve Burge of OSTraining delivers a nice update on where we are with Drupal 8 today. When will Drupal 8 be out? Chx says in a comment, “DrupalCon Prague is in September and my dreams are to release two weeks after that”.
Techworld’s Rohan Pearce interviews newly installed Drupal Association Executive Director Holly Ross.
From the performance pros at 2bits.com.
Jeff Eaton discusses content strategy for micro copy. What is micro copy you ask? Twitter cards, Google pages, and subject lines in email clients are just a few examples. It’s an interesting read that makes you think about content in a new way.
Jack Taranto shares how you can use preprocess functions to create your own variables for your Drupal theme.
Ivan Zugec shows us how to set up an image editor on a Drupal site.
Have you ever wanted to create an image field with the option of making it a link? Well, here you go.
Cool little module that does just what the name implies.
Publish button module adds a publish and unpublish button for a simpler editorial workflow. This module really improves the editor experience. Be sure and check it out.
March 9th and 10th all over the world.
March 15th in London.
April 13th - 14th in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
April 26th - 27th in Oslo.
You can find many, many more events over at the great Drupal event site drupical.com.
Style guides are the way of the future man! Check out Luke Brooker’s session from DrupalCon Sydney.
One of my favorite sessions from DrupalCon Sydney so far has been Jeff Eaton’s.
Blake Hall’s session from DrupalCamp Toronto on tutr.tv.
Arvin Singla’s session from DrupalCamp Toronto on tutr.tv
Relly Annett-Baker talks Microcopy, User Experience, and Zelda.
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