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Issue 74 February 21st, 2013

News

Lee Hunter New Drupal Documentation Lead

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.

The Drupal Association Announces Updates to the Board of Directors

Last week the Drupal Association announced two additions to the board of directors, Sameer Verma and Donna Benjamin.

DrupalCon

Scholarship Recipients for DrupalCon Portland Announced

“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.”

Download DrupalCon Sydney Sessions from YouTube

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.

Drupal 8

PSA: Twig was not Added Because Symfony

Chx sets the record straight on why Twig was chosen as the theming engine for Drupal 8. TL;DR it’s about security.

The State of Drupal 8: After Feature Freeze

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”.

Theming in Drupal 8 with Twig (Part 1)

Articles

Drupal Association to Focus on Governance, D8 Launch - Techworld

Techworld’s Rohan Pearce interviews newly installed Drupal Association Executive Director Holly Ross.

Beware of Drupal Modules That Disable The Page Cache

From the performance pros at 2bits.com.

Big Trouble in Little Content: Planning for Reusable Microcopy

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.

Tutorials

All Your Variable Are Belong To Us

Jack Taranto shares how you can use preprocess functions to create your own variables for your Drupal theme.

Using Per-project Drush Commands To Simplify Your Development

Drupal How-To: Responsive Or Adaptive Images

Display Checkout Progress in Drupal Commerce

Using Image Editor in Drupal 7

Ivan Zugec shows us how to set up an image editor on a Drupal site.

Easy Page Layouts with Omega Theme

Create Amazing Select Boxes with Chosen in Drupal

Modules

10 jQuery Based Drupal Modules You May Not Know About

Add a Link Behind Your Drupal Image Fields

Have you ever wanted to create an image field with the option of making it a link? Well, here you go.

Using TableField in Drupal 7

Cool little module that does just what the name implies.

Module Monday: Publish Button

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.

Events

Preparations for Global Sprint Weekend March 9 and 10

March 9th and 10th all over the world.

Global training day in London by Commerce Guys and Code Positive

March 15th in London.

Drupal Alpe-Adria

April 13th - 14th in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Drupaldagene Oslo 2013

April 26th - 27th in Oslo.

Drupical

You can find many, many more events over at the great Drupal event site drupical.com.

Video

Improving Your Responsive Workflow With Style Guides

Style guides are the way of the future man! Check out Luke Brooker’s session from DrupalCon Sydney.

Building for a Post-Mobile World

One of my favorite sessions from DrupalCon Sydney so far has been Jeff Eaton’s.

Going Mobile

Blake Hall’s session from DrupalCamp Toronto on tutr.tv.

Drupal with SMS and Telephony for Fun and Profit

Arvin Singla’s session from DrupalCamp Toronto on tutr.tv

Podcasts

ToadCast 014 - Everyone’s Got a Phone And a Toilet

Insert Content Here, Episode 10: Relly Annett-Baker

Relly Annett-Baker talks Microcopy, User Experience, and Zelda.

Acquia Podcast: Meet Mark Sonnabaum: Performance Fanatic

Modules Unraveled Podcast: 051 Simplytest.me with Patrickd

Jobs

Theming Specialist with Mediacurrent

Create custom themes that are cross-browser and cross-device compatible (desktop, tablet, smartphone). Need 2+ years experience building user interface designs for the web &/or software applications. Work virtually from your location. See website for details.

Drupal Architect at Mediacurrent

We're looking for developers who see the "big picture" of a Drupal project and have a well-rounded web skill set. You'll need a 2+ year track record of working with Drupal sites, + familiarity with Git & tech such as Drush, Features & Context. Work virtually.

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