Issue 88 May 30th, 2013
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~ Bob Kepford
DrupalCon Portland Followup
A nice collection of DrupalCon photos.
Janez Urevc shares multiple methods for grabbing video off of YouTube. The focus of his post is a python script, called youtube-dl. This script can be… you guessed it. Scripted!
Karen McGrane was one of the highlights of DrupalCon for me. In this post she shares the meat of her talk, her slides and the video of her keynote. If you missed her talk you should check it out,
I decided to try and take really good notes at this DrupalCon and it occurred to me that others might find these notes valuable. Check out the hub page which lists all of the sessions I attended. You will find links to related information as well as links to the session page and session video. Also, TheWeeklyDrop has a weblog now!
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A few quick and easy performance tips from Colan Schwartz. Nothing earth shattering here but some of these tips may be new to you.
So TWIG is in Drupal 8. This is really awesome, but there is more work to be done on the theming side of Drupal. In this post Geschrieben von Pascal Crott explains what the #dreammarkup initiative(unofficial) is all about. I would add to this that if we want better themes for Drupal we have to attract more great designers. Without clean markup and an easy theming engine this won’t happen.
Lee Rowlands, maintainer of the forum module shares his thoughts on what he thinks needs to get done for Drupal 8. Each item is explained and a link to the issue on d.o is provided.
A good overview of the concepts including contextual filters, relationships and links to more in-depth tutorials. You won’t learn everything you need to know about Views from this post but it’s a good start.
Tim Kamanin shares a new feature in Migrate module version 2.6 beta–1 for tracking what content has changed on the source site.
A quick tutorial on using the Panelizer module from OSTraining’s Cindy McCourt. Panelizer allows you to layout nodes, users, and other entities with Panels layouts. This tutorial doesn’t go deep into the Panels setup but will get you started.
Danny Englander shares how he made a responsive photo grid with views and some views template tweaking.
Every once and a while I like to link to good questions and answers from the Drupal Answers site. It’s a great resource.
Jeff Eaton highlights Tab Name Tweaker module that makes it easy to change the View, Edit and other tabs that are on every Drupal node and user page. No custom code required. It appears Eaton that has even contributed to this project.
Bryan Braun introduces a page layout module which is a simple alternative to Panels and Display Suite. Template Picker module allows the developer to provide multiple templates that content creators can select when editing a node and each node can have a different layout. If you’re looking for an alternative to Panels this might be worth a look. Bryan even has a nice video demo.
Multi-path Autocomplete module provides an autocomplete widget instead of a text field for your menu path. When you start typing the text field autocompletes to a node title if it exists. Looks like a handy module.
June 21–23, 2013 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.
June 28th - 30th in Dublin.
September 23rd - 27th in Prague.
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