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Last Friday started for me with friendly smiles of people who care about user-friendly solutions, which make our lifes better. I was happy to be among 60 attendees of the first UX Brunch Zürich 2015, organized by Valérie Vuillerat, Rahel Vils and Marc Steffen. Event took place in Impact Hub, which is known as a space with a good vibe. Being there is already enough to love the world around you even on an early Friday morning. But greeting and meeting people, who understand your challenges and the big meaning of those small victories on the way to great designs, is even better.
We just completed our third Drupal 8 project: SGG - Schweizer Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft. After relaunching our own website and helping out with Drupal.com (our first two Drupal 8 sites), we are excited to launch our first client website 100% on the upcoming major release of our favorite open source CMS.
After we had built the community site Intergeneration and the voting platform CHymne using Drupal 7, we now chose Drupal 8 for the relaunch of the corporate website of SGG. The compact feature of the site allowed us to apply the strengths of Drupal 8 as per today and so we created the association's new website relying entirely on Drupal 8 core functionality.
Building the new SGG website was a team effort; continue reading for the findings of each of us while we were creating the new site on the latest beta release of Drupal 8.
On the weekend of 17. & 18.01.2015, dozens of Drupal contribution sprints will be taking place across the globe. Amazee Labs invites all of you interested in learning, hacking and improving Drupal to join us for two days of pure sprinting at our offices in Zurich.
- Date: 17. & 18.01.2015
- Time: 9:00 a.m. - open end
- Location: Amazee Labs, Förrlibuckstrasse 30, 8005 Zürich
- Food & Drink: provided
- Registration: RSVP here
Drupal 8 brings a lot of new features and my favorite is configuration management. I’ll try to do a quick overview of it.
Please keep in mind that this overview has been written at Drupal 8 beta 3 release time. Things could change.
A few weeks ago I became the maintainer of the Drupal core theme Bartik.
"Why do you care about that old thing?" I hear you cry.
This is the second part of the “Did you know there's a hook for that?” post. The first part can be found here.
In this post I will show you some hooks related to altering the queries, the theme registry, the AJAX render and how you can implement your custom field access logic.
It must be weird, but living in Russia I have never attended a russian Drupal event. I was at DrupalCon Prague 2013 and have attended ukrainian DrupalCamps several times before. The Ukraine is located much closer to the town where I live than to the russian capital, so for me it’s faster to get to the neighbour country rather than to visit Moscow.
When new clients contact me, they invariably ask about Drupal 8. “Should we use it?” My answer, in most cases, is “No”. Not yet. An ironic answer, considering that our site is built on Drupal 8, our team offered sold-out Drupal 8 training at the last two DrupalCons, and we are currently building Drupal.com, in Drupal 8.
This past weekend I had a fun and constructive time at DrupalCamp Ghent in Belgium. The Belgian community put together a great event and there were many attendees and sessions to see.
Amongst all of the frites, ribs and waffles there were a lot of achievements made during the weekend, for myself, for frontend and at the sprints.