Last week I was able to attend Drupalcamp London and present a session called “Drupal 101”. The session was about how everyone is welcome in the Drupal Community, irrespective of who you are. At Drupalcamp London I met people from all walks of life whose lives had been changed by Drupal. I caught up with a friend called Ryan Szrama who is a perfect example of my message, he conducted a brilliant speech at Drupalcamp about “doing well by doing good” so I’d like to share his story with you.
Introduction to Image Styles
Unlike many content management systems Drupal is great for dealing with imagery because it has an included feature known as ‘Image Styles’. Using image styles Drupal allows you to upload an image once and use it in multiple different scenarios without the need to reupload it each time.
The Drupal community across the world is today celebrating the release of Drupal 8. With over 3,000 people contributing to Drupal 8 over the past five years, the hotly anticipated release could not come soon enough for a passionate community of over 1 million.
The Sprints and Drupal 8.
Since I started the sprints my goal over the last 5 sprints is learn and contribute back to Drupal 8. The main key areas for me are Drupal Core, IMP and CMI, we’ve helped with rolling new patches and testing existing functionality as well as getting others up to speed with the new structural changes. Bringing everyone together provides a productive atmosphere and a great environment in which to contribute in.
Re-theming a legacy site can sometimes be a painful process - but it needn’t be!
There are almost always likely to be a few small hiccoughs along the way, particularly if multiple groups of developers, all taking different approaches, have worked on a site before you. However, here are some useful considerations to alleviate potential issues and ensure the project runs as smoothly as possible.
In my experience working on Drupal sites, from 5 pages to large-scale public sector sites and intranets, I have picked up some quick tips for making a project go smoothly. These best practices for Drupal users are relatively simple and make life so much easier.