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Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:13
Hopefully you've heard the news about the Drupal Association's new D8 Accelerate grants program, and the fundraising drive we have currently going on. If not, the gist is that the Drupal Association has created a central fund, managed by the Drupal core committers, to fund both "bottom-up" community grants for things like targeted sprints or "bug bounties," as well as "top-down" spending driven...
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:31
We’ve already discussed why accessibility matters and whetted your appetite on accessibility by providing a few simple things you can do to make your site more accessible.  Now it’s time to look at accessibility in forms, a common component of just about every site.
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:10
The worst time to read software documentation is when you're trying to fix something that is broken and you have no idea why. I'd say it's like shopping when you're hungry, but it's actually the opposite. When stuff breaks for no apparent reason and you're on edge it's easy to notice every little issue with the docs, and you instantly form a very strong opinion on...
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:00
Drupal's Form API helps developers build complex, extendable user input forms with minimal code. One of its most powerful features, though, isn't very well known: the #states system. Form API #states allow us to create form elements that change state (show, hide, enable, disable, etc.) depending on certain conditions—for example, disabling one field based on the contents of another. For most...
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:09
I recently had to add a new content type to an existing tabled view... the thing was that one content type had an extra field to define a link... fine.. I figured I could go in and use Views PHP.... it's a hacky solution, but a few lines and I'd be out the door... curiosity got the better of me... I know Views PHP is a bit déclassé, so for good measure I googled for a solution, and pretty quickly...
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 15:21
Warning: mildly graphic medical descriptions referenced below...The Good:7 years and 6 months in the making, I very much anticipated my 50th Drupalcamp. As seems to happen at least one time each year, I flew straight from one event to another. I had my 2nd speaking gig at SxSw in Austin then flew directly to Chicago for MADcamp. I love the new name: Midwest Area Drupal Camp! My Drupal 8 Live Demo...
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:33
Drupal 8 coming (queue suspenseful music)!
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:41
Drupal has all the elements to build a custom content model that can mirror a DITA specialisation. The really exciting thing is that this data model can be built from the UI, without a single line of code. While there are considerable drawbacks to the usability of the resulting interface, the fact that this is a free and open source implementation means that those who have more time than money...
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 22:54
Next week, an international conglomeration of awesome folks will convene in Portland, Oregon for a D8 Accelerate-funded sprint on DrupalCI: Modernizing Testbot Initiative. The main aim of DrupalCI is to rebuild Drupal's current testbot infrastructure (which is currently powered by an aging Drupal 6 site) to industry-standard components such as Jenkins, Docker, and so on, architected to be...
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 21:54
“Your journey to heaven or hell or oblivion or reincarnation or whatever it is that death holds. … This is the Antechamber of the Mystery…” Brent Weeks, The Way of Shadows I suppose this will be the last entry in Aaron Winborn’s blog. This is his dad, Victor Winborn, filling in for him. Aaron entered his final sleep of this life on March 24, 2015. His transition was peaceful, and he was at...

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