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Dries Buytaert Shares His View on Decoupled Drupal: When, Why, and How

February 14th, 2018

By nature, decoupled CMSes lack end-user front ends, provide few to no editorial tools for display and layout, and as such leave presentational concerns almost entirely up to the front-end developer. Luckily, Drupal has one crucial advantage that propels it beyond these concerns of emerging decoupled competitors. Join Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal and CTO…

Predictions for 2018

February 11th, 2018

We have had a tradition since 2005. Every new year we have a posting on the predictions for the year ahead for our beloved open source CMS and community. Sometimes this posting went up in December, sometimes in January. But never in February. Time to start a new tradition, predict the year ahead from February…

Creating a Living Style Guide with Open Social

February 6th, 2018

A living style guide – a way to control markup or CSS – has been making a name for itself. And for a good reason; they’re an important tool for web development. They keep developers in sync, communicate design standards, and help organize complex interfaces. In this post, I want to discuss how and why…

Has Drupal 8 Usage Hit a Tipping Point?

January 22nd, 2018

The following blog was written by Drupal Association Premium Technology Partner, Lingotek. It wasn’t a question of if, but a question of when and the Drupal.org weekly usage statistics are showing it’s happening now. Usage of Lingotek’s Drupal 8 Module finally caught up to and exceeded that of Drupal 7. Is this the tipping point? Is…

Happy seventeenth birthday Drupal

January 16th, 2018

Seventeen years ago today, I open-sourced the software behind Drop.org and released Drupal 1.0.0. When Drupal was first founded, Google was in its infancy, the mobile web didn’t exist, and JavaScript was a very unpopular word among developers. Over the course of the past seventeen years, I’ve witnessed the nature of the web change and…

How to decouple Drupal in 2018

January 12th, 2018

In this post, I’m providing some guidance on how and when to decouple Drupal. Almost two years ago, I had written a blog post called “How should you decouple Drupal?”. Many people have found the flowchart in that post to be useful in their decision-making on how to approach their Drupal architectures. Since that point,…

Drupal 8 Content Migration: A Guide For Marketers

January 9th, 2018

If you’re a marketer considering a move from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8, it’s important to understand the implications of content migration. You’ve worked hard to create a stable of content that speaks to your audience and achieves business goals, and it’s crucial that the migration of all this content does not disrupt your site’s…

Kia ora DrupalSouth – stories, insights, Drupal

December 13th, 2017

This month’s Drupal Spotlight is a Q&A snapshot from some amazing speakers and organisers behind the recent DrupalSouth in Auckland, New Zealand. We look in and beyond the code at the voices and perspectives of people  building in Drupal and influencing our community, including how they got into technology, and vision for the future. Please note: videos of the…

Accelerate Drupal 8 by funding a Core Committer

December 12th, 2017

We have ambitious goals for Drupal 8, including new core features such as Workspaces (content staging) and Layout Builder (drag-and-drop blocks), completing efforts such as the Migration path and Media in core, automated upgrades, and adoption of a JavaScript framework. I met with several of the coordinators behind these initiatives. Across the board, they identified…

Astellas Corporate Website Platform

December 11th, 2017

Completed Drupal site or project URL:  https://www.astellas.com Astellas wanted to create a global website, as well as be able to update and refresh its local sites. Each website’s objective was to provide the right information in a timely manner, and to create and maintain a channel between the company and its stakeholders. We identified three…