Antonio De Marco
Drupal 7 allows to easily build and maintain distributions, i.e. repeatable website templates; you can benefit from this in all cases, whether you aim at large-scale deployments or even at maintaining a single website.
We will show how to package core and contributed modules in a distribution by using a Makefile and a profile and keeping them up-to-date during the whole development cycle.
Rolf van de Krol
When you are actively working on theming in Drupal, you definitely know how should theme an item list or a table. But, there is a big difference between being able to theme most things in Drupal and really knowing what you are doing and why you are doing it. This is like mathematics. Understanding the logic behind your tools, helps you with creating solutions for problems you've never seen before.
Rules 2 for Drupal 7 is a powerful module that can ease your life as site builder drastically. This session will show best practices, tips & tricks and present how Rules can work together with other modules to gain even more power!
In particular, we’ll show what the holy four – rules, views, message & flag – can achieve together!
Entities are a powerful new abstraction introduced in Drupal 7 that can provide new ways to approach and resolve several often-encountered development problems. Questions remain though as to when and how entities can best be put to use.
We believe that to a large extent answers can be found by studying and comparing existing modules that make use of entities such as Commerce, Organic Groups, Message and Media as well as looking at the modules that enhance core entity functionality such as Entity and Relationship.
Emma Jane Hogbin
The theme of your website has the capacity for beautiful, semantic markup...and also the hacky HTML soup. You can build a new theme by downloading a free theme and tearing out its guts--or you can learn how to become a theme surgeon.
Arial's days are numbered, and we should all celebrate. Come learn about the evolution of web font embedding, how it works, what it can do for your site and your users, and how to make the most of the biggest advance in design for the web since the deprecation of the blink tag.
Joel Spolsky describes the Joel Test as his "highly irresponsible, sloppy test to rate the quality of a software team" and one of the questions he asks is: Can you make a build in one step?
If you're a Drupal developer who's making changes to a site, your deployment process to push those changes to live probably goes something like this:
1. SSH to the live server
2. Checkout the updated code from SVN
3. Go to the admin modules page, enable some modules
4. Go to the configuration pages for those modules, make some changes
John Albin Wilkins
Recently, I received an email invite for a webinar on mobile device development. I tried to sign up via my iphone, but was told that my mobile device wasn’t supported. True story.
- When enterprise shops charge top prices, where does all that the money go?
- How do shops that focus on non-profits make it work within those smaller margins?
- Where should you be sitting on the scale?
- What pricing strategies can you employ to find the type of client that you want to serve?
- How can *you* know what to charge and when to raise your rates?
Creating a new administration paradigm with context_admin module for drupal