The web of the future is available today! Creating reliable, fast, and engaging web experiences has never been so easy. We will dissect the term Progressive Web Apps (PWA’s) and explore the features that make a webpage a PWA. We will also explore the benefits of PWA features from delighting users to increasing conversion rates.
In January of 2017, SilkscreenCMS forked off of Backdrop to provide some advanced configuration and database features. Over the last year, the core code has re-added database drivers, added new configuraiton storage options, and a framework to easily add more, while maintaining compatibility with Backdrop. In this talk, we'll go over the history of SilkscreenCMS, where SilkscreenCMS fits in the market, the new features, and take a look at the future of the platform.
At some point, all sites come to an end, so join us in one example of how we did this for a government site. In this advanced session Dave Watts (Fig Leaf Software) and Kirsten Burgard (US Department of State) will take you through the steps they took to archive a Drupal 7 site onto S3.
Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to fail up through trial and error and:
Drupal continues to be better than ever, but Drupal's success is threatened from two sides. On the one, we risk discouraging new users and contributors, who face too much of Drupal's complexity early on. On the other, proprietary platforms increasingly squeeze out custom web development through sheer economies of scale. Retreating into Drupal's new fortress, the enterprise, aside from leaving many present and would-be members of the community behind, doesn't change these dynamics, which will continue until there's nowhere left to hide.
This is NOT a session about upgrading to Drupal 8; you already want to, you already know you should, and you've already attended 32 different sessions about how. This is for the people who have projects that keep limping along in Drupal 7 and there's no time or budget in sight to upgrade. This is about limiting pain points and decreasing the amount of time you spend on regular maintenance so that you can spend more time on creating that migration plan.
Some of the pain points we'll address: