Sessions Classified "Sitebuilding"

Below is a list of sessions that have been proposed for Drupaldelphia.  Don't miss out on your chance to share your insight and knowledge, propose a session today!

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2019 Drupaldelphia

Driving Strategy with Human Centered Design

Great websites are made before a line of code is ever written.  By developing strategies in collaboration with our clients, powered by insights about users, we lay the groundwork for transformative possibilities.

This talk will focus on such strategies, and identify how applying them can:

  • accelerate innovation fueled by a common vision
  • intentionally align key stakeholder needs
  • reduce risk and lower costs through early alignment

Design Systems for the Web

At Eastern Standard, we’ve spent several years refining our approach to the design and implementation of content-rich websites, transitioning away from “templates” and toward modular components that can be combined, re-used, and updated as needs change. This presentation will provide an overview of what we've learned through that process, with concise, actionable takeaways for those who:

a) want to start using a systems-based approach to design, or

Content Migration Strategy: A Tale of Two Websites

When designing and building a website, too often companies deprioritize content. So it's no surprise that a top reason why site launches are delayed is because content is not ready.

What does it look like for content to go from an afterthought to a requirement? And, what happens during a website migration when developers, desginers, and content strategists collaborate effectively?

Intro to Accessibility

Accessibility is not just a hot topic, but an essential consideration of any web development project. 

In this session, we will cover:

Becoming an Ally for A11y

Approaching accessibility from the start of a project can greatly impact usability. From initial wireframing to entering content in a CMS, there are many ways to plan for and implement a fully inclusive website: color contrast can be measured before any CSS is written, heading structures can be mapped before any markup is created. Messy navigation patterns can be reconsidered before a menu structure is built. When accessibility is valued as an essential part of the user experience, everyone can help make it easier to implement.

 

Create Your Site in 5 Minutes: Custom Tools To Help Build Your Sites Quickly

Backend configuration is one of the most time-consuming aspects of building a site with Drupal. Too often we figure out the optimal structure for content after some trial-and-error, and it can be difficult to go back and reconfigure content types and fields in time to meet deadlines.

We’ll cover some lessons learned on some of our larger CMS builds and show how we started developing our own tools and methods to speed up our initial site builds. Some of those tools include:

Continuous Integration (CI): Composer, CircleCI & Pantheon with Drupal 8

CI and automation is all the rage right now, and rightfully so. The ability to have automated testing and rapid feedback on the quality of your code is invaluable. We will share our agencies first experiences with CI as we have tried to integrate it into our process one step at a time, how we feel it has helped our teams and some of the pitfalls.

We’ll cover:

Code signing modules in Backdrop & Silkscreen

Backdrop CMS includes an in-site module installer that downloads from BackdropCMS.org.  In an upcoming version of Backdrop, these module packages (and eventually the modules themselves) will be digitally signed by the Backdrop CMS team using a new Code Sign interface.  John will talk about how Code Sign works, why it is in Backdrop, and how it affects sites from the perspectives of site owners, site builders, and module developers.

Semantic Site Building

I'd like to help you think about the art of designing a Drupal data structure and interface.

Making Drupal Friendly for Editors and Clients

Drupal’s extensibility allow us to create the perfect CMS for our organizations. But too often the same level of design is not considered when building out the editorial interfaces. The default tools are often scary for first-time Drupalers and include confusing words like ‘nodes’, ‘taxonomy’, and ‘blocks’. Making Drupal friendly for clients means checking internal jargon at the door and building interfaces that are intuitive and distraction free. Topics include:

Outgrowing Content Types: Building Custom Entities

Drupal includes a powerful toolset for building and extending out-of-the box content types. Content architectures are typically designed around the features of nodes, taxonomy, media, and other core entities. But how do we know when our business-needs have grown beyond the common entity types? When are nodes too lightweight or too heavy handed to meet our site goals? And what are the trade-offs and support issues when creating a new entity type?

All for Web and Web for All: Moving Toward Accessibility Compliance

The accessible web, it's not just for avoiding lawsuits anymore. What makes a site accessibilitiy compliant? How can we get there - and why should we bother? This session will provide a foundation in accessibility concepts and guidance in leveraging that foundation into organizational change, where everyone who touches the site remains aware of accessibility issues. Join us in the quest for WCAG 2.0 AA Compliance!

Power up Drupal 8 with integrations: Cornell University showcase

How does a global institution make it easier for students to discover and take advantage of extracurricular, travel, and research opportunities it offers? The first project under the umbrella of the Cornell Student Experience Initiative, Cornell University's Opportunities Marketplace is Cornell's student-facing solution to a decentralized legacy process of paperwork, phone communication, and manual data entry. Our session jumps into the implementation process to explore how we balanced constraints of accessibility requirements, legacy data platforms, distributed systems of record and data silos, and high profile stakeholders.

2018 Drupaldelphia

Opening Remarks & Lightning Keynotes

If you missed out on DrupalCon Nashville, we've got you covered at Drupaldelphia!

Our lightning keynotes will feature 4 panelists providing perspectives from:

  • Spearheading new technologies with Drupal
  • Leading project/product management teams
  • Operating a digital agency
  • Changing the academic landscape to keep up with digital technologies

Panelists and moderator will highlight takeaways from the DrupalCon Nashville 2018 Driesnote and summarize the future of the digital web landscape from their perspectives! 

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