Layout Builder has been a stable part of Drupal 8 core for a few days. If you are excited about this new tool, please join us to chat about it.
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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
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
At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), the Department of Patient and Caregiver Engagement is dedicated to communicating and engaging with cancer patients, their caregivers, and the public. Within the department, the Patient and Caregiver Education Program collaborates with healthcare professionals to provide accurate, clear, and reliable educational resources.
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?
Accessibility is not just a hot topic, but an essential consideration of any web development project.
In this session, we will cover:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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?
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!
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.
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!