Talking Drupal
Talking Drupal is a weekly chat about web design and development by a group a guys with one thing in common, we love Drupal. With hosts Stephen Cross, Jason Pamental, John Picozzi and Nic Laflin. Recorded weekly in a Google Hangout at www.TalkingDrupal.com

The Night Before DrupalCon

 

Twas the night before DrupalCon

When all through the hotel, Not a developer was coding, not even Crell

The Coffee Mugs were placed by the laptops with care, In hopes that our Dries, soon would be there

The speakers were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of Drupal 8 RC danced in their heads

and my boss in his t-shirt and I in mine too just sat down to the bar to throw back a brew

When out in the hall there arose such a clatter

I  sprang from my stool to see what was the matter, out to the hall I stumbled and fell, tore up my new DrupalCon t-shirt and and exclaimed “oh hell”

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a bright yellow taxi driven by a man with a beard, with a spiky haired passenger wearing glasses and jeans I knew in a moment it must be Dries 

More rapid than Varnish his contributors they came. and he commented, and messaged and called them by name: Now JJeff! now Quicksketch now Webchick and Nicxvan

On MerlinofChaos On Stella On KarenS and Eaton! To finish the beta blockers, YES, finish them all, Now Code away! Code away! Code away all!

As I held my last brew and was turning around, into the hotel Dries came with a bound.

He was dressed in the typical geek turn CEO garb, but wrinkled and untidy from his trip across the pond.

One-strapping the pack of tech on his back he looked like a man that could use a night cap.

His eyes how they twinkled! His smile how Merry! His glasses were awesome, kind of like Drew Carey. 

His code and ideas are legend you know, from a dorm room in Antwerp to a  board room so quick, if you think it was luck, you just missed the trick.

With 10 Years of DrupalCon and no signs of slowing, we’re expecting Drupal 8 to keep this show going.

I see in his face, years of spearheading his vision, from Drupal 1 to 7, it’s been a community mission.

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread. 

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, and filled all the coffee cups, then turned with a twerk

The ding of the elevator, up to his room he went. To rest his head before his keynote event

but I heard him exclaim as he walked out of sight Happy DrupalCon to all and to all a good night. 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal079.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Topics

  • Doing it yourself vs accepting a third parties content model

  • Determining content types

  • Fields

  • References/content relationships

  • Defining authoring experience

  • Tools


Module of the Week

  • Christmas Snow: https://www.drupal.org/project/christmas_snow

This is a very small module that adds a Christmas Snoweffect to your site.

Modules

  • Entity References - https://www.drupal.org/project/entityreference

Resources

  • Build Spec Spreadsheet - https://t.co/pMk5IBATrl
  • Gather Content - https://gathercontent.com/
  • Good Typographic on the Web by Jason  - http://www.printmag.com/featured/good-typographic-design-for-the-web/

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal078.mp3
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Topics

Latest Drupal News

  • Blogs
  • Curators 
  • Google Alerts
  • Podcasts
  • Attending camps/cons/conferences
  • Meetups
  • Social Media 
  • Company Reading Lists or Newsletters
  • Writing!

Industry Trends 

  • Blogs
  • Podcasts
  • Attending camps/cons/conferences
  • Publications

 

Module of the Week

ImageAPI Optimize

https://www.drupal.org/project/imageapi_optimize

This is a toolkit for ImageAPI. It requires imageapi_gd or imageapi_imagemagick or any ImageAPI toolkit to work.

ImageAPI Optimize allows you to use your preferred toolkit and optimize (losslessly) the image when it is saved. Practice for web performance suggests that images should be optimized for better loading time. With this module enabled, Google's Page Speed will always give you an A in image optimize.

Resources

Aquia Blog 0 https://www.acquia.com/blog

Lullabot - https://www.lullabot.com/contact/mailinglist

Drupalize.me - https://drupalize.me/ (newsletter signup at the bottom)

Weekly Drop - http://www.theweeklydrop.com/

Drupal Planet - https://www.drupal.org/planet

Lullabot - https://www.lullabot.com/

reddit.com/r/drupal 

Drupalize.me - https://drupalize.me/

Drupal Easy - http://drupaleasy.com/podcast

Modules Unraveled - https://modulesunraveled.com/podcast

Design4Drupal - http://boston2014.design4drupal.org/

NEWDcamp - http://www.newdcam.com

ExploringDrupal8 - http://Exploringdrupal8.com

DrupalPVD - http://www.DrupalPVD.org

Google Plus  - https://plus.google.com/communities/111161359890617128846

Smashing Magazine - http://www.smashingmagazine.com/

The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/

This Week in Tech (TWIT)  (http://www.twit.tv)

The Web Ahead  http://5by5.tv/webahead

The Dirt Show - http://www.freshtilledsoil.com/category/podcast/

The Big Web Show http://5by5.tv/bigwebshow

Shoptalk Show http://shoptalkshow.com/

Responsive Web Design - http://www.responsivewebdesign.com

An Event Apart http://aneventapart.com/

Artifact http://artifactconf.com/

Future of Web Design https://futureofwebdesign.com/

A List Apart http://alistapart.com/

A Book Apart series http://www.abookapart.com/

O’Reilly http://www.oreilly.com/

.Net Magazine http://www.creativebloq.com/net-magazine

 

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal077.mp3
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Topics

  • Managed vs Non-Managed

  • Website characteristics

  • Backups

  • Hosting Companies

  • Drupal Specialized Hosting


Module of the Week

  • Role Export - https://www.drupal.org/project/role_export

The Role Export module allows roles to have machine_names and generates a unique role id (rid) based off of the machine_name. Roles can be exported with Features and get the exact same rid if imported on other sites. Because of this unique rid there is no need to create plugins per contrib module that use the rid in their export code, such as Views, Ctools, Rules, etc. References to this role id will not break on other sites.

Resources

  • Hosting Companies

Dreamhost


A Small orange


Linode


Media temple


Digital Ocean


Ramnode


Black Mesh


Site Ground


Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
Direct download: TalkingDupal076.mp3
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Topics

  • Guest Marc Isaacson
  • “Teach Yourself Drupal” Drupal Kickstarter Project
  • Project goals Objective
  • How does it work
  • Ridiculously Open source  
  • Kickstarter campaign

Module of the Week

  • Computed Field - https://www.drupal.org/project/computed_field

Computed Field is a very powerful field module that lets you add a custom "computed fields" to your content types. These computed fields are populated with values that you define via PHP code. You may draw on anything available to Drupal, including other fields, the current user, database tables, you name it. (Feeling the power yet? :) ) You can also choose whether to store your computed field values in the database with other content fields, or have them "calculated" on the fly during node views. (Although you should note that Views use requires database stored values.) This field is literally the Swiss Army knife of fields. So start cooking up your PHP based values!

Resources

  • Teach Yourself Drupal Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vegantriathlete/teach-yourself-drupal?ref=nav_search
  • Teach Yourself Drupal http://www.teachyourselfdrupal.org
  • ROOSTS - http://www.roosts.org/
  • Innovation Women https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/innovationnights/innovation-women-technical-and-entrepreneurial-spe

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

Guests

  • Marc Isaacson -https://www.drupal.org/u/vegantriathlete @tydrupal

marc@isaacsonwebdevelopment.com

 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal075.mp3
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Topics

  • NewdCamp overall results

  • Team

  • Handling the money

  • Selecting a Venue

  • Sponsors

  • Marketing

  • Website

  • Things we forgot 


Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

Guests

  • Ellen Diamond - www.hwdesignco.com @ellendiamond
  • Susan Krushinsky www.HomesBySusanK.com @HomesBySusanK
Direct download: TalkingDrupal074.mp3
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Topics

  • Net neutrality

  • What is MailChimp

  • What is Mandrill

  • Modules to use with them

  • Implementation uses


Module of the Week

  • Mailredirect - https://www.drupal.org/project/mail_redirect

The Mail Redirect module redirects ALL system generated email to a test mail domain or address. This is especially useful when doing site testing which uses a production database which is populated with real email addresses.

Modules

  • Mailchimp - https://www.drupal.org/project/mailchimp
  • Mandrill - https://www.drupal.org/project/mandrill

Resources

  • Mailchimp patch for contextual links - https://www.drupal.org/node/2356065

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal073.mp3
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Topics

  • Episode #71 - Jeff Robbins
  • What do we mean by Mobile Friendly Drupal?
  • What makes a site friendly
  • Modules to help
  • 10-15-14

Module of the Week

  • Front End Developer - https://www.drupal.org/project/dfed

Front End Developer provides an easy to use toolkit for theme developers that assists in the building of themes.

Features include:

* Displays current viewport resolution

* Displays common media query resolutions ( ie. Mobile, Tablet, Desktop )

* Highlights defined sidebar regions

* Highlights links that do not have a destination set

* Highlights images without alt tags set

 

Modules

  • Navbar Module - https://www.drupal.org/project/navbar
  • Adaptive Images - https://www.drupal.org/project/adaptive_image
  • Picture - https://www.drupal.org/project/picture
  • Flexslider - https://www.drupal.org/project/flexslider
  • Context - https://www.drupal.org/project/context
  • Context Breakpoint - https://www.drupal.org/project/context_breakpoint
  • Context Mobile Detect - https://www.drupal.org/project/context_mobile_detect
  • Fences - https://www.drupal.org/project/fences
  • HTML5 Tools - https://www.drupal.org/project/html5_tools
  • Semantic Views - https://www.drupal.org/project/semanticviews
  • Block Class - https://www.drupal.org/project/block_class

Resources

  • Macaw - visual web design tool - http://macaw.co
  • Brackets - new open-source code editor from Adobe - http://brackets.io
  • InVisionApp - visual prototyping & collaboration tool - http://invisionapp.com

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal072.mp3
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On November 1, 2014 at Brown University in Providence, Jeff Robbins, gave the keynote speech at the first New England Drupal Camp.   

The Drupal community knowns Jeff as a pioneer in web development and Drupal, but did you know the CEO of Lullabot was also the front man for a successful alternative rock band in the 90s?  Jeff shared the lessons he learned in music and how they shaped his success building a world renowned Drupal agency

You can hear Jeff's speech, "What I learned from Rock and Roll" here.

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal071.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Topics

  • What is meant by collaboration?
  • Is it different than teamwork?
  • Collaborationist! 
  • Benefits of collaborating
  • Internal and external 
  • Participation vs collaboration
  • Steps to get collaboration kick started
  • Personal and business impact
  • Finding people to collaborate with

Module of the Week

  • Metatag http://drupal.org/project/metatag

The Metatag module allows you to automatically provide structured metadata, aka "meta tags", about a website. In the context of search engine optimization, when people refer to meta tags they are usually referring to the meta description tag and the meta keywords tag that may help improve the rankings and display of a site in search engine results. In addition, the module provides support for meta tags (Open Graph Protocol from Facebook, Twitter Cards from Twitter) that allow control of how content appears when shared on social networks.

Resources

  • Workshops - http://www.Webcoffee.co
  • Design is a Job - http://www.abookapart.com/products/design-is-a-job
  • Linchpin - http://www.amazon.com/Linchpin-Are-Indispensable-Seth-Godin/dp/1591844096
  • Hillman Curtis  - MTIV - http://www.amazon.com/MTIV-Process-Inspiration-Practice-Designer/dp/0735711658

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
Direct download: TalkingDrupal070.mp3
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Topics

  • Scenario 1 - “I have a Drupal 6 website and I need to get to Drupal 7”
  • Scenario 2 - “I cannot get support from my current Drupal developer”

Modules

Checklist  https://www.drupal.org/project/checklist

Allow administrators on sites to create checklists that must be completed by users of the site. Each user can see their checklists on the "Checklists" tab of their account.

  • Multiple checklists can be created and assigned to users to complete depending on their role (or other groups in 2.x). Additional checklist options:
  • Specify to only make new users complete a checklist.
  • Assign a role on completion of checklist.
  • Limit navigation until checklist is complete (it will not allow the users to go anywhere except to items on the checklist).
  • Force checklist items to be completed in order.

Multiple checklist item types that can be expanded via hooks/API. Implemented by default in both versions:

  • User check - the user simply clicks/checks the item.
  • Admin check - a user with the correct permission must check the item off of the checklist.
  • Node create - user must create a certain node type.
  • Node agree - user must visit a node and click I agree at the bottom.
  • Page view - user must visit a given page within the site.

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal069.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

Topics

  • Security Patch Released today
  • Approaches to address the issue.  Update or patch.
  • Handling customers
  • Open source - security
  • Oomph Ally Services
  • Managing the update process with a customer
  • Charge for updates or included in monthly service fee
  • Writing secure code: Importance of using the API

 

Modules

Conditional Fields https://www.drupal.org/project/conditional_fields

Define dependencies between fields based on their states and values.

Conditional Fields for Drupal 7 is an user interface to the new States API, plus the ability to modify fields appearance and behavior on certain conditions when viewing content

 

Resources

  • Security Release - https://www.drupal.org/SA-CORE-2014-005
  • Security FAQ - https://www.drupal.org/node/2357241
  • Drupal Secutiry Page - https://security.drupal.org/about
  • Oomph Ally Servcies - http://oomphinc.com/ally
  • Drupal Security - https://twitter.com/drupalsecurity

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
Direct download: TalkingDrupal068.mp3
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Topics

  • Meet Jerry from Drupal PVD
  • How to approach Drupal from the outside
  • Drupal baggage
  • Having a Drupal State of Mind and how to get there

Module of the week 

  • Bundle Copy https://www.drupal.org/project/bundle_copy

Bundle copy is a replacement for the Content copy module which lives in the CCK project for Drupal 6.

Has export/import support for:

  • Node types
  • Taxonomy
  • User
  • Field API fields
  • Field groups

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
Direct download: TalkingDrupal067.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Topics

  • Dave McKinley - CTO Ooomph 
  • Drupal 8 Beta Release
  • What does it mean to be multidisciplinary agency
  • WordPress and Drupal under the same roof
  • When a client doesn’t have a preference, how do you choose WordPress vs Drupal

Resources

  • Drupal 8 Beta Release - https://www.drupal.org/drupal-8.0.0-beta1
  • Meet Our New CTO, Daid McKinleyI - http://www.oomphinc.com/blog/2013-08/meet-our-new-cto-david-mckinley/

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
  • Dave McKinley - oomhinc.com, @DavidBMcKinley

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal066.mp3
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Topics

  • Responsive Typography by Jason Pamental
  • Getting a book deal
  • The writing process
  • Pricing
  • Marketing
  • What Jason learned from writing a book

Resources

  • http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920034063.do

Module of the week

  • Commerce Coupon https://www.drupal.org/project/commerce_coupon

Full rules integration. The validation and the redemption can be controlled by Rules. Multiple coupon types can be added. Each type can has his own fields.

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
Direct download: TalkingDrupal065.mp3
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Topics

  • General Options
  • Free Theme
  • Roll your own
  • Hire a Themer
  • General Strategy
  • Public Theme vs Admin Theme
  • Modules

Module of the week

  • Menu HTML https://www.drupal.org/project/menu_html

This very simple module adds a checkbox to the menu item edit form and allows the admin to add html to the menu item title. The idea is to use this for external links for which you want to display a logo of the visited site or simply to add strong on some words.

Guest

  • Tim Dickens - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com@tregonian

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal064.mp3
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Topics

  • What do we mean by Intranet
  • Examples of Intranet implementations
  • Why Drupal is a good solution (sounds like to usual reasons)
  • Challenges with Intranet
  • Distributions

Modules

  • LDAP - https://www.drupal.org/project/ldap
  • CAS - https://www.drupal.org/project/cas
  • Workbench - https://www.drupal.org/project/workbench
  • Webforms - https://www.drupal.org/project/webform

 

Module of the week

  • Block title link https://www.drupal.org/project/block_titlelink

Have you ever needed to make a block title a link? This module makes it easy. Block Title Link creates a link field on the Block Admin page. It works by overriding the $block->subject variable and changes it to a link.

Features Support: Block Title Link is compatible with the Features module by using the Strongarm module. Simply select any block_titlelink prefixed variables and they will be exported in your feature.

Resources

 

  • Drupal Commons - https://www.drupal.org/project/commons/
  • Open Atrium - https://www.drupal.org/project/openatrium
  • Google Interactionhttps://austin2014.drupal.org/session/collaborative-spaces-integrating-drupal-google-drive-dropbox-and-more

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal063.mp3
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Topics

  • Design Tools
  • Editors/IDE/Compilers (sass) Tools
  • Source Management and Tools
  • Project Management Tool
  • Issue Tracking & Time tracking Tools
  • Note Taking Tools
  • Todo Tracking Tools
  • Other Tools
  • Communication Tools

Module of the week

  • Views Flipped Table https://www.drupal.org/project/views_flipped_table

This module provides a views table style with rows and columns flipped. This is useful for views showing few entities with many fields, such as product comparison.

Resources

  • Trying out Sketch - http://bohemiancoding.com/sketch/
  • Typecast! - http://typecast.com
  • Balsamiq (wireframing) - https://balsamiq.com/
  • Omnigraffle: https://www.omnigroup.com/omnigraffle
  • Coda - http://panic.com/coda/
  • Codekit - https://incident57.com/codekit/
  • PHP Storm - http://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/
  • Github - https://github.com/
  • Bitbucket - bitbucket.com
  • BeanStalk - http://beanstalkapp.com/
  • Tower - http://www.git-tower.com/
  • MAMP (Mac) - http://www.mamp.info/en/
  • Drush - http://drush.org
  • Freshbooks http://freshbooks.com/
  • Harvest - https://www.getharvest.com/
  • Tempo - http://www.tempoplugin.com/
  • Basecamp - https://basecamp.com/
  • Jira - https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira
  • Evernote - http://www.evernote.com
  • Etherpad - etherpad.mozilla.org
  • Workflowy - https://workflowy.com/
  • Nozbe - http://www.nozbe.com
  • HipChat - https://www.hipchat.com
  • Zoom.us - http://wwww.zoom.us

Guest

  • Dani Nordim - tzk-design.com @danigrrl

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal062.mp3
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Topics

  • Dani Nordin (@danigrrl)
  • UX Designer - what do you do
  • Work on Drupal.org
  • Tips for getting started with UX
  • Resources for UX
  • What it’s like being a designer doing Drupal contrib
  • Thoughts on D8
  • D4D

Module of the week

Fences - https://www.drupal.org/project/fences

Fences is a an easy-to-use tool to specify an HTML element for each field. This element choice will propagate everywhere the field is used, such as teasers, RSS feeds and Views. You don't have to keep re-configuring the same HTML element over and over again every time you display the field.

Resources

  •  Bentley User Experience Center - http://www.bentley.edu/centers/user-experience-center
  • Design 4 Drupal - http://www.design4drupal.org
  • Meta issue on user profiles: https://www.drupal.org/node/2281763
  • TreeJack - http://www.optimalworkshop.com/treejack.htm
  • Axure - http://www.axure.com/
  • Communicating Design - http://www.amazon.com/Communicating-Design-Developing-Documentation-Planning/dp/0321392353/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1409161283&sr=8-2&keywords=Communicating+Design
  • Undercover User Experience Design (Voices That Matter) - http://www.amazon.com/Undercover-Experience-Design-Voices-Matter/dp/0321719905
  • An Alphabet of Accessibility Issues - https://the-pastry-box-project.net/anne-gibson/2014-July-31#nav
  • DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014 - https://amsterdam2014.drupal.org/node

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
  • Dani Nordim - tzk-design.com @danigrrl

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal061.mp3
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Topics

  • General thoughts and experiences with multi-language websites
  • Basics of translation
  • Process of translation in Drupal
  • Things to consider: Content (nodes), menu system, switching between languages, fixing strings (string override), layout
  • Localization issues
  • Common misconceptions
  • Multilingual modules
  • Other multilingual options

Module of the week

Simplify - https://www.drupal.org/project/simplify

Simplify allows particular fields to be hidden from the user interface. This helps to de-clutter forms and present a more user-friendly experience to content editors.

Modules

  • https://www.drupal.org/project/i18n
  • http://drupal.org/project/entity_translation
  • http://drupal.org/project/variable
  • http://drupal.org/project/webform_localization
  • https://www.drupal.org/project/stringoverrides

Resources

Amazon investment in Aquia - http://venturebeat.com/2014/08/13/amazon-throws-money-into-drupal-hosting-company-acquia/

Modules that extend i18n: https://www.drupal.org/node/1305992

Lingotek - http://www.lingotek.com/drupal

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
Direct download: TalkingDrupal060.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm EST

Topics

  • Why did we start a new camp?
  • Goals of NEWDCamp
  • Planning phases
  • Planning team
  • About  the name
  • Picking a Venue
  • How to handle the money - Drupal Association - Fiscal Sponsorship
  • Camp Website
  • Marketing and sponsors

Module of the week

https://www.drupal.org/project/shield

PHP Authentication shield. It creates a simple shield for the site with Apache authentication. It hides the sites, if the user does not know a simple username/password. It handles Drupal as a "walled garden".

This module helps you to protect your (dev) site with HTTP authentication.

 

Resources

www.Newdcamp.com

 

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
  • Ellen Diamond - www.hwdesigco.com @ellendiamond

 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal059.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Topics

  • Eric’s presentation at Design4Drupal in Boston
  • Designing in a browser
  • TWIG
  • REST
  • Front end design strategies
  • Drupal as a headless backup

Resources

  • TWIG - http://twig.sensiolabs.org/
  • YAML - http://www.yaml.org/
  • ProntoType -  http://docs.prontotype.it/
  • Sculpin - http://sculpin.io

Module of the Week

https://www.drupal.org/project/little_helper

The Little Helper module provides a block that will display to the user random messages that an admin specifies. These messages can range from helpful tips to cute little sayings. The functionality of this module is similar to that of the MailChimp monkey.

Erik Baldwin

  • http://CLoudNYNEDesign.com
  • http://twitter.com/CLoudNYNE
  • https://plus.google.com/+ErikBaldwinCND
  • http://github.com/ThatGuyCND
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikbaldwin
  • **me: **DRUPALPRO
  • CND Phone: 615-DRUPAL-0

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal058.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

 

  • Uses of Email

    • Transaction/Service E-Mails - one email to the single person for a particular purpose.  ie. Reset Password, Shipping Confirmation...

    • Bulk Email - send to the group of people.  ie. Newsletter, Forum subscriptions…

    • User communication - personal contact or something like basecamp

    • Impact the type of service and tools you will use

  • Getting Started With HTML EMails

    • Drupal out of the box will only send plain text emails

    • Need an SMTP server setup on your web server or use this:

      • SMTP Authentication Support Module

  • Structure of HTML email

  • HTML E-Mails From Drupal (Creating and Sending)

    • Simple News (Module)

      • Create E-mails content

    • Mime Mail

      • Enhances the abilities of Drupal to send HTML Emails

      • Allows for email attachments

    • Mandrill / Mail System

      • (service by Mailchimp)

      • Can replace the need for an SMTP server

      • Has statistics for e-mails sent

      • Can setup rules (within the Mandrill service) to change e-mail attributes before sending

  • HTML E-mails From Outside of Drupal (List Signup Only)

    • Mailchimp

      • Allow Drupal visitors to signup for emails

      • List Management for users

      • E-commerce and webform integration

      • Service is easy to use

      • Allows RSS Auto Send

      • Use site content to build newsletters

    • Constant Contact

      • Allow Drupal Visitors to signup for emails

      • Limited List Management

      • Some E-commerce and Webform integration

    • Campaign Monitor

      • Great reseller program

      • Easy template generation

    • Zurb Foundation

      • Responsive templates
        http://zurb.com/playground/responsive-email-templates

 

Module of the week

Table Field - https://www.drupal.org/project/tablefield

This module allows you to attach tabular data to a node in Drupal 6 or any entity in Drupal 7. The input form allows the user to specify the number of rows/columns and allows entry into each table cell using text fields. Tables can be defined globally or on a per-node/per-entity basis, so every node can have multiple tables of arbitrary size. Enter data by hand or by CSV upload. Table data can also be downloaded as CSV files by your users if you so choose. Tables are multi-value and revision capable.

Resources

Simple News - https://www.drupal.org/project/simplenews

Mime Mail - https://www.drupal.org/project/mimemail

SMTP Authentication Support Module - https://www.drupal.org/project/smtp

Mandrill - https://www.drupal.org/project/mandrill

Mail Tester - http://www.mail-tester.com

Mail System - https://www.drupal.org/project/mailsystem

Mailchimp - https://www.drupal.org/project/mailchimp

Constant Contact - https://www.drupal.org/project/constant_contact

Campiagn Monitor - https://www.drupal.org/project/campaignmonitor

Responsive Email Design from Campaign Monitor  - http://bit.ly/rt-rdemailcm

Web Fonts in Email from Campaign Monitor - http://bit.ly/rt-emailcm

Responsive Email from MailChimp - http://bit.ly/rt-rdemailmc

Typography in Email from MailChimp -http://bit.ly/rt-emailmc

Tutorial to Understand HTML Email (Hand crafted) - http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/build-an-html-email-template-from-scratch--webdesign-12770

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal057.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am EST

  • Responsive Typography Book by Jason 
  • Stephen trip to Disney and the Technology advances
    • We discuss how the Magic Band (wearable tech) is currently being used at Disney
    • Location servers being used at Dollywood
    • Location services being used Dana Farber
  • Facebook experiment
    • Changing peoples moods based on content provided to the user.   A small debate the ethics of what Facebook was doing.
  • Being Involved in the Drupal Community
    • Does it help your business - hosts share how the community involvement has helped their business
  • Aegir
    • What is Aegir
    • What has Nic done recently in Aegir - sandboxing a designer 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal056.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Topics

  • Difference between site and system
  • Characteristics of a system
  • Why a site-building/theme approach?
  • Building as a system vs. good practice for re-use
  • Things we do to be more system like

Modules 

  • Field Group Module - https://www.drupal.org/project/field_group
  • WYSIWYG Module - https://www.drupal.org/project/wysiwyg
  • Administration Views - https://www.drupal.org/project/admin_views

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
Direct download: TalkingDrupal055.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

 

Topics

  • Dries’s annoucement of Drupal 6 support 
  • What challenges do we have today supporting D6 sites
  • What will the challenges look like when D8 launches
  • Migration path from 6 to 7
  • Moving forward
  • Business opportunities

Module of the week

  • Views field view https://www.drupal.org/project/views_field_view

This module allows you to embed a view as a field in a view. A new field handler is made available, so this can also be used in area (header/footer/empty) handlers as well as rows.

This view handler can accept arguments from fields of the parent view using tokens and pass them into the child view for each row. Raw or rendered token values can be used, as well as static values.

Resources

  • Dries’s annoucement of Drupal 6 support - http://buytaert.net/drupal-6-support

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com t@johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
Direct download: TalkingDrupal054.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Topics 

  • DrupalCon Austin sessions:
    • Semantic Site Architecture - Jody Hamilton https://austin2014.drupal.org/session/semantic-site-architecture
    • Battle for the Body Field: Drupal and the Future of WYSIWYG - Jeff Eaton https://austin2014.drupal.org/session/battle-body-field-drupal-and-future-wysiwyg
    • Digital Commerce Ecosystem - Commerce Guys https://austin2014.drupal.org/session/digital-commerce-ecosystem
    • Collaborative Spaces: Integrating Drupal With Google Drive, Dropbox, and More - Dave Sawyer & James Barnett https://austin2014.drupal.org/session/collaborative-spaces-integrating-drupal-google-drive-dropbox-and-more
  • DrupalCon Austin stats
  • Code Sprints 
  • BOF’s (bird’s of a feather)

Resoucrces:

  • Site Architecture Plan Template: Plantir Build Spec 1.0 - https://t.co/pMk5IBATrl
  • Drupal Easy podcast Episode 128: D8 theming http://bit.ly/1tGEYYb

Hosts:

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com t@johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal053.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Topics

  • Key Note
  • Drupal 
  • Parties

Drop in Guests

  • Todd Ross Nienkerk - Four Kitchens https://fourkitchens.com/team/todd-ross-nienkerk/
  • Kay VanValkenburgh - OwnSourcing - http://ownsourcing.com/

Resources

  • http://buytaert.net/the-investment-case-for-employing-a-drupal-core-contributor
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/DrupalAssociation/videos

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com t@johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal052.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Topics

  • DrupalCon - Jason and John Preview
  • NewdCamp 
  • RestWS - what is Rest and Use Cases
  • Login/Logout/Reset Password - nuances and modules to customize.
  • Module of the Week

Resources

  • DrupalCon.com - www.DrupalCon.com 
  • NewdCamp.com - www.NewdCamp.com
  • Flood Control Module - https://drupal.org/project/flood_control
  • Flood Unblock Module - https://drupal.org/project/flood_unblock
  • Simple Password Reset Module - https://drupal.org/project/simple_pass_reset
  • PRLP Module - https://drupal.org/project/prlp
  • Logintoboggan Module - https://drupal.org/project/logintoboggan
  • Generate Password Module - https://drupal.org/project/genpass
  • Administer User By Role Module - https://drupal.org/project/administerusersbyrole
  • Role Assign Module - https://drupal.org/project/roleassign

Module of the Week

  • Administer User By Role - https://drupal.org/project/administerusersbyrole

This module allows site builders to set up fine-grained permissions for allowing users to edit and delete other users — more specific than Drupal Core's all-or-nothing 'administer users' permission. It also provides and enforces a 'create users' permission.

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com t@johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
Direct download: TalkingDrupal051.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

In episode #50, Daniel J Lewis is the host and interviews the regular Talking Drupal hosts Stephen, Jason, John and Nic.  Technology, Drupal, Food and Marriage; Daniel went in all directions.

Topics

Daniel J Lewis - host for the day

  • Some Questions include:
  • What was your very first Drupal project and what was your very first website or software application? Why Drupal over other CMSes?
  • If Drupal disappeared today, what CMS would you use?
  • What is the project you most enjoyed working on? Not because of the profit or size, but your level of enjoyment.
  • What are three of your favorite tools for designing, coding, or managing Drupal projects?
  • Do you have any hobbies; what do you do in your spare time?
  • What is your favorite food and beverage?
  • You are all married, how did you propose to your wives?

Resource

  • The Noodle.mx Network http://noodle.mx 
  • Responsive Typography from O’Reilly http://responsivetypographybook.com
  • New England Drupal Camp - www.newdcamp.com

Hosts

Daniel J Lewis - http://noodle.mx  @theramennoodle

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com t@johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental

 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal050.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Topics

  • Wade Winger Bio
  • Definition of Assistive Technology
  • Crossroads and InData Project
  • Web Accessibility
  • Legal requirements for providing an accessible website
  • Impact of current technology
  • Getting help developing website

Resources

  • Easter Seals Crossroads Assistive Technology - http://www.eastersealstech.com/category/assistive-technology-update/
  • Making your website more accessible Video Series - http://www.eastersealstech.com/a11y
  • Wave Tool Bar - http://wave.webaim.org/toolbar/

Legal Resources

  • http://www.ada.gov/pcatoolkit/chap5toolkit.htm
  • http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/communications-and-it/about-the-section-508-standards
  • http://www.jimthatcher.com/law-target.htm 

Online References

  • www.w3c.org/wai
  • http://theweco.com/
  • www.a11yproject.com
  • http://www.webaxe.org/
  • https://drupal.org/project/accessibility
  • www.webaim.org/toolbar

Local resources (state assistive tech act projects)

  • Www.EasterSealsTech.com/states

Module of the Week

Trasliteration - https://drupal.org/project/transliteration

Provides one-way string transliteration (romanization) and cleans file names during upload by replacing unwanted characters.

Generally spoken, it takes Unicode text and tries to represent it in US-ASCII characters (universally displayable, unaccented characters) by attempting to transliterate the pronunciation expressed by the text in some other writing system to Roman letters.

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com t@johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
  • Wade Wingler - wwingler@eastersealscrossroads.org @INDATAProject

 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal049.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Topics

  • About Chris Weber
  • Creating Google+
  • What is the Overnight Website Challenge
  • How are the non-profit organization selected
  • Who can join the challenge
  • What is the structure of the event
  • What happens during the 24 hours
  • What happens after the 24 hours
  • Old Site: http://homeforlife.org/
  • New Site: http://216.243.154.201/
  • Thoughts on Drupal 8  

Links

  • The Nerdery - http://nerdery.com/
  • Home for Life - http://homeforlife.org/

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com t@johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
  • Chris Weber - https://plus.google.com/+ChrisWeber - @chris_m_weber
Direct download: TalkingDrupal048.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Topics

  • Backup horror stories or success stories
  • Personal development backup
  • Server backup
  • Code and files backup
  • Database backup

Modules

  • Backup and Migrate - https://drupal.org/project/backup_migrate
  • Backup and Migrate Files - https://drupal.org/project/backup_migrate_files

Resources

  • Node Squirrel - http://www.nodesquirrel.com/
  • Jason’s upcoming book - typeresponsively.com

Module of the Week

  • Shiny Theme - https://drupal.org/project/shiny

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com t@johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
Direct download: TalkingDrupal047.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Topics

  • Blog Module (core 7)
  • Roll your own
  • Organizing blog posts
  • Commenting - internal and external
  • Search
  • Additional modules and considerations
  • Share on Social Media
  • Setting customer expectations

Modules

  • Blog Module - https://drupal.org/documentation/modules/blog
  • Facebook Commenting  - https://drupal.org/project/facebook_comments_box
  • Disqus Module - https://drupal.org/project/disqus
  • Pathauto - https://drupal.org/project/pathauto
  • Honey Pot https://drupal.org/project/honeypot
  • Mollom https://drupal.org/project/mollom
  • Metatag Module - https://drupal.org/project/metatag
  • XML Site Mamp Module https://drupal.org/project/xmlsitemap

Module of the Week

Big menu https://drupal.org/project/bigmenu

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com t@johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

Direct download: TalkingDrupal046.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

Topics

  • Module Development  - what does this topic encompass?
  • When is the right time to create a module?
  • What to consider when building a contrib module
  • Best ways to get started with module development
  • Modules that never get to a release
  • Importance of using IDE and Debugging
  • What is BuildAModule.com

Module of the Week

  • Coffee - https://drupal.org/project/coffee

Resources

  • Build a Module - http://buildamodule.com/
  • Drupal Front End Developer - https://drupal.org/sandbox/johncionci/2221539
  • Creating a Sandbox - https://drupal.org/create-sandbox
  • Promoting sandbox projects - https://drupal.org/node/1068952

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com t@johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • Chris Shattuck - www.buildamodule @buildamodule

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal045.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Topics

  • Review of current security issue Heartbleed
  • How can twitter be used on a website
  • Twitter the module
  • Setting up Twitter
  • Twitter Rules
  • Other ways to use Twitter 

Modules

  • Twitter - https://drupal.org/project/twitter

Resources 

  • Heartbleed - https://drupal.org/news/2014-04-08-security-update
  • Register Website (App) with Twitter - https://twitter.com/apps/new

Module of the Week

  • Mail Redirect - https://drupal.org/project/mail_redirect

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal044.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

In episode #043 we talk about Web Fonts.  Our resident expert, Jason, leads us through the world of Web Fonts answering questions like “What are web fonts?”, “Is it better to server them from my server or user a service?”, “How does the licensing work?”, “what are tips for choosing fonts?”

Topics

  • What are web fonts?
  • What is the difference between web fonts and sage fonts
  • How web fonts have advanced the industry
  • How web fonts work and different formats
  • Is javascript required to use web font?
  • Licensing options for web fonts
  • Choosing to host or use a service
  • Should the developer or customer own the web font service account
  • Tips for choosing a web font
  • Font Services - see links below
  • What is FOUT and how to deal with is
  • Web fonts and Drupal

Module of the Week

  • Search Config - https://drupal.org/project/search_config

Resources

  • TypeKit - https://typekit.com
  • Fonts.com (Monotype) - http://www.fonts.com/
  • Google - https://www.google.com/fonts
  • Fontdeck - http://fontdeck.com/
  • Hoefler & Co - http://www.typography.com/
  • WebINK - http://www.webink.com/

Modules

  • FontYourFace Module - https://drupal.org/project/fontyourface
  • Rabbit Hole - https://drupal.org/project/rabbit_hole
Direct download: TalkingDrupal043.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:56pm EST

Show Topics

  • Search Options
  • Out of the box
  • Solr
  • Google Custom Search
  • Search Modules
  • Custom Search
  • Faceted search

Module of the Week 

  • Expire - https://drupal.org/project/expire

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
Direct download: TalkingDrupal042.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Drupal hosts discuss common mistakes they have made with Drupal. 

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
Direct download: TalkingDrupal041.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Show Topics

  • Drupal at Penn State
  • E-Learning
  • ELMS

Links

  • Penn State - http://psu.edu
  • ELMS Learning Network: Design Philosophy / Theory - http://btopro.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/elms-learning-network-design-philosophy-theory/
  • Understandind ELMS - http://elms.psu.edu/blog/post/elmsln-doodle-series

Module of the week 

  • Profiler builder (https://drupal.org/project/profiler_builder)

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • Bryan Ollendyke - @btopro
Direct download: TalkingDrupal040.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Show Topics

  • Performance inside and outside of Drupal
  • Authenticated users vs Anonymous
  • Caching
  • Boost Module
  • Views Content Caching (module)
  • Better markup
  • APC (Alternative PHP Cache) needs a php module
  • Memcache - requires a Drupal module and php module
  • Varnish - requires more work in Drupal and Apache
  • CDN

Module of the Week

  • Node Page Disable - https://drupal.org/project/node_page_disable

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal039.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Show Topic

  • How Drupal got started
  • Some key moments for Drupal
  • Open source and core developers
  • Drupal 8
  • Acquia Lift

Module of the Week

  • Project Module - https://drupal.org/project/project

Links

  • Dries's Blog - http://www.buytaert.net
  • Acquia - https://www.acquia.com

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - www.RubicDesign.com @johnpicozzi 
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • Dries Buytaert - buytaert.net @dries

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal038.mp3
Category:TalkingDrupal -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Show Notes

  • What is Git
  • Why use Git
  • Git Workflow
  • Tools
  • Learning Git

Module of the Week

  • Node Clone https://drupal.org/project/node_clone

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - www.RubicDesign.com @johnpicozzi 
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

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talkingdrupal@gmail.com

Direct download: TalkingDrupal037.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm EST

Topics

  • Guest - Rick Manelius 
  • What is PCI Compliance
  • About http://drupalpcicompliance.org/
  • Who is at risk?
  • Validation Types
  • Payment Methods
  • Best approach for Drupal developers 

Module of the Week

  • File Field Sources - https://drupal.org/project/filefield_sources

Links

  • http://drupalpcicompliance.org/
  • https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.RubicDesign.com @johnpicozzi 
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
  • Rick Manelius - @RickManelius www.drupalpcicompliance.org
Direct download: TalkingDrupal036.mp3
Category:TalkingDrupal -- posted at: 12:12pm EST

Topics

  • Security Updates
  • Customers doing updates or not?
  • When To Update
  • Selling Drupal updates
  • API Modules
  • Manual Updates
  • Updating with Drush

Modules

  • Feeds - https://drupal.org/project/feeds
  • Backup & Migrate - https://drupal.org/project/backup_migrate
  • Devel - https://drupal.org/project/devel

Resources

  • Security Updates - https://drupal.org/security
  • Drush - https://github.com/drush-ops/drus

Module of the Week

  • Feeds clear before import https://drupal.org/sandbox/twistor/2187015
Direct download: TalkingDrupal035.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Show Topics

  • Feeds exmplained
  • Feed Features
  • Uses of Feeds
  • Other modules

Modules

  • Feeds - https://drupal.org/project/feeds
  • Feeds ImageGrabber  - https://drupal.org/project/feeds_imagegrabber
  • Feeds Xpath Parser - https://drupal.org/project/feeds_xpathparser
  • Location Feeds - https://drupal.org/project/location_feeds
  • Field Collections - https://drupal.org/project/field_collection_feeds

Module of Week

  • ImageMagik - https://drupal.org/project/imagemagick

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.RubicDesign.com @johnpicozzi 
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
  • Kathy Beck -  www.RubicDesign.com @kbeck303

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal034.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Show Topics 

  • Creating better HTML
  • Modules and Themes to start with

Modules

  • Semantic Views - https://drupal.org/project/semanticviewsdrupal 
  • Fences - https://drupal.org/project/fences
  • Block class - https://drupal.org/project/block_class
  • HTML Purifier - https://drupal.org/project/htmlpurifier

Theme

  • Mothership - https://drupal.org/project/mothership
  • Module of the Week
  • Stage File Proxy - https://drupal.org/project/stage_file_proxy

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.RubicDesign.com @johnpicozzi 
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
  • Kathy Beck -  www.RubicDesign.com @kbeck303

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal033.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Topics

  • Aquia U
  • Screen Drupal developers for employment
  • Training developers, project managers and decision makers
  • What size organizations use training
  • Find trainers
  • Training formats
  • Best ways to learn Drupal 
  • Mentorship
  • Sailing

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • Kay VanValkenburgh - www.ownsourcing.com, @ownsourcing

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal032.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Show Topics 

  • SEO - Search Engine Optimization
  • How Search Engines Work
  • Key to successful SEO
  • SEO Drupal Modules 
  • Tools
  • Resources

Modules

  • SEO Checklist - https://drupal.org/project/seo_checklist
  • Page Title - https://drupal.org/project/page_title
  • Global Redirect - https://drupal.org/project/globalredirect
  • Metatag - https://drupal.org/project/metatag
  • Pathauto https://drupal.org/project/pathauto
  • Redirect https://drupal.org/project/redirect
  • Global redirect https://drupal.org/project/globalredirect
  • Metatags https://drupal.org/project/metatag
  • Content analysis: https://drupal.org/project/contentanalysis
  • XML Sitemap https://drupal.org/project/xmlsitemap
  • Site Verify https://drupal.org/project/site_verify

Links

  • SEOMOZ - http://moz.com/learn/seo
  • Web Developers SEO Cheat Sheet http://moz.com/blog/the-web-developers-seo-cheat-sheet-2013-edition

Module of the Week 

  • FieldImage Focus - https://drupal.org/project/imagefield_focus

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.RubicDesign.com @johnpicozzi 
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan 
Direct download: TalkingDrupal031.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Talking Drupal #030 - Location Location Location

Show Topics

  • Location - Content by location and distance
  • Core of location - Latitude and Longitude
  • GeoCoding & Reverse GeoCoding
  • Google API
  • Ways to Find Current Location

Modules

  • Location module - https://drupal.org/project/location
  • GMap Module - https://drupal.org/project/gmap
  • addressfield - https://drupal.org/project/addressfield
  • Geofield - https://drupal.org/project/geofield
  • geophp - https://drupal.org/project/geofield
  • Geo Map Field - https://drupal.org/project/google_map_field   
  • Geocoder - https://drupal.org/project/geocoder
  • Google Store Locator - https://drupal.org/project/google_store_locator
  • OpenLayers - https://drupal.org/project/openlayers
  • Openlayers Locator https://drupal.org/project/ol_locator=
  • Module of the Week
  • Block Class - https://drupal.org/project/block_class

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.RubicDesign.com @johnpicozzi 
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
Direct download: TalkingDrupal030.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EST