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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT