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

  • 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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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