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, John Picozzi and Nic Laflin.

Today we are talking about the Web Sustainability Guidelines, How sustainability applies to the web, and how your website can be more sustainable with guests Mike Gifford and Andy Blum. We’ll also cover LB Plus as our module of the week.

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  • What are the Web sustainability guidelines
  • Do they only apply to environmental impact
  • When we think about sustainability we think of funding, does WSG speak to that
  • Why are the WSG important
  • What is the best way to implement WSG
  • How do the WSG’s apply to Drupal
  • Have the WSG’s been finalized
  • Are they open source
  • How can someone get involved



Mike Gifford - @mgifford


Nic Laflin - nicxvan
John Picozzi - johnpicozzi
Melissa Bent - merauluka



Martin Anderson-Clutz - @mandclu
Layout Builder Plus

  • Brief description:
    • Have you ever wanted to make Layout Builder easier and more intuitive for content creators? There are a few modules that can help with that, but today we’re going to talk about one called Layout Builder Plus
  • Brief history
    • How old: Originally created in Apr 2022
    • Versions available: 2.0.1 release, compatible with Drupal 10 and 11
  • Maintainership
    • Actively maintained, latest release just a week ago
    • Number of open issues: 2, both bugs, but both marked as fixed
  • Usage stats:
    • 9 sites
  • Maintainer(s):
    • Tim Bozeman of Tag1
  • Module features and usage
    • Provides an overhaul of the Layout Builder UI, to make it easier for content creators:
    • Show a curated list of promoted blocks with icons, with lesser-used blocks available in a separate tab
    • Once a block is placed it shows automatically generated content, instead of asking the user to fill out a form before they can see what it will look like
    • Editing the content of a block happens in an overlay instead of the settings tray, so it can use more of the screen
    • Moves the Save Layout and other action buttons to the bottom of the page
    • Also adds some nice capabilities to Layout Builder, including:
    • Drag and drop entire sections
    • Change the layout of an existing section, even if it has blocks in it
    • Clone and update existing blocks
    • Finally, it includes a submodule to integrate with the Section Library module, which allows for a section within a layout to be saved so it can be reused again and again
    • I’ll also note that this is a module nominated by one of our listeners in the #talkingdrupal channel of the Drupal slack workspace, so if there’s a module you’d like to hear about in this segment, drop us a note in there
Direct download: td-424-libsyn.mp3
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