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. 


RESPONSIVE #008 -- August 2 2013
REST #058 -- August 6 2014
Christmas episode (OH HELL YA!!!) #079 -- December 20 2014


Entities -
Block Class -
HTML 5 Tools -
Semanticviews -
Image Focus


Epsiode 008 - Responsive -
Beep Edition -
Responsive Typography - - lots of resources and links for the book, slides, code and more
DrupalCon LA Multilingual Talk -

Module of the Week

Flex Slider module integrates the Flex Slider library with Drupal and several contributed modules which allows you to build responsive, resizable slideshows. Meaning the slideshows automatically adapt to the size of the browser window or device.


Stephen Cross - @stephencross
John Picozzi - @johnpicozzi
Nic Laflin - @nicxvan


Jason Pamental . @jpamental


Direct download: TalkingDrupal100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT


  • Why we are talking about Drupal 8 today? (I should hit pushed record)
  • Drupal 8 - Status, is there an official status
  • It’s done when it’s done
  • Are customers asking?
  • How does an agency prepare?
  • When does an agency prepare?
  • What happens when it comes out…what is your criteria for using it?

RC1 Predictions

  • Nic - August 31
  • John - September 21
  • Tim - August 19
  • Stephen - Oct 10


Drupal Release Date -

Drual 8 Status -[0]=1&status[1]=13&status[2]=8&status[3]=14&status[4]=4&priorities[0]=400&categories[0]=1&categories[1]=2&categories[2]=5&version[0]=8.x

Acquia Annouces it is Ready for Drupal 8 -



Bean is an acronym that stands for Block Entities Aren't Nodes.

What is Bean?

Think of a Bean as a method to provide new types (compared to node this would be a content type) which then provides an add content interface to create as many blocks as you require (see screenshot below). The bean content can then be placed around the site just like any other block.

Beans were driven by the API first. This means that you can create block types (bean types) all in a plugin class turning off the UI. The entire configuration in code. No worry about feature reverts.


  • Stephen Cross - @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - @nicxvan


  • Tim Dickens - @Tregonian
Direct download: TalkingDrupal099.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT


  • Guest: Josh Mitchell
  • What falls under domain of products and services
  • Marketplace
  • Projects
  • DrupalCI
  • Jobs
  • Groups

Module of the Week

Highcharts -

Create charts in Drupal using the Highcharts JavaScript library. This module includes an API and Views integration.


  • Joshua Mitchell
    • IRC: joshuami
    • twitter: @joshua_io
  • Jobs -


  • Stephen Cross - @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - @nicxvan





Direct download: TalkingDrupal098.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT