Thanks to the Drupal Security Team for keeping us safe

We released new versions of Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 yesterday that fixed a highly critical security bug. All software has security bugs, and fortunately for Drupal, critical security bugs are rare. What matters is how you deal with security releases.
I have the utmost respect for how the Drupal Security Team manages a security release like this — from fixing the bug, testing the solution, providing advance notice, coordinating the release, to being available for press inquiries and more.
The amount of effort, care and dedication that the Drupal Security Team invests to keep Drupal secure is unparalleled, and makes Drupal's security best-in-class. Thank you!
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


Thanks to the Drupal Security Team for keeping us safe

We released new versions of Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 yesterday that fixed a highly critical security bug. All software has security bugs, and fortunately for Drupal, critical security bugs are rare. What matters is how you deal with security releases.
I have the utmost respect for how the Drupal Security Team manages a security release like this — from fixing the bug, testing the solution, providing advance notice, coordinating the release, to being available for press inquiries and more.
The amount of effort, care and dedication that the Drupal Security Team invests to keep Drupal secure is unparalleled, and makes Drupal's security best-in-class. Thank you!
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


Matthew's Documentation Initiative Proposal

Last month, Matthew Grasmick sparked an important conversation surrounding Drupal's evaluator experience and our approach to documentation. It's become clear that we need to evolve our documentation governance model, in addition to formalizing best practices.
After receiving a tremendous amount of support and feedback, Matthew has continued the conversation by publishing a Documentation Initiative Proposal. Matt's proposal includes an evaluation of our current state, a picture of what success could look like, and what you can do to get involved. If you are passionate about improving Drupal's evaluator experience, I would encourage you to read Matt's proposal!
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


Matthew's Documentation Initiative Proposal

Last month, Matthew Grasmick sparked an important conversation surrounding Drupal's evaluator experience and our approach to documentation. It's become clear that we need to evolve our documentation governance model, in addition to formalizing best practices.
After receiving a tremendous amount of support and feedback, Matthew has continued the conversation by publishing a Documentation Initiative Proposal. Matt's proposal includes an evaluation of our current state, a picture of what success could look like, and what you can do to get involved. If you are passionate about improving Drupal's evaluator experience, I would encourage you to read Matt's proposal!
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


Responsive accessible HTML tables

A very thorough explanation of how to build responsive accessible HTML tables. I'd love to compare this with Drupal's out-of-the-box approach to evaluate how we are doing.
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


Responsive accessible HTML tables

A very thorough explanation of how to build responsive accessible HTML tables. I'd love to compare this with Drupal's out-of-the-box approach to evaluate how we are doing.
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


Every day I'm Drupalin'

It's a few years old, but I don't think I've seen this Drupal rap video yet:


Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


Every day I'm Drupalin'

It's a few years old, but I don't think I've seen this Drupal rap video yet:


Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


Father's Day drawing from Stan

Yesterday was Father's Day in Belgium. As a gift, Stan drew me this picture. In addition to the thoughtful gesture, I love learning more about the way our kids see us. For me, it's special that Stan understands two important communities in my life.

Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


Father's Day drawing from Stan

Yesterday was Father's Day in Belgium. As a gift, Stan drew me this picture. In addition to the thoughtful gesture, I love learning more about the way our kids see us. For me, it's special that Stan understands two important communities in my life.

Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


Drupal Global Training Day March,17 2018

Start: 
2018-03-17 09:00 - 16:00 UTC

Organizers: 

Drupak

Event type: 

Training (free or commercial)

www.drupak.com

Full Day(9am to 5pm) free Drupal Training for newbies at Drupak's Peshawar office.
Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed


Canonical URLs

Google Search Console showed me that I have some duplicate content issues on https://dri.es, so I went ahead and tweaked my use of the rel="canonical" link tag.
When you have content that is accessible under multiple URLs, or even on multiple websites, and you don't explicitly tell Google which URL is canonical, Google makes the choice for you. By using the rel="canonical" link tag, you can tell Google which version should be prioritized in search results.
Doing canonicalization well improves your site's SEO, and doing canonicalization wrong can be catastrophic. Let's hope I did it right!
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


Canonical URLs

Google Search Console showed me that I have some duplicate content issues on https://dri.es, so I went ahead and tweaked my use of the rel="canonical" link tag.
When you have content that is accessible under multiple URLs, or even on multiple websites, and you don't explicitly tell Google which URL is canonical, Google makes the choice for you. By using the rel="canonical" link tag, you can tell Google which version should be prioritized in search results.
Doing canonicalization well improves your site's SEO, and doing canonicalization wrong can be catastrophic. Let's hope I did it right!
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


RSS auto-discovery

While working on my POSSE plan, I realized that my site no longer supported "RSS auto-discovery". RSS auto-discovery is a technique that makes it possible for browsers and RSS readers to automatically find a site's RSS feed. For example, when you enter https://dri.es in an RSS reader or browser, it should automatically discover that the feed is https://dri.es/rss.xml. It's a small adjustment, but it helps improve the usability of the open web.
To make your RSS feeds auto-discoverable, add a tag inside the tag of your website. You can even include multiple tags, which will allow you to make multiple RSS feeds auto-discoverable at the same time. Here is what it looks like for my site:

Pretty easy! Make sure to check your own websites — it helps the open web.
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


RSS auto-discovery

While working on my POSSE plan, I realized that my site no longer supported "RSS auto-discovery". RSS auto-discovery is a technique that makes it possible for browsers and RSS readers to automatically find a site's RSS feed. For example, when you enter https://dri.es in an RSS reader or browser, it should automatically discover that the feed is https://dri.es/rss.xml. It's a small adjustment, but it helps improve the usability of the open web.
To make your RSS feeds auto-discoverable, add a tag inside the tag of your website. You can even include multiple tags, which will allow you to make multiple RSS feeds auto-discoverable at the same time. Here is what it looks like for my site:

Pretty easy! Make sure to check your own websites — it helps the open web.
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


Rest in peace, Professor

Stephen Hawking passed away this morning at age 76. He was an inspiration in so many ways: his contributions to science unlocked a universe of exploration and he helped to dismantle stigma surrounding disability. Perhaps most importantly, he dedicated his life to meaningful work that he was deeply passionate about; a message that is important for all. Rest in peace, Professor.
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


Acquia to increase engineering capacity by 60% in 2018

I'm excited to share that Acquia plans to increase the capacity of our global research and development team by 60 percent in 2018. Last year, we saw adoption of Acquia Lift more than double, and adoption of Acquia Cloud Site Factory nearly double. Increasing our investment in engineering will allow us to support this growth, in addition to accelerating our innovation. Acquia's product teams have an exciting year ahead!
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


SANDcamp: Introduction to Site Building

Start: 
2018-03-23 09:00 - 17:00 America/Los_Angeles

Organizers: 

rainbreaw

cstauffer

Event type: 

Training (free or commercial)

https://www.sandcamp.org/introduction-drupal-8-site-building

Description
Learn the basics of building a CMS (content management system) based website using Drupal 8 — a completely customizable, flexible, and scalable open-source framework. This introduction will give you all of the essentials required to produce a straightforward site, customize your content and displays, and enough knowledge to find more targeted information for unique customizations as you progress through your Drupal site building adventures.
This training is being offered by STAUFFER – www.stauffer.com - for free as part of the Drupal Global Training Days initiative.

Training Agenda
Morning: Part I
Introduction: What is Drupal?
Getting Set Up Quickly
Basic Site Configuration
Basic Content Creation
Navigation / Structure:
-- The Menu System
-- Taxonomy
Morning: Part II
Going beyond OOTB (out of the box) Options
-- Changing functionality with Contributed Modules
-- Customizing your Content Types
-- Customizing your Taxonomy
What Are Entities
The Blocks System
The Comments System
Afternoon: Part III
How (and what) Content is Displayed
-- Views
-- Contextual Filters and Relationships
-- View Modes
Afternoon: Part IV
Part four will largely depend on you and your interests. First, we will need to finish up or clarify anything from the earlier parts. Beyond that, topics we can cover will include:
Media (Images, Videos, YouTube, etc., as well as responsive breakpoints)
Installing (and using) a Contributed Theme
Creating a custom sub-theme or entirely custom theme
Multilingual behavior
Managing Users/Roles/Permissions/Access beyond the surface discussion from Part I
Development environments and configuration management
You will choose which of these topics we explore with what time is available.
What You Need
We will use the Pantheon sandbox to build our sites during this workshop, so you do not need to install anything special onto your system. You do need a wireless capable laptop, as this is a hands-on workshop.
You do not need any coding skills to get started as a Drupal Site Builder, but the more you know (especially related to HTML5, CSS, SASS, PHP, Twig, MySQL, and jQuery), the more successful you will be.
If you have not already done so, please set up a user account on drupal.org before this workshop. It will make it easier for you to participate in the issue queues and be an active community member.
Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed