Howdy, DrupalCon! I can’t believe it’s already that time of year again. We’re thrilled to be joining the Drupal community once again for a week of sessions, code, coffee, parties, more coffee and lots of great conversations. Can’t wait to catch up with old friends IRL – and really looking forward to making new ones.
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The Central Denver Drupal meetup is back for 2018! After a holiday break in December we’re going to start out the new year by looking at debugging using VDebug, a debugging client for Vim. Marc Isaacson will walk us through using Vim, Vundle and, VDebug (along with XDebug) to set up an awesome FOSS IDE that allows us to do interactive source debugging. Join us January 23 at Open Media Foundation.
For the November Meetup, Ryan McVeigh walked us through behavioral testing using Behat and other complementary tools. Behat is a PHP testing framework that leverages the human readable Gherkin syntax. This allows for anyone to contribute to writing tests on projects, not only the developer. This ease in test writing means the user stories created at the beginning of a project can easily become what automated testing uses to evaluate the completed work. We also looked at the Mink extension, which emulates the browser.
Last month, Tim Anderson showed us the ins and the outs of building a Drupal theme that needs to apply easily to many projects. Spanning multiple installs of Drupal, and multiple versions of Drupal itself can be a real challenge. We went through the foundations of a brand can influence what remains constant in a theme, and what needs to be easily configurable. We saw how Sass can be used to abstract those configurations out, making alterations to the base theme quick for spinning up sites fast.
Last month, Aten’s own Michaela Blackham presented on accessibility and what it means for each person in your company. From designers to developers to project managers and beyond, Michaela went through ways for everyone to champion making our products more accessible. She also explained that accessibility is more than just testing on screen readers for users with visual disabilities. Any person could become even temporarily disabled at any moment. A broken finger or sprained wrist will affect people’s ability to interact with the things we build.
Aten is participating in the first NTEN Portland Nonprofit Tech Round Up. The two day conference will be filled with sessions to help nonprofits level up their digital strategies and overcome the digital divide.
Here’s a glimpse of the sessions we’ll be hosting. Hope to see you in PDX.
It’s that time of year again when the Drupal community of developers, designers, strategists, project managers and more come together for the biggest Drupal event in the world: DrupalCon North America. This year, from April 24-28, we'll be in Baltimore and here’s where you can find us:
The Aten Booth
Be sure to stop by booth 216 in the exhibit hall, we’d love to chat about the successes and challenges you face in your web projects. We’ll also have our sought-after sketchbooks to add to your collection.
Get a crash course in the basics of building a website using Drupal.
In this 3-hour training, we'll dive into the world of Drupal and learn about content types, views, blocks & themes as we build a site together.
This webinar is ideal for those with experience working with content management systems like Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, or Craft.
Learn how to engage your audience with the right messaging and identify UX techniques to keep them invested in your digital properties.
Aten helped bring a live design competition to this year's Create Upstate. Find out how things shook out.