Since 2001, Drupal has been at the forefront of connecting people: From connecting a few friends in an Antwerp dorm room to connecting customer- and other communities through amazing, integrated "Digital Experiences" for the largest brands around the world today. In this talk, expect Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire to get excited about things like:
I've had the pleasure of talking with a lot of people involved in designing and implementing Drupal 8 in recent months. In this session, we'll take a look some of the good stuff you can expect in D8 (pronounced "date"). We'll take a broad, not deeply technical, look at what's coming in Drupal 8 for:
- clients and end users
- site builders
- themers and designers
I am really excited about Drupal and am happy to share that excitement with you!
Content management systems are no doubt a pillar for the internet, empowering non programmers to build websites. However by their nature such CMS solutions tend to bring a ton of features that are not going to be used. Worse these features sometimes are even a hinderance when one needs to build something a bit more unique and custom. As such building a custom website with a CMS is a bit like being a stone mason working from a gigantic hunk of rock. The Symfony CMF proposes a different approach for such use cases.
The Themers of Drupal have for years been whining & moaning over the bad markup, confusing theme functionality, Drupals lack of separation from the frontend to the backend and generally WTF when you work in the frontend.
Now in Drupal8 The Dark ages of Drupal Theming is gone (foreva!) phptemplate is put on the bench and is replaced by "a modern tempting system": TWIG
Every heard of the UC browser? Or Ninesky? ExSoul, anyone? Did you know that on Android 4.1 the stock browser is completely different between a Galaxy S3 and a HTC One S?
The Open Source world is full of choices. From platform, to module, to developer, to language... there are an almost endless number of combinations available to us. It's very easy to try and use them all, solve every problem, and cater to everyone. But what happens when you choose to just focus on a very small set instead? In this session, John O'Nolan looks at the value of of not diversifying, but doing just one thing - and doing it really, really well.
Drupal 8 includes some major changes to the administrative interface. This session explores the purpose and details behind many of the main UI overhauls in Drupal 8.
The presentation covers:
- The toolbar; building a responsive menu
- The content creation page; overhauling Drupal's bland look
- The style guide; improving the visual design of Seven
Much more; module page, inline editing, making Drupal responsive, integrating views into core.
Over 800 (yes, eight hundred) people participated in the issues around improving multilingual features and APIs in Drupal 8 for the past two and a half years. Almost 500 issues have been resolved in this initiative as of this submission making Drupal 8 a truly outstanding release for everybody looking to create even single language non-English sites but especially those making multilingual sites.
This session aims to show you around all the great improvements and give tips as to how to best utilise the new solutions.
It is now a well known fact that the forthcoming Drupal 8 release brings massive API changes. Field API was not left behind - it was in fact almost completely rewritten. This session will present the major improvements to the way you will work and code with entities and fields in D8, that will make you wish you never have to work on a D7 site again.