Hi everyone, I just wanted to let the Drupal Community know about my Google Summer of Code project. I'm going to be building a module and creating a theme for Drupal.
The module I will be writing will integrate the Infusion User Interface Options with Drupal.
I'm also going to be building a theme for this module.
You can learn more about my project on this blog: http://infusionwithdrupal.blogspot.ca/
I will be updating that blog regularly throughout the summer.
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments please feel free to contact me or post them here or leave a comment on the blog.
For this episode we have special guest Chris Eppstein join Addi, Kris Bulman, Micah Godbolt, and Carwin Young to talk about Sass and Compass. Chris is the creator of the Sass framework Compass, and is also part of the core Sass team.Sass, Compass, and Drupal
By now everyone hopefully made it safely home from DrupalCon (if you're still there, it ended more than two weeks ago so you might want to head home), and while the dust settles we wanted to say thanks to all who helped make DrupalCon Portland a success, and also share some highlights from Lullabot.The Lullabot Party
Drupal's editorial experience has improved considerably over the past several releases, and Drupal 8 promises to be even better. However, it's still easy for writers and editors to collide with each other when they collaborate. If two people edit the same piece of content at the same time, one user's changes are inevitably lost. Fortunately, the Content Locking module is ready to help.
Jared Ponchot and Jeff Robbins chat with Josh Higgins about his work as Design Director of the Obama 2012 Campaign. They discuss managing large creative teams, the importance of culture and lots more fascinating insights about the political campaign process.Josh Higgins on the Obama 2012 Campaign, managing creative teams, culture and more
It's far from perfect but feedback more than welcome, please use the issue at github.
Jeff Eaton and Jared Stoneberg discuss the Lark Cookbook, a Kickstarter-funded print/digital project powered by structured content.Building a media-rich multi-platform cookbook with structured Drupal content
This website lists the current top 100 Drupal websites (with a few limitations).
Where does the data come from
The top sites list comes from Alexa as sold by Amazon (which owns Alexa) through their Web Services.
Currently the site data is then gathered with a custom module that parses them in serial (needs to be rewritten to be faster with a non-blocking rolling cURL ripper some time in the future). The same module also obtains the detection JSON from the Wappalizer project and re-implements it as PHP logic on the fly.
I didn't write additional logic to try to determine if a site is using Drupal when the site takes obvious measures to obfuscate the use of Drupal. Many top-end sites prefer to keep such things hidden.
One large part of the detection logic of Wappalizer needs a JS run-time environment which is obviously not available to the PHP parser.
A Bit of History
The site was first put together to get a better idea of the top South African websites that run Drupal as we're in the beginnings of putting together Drupal Association South Africa. It ran a few times already to generate the top South African websites for us, the history of which is available here: http://top-sa-drupal-sites.burtronix.co.za
Other Drupal labors of love in "free" time like this podcast aggregator for Drupal http://drupal-podcasts.burtronix.co.za with a unified feed and "real work" will likely hold the ideas up a bit. But it would be great to pick a different country every month to generate statistics for in the near future. The ripper can do with better code and unifying the sites will be nice too. Finally, a new theme and exposure of more data, like a migration list over time to see which sites moved to and from Drupal. These items may well wait to serve as a great project to learn D8 with over December.
Just wanted to announce that the Omaha Area will be revising it's user group meetup at the Southroads Technology Park and is open for all to attend! For more information check out the link to the group announcement: https://groups.drupal.org/node/301268
For sites that publish long form content, social sharing poses a problem. While users can easily link to a node's full page, linking to a specific chunk of text in that node's body is usually impossible. You could have authors add manual anchor tags throughout each article and give users visible links to each paragraph… Or, you could install the Emphasis module.